Sunday, 23 April 2017

Canadian Jets - Royal Canadian Navy F2H-3 Banshee 126464

Royal Canadian Navy F2H-3 Banshee 126464.

Built by McDonnell Douglas in 1953, this Banshee started life in the United States Navy, first assigned to VF-31 at NAS Cecil Field, Florida and later on the carrier, USS Midway. After many transfers, from Cherry Point, North Carolina, VF-41 at NAS Oceana,Virginia, aboard USS Bennington and then to Quonset, Rhode Island, it was finally sold to Canada in 1957.

464 was stationed with VX-10 at Shearwater, Nova Scotia and with VF-870 on the Canadian carrier, HMCS Bonaventure, retired in 1962. 1 of 3 preserved in Canada and on display at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

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