RCAF Nomad 3521 NX-N46 recovery photos and videos - need help finding builder's no.

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Guys,

Here is a photo dump site that the DND had up and not sure if anyone posted this. Photos of the recovery and underwater footage. 1000's of photos taken of the recovery with more remains of the crew found. Other items included two watches, a box of bullets from the Webley found last year, buttons, cap badges etc.

The recovery crew were working so fast they forgot to look for the builder's plate on the firewall or in the wheel well.

I am in touch with the FAA and trying to get the registration papers for this aircraft that was granted NX-N46. But the FAA is telling me no file exists and I will have to send them the builder/factory serial no. Does anyone have a copy of John Griffin's RCAF Aircraft and Serials or a copy of this aircraft RCAF Movement Card?

The serial is something like 38-### as this Nomad was the last of the group allocated to Canada.

http://www.forcesimages.ca/default.aspx?aid=4836

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF8EhhxtErY

thanks, Lee

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Lee Griffin only lists NX-N46 for this Nomad no construction number given for it or any of the Nomads

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Lee NX-Nnn were 93 temp civilian registrations used to ferry 93 A-17A's to Halifax Nova Scotia on request from France May 1940

The second N is for "Northrop" Source: Air Arsenal North America by Phil Butler

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That engine looks like it went into the water only yesterday! Well done to the RCAF for raising this unique machine and its crew.

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@walshlee
"The serial is something like 38-### as this Nomad was the last of the group allocated to Canada."

According to Joe Baugher's list and my knowledge it must be 38-354
-USAF--RCAF
36-253 3490 NX-NT
36-254 3491 NX-N48
36-255 3492 NX-N53
36-256 3493 NX-N35
36-258 3494 NX-N2
36-260 3495 NX-N6
38-328 3496 NX-N12
38-329 3497 NX-N16
38-330 3498 NX-N17
38-331 3499 NX-N18
38-332 3500 NX-N20
38-333 3501
38-334 3502
38-335 3503 NX-N40
38-336 3504
38-337 3505
38-338 3506
38-339 3507
38-340 3508
38-341 3509
38-342 3510
38-343 3511
38-344 3512 NX-N44
38-345 3513
38-346 3514
38-347 3515
38-349 3516
38-350 3517
38-351 3518
38-352 3519
38-353 3520
38-354 3521 NX-N46

Martin