More than twenty images were just shared by Clarence Simonsen.
These three images are Fleet Fort images from Norman Malayney. The next images are from RCAF Shepard at South Calgary. Clarence cleaned each one up and added a small bit of info. All these will be added later the No. 2 Wireless School history.
The first two show Fleet Fort #3577, photo taken 8 December 1943.
Fleet Fort #3577 crashed south of Calgary 8 December 1943.
Comment from Chris Chartrand (30-9-2019)
Here’s the gen on the photo of the turtled Fort.
The accident happened at 16:50 hours on the 18th of November, 1943 at Shepard. It flipped onto its back when the starboard brake seized on landing. The aircraft sustained Cat B damage.
On the 8th of December, 1943, it was allotted to No. 10 Repair Depot (where it was designated War Reserve) for inspection. It was reduced to spares and produce on the 18th of March, 1944 and subsequently written off.
Pilot – R52246 Sergeant R. L. Armstrong
Wireless Operator Student – 4213282 LAC W. L. Pendergast, R.N.Z.A.F.
*There were no injuries
Next is the crash of Fleet Fort #3581. It arrived in Calgary 4 June 1942.
This is Fleet Fort #3622 which flew at No. 3 Wireless Winnipeg, and is from the collection of Al Hansen from Norman Malayney.
Fleet Fort #3622, Winnipeg. On strength 9 March 1942
All other images all come the collection of John Griffin, from Norman Malayney.
Fleet Fort #3562 Mk.I. On strength Ottawa 30 June 1941. Photo taken 25 October 1941.
Fleet Fort RCAF Shepard winter 1943
Fleet Fort RCAF Shepard #3609 and #3610
Fleet Fort Prototype #3540
Fleet Fort in factory
Fleet Fort #3569
Fleet Fort #3594 April 1942
Fleet Fort #3643 postwar Winnipeg
Fleet Fort #3620 at Winnipeg, on strength 4 March 1942.
Fleet Fort #3614 came to Calgary 23 February 1942, caught fire in air 13 September 1943
Fleet Fort #3609 RCAF Shepard
Fleet Fort #3609 Calgary 9 October 1942 – 5 January 1945.
Fleet Fort #3609 at RCAF Shepard, Alberta. On strength 9 October 1942 – 5 February 1945
Fleet Fort #3605 Calgary on strength 9 February 1942.
Fleet Fort #3595 1,000 ft over RCAF Shepard on strength 25 September 1942.