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" Mother Goose "

During the 1960's the second VS-44A, N41881, c/n 4403, flew between Catalina Island and the mainland. At the time there were Grumman Goose aircraft flying the same route. The VS-44A was larger and had 4 engines, hence, the aircraft was fondly called the Mother Goose. This photo shows this beautiful flying boat taxing near Pacific Landing, Long Beach, California, circa 1967.  

Individual aircraft notes

Grumman G-73 Mallard:

J1 / J-1 NX41824 Crashed on takeoff, December 4,1951 / 1952, Canada. (+)

J2 / J-2 CF-BKE Likely status: extant / operational, N12YZ.

J3 / J-3 N2941 Extant 1980; N41DF.

J4 / J-4 N2940 Likely status: extant, N604SS.

J5 / J-5 CF-EIZ Likely status: extant / operational, N168WS. (+)

J6 / J-6 N2943 Likely status: extant, N7306. (+)

J7 - J-7 N2944 Crashed March 5, 1974, Canada.

J8 / J-8 N2945 Likely status: extant / operational, N2945.

J9 / J-9 N2946 Likely status: extant, N609SS. (+)

J10 / J-10 N2947 Likely status: extant, N610SS.

J11 / J-11 N2948 Likely status: extant, N611SS. (+)

J12 / J-12 N2949 Likely status: extant, N2949.

J13 / J-13 CF-FFG Likely status: extant / operational, N2950. (+)

J14 / J-14 N2954 To Kalamazoo Air Zoo Museum, Michigan. N2954 (+)

J15 / J-15 N2956 Crashed on takeoff, Britain, October 28, 1949.

J16 / J-16 CF-FOD Crashed January 10, 1954 / 1958, Louisana.

J17 / J-17 N2957 DBR ( damaged beyond repair ) May 18, 1970, Indonesia.

J18 / J-18 N2958 Likely status: extant / operational, N98BS. (+)

J19 / J-19 N2959 Likely status: extant, N95DF.

J20 / J-20 CF-FLC Destroyed, Canada, 1963.

J21 / J-21 N2961 Likely status: extant / operational, N775WA.

J22 / J-22 N2962 Likely status: extant / operational, VH-PPE. ( T )

J23 / J-23 N2964 Likely status: extant / operational, VH-OAW / VH-PPI. ( T )

J24 / J-24 N2965 Crashed Sept. 30, 1974, Pacific Ocean, near Alaska. (+)

J25 / J-25 N2968 Likely status: extant, N2968.

J26 / J-26 N2966 Likely status: extant / operational, VH-PPT. ( T )

J27 / J-27 N2969 Crashed on takeoff / climb out, Miami Beach, December 19, 2005, N2969. (+) ( T )

J28 / J-28 N2970 Likely status: extant, N628SS.

J29 / J-29 N2971 Crashed / lost - mid to late 1950's / 1960's ?

J30 / J-30 N3500 Likely status: extant / operational, N130FB. ( T )

J31 / J-31 N2992 Likely status: extant / operational, N1888T.

J32 / J-32 N2972 Likely status: extant, N632SS. ( T )

J33 / J-33 CF-GEU Crashed January 15, 1955, Canada.

J34 / J-34 CF-GEV Likely status: extant / operational, VP-CLK. ( T )

J35 / J-35 N2973 Crashed January 26, 2017, Swan River, Perth, Australia, VH-CQA (+)

J36 / J-36 N2974 Likely status: extant / operational, N2974. (+) ( T )

J37 / J-37 PK-AKU Scrapped, Singapore, March, 1959.

J38 / J-38 N2973 Likely status: extant, N638SS.

J39 / J-39 N2975 Crashed, August 3, 1955, Canada.

J40 / J-40 N2996 Crashed, February 18, 1964, Japan.

J41 / J-41 G-ALLJ Destroyed, January 27, 1951, Djakarta.

J42 / J-42 N2976 Likely status: extant / operational, N142PA. (+) ( T )

J43 / J-43 N3010 Likely status: extant, N3010. (+)

J44 / J-44 N2977 Likely status: extant / operational, N1208. (+) ( T )

J45 / J-45 N2978 Destroyed, 1970, Michigan. (+)

J46 / J-46 N74044 Crashed September 30, 1950, Ohio.

J47 / J-47 F7 Likely status: extant in a junk yard in Egypt.

J48 / J-48 F8 Likely status: extant in a junk yard in Egypt. (+)

J49 / J-49 N2979 Likely status: extant / operational, N777PV. (+) ( T )

J50 / J-50 N2980 Likely status: extant / operational, N730RS. ( T )

J51 / J-51 N2981 Crashed on takeoff, Key West, March 18, 1994, N150FB. ( T )

J52 / J-52 N2982 Lost, 1975, Atlantic Ocean, near Gabon, TR-LSW.

J53 / J-53 N2983 Likely status: extant, N653SS.

J54 / J-54 N2984 Likely status: extant / operational, N54GZ.

J55 / J-55 N2986 Likely status: extant, N655SS.

J56 / J-56 N5118 Likely status: extant / operational, N7356.

J57 / J-57 N2990 Likely status: extant / operational, N188AC.

J58 / J-58 N2989 Crashed on takeoff, May 3, 1967, South Dakota.

J59 / J-59 N2993 Destroyed, Canada, December 8, 1954.

 

Sikorsky VS-44A:

4402 NX-41880 Excalibur, Crashed on takeoff, October 3, 1942,

Bay of Exploits, Botwood, Newfoundland. Artifacts at the Botwood Heritage Museum. (+)

4403 NC-41881 Excambian, on static display, New England Air Museum

, Windsor Locks, Connecticut. (+)

4404 NC-41882 Exeter, likely status: at the bottom of the Rio de la

Plata, Montevideo, Uruguay, South America. (+)

 

Sikorsky S-39:

1 X-963M ( 2 engines ) crashed December 30, 1929. ( prototype )

1 X-963M ( 1 engine ) scrapped. ( prototype ) (+)

900X NC-42V likely status: non-extant.

901 NC-887W likely status: non-extant. (+)

902 NC-888W likely status: non-extant.

903 NC-802Y likely status: non-extant.

904 NC-803W on static display, New England Air Museum, Connecticut.

905 NC-804W likely status: non-extant. (+)

906 NC-896W likely status: non-extant.

907 NC-805W likely status: non-extant.

908 NC-806W likely status: non-extant. (+)

909 NC-807W likely status: non-extant. (+)

910 NC-808W likely status: non-extant.

911 NC-809W likely status: still at the bottom of Two Lakes, Alaska ?

912 NC-50V likely status: extant / operational, NC-50V.

913 NC-51V likely status: non-extant.

914 NC-52V sank 1942, Gulf of Mexico, still there ? (+)

915 NC-53V sank after a boat collision, Manteo, ( bay ),

North Carolina, 1933.

916 NC-54V likely status: non-extant.

917 NC-55V likely status: non-extant. (+)

918 NC-14326 crashed August 1936, New York.

919 32-411 ( military - Y1C-28 ), DBR ( damaged beyond repair ),

Hudson River, 1934. still there ? (+)

920 NC-58V likely status: hull / fuselage extant.

 

NOTE: A (+) symbol after the aircraft note indicates that there is at least one picture of this aircraft on the website. A ( T ) symbol after a Grumman Mallard indicates a known conversion to a turbine Mallard.