PAUL DRAPER COLLECTION
No. 7658. Stinson 76 OY-1 Sentinel (N8071) "Gracie"
Photographed in 2006, by Timothy Cox

Stinson 76 OY-1 Sentinel


06/05/2016. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "This aircraft was built in 1944 as a L-5E under the USAAF s/n 44-18071, but was accepted by the USN at the plant for the USMC and designated as OY-1 it was given the BuNo. 03977.

Struck off charge it came on the US civil registry as N66529, registered to George K. Matley of Stockton, California on October 30, 1953. By 1957 it had been exported to Canada and was used for aerial hyper-stereoscopic photography surveys by the brothers Casey and Ronny Wells of Wells Aero Pictures Limited at Sardis, British Columbia. The aircraft was registered CF-IIM and was operated from nearby Chilliwack Airport. Subsequently it was registered to the following owners in British Columbia:


Created April 30, 2008