c/n 421

RP-C58 at Vancouver South.
Photo: Mike Ody © May 1997
RP-C58 in earlier livery.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1987 - via Chris Mak - Aird Archives
51-16855 of 156th Avn Co RR in Can Tho, Vietnam.
Photo: Bernie Haberle © end 1971 early 1972

c/n 421

51-16855 • 1222 • RP-C58



51-16855 US Army #1222. L-20 No: 223. Command A-2. Delivered 11-Dec-1952. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

51-16855 Served with 156th Avn Co RR

1222 Hukbong Himpapawid NG Philippinas / Philippine Air Force, Manila, Philippines.

Note: See below regarding the recording of this serial.

RP-C58 Manuel P. Cortez, Paranaque Manila, Philippines. Circa Feb-1990.

Note: White / blue trim, green palm tree and orange sun.

RP-C58 Paradise Air Service inc., Koror, Palau Islands, Airai, Republic of Palau.

Note: Arrived 05-Nov-1995 at Vancouver, BC., dismantled in a container.

Note: C-GDQR was listed in CCAR as c/n 1222 based on incorrect technical records from the Philippines. US Army production number & Philippine Air Force marks. The US provided nine Beavers to the Philippines under a Military Aid Programme. The other eight aircraft were given a military serial appropriate to its construction number. However from our research to date this aircraft is reported as having the US contract procurement serial 1222. Perhaps this is a mis-recording and it should be “451”.

C-GDQR Hallmark Leasing Corporation, Vancouver, BC. Regd 23-Jul-1998. Canx 16-Jan-2003. Withdrawn from use & parted out.

Note. Aircraft completely “consumed” (declared as such in Transport Canada files) in the rebuild of c/n 819 by Hallmark Leasing, which is now registered as N55DX (See c/n 819).

Consumed in rebuild of c/n 819