RON DUPAS COLLECTION
No. 1892. North American NA-66 Harvard Mk.IIA (3099 c/n 07-66) Royal Canadian Navy
Photographed at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, by Ron Dupas

North American NA-66 Harvard Mk.IIA

01/31/2011. In August 1938 Noorduyn Aviation bought the manufacturing rights for the North American AT-16 advanced trainer, but it was not until January 18, 1940, that Noorduyn received its first order, for 100 RCAF Harvard Mk.IIB machines (s/n 3034 to 3133, c/n 07-1 to 07-100), followed by another for 110 RCAF Mk.IIB machines (s/n 3234 to 3343, c/n 07-101 to 07-210) in September.

Serialed 3099 the pictured aircraft was delivered to the RCAF on September 20, 1941, only a few months later, January 10, 1942, it sustained Category B damage, while with No. 13 Service Flying Training School at St. Hubert, Province of Quebec. Post war it was converted to an Mk.IIA armament trainer, and it was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy on July 15, 1954. It was struck off charge on November 25, 1959.

The aircrafts identity was revealed by Owen Merrick of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia: "I know this plane as I used to work on it at the British Columbia Institute of Technology around 1990. The serial number of this aircraft is 3099, in all we had three Harvards to play with at BCIT."

Created October 29, 2002