WZ944’s History

                                             Used to trials at Christchurch and Boscombe Down.

February 27th, 1956

                                             Delivered to the Royal Australian Navy as WZ944                                             (later N4-944). 

                                                            - Arrived on HMAS Melbourne, May 1956.

                                                            - Struck off charge, July 1966.

September 16th, 1971

                                            Up for disposal at NAS Nowra, NSW.

1971 - 1989

                                           Pearce Dunn/Warbirds Aviation Museum, Mildura                                             Victoria.

                                                           - Displayed as RAN/WZ944/NW873.

1989 - 1995

                                           Sanders Aircraft, Chino, CA.

                                                           - Registered as N7022H.

                                                           - Restored to airworthy, 1992-1995.

                                                           - Airworthiness Certificate issued on June 22,                                                              1995.

                                                           - First flight was with Ray Dieckman at the                                                              controls.

1995 - 2000

                                          Wally Fisk/Amjet Corp., St. Paul, Minn.

                                                           - Polar Aviation Museum, Blain, Minn.

                                                           - Flew in Royal Navy, 809 Squadron, Suez Crisis                                                             colors.

September 14th, 2000 - 2002

                                        Dave Van Lier/D&J Aviation, Huntington, IN.

2002 - 2011

                                        Merle Main, Ontario, OR.         

March 2011

                                       Genesee Warbirds, Batavia, NY.

                                                       - Stayed in Ontario, OR.

August 19th, 2015

                                      Martin J. Tibbitts, Harper Woods, MI.

                                                       - Aircraft moved from Ontario, OR to Ultimate Aviation 

                                                         in Ogden, UT.

December 2016

                                      Red Rock Warbirds, St. George, UT.

                                                       - March 2017 aircraft moved to Brigham City, UT.

January 1st, 2018

                                   Red Rock Warbirds officially became Forgotten Warbirds.

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