REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 558

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N6334K

NC6334K
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AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 558
Manufacturing Date: 1947-03-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM), s/n 23585
Remarks: Mode S codes: 52045717 / A84BCF.
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6334K
N6334K
1947-03-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-03-?? Test flight.
1947-03-21 Weight and Balance Data: Weight Empty: 2198.0 lbs.
1947-03-25 Statement of Conformity by Republic Aviation Corp... 558 has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. 769...
[Signed W. I. Stieglitz, Design Engineer, Commercial Req'ts].
1947-03-25 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C.
Purchaser: Southern Air Services; P.O. Box 290, Memphis, Tennessee.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1947-03-25 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft,, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F
Accepted by CAA Inspector Edwin W. Schwoebli.
1947-03-26 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Southern Air Services; Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
1947-07-18 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C.
Purchaser:  Graves Aircraft Sales & Service; Paris, Tennessee.
Seller: Southern Air Services.
(undated) Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B.
Owner Name: Graves Aircraft Sales & Service; Paris, Tennessee.
1947-09-11 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
Graves Aircraft Sales & Service; Paris, Tennessee.
1947-04-16 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C.
Purchaser:  Toy L. Lenning; Murray, Kentucky.
Seller: Graves Aircraft Service.
1950-03-20: Bill of Sale corrected to read seller: Graves Aircraft Sales & Service.  See correspondence below!
1948-07-16 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F, s/n 23585.
Owner's Name: Graves Aircraft Sales & Ser.
Agent: Russell Riddick.
1948-07-16 Paul Carriker, CAA Inspector (signed).
Total Aircraft Time 33:05  No OH
Total Engine Time 33:05  No OH
1949-06-11 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F
Owner's Name: T. L. Lenning; Murray, Ky.
1949-06-11 Charles C. Stoker, A&E 1024570, Agent (signed)
1949-06-13 W. C. Evans, Designee #3498 (signed)
1949-06-16 C. H. Driver, CAA Inspector (signed).
1949-07-29 Letter from Department of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration, Washington to Mr. T. L. Lenning; Murray, Kentucky;

...This office has received notice that you have purchased Republic aircraft, serial number 558, NC 6334K , last registered in the name of Greaves Aircraft Sales & Service, Paris, Tennessee...

...Our records indicate that you have not complied with the requirements for registering the above aircraft in your name...

(undated) Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B.
Owner Name: Toy L. Lenning; Murray, Kentucky.
1949-08-23 Letter from Department of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration, Chief, Aircraft Division to Toy L. Lenning; Murray, Kentucky:

We have the bill of sale covering your purchase of Republic aircraft, serial number 558, registration number 6334K, from Graves Flying Service.

The aircraft was last registered in the name of Graves Aircraft Sales and Service.  In order to complete the chain of title, we should be furnished with a bill of sale to cover each change of ownership from Graves Aircraft Sales and Service to Graves Flying Service.  You should submit either the original document or an exact copy thereof, which has been signed in ink by the seller and the notary public.

Upon receipt of the bills of sale outlined above, the aircraft may be registered in your name.

Very truly yours,
George W. Haldeman (signed)
Chief, Aircraft Division

1950-02-07 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C.
Purchaser:  Lester A. West, Jr.; 434 S. Jefferson, Huntington, Indiana.
Seller: Toy L. Lenning.
1950-02-07 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B.
Name of Applicant: Lester A. West, Jr.; 434 South Jefferson, Huntington, Indiana.
1950-02-17 Letter (Form ACA-1910) from Department of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration, Washington to Mr. T. L. Lenning; Murray, Kentucky;

SUBJECT: Republic, Serial No. 558, Registration No. 6334K

Our records indicate that you have failed to reply to correspondence relative to the registration in your name of the above described aircraft.

The aircraft is still unregistered because you have not submitted a bill of sale to cover each change of ownership from Graves Aircraft Sales & Service to Graves Flying Service.

...

Very truly yours,
George W. Haldeman (signed)
Chief, Aircraft Division

1950-02-28 Letter from Department of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration, Chief, Aircraft Division to Lester A. West, Jr.: 434 South Jefferson, Huntington, Indiana.

This refers to your application for registration of Republic aircraft serial number 558, registration number 6334K.

The aircraft was last registered in the name of Graves Aircraft Sales and Service, Paris, Tennessee.  We have on file bills of sale covering transfer of ownership from Graves Flying Service to Toy L. Lenning and from Mr. Lenning to you.  In order to complete the chain of title, we should also be furnished with a bill of sale from Graves Aircraft Sales and Service to Graves Flying Service.

In the event Mr. Lenning actually purchased the aircraft from the last registered owner, you should submit a bill of sale from Graves Aircraft Sales and Service to Toy Lenning, in lieu of the bill of sale to Graves Flying Service.

The aircraft may be registered in your name upon receipt of a bill of sale from Graves Aircraft Sales and Service to either Graves Flying Service or Toy Lenning.  All signatures on the document must be in ink.

Very truly yours,
George W. Haldeman (signed)
Chief, Aircraft Division

1950-03-16 Letter from Department of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration, Chief, Aircraft Division, Washington to Mr. Toy L. Lenning; Murray, Kentucky;

We have your communication in regard to Republic aircraft, serial number 558, registration number 6334K.

It is noted you advised that you purchased the aircraft from Graves Aircraft Sales and Service.  The bill of sale covering your purchase, executed on April 16, 1949, by Graves Flying Service, is returned in accordance with your request.

Registration of the aircraft in the name of Lester A. West, Jr., must be withheld pending receipt of a bill of sale from Graves Aircraft Sales and Service to you, to complete the chain of title as required by the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938, as amended.

Very truly yours,
George W. Haldeman (signed)
Chief, Aircraft Division

1950-04-14 Certificate of Registration , Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
Lester A. West, Jr.; 434 South Jefferson, Huntington, Indiana.
1950-08-23 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F
Owner's Name: Lester A. West, Jr.; 434 South Jefferson, Huntington, Indiana.
1950-08-23 Earl M. Adkisson, Agent (signed)
1950-08-23 Harland O. Beane, Designee #3416 (signed)
1950-09-05 J. B. Beals, CAA Inspector (signed).
1951-09-08 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F
Owner's Name: Lester A. West, Jr.
1951-09-08 F. E. Shenk, Agent (signed)
1951-09-08 F. E. Shenk, Designee #3402 (signed)
1951-10-02 J. Hughes (?), CAA Inspector (signed).
1951-09-08 Certificate of Airworthiness, Form ACA-1362, issued to expire 1952-09-08.
1953-05-11 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F
Registered Owner's Full Name: Lester A. West, Jr.
1953-05-11 F. E. Shenk, A&E 118356, Agent (signed)
1953-05-11 Aircraft Inspection Report, Form ACA-305a:
Aircraft total hours 223.
Engine s/n 23585 total hours 223.
1953-05-11 F. E. Shenk, A&E 118356, Agent (signed)
1953-05-11 F. E. Shenk, Designee #3402 (signed)
1953-05-22 J. Hughes (?), CAA Inspector # Reg. 3 ASDO 18 (signed).
1953-05-11 Certificate of Airworthiness, Form ACA-1362, issued to expire 1954-05-11.
1953-07-07 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C.
Purchaser:  Archie Keith; Wedron, Illinois.
Seller: Lester A. West, Jr. (signature missing).
1953-07-07 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B.
Name of Applicant: Archie Keith; Wedron, Illinois.
1953-08-13 Certificate of Registration , Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
Archie Keith; General Delivery, Wedron, Illinois 60557.
1953-12-30 Major Repair and Alteration Form (Airframe, Powerplant, Propeller or Appliance), Form ACA-337:

Disassembled complete propeller - dye check inspected clamps.  Installed new 6-157 hub kit.  Assembled per Mfg. inst.  Safetied and balanced.

Agency: Anderson Propeller Co., Inc.; 4848 W. 63rd St., Chicago, Ill.
Mechanic: ? E. Anderson; 570341 Propeller mechanic.
Owner: Archie Keith; Wedron, Illinois.
Propeller: Hartzell HC12X20, s/n 9167-5.
1954-08-20: Accepted by CAA Inspector Sam J. Corso, Reg. 3 KC ASDO 3.

1954-08-17 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F
Registered Owner's Full Name: Archie Keith; Wedron, Illinois.
1954-08-17 Aircraft Inspection Report, Form ACA-305a:
Aircraft total hours 195:30.
Engine s/n 23585 total hours 195:30.
1954-08-17 ?, A&E 1280221, Agent (signed)
1954-08-17 Kline S. Proud, Designee #3597 (signed)
1954-08-20 Sam J. Corso, CAA Inspector # Reg. 3 KC ASDO 3 (signed).
1954-08-17 Certificate of Airworthiness, Form ACA-1362, issued to expire 1955-08-17.
1955-08-29 Letter from Manuel Gonzalez Dias Lombardo; Ave. Juarez No. 30 Despacho 303, Mexico City D.F. to Department of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration, Registration authorities:

   Please cancelled N 6334 K of one aircraft Republic Sea Bee, Serial No. 558, which I bought from Mr. Archie Keith, of Illinois on october 9th, 1954.

  Please send such cancelation to the above adress (sic), to register in Mexico Civil Aeronautics.

Very truly yours
Manuel Gonzalez Dias Lombardo (signed)

1955-09-07 Letter from Department of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration, Chief, Administrative & Records Branch to Manuel Gonzalez Dias Lombardo; Ave. Juarez No. 30 Despacho 303, Mexico City D.F.:

We have your letter of August 29, requesting cancellation of the United States registry of Republic aircraft, manufacturer's serial number 558, and advising that the aircraft is being exported to Mexico.

The subject aircraft was last registered in the name of Archie Keith.  A check of our records fails to disclose the receipt of a bill of sale from Mr. Keith to you or his request for cancellation of the United States registry.

In order that the registration number N6334K may be cancelled on our records, we should be furnished with either a bill of sale from Mr. Keith of information form him that the aircraft has been exported.

Sincerely yours,
Carroll D. Heath
Chief, Administrative & Records Branch

1955-09-07 Letter from Department of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration, Chief, Administrative & Records Branch to Archie Keith; Wedron, Illinois:

We are in receipt of information that Republic aircraft, serial 558, registration N6334K, last registered in your name, has been exported.

We have been requested to confirm cancellation of the United States registry of the subject aircraft.  Before complying with the request, we shall appreciate receiving information from you as to the disposition of this aircraft.   However, if we do not hear from you within two weeks registration number N6334K will be cancelled from our records.

Sincerely yours,
Carroll D. Heath
Chief, Administrative & Records Branc
h

1955-09-10 Note from Archie Keith; Wedron, Illinois, to Carroll D. Heath, Chief, Administrative & Records Branch:

   In answer to your letter above, dated Sept. 7, 1955 ...The Republic aircraft in question (registration N6334K-Serial 558) was exported to Merida, Yucatan, Mexico; through Brownsville Texas in Sept. of 1954.  At that time the customs broker at Brownsville was supposed to have cancelled the United States registery (sic) of the said aircraft.
   I was paid for the Republic aircraft, and I submitted the proper Bill of sale to him both U.S. and Mexican Bill of sales.
   I hope this will give you the information that you want, and if not, I will be glad to cooperate in the fullest.

Yours Truly
Archie Keith (not signed)

1955-09-20 Aircraft Status Change, Form ACA 195;
Canceled for reason checked below:
[x] 6. Exported.  Mexico

Cancelled from CAA Civil Aircraft Register.

1955-09-20 Letter from Department of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration, Chief, Administrative & Records Branch to Manuel Gonzalez Dias Lombardo; Ave. Juarez No. 30 Despacho 303, Mexico City D.F.:

Reference is mad to Republic aircraft, manufacturer's serial number 558, which you advised had been exported to Mexico.

This is to confirm that United States registration number N6334K, originally assigned to the subject aircraft, has been cancelled.

Sincerely yours,
Carroll D. Heath
Chief, Administrative & Records Branch

XB-XOK? 1955-??-?? Manuel Gonzalez Dias Lombardo; Ave. Juarez No. 30 Despacho 303, Mexico City D.F.
   
   
   
TG-CIP    
1958-10-19 Written off in accident in Guatemala?
   
   
   
   
   
   
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Aircraft Registry.
Barry Collman.
LAAHS.

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