Fairchild Aircraft Model 45 / F-45 / F-45A Database of Airframes Manufactured 1935-1938

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Original Reg. Model S/N Last Known Reg. Mil/Govt ID Manuf. Year Original Purchaser Current Registered Owner (FAA) Notes on Airframe
NC15060 Fairchild 45 4000 NC15060
1935 George Hardman?
First Flown 5/31/1935, Pilot Richard Henson. 1936 Photo inflight photo shows different windscreen [PHOTO - Ron Dupas - 1936] [PHOTO - SDASM Archive - Date: Unk] [PHOTO - SDASM Archive - 1936] .
NC15955 Fairchild 45A 4001 NC15955 26 1936 To Honduras AF
Fairchild Photo, 1936 found [PHOTO - Ron Dupas - 1936]
NC16361 Fairchild 45A 4002 NC16361
1936

To South Africa, c. Oct. 1937 - ZS-AML SAAF1423. Scrapped Oct 14, 1951 (Source PDF)
NC16362 Fairchild 45A 4003 N65F
1936
Yellowstone Aviation, Inc., Jackson WY 1998-Present No additional information found (as of 4/8/11)
NC16363 Fairchild 45A 4004 NC16363 USAAF 42-68677 1936

Fairchild UC-88 - Civilian F-45 NC16363 (c/n 4004) commandeered by USAAF. To CL-26 at New Orleans AAF May 11, 1943. (info via Joe Baugher). Photo in Centerville, Indiana in Morrisson - Reeves Library Collection [PHOTO - Morrison - Reeves Library - 1939].
NC16364 Fairchild 45A 4005 NC16364 27
To Honduras AF

NC16365 Fairchild 45A 4006 NC16365 BuNo 0800


Civil F-45A impressed into US Navy as Fairchild JK-1 in 1943, used as Executive Transport (info via Joe Baugher) [PHOTO - Unk Photo - 1943] (source link: SFA Forum Post)
UNREG Fairchild 45A 4007 UNREG

To Argentine Navy
Via Aerofiles
UNREG Fairchild 45A 4008 UNREG

To Argentine Navy
Via Aerofiles
UNKNOWN Fairchild 45A 4009 UNKNOWN

Company Demonstrator
Via AeroFiles
NC16864 Fairchild 45A 4010 NC16864 28
To Honduras AF

NC16865 Fairchild 45A 4011 NC16865

Cutter Flying Service
Photographed in "Fairchild Pegasus" magazine article of 1945 [PDF of Article] Sold to unknown owner. Accident listed on 4/27/1946 in Palm Springs, CA.
NC16876 Fairchild 45A 4012 NC16876
1937
Mid Continent Aircraft Corp., Hayti, MO 1977-Present (Sold to G. Herrick – not reflected in FAA yet) Possible early photo in original paint, date unknown [PHOTO - SDASM - Date: Unk.] Recent registration to Dick Reade - Mid-Continent, in parts in Northwest US. Metalized fuselage seen in 1966 photo [PHOTO - Bill Larkins - 1966]. Now owned by Greg Herrick, Golden Wings Museum, Anoka MN - FAA database incorrect.
NC16877 Fairchild 45A 4013 NC16877 USAAF 42-68675


Fairchild UC-88 - Civilian F-45 NC16877 (c/n 4013) commandeered by USAAF. To RFC at Love Field, TX Dec 6, 1944 (info via Joe Baugher)
NC16878 Fairchild 45A 4014 NC16878
1937
Denise Dudley, Santa Margarita, CA 2004-Present In Flying Condition. Possibly owned at one time by a Jerry E. Brown, Louisburg, KS. [PHOTO - Steve Nation - 2007] [PHOTO - Glenn E. Chatfield - 1991] [PHOTO - Mark Von Raesfeld - 2010]
NC16879 Fairchild 45A 4015 NC16879
1937
George Riffle, Auburn, WA 1987-Present In Flying Condition. [PHOTO - Dan Shumaker - Unk Date] [PHOTO - George Riffle - 2009] [PHOTO - George Riffle - 2007]
NC16880 Fairchild 45A 4016 NC16880
1938

Registration Cancelled 04-17-1957. A/W Cert Last Issued: 02-21-1957. Address: Alamogordo, NM
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UNKNOWN AIRCRAFT - Photos Found on Web

- Photo taken in Athol, ID - 1970's or 80's? - Similar scheme to NC6878 - Link to Photo (1 of 2)
- Photo taken in Athol, ID - 1970's or 80's? - Similar scheme to NC6878 - Link to Photo (2 of 2)
- Photo in SDASM Archive - Registration unreadable, unknown date - Link to Photo

                 
               

SOURCES:

- Aerofiles.com - Fairchild Page
- Wikipedia - Fairchild F-45
- Civil Aircraft Register - Golden Years - Page 1, Page 2, Page 3