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Bob Diemert

#1 Post by oa5599 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:16 pm

Recently on this board someone posted pics of an A-26 once owned by Bob Diemert. I've been working on a project and trying to get a complete list of everything he has owned. This is what I have so far:
Firefly -- WD840
P-40 --
Val -- CF-TZT
Zero -- 5356/5450/4461
P-51 -- CF-WWH
B-25 -- C-GTTS
Hurricane -- CF-SMI
Miles hawk -- CF-AUV
J-3 -- CF-BYO
H-19 --
S-51 --
A-26 --

Other possible
Avro Anson ?
p-38 44-26761/CF-GKE ?

Any help completing the list with info or pictures especially would be great.
Cheers!

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Re: Bob Diemert

#2 Post by Antique Pilot » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:40 pm

oa5599 wrote:Recently on this board someone posted pics of an A-26 once owned by Bob Diemert. I've been working on a project and trying to get a complete list of everything he has owned. This is what I have so far:
Firefly -- WD840
P-40 --
Val -- CF-TZT
Zero -- 5356/5450/4461
P-51 -- CF-WWH
B-25 -- C-GTTS
Hurricane -- CF-SMI
Miles hawk -- CF-AUV
J-3 -- CF-BYO
H-19 --
S-51 --
A-26 --

Other possible
Avro Anson ?
p-38 44-26761/CF-GKE ?

Any help completing the list with info or pictures especially would be great.
Cheers!

Sean
Sounds pretty close. I was not aware of the Miles Hawk. He had an Anson there but it was a very bad basket case with a broken back. He had a Howard DGA 15P reg C-GYWF. It went to Alaska in 1982 and is now operated on floats in northern Wisconsin. There was a Beech Bonanza there reg CF-EIL for awhile. I thought he owned it but the ownership sequence on the Can Aircraft Registry doesn't reflect that. I have pics of some of them but am away from home for a few months.

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Re: Bob Diemert

#3 Post by GyvAir » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:40 pm

The Defender seems to be a glaring omision from this list!
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Re: Bob Diemert

#4 Post by Flypilot » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:45 pm

I met Bob at his Carman hanger about 5 years ago. Very interesting visiting with the man! I had a chance to see the defender and numerous other planes, even have a few pictures of the defender somewhere.
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#5 Post by Antique Pilot » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:05 pm

I may have posted this before. Here is the Firefly before getting a paint job.

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Re: Bob Diemert

#6 Post by oa5599 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:55 pm

Antique Pilot wrote:
Sounds pretty close. I was not aware of the Miles Hawk. He had an Anson there but it was a very bad basket case with a broken back. He had a Howard DGA 15P reg C-GYWF. It went to Alaska in 1982 and is now operated on floats in northern Wisconsin. There was a Beech Bonanza there reg CF-EIL for awhile. I thought he owned it but the ownership sequence on the Can Aircraft Registry doesn't reflect that. I have pics of some of them but am away from home for a few months.

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Wow! Thanks for the info. I haven't run across any info about a howard. Is the Bonanza the one that appears in the Defender Film?
Great pic of the firefly. I've seen some of it being disassembled and the pics of it completed. Never before paint though. Super Cool
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Re: Bob Diemert

#7 Post by oa5599 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:57 pm

Flypilot wrote:I met Bob at his Carman hanger about 5 years ago. Very interesting visiting with the man! I had a chance to see the defender and numerous other planes, even have a few pictures of the defender somewhere.
I'm hoping I get the chance to meet him. I have no doubt he must have some great stories. Any chance you'd post some of your pics?
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Re: Bob Diemert

#8 Post by Antique Pilot » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:25 pm

oa5599 wrote:
Antique Pilot wrote:
Sounds pretty close. I was not aware of the Miles Hawk. He had an Anson there but it was a very bad basket case with a broken back. He had a Howard DGA 15P reg C-GYWF. It went to Alaska in 1982 and is now operated on floats in northern Wisconsin. There was a Beech Bonanza there reg CF-EIL for awhile. I thought he owned it but the ownership sequence on the Can Aircraft Registry doesn't reflect that. I have pics of some of them but am away from home for a few months.

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Wow! Thanks for the info. I haven't run across any info about a howard. Is the Bonanza the one that appears in the Defender Film?
Great pic of the firefly. I've seen some of it being disassembled and the pics of it completed. Never before paint though. Super Cool
It makes sense that it is the same Bonanza. Under the nose of the Firefly is the tail of the Val.

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Re: Bob Diemert

#9 Post by Antique Pilot » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:36 pm

oa5599 wrote:Recently on this board someone posted pics of an A-26 once owned by Bob Diemert. I've been working on a project and trying to get a complete list of everything he has owned. This is what I have so far:
Firefly -- WD840
P-40 --
Val -- CF-TZT
Zero -- 5356/5450/4461
P-51 -- CF-WWH
B-25 -- C-GTTS
Hurricane -- CF-SMI
Miles hawk -- CF-AUV
J-3 -- CF-BYO
H-19 --
S-51 --
A-26 --

Other possible
Avro Anson ?
p-38 44-26761/CF-GKE ?

Any help completing the list with info or pictures especially would be great.
Cheers!

Sean
Just remembered, he had a T-28 there as well for a long time. It was not flyable. No engine. The engine may have been used in the Val. There was some talk of putting a turbo prop in the T-28.

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Re: Bob Diemert

#10 Post by Antique Pilot » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:43 pm

oa5599 wrote:
Antique Pilot wrote:
Sounds pretty close. I was not aware of the Miles Hawk. He had an Anson there but it was a very bad basket case with a broken back. He had a Howard DGA 15P reg C-GYWF. It went to Alaska in 1982 and is now operated on floats in northern Wisconsin. There was a Beech Bonanza there reg CF-EIL for awhile. I thought he owned it but the ownership sequence on the Can Aircraft Registry doesn't reflect that. I have pics of some of them but am away from home for a few months.

AP
Wow! Thanks for the info. I haven't run across any info about a howard. Is the Bonanza the one that appears in the Defender Film?
Great pic of the firefly. I've seen some of it being disassembled and the pics of it completed. Never before paint though. Super Cool
Here is Bob Diemert's Howard as it looks now.

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Re: Bob Diemert

#11 Post by oa5599 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:06 pm

Antique Pilot wrote:
oa5599 wrote:
Antique Pilot wrote:
Sounds pretty close. I was not aware of the Miles Hawk. He had an Anson there but it was a very bad basket case with a broken back. He had a Howard DGA 15P reg C-GYWF. It went to Alaska in 1982 and is now operated on floats in northern Wisconsin. There was a Beech Bonanza there reg CF-EIL for awhile. I thought he owned it but the ownership sequence on the Can Aircraft Registry doesn't reflect that. I have pics of some of them but am away from home for a few months.

AP
Wow! Thanks for the info. I haven't run across any info about a howard. Is the Bonanza the one that appears in the Defender Film?
Great pic of the firefly. I've seen some of it being disassembled and the pics of it completed. Never before paint though. Super Cool
Here is Bob Diemert's Howard as it looks now.

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Thats a sweet looking Airplane. How did it look when Bob owned it? Did he do any mods?
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#12 Post by oa5599 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:06 pm

Antique Pilot wrote:
Just remembered, he had a T-28 there as well for a long time. It was not flyable. No engine. The engine may have been used in the Val. There was some talk of putting a turbo prop in the T-28.

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Re: Bob Diemert

#13 Post by Antique Pilot » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:29 pm

oa5599 wrote:
Antique Pilot wrote:
oa5599 wrote:
Wow! Thanks for the info. I haven't run across any info about a howard. Is the Bonanza the one that appears in the Defender Film?
Great pic of the firefly. I've seen some of it being disassembled and the pics of it completed. Never before paint though. Super Cool
Here is Bob Diemert's Howard as it looks now.

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Thats a sweet looking Airplane. How did it look when Bob owned it? Did he do any mods?
Somewhat similar colour scheme. It was changed up when it went to Alaska. I am fairly certain that he didn't do any mods. It was fine the way it was. I tried to buy it back about 1980 but we couldn't agree on a price.

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#14 Post by AirFrame » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:35 pm

Is that the Firefly that was restored in BC and flown around here a bit before going back east again?
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#15 Post by Antique Pilot » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:47 pm

AirFrame wrote:Is that the Firefly that was restored in BC and flown around here a bit before going back east again?
No. The Diemert Firefly we are talking about goes back to the late 1960's. It came from Australia.

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#16 Post by oa5599 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:26 pm

Antique Pilot wrote:
AirFrame wrote:Is that the Firefly that was restored in BC and flown around here a bit before going back east again?
No. The Diemert Firefly we are talking about goes back to the late 1960's. It came from Australia.

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#17 Post by Flypilot » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:39 pm

Searched my computer and found one picture of defender. Sorry it's not a very good one. I'll post better ones when I find them.
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#18 Post by Antique Pilot » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:18 pm

oa5599 wrote:
Antique Pilot wrote:
AirFrame wrote:Is that the Firefly that was restored in BC and flown around here a bit before going back east again?
No. The Diemert Firefly we are talking about goes back to the late 1960's. It came from Australia.

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You are way ahead of me in the research department. I am mostly doing mine from memory. Interesting note about the Merlin 500 going into the Firefly. Bob got several Merlin's from Transair of Winnipeg in the late 60's. They came off of Avro York CF-HAS which was burned up by vandals st The Pas Manitoba Airport I don't know exactly when but probably late 1960's. He put one of these in the P40. Some models of the P40 had a Merlin so I guess it was more or less legit.

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#19 Post by oa5599 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:26 am

Antique Pilot wrote: You are way ahead of me in the research department. I am mostly doing mine from memory. Interesting note about the Merlin 500 going into the Firefly. Bob got several Merlin's from Transair of Winnipeg in the late 60's. They came off of Avro York CF-HAS which was burned up by vandals st The Pas Manitoba Airport I don't know exactly when but probably late 1960's. He put one of these in the P40. Some models of the P40 had a Merlin so I guess it was more or less legit.

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I'd heard they came off a york, but didn't know the story. Made for one ugly P-40.
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#20 Post by oa5599 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:27 am

Flypilot wrote:Searched my computer and found one picture of defender. Sorry it's not a very good one. I'll post better ones when I find them.
Amazing that he still has it. Thanks for posting
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#21 Post by Antique Pilot » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:09 pm

Here is the B-25 at Carman in 1974.

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#22 Post by oa5599 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:34 pm

Antique Pilot wrote:Here is the B-25 at Carman in 1974.

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One of his that I really like. Looks good in those colors
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#23 Post by AirFrame » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:46 am

Flypilot wrote:Searched my computer and found one picture of defender. Sorry it's not a very good one. I'll post better ones when I find them.
The gaps on that canopy would make a Ford passenger door installer proud.
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#24 Post by NWONT » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:06 pm

Bristol Bollingbroke
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#25 Post by NWONT » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:09 pm

I'm guessing I posted the A-26, Here it is again.
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