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I took this picture of what I think are the remains of a Junkers in Ear Falls in 1978. I believe this plane crashed around Uchi Lake. Don't know what became of these parts and don't know any further history of the accident.
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Beautiful airplane
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July 24, 2018

CF-ABK approaching a dock.
Location and date taken not known.
Photographer not known.


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March 01, 2019

CF-ABK at lac du Bonnet.
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This photograph was taken in 2016 of a display that was located in the
Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in Winnipeg.

The display had the following information below the photo:
Junkers W33 CF-AQW at Stevenson Field in Winnipeg.
Feb 24, 1932.
Courtesy of the Manitoba Archives.


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I've found out a little more info on the photo of Junkers remains I posted above. This was CF-AQV that crashed near Ear Falls on Sept 1-1939. It was dragged to Ear Falls by a resident and traded to the WCAM in Winnipeg. Here is a photo of CF-AQV in better days.
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Re: Junkers W34

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December 30, 2019

Junkers CF-AMZ.
Canadian Airways.
Location and photographer not known.
Photo found on the internet.

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Would anyone know where this was taken?
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The pic shows 2 Fokker Super Universals and 2 Junkers W34.
My best guess is the pic shows the Canadian Airways base at Goldpines near Ear Falls, ON.

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Pacqing wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:09 pm
IMAG0153.jpg Would anyone know where this was taken?
The window for the date of the photo is quite narrow. Fokker Super Universal CF-ATW was taken on strength on November 21, 1932. My notes says the owner was Mackenzie Air Service of Winnipeg. Not sure about the Winnipeg angle. Doesn’t add up. ATW was written off on April 20, 1934 at Cambridge Bay, NWT. So therefore the photo must have been taken in 1933.

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Thanks, the sticker on the picture says Canadian Airways base but thats all. I took a picture of it when I saw it in an Antique shop.I should have bought it.
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Pacqing wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:33 pm
Thanks, the sticker on the picture says Canadian Airways base but thats all. I took a picture of it when I saw it in an Antique shop.I should have bought it.
Can you still get it? That is a unique photo in my opinion. Especially from c1933. Maybe there is info on the back of the photo.

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Pacqing wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:09 pm
IMAG0153.jpg Would anyone know where this was taken?
I believe the top Junkers W34 in the photo is CF-ARI. It was written off in January 1940 just south of Ft. McMurray.

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CF-ARI
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I just checked my photo album and I took the picture Dec 2012. I think I looked for the picture my next visit to the store and it was gone. Thanks again for the information.
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Good Morning,
this Aircraft, CF-AQV is, together with CL-ALX under restauration in Europe now. ALX will return to Winnipeg in while, AQV will be displayed in Berlin, Germany.
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Re: Junkers W34

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June 02, 2020

Junkers CF-AQW in front of Canadian Airways hangar.
Photo found on the internet.
No details about the photo and photographer not known.


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Wow, great pic
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The pic of AQW in front of the Canadian Airways hangar was taken in 1939 at Winnipeg during testing of the Worth Oil Dilution System.

The last owner of AQW was Art Seller’s Skyway Air Services of Langley BC in 1959. A 184 gallon tank was installed for water bombing. On August 10, 1959 pilot Bob Deck took off from Kootenay Lake near Nelson to fight a nearby fire. Due to turbulence and a heavy load he couldn’t clear power lines 2 miles west of Nelson. He made a sharp left turn and the Junkers stalled and entered a spin at a low altitude. Deck managed to stop the spin just as he impacted the water. He exited the aircraft as AQW began to sink and swam to the south shore. AQW was salvaged and trucked to Langley. Sellers had another W34 AQB which was in poor shape and not airworthy. He tried to donate both aircraft to the National Aviation Museum in Ottawa but a deal was not made. The NAM did not have the funds to transport the aircraft to Ottawa or start a very expensive restoration. Both aircraft were scrapped in the early 1960’s. The NAM was able to acquire the airworthy W34 ATF in 1962.
From CAHS Journal Fall 1994.

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