Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Aircraft preserved in Canada, 10: Warplanes in Newfoundland & Labrador; 11: Northwest Territories; 12: Nunavut; 13: Yukon Territory

Canadian Warplanes preserved in Newfoundland & Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon Territory 

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical Warplane preserved in Canada.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplanes in Canada would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at

Data current to 2 Aug 2017.

Lockheed Hudson, Consolidated PBY-5 Canso and Avro Anson, 30 June 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3589727)

Consolidated B-24 Liberator G.R. Mk. V, Gander, Newfoundland, 1945.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650460)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Botwood Heritage Centre.

Consolidated Canso A, RCAF 9821, No. 160 (BR) Sqn, on patrol off Newfoundland, 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650449)

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso, USAAF (Serial No. 44-34094), USN (BuNo. 68058), C/N CV-605, C-FDFB, E1497.

Gander, North Atlantic Aviation Museum (NAAM).

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor Mk. 3NM, RCAF 1530, 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650351)

(Maxwell J. Toms Photos)

Beechcraft D-18S/C-45H Expeditor Mk. 3NM (Serial No. CA110), (MAA Plate No. 195440), CF-VPK, Ex RCN.

Consolidated PBY-5 Canso, 25 Sep 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583517)

 (Maxwell J. Toms Photos)

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso (Serial No. 9837), C/N CV-271, CF-CRP.

de Havilland Tiger Moth, No. 17 Elementary FTS, RCAF.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650711)

 (Maxwell J. Toms Photos)

de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth, CF-GPE, Ex VO-ADE.

Lockheed Hudson, 31 Aug 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327613)

Lockheed Hudson, Goose Bay, Labrador, ca 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3613291)

Lockheed Hudson, RCAF 638, 21 June 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3589741)

  (Bzuk Photo)

 (Maxwell J. Toms Photo)

Lockheed 414 Hudson Mk. IIIA, (A-29-LO), (Serial No. 41-23631), ex-USAF (Serial No. BW769), now painted as RAF (Serial No. T9422), C/N 414-6448.

Link Trainer (Serial No. 11242).  The photo shows Flying Officer A.E. Jarvis instructs students on a Link Trainer at Initial Training School, Toronto, 25 July 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327232)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial Nos. 101026 & 101059) 409 Nighthawk Squadron & 3 X USN Douglas TA-4J Skyhawks, Fleet Composite Squadron VC-13 Saints.  (USN Photo)

 (Maxwell J. Toms Photos)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101065), USAF (Serial No. 57-0444), 416 Squadron.

Rutan Quickie.

Goose Bay, CFB Goose Bay, Labrador Military Museum (LMM).

Avro B.2 Vulcan (Serial No. XL 361), Happy Valley, camouflage, RAF.  (Ahunt Photo) (Internet Photo) (Warbird Registry Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star, USAF (Serial No. 53-5413), silver, mounted on a pylon in Happy Valley.   

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo, 18 FIS, GrandForks AFB, ND.  (USAF Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101003), USAF (Serial No. 56-0262).

Harbour Grace

Douglas CC-129 Dakota, 414 Sqn, 29 April 1949.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584239)

 (Maxwell J. Toms Photos)

Douglas DC-3, CF-QBI, ex-Labair, “Spirit of Harbour Grace”, mounted on a pylon.

Stephenville Airport

(Shannon K. Green Photo)

 (Maxwell J. Toms Photos)

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger.  

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-01266), USAF colours, mounted at Harmon Field airport, former USAF AFB.

St John's

Consolidated PBY-5 Canso, 11 Aug 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583405)

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso, C-FNJC, CV-430).

Consolidated PBY-6A Canso, USN (BuNo. 46655), C/N 2019, C-FIZY.  This Canso varianthad a taller vertical tail, increased wing strength for greater carrying capacity, new electrical system, a standardized "eyeball" turret, and a radome over the cockpit for radar.

Newfoundland 15 cent stamp, 1930, commemorating the Vickers Vimy flight across the Atlantic in 1919 by Alcock and Brown.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 2255921)

Vickers Vimy, Capt John Alcock & Lt Arthur Whitten Brown, Lester's Field, June 1919.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3194177)

Vickers Vimy, Capt John Alcock & Lt Arthur Whitten Brown, Lester's Field, June 1919.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3194178)

Northwest Territories

Hay River

Consolidated PBY Canso (Serial No. 9776), RCAF, Jan 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650445)

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso (Serial No. 11024), C/N CV-301, C-FUAW.

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso (Serial No. 11088), C/N CV-425, C-FPQM.

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso (Serial No. 11094), C/N CV-437, C-FNJE.

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso, C-FNJE, C/N CV-437.  1943.

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso, C-FOFI, C/N CV-343.  1943.

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso, C-FPQM, C/N CV-425.  1940.

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso (Serial No. 013), C-GFFC.

Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando, C-GIBX, First Nations Transportation.  (Bzuk Photo)

Curtiss-Wright C-46D Commando (Serial No. 33242), C-FAVO.

Curtiss-Wright C-46A-45CU Commando (Serial No. 30386), C-GTEXASW.


Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, RCAF (Serial No. FD975), 29 Apr 1942.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582154)

Boeing-Stearman B75N1/PT-13 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-6458), C-GZAL.

Bristol 170 Freighter, Wardair, unloading a firetruck at Yellowknife, NWT, ca, 1954.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo)

Bristol 170 Freighter/Wayfarer Mk. 31, CF-TFX, ex G-AMRV, wearing blue and red colours of Wardair, mounted on a pylon.

Fairchild F-24R (UC-61K), OO-GAO.  (RuthAS Photo)

Fairchild Model 24-W46 Argus (Serial No. W46324), CF-EKK.

Lockheed P-3A Orion converted to water bomber for Aero Union, USA.  (Akradecki Photo)

Lockheed P-3A Orion (BuNo. 151387), Rerg. No. N922AU, ex-US Navy, now flown by Buffalo Airways of Yellowknife.

Yellowknife, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC)

de Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth, CF-DIQ, Central Airway.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390171)

de Havilland DH 83C Fox Moth, CF-BNI.


There are a number of aircraft crash sites in this former Northwest Territory area.

Yukon Territory

Watson Lake

Bell P-39 Airacobra (Serial No.), being recovered.  (USAAF Photo)

Whitehorse Airport

Douglas DC-3 Dakota (Serial No. 4665), CF-CPY, mounted on a pylon as a weathervane, former Canadian Pacific Air Lines.

CCF Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20414), GO-414.  (RCAF Photo)

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20305), C/N CCF4-96, CF-XEN.

Ryan NYP, "Spirit of St. Louis", Capt Charles A. Lindbergh, 2 July 1927 (second B-1 aircraft built).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3645491)

Ryan Brougham B-1, G-CAHR, “Queen of the Yukon”, silver, replica.