Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
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 hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 8 Nov 2017.

Lockheed Hudson, Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A 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)

 (Shhewitt Photo)

AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant (149905), one of three helicopters operated by 103 Search and Rescue Squadron, based at 9 Wing, Gander.  The squadron is responsible for a large area covering the offshore waters of Canada.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Argentia

Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator used by the US Coast Guard's International Ice Patrol at Argentia in the spring and fall of 1946.  (USCG Photo)

Douglas R5D-3 (C-54Q) Skymaster, US Navy (BuNo 56489), c/n 10592, ex-USAAF (Serial No. 42-72487) assigned to Naval Air Station Argentia, Newfoundland, prior to its closing in 1994.  (NMUSAF Photo)

Argentia was selected in 1940 to be the location of the US Navy's Naval Air Station Argentia due to its proximity to Europe, the relatively ice free nature of Placentia Bay, the safe navigational access channel, the sheltered harbour with secure deepwater anchorages nearby at  Fox Harbour and Ship Harbour, as well as the local topography for an airfield and the existing railway line.  The base was urgently needed as part of the trans-Atlantic supply line which joined North America to Britain, in order to provide anti-submarine patrols to protect shipping from the German U-boat fleet.

Botwood Heritage Centre.

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A, RCAF 9821, No. 160 (BR) Sqn, on patrol off Newfoundland, 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650449)

 (Alain Rioux Photo)

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A, 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 (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A, 25 Sep 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583517)

 (Maxwell J. Toms Photos)

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A (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.

 (Photo via Mark Moxley-Knapp)

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

101 Republic F-84F Thunderstreak fighters of the U.S. Air National Guard and a single Douglas C-124 Globemaster II at Canadian Forces Base Goose Bay, Nov 1961, prior to flying the Atlantic to Europe in response to the Berlin Crisis.  Because of the long over-water distance to the next airfield in the Azores, the planes were towed to the end of the runway prior to takeoff to conserve fuel.  During this Operation Stair Step deployment of more than 200 fighter aircraft (the largest overseas movement of a fighter force since the Second World War), not a single aircraft was lost.  (NMUSAF Photo)

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 (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A, 11 Aug 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583405)

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A, C-FNJC, CV-430).

Consolidated PBY-6A Canso, USN (BuNo. 46655), C/N 2019, C-FIZY.  This Canso variant had 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)

 (aerorpints.com)

Canadair CL-215 (Scooper) C-GDKW, operated by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.  The CL-215 is firefighting water bomber built by Canadair and later Bombardier.  The twin engined CL-215 is designed to operate well at low speeds and in high gust-loading environments like as those found in forest fires.

 (Bob Laura Photo)

Lockheed C-130J Hercules from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, visiting St. John's.  The crewmembers are conducting routine safety checks on the aircraft in preparation for a mission supporting the International Ice Patrol as they search the North Atlantic for icebergs, 30 Mar 2012.   The air crew was deployed to St. John's on an aerial reconnaissance mission supporting the International Ice Patrol as it gathers data on ice conditions, icebergs and their movements in the North Atlantic. The headquarters of the International Ice Patrol is in New London, Connecticut.  (Chief Petty Officer Bob Laura Photo, US Coast Guard)

Northwest Territories

Hay River

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A (Serial No. 9776), RCAF, Jan 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650445)

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A (Serial No. 11024), C/N CV-301, C-FUAW.

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A (Serial No. 11088), C/N CV-425, C-FPQM.

 (Alain Rioux Photo)

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A, (Serial No. 11094), C/N CV-437, C-FNJE, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A, C-FNJE, C/N CV-437.  1943.

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A, C-FOFI, C/N CV-343.  1943.

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A, C-FPQM, C/N CV-425.  1940.

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A (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.

Yellowknife

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)

 (WinterCity296 Photo)

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

 (Darian Froese Photo)

Douglas C-54G Skymaster, firefighting aircraft, C-FIQM, Buffalo Airways.

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), Reg. No. N922AU, ex-US Navy, now flown by Buffalo Airways of Yellowknife.

Noorduyn Norsema, CF-SAN, Buffalo Airways.  (CambridgeBayWeather Photo)

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.

Nunavut

Boeing CC-177 Globemaster (Serial No. 177705), from CFB Trenton, Ontario and a US C-17 aircraft from the 105th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard, transported equipment and personnel to the Resolute Bay Airport, Nunavut, in preparation for Operation NUNALIVUT on 2 April 2016.  (PO2 Belinda Groves Photo, New York Air National Guard)

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

Beechcraft King Air 200, C-FZNR, Air Nunavut.  (CambridgeBayWeather Photo)

Dassault (Mystère 10) Falcon 10, C-GNVT, Air Nunavut.  (John Davies - CYOW Airport Watch Photo)

Dassault (Mystère 10) Falcon 10, C-FZOP, Air Nunavut.  (CambridgeBayWeather Photo)

 (John Davies Photo)

de Havilland Canada DHC-7-150(IR) Dash 7, Environment Canada - Ice Reconnaissance, C-GCFR, 922.  (Darian Froese Photo)

Yukon Territory

Watson Lake

Bell P39L-1-BE Airacobra (Serial No. 42-4673-), Soviet markings, Nome, Alaska, ca 1944.  A number of these aircraft crashed en route to the Soviet Union during the Second World War, and at lease one of them is being recovered.  (USAAF Photo)

Whitehorse Airport

  (Lorne Kelly Photo)

 (Matt Boulton Photo)

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.