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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Aircraft preserved in Canada 2: Warplanes in Alberta

Canadian Warplanes preserved in Alberta

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, correctons 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 7 Dec 2018.

Airdrie

Boeing-Stearman A75N1/PT-17 Kaydet.  (RCAF Photo)

Boeing-Stearman A75N1/PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-1496), C-GVFB.

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

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20376), C/N CCF4-167, C-FRUL.

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20262), C/N CCF4-53, C-FSWW.

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, C/N CCF4-265, C-FXEX.

 (Lorne Bohn Photo)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star Mk. 3 (Serial No. 21081), Jack Currie, private owner.

Fairchild Cornell I, RCAF (Serial No. EW485), 2, 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650764)

Fairchild PT-26 Cornell (Serial No.), in storage.  Jack Currie owns this aircraft and is looking for parts to restore it.  

Baytree

 

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3 Avenger, Royal Canadian Navy.  (RCN Photo)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger, USN (BuNo. 91171), C/N 4076, C-FBQT.

Bruderheim

Boeing-Stearman A75N1/PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-6700), C-GXJJ.

Calgary

Boeing-Stearman A75N1/PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-8521), C-FUCC.

Boeing-Stearman B75N1/PT-13 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-6804), CF-QJV.

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. IVW, RCAF (Serial No. 2486).  (RCAF Photo)

Noorduyn UC-64 Norseman Mk. V (Serial No. N29-26), CF-MAM, on display on skis at the Suncor Energy Centre (previously the Petro Canada Centre).

North American P-51D-30NA Mustang, USSAF (Serial No. 44-74429), RCAF (Serial No. 9598), Lynn Garrison estate, in storage.

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4 (Serial No. 88-9141), C-FXSA.

Fleet 16B Finch in RCAF service.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583636)

Fleet 16B Finch Mk. II (Serial No. 1A-FL7249), C-GTOB.

Calgary, The Hangar Flight Museum.  4629 McCall Way NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8A5
(403) 250-3752

The aircraft preserved in the Hangar Flight Museum are listed on a separate web page.

Calgary, A.V. Roe Canada Heritage Museum.

Calgary, The RCAF Museum, The Military Museums, 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary Alberta, T2T 5J4.

403-410-2340.

Canadair CF-116 Freedom Fighters firing CRV-7 rockets, Primrose Lake, Alberta. (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CF-116 Freedom Fighter (Serial No. 116733),  433 Sqn, 1973.  (CF Photo)

 (Peter Paulsen Photo)

 (Author Photos)

Canadair CF-116 Freedom Fighter (Serial No. 116707), mounted on twin pylons.

 (Director, AFMSA, AFMA Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet (Serial No. 188719), Centennial of Flight Hornet.

Calgary, Air Force Museum Society of Alberta

 (Gary Watson Director, AFMSA, AFMA Photo)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. V (Serial No. 23338).

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 12817), ca 1960s.  (San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives Photo)

 (Gary Watson Director, AFMSA, AFMA Photos)

 (Mr. Marnier Photo)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 12846). 

Sperwer CU-161 drone.

Calgary, Naval Museum of Alberta, The Military Museums

Hawker Sea Furies in flight, early RCN camouflage pattern.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Hawker Sea Furies in flight, late RCN pattern.  (RCN Photos courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Hawker Sea Fury, RCN.  Library and Archives Canada Photos, MIKAN Nos. 4821007, 4820892 and 4820893)

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk. 11 (Serial No. WG565), HMCS Tecumseh, ca. 1977, before being restored and moved indoors.

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk. 11 (Serial No. WG565).  Naval Museum of Alberta, The Military Museums, Calgary, Alberta.

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV, RCN (Serial No. PR500). (RCN Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Supermarine 377 Seafire Mk. XV (Serial No. PR451), TG-B, at HMCS Tecumseh, ca. 1977, before being restored and moved indoors.  PR451 is one of the last remaining Seafires.  It was acquired for the RCN from the Royal Navy in January 1946.  It had been originally delivered to the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) at RDU Culham on 5 Oct 1945.  PR451 was flown by 803 Squadron operating from the Aircraft Carrier HMCS Warrior.  803 Squadron became part of the 19th Support Air Group at Shearwater, Nova Scotia in January 1951 and was renumbered VF-870 on 1 Mar 1951.  The Squadron was disbanded in September 1962.

Supermarine 377 Seafire Mk. XV (Serial No. PR451), previously painted as TG-B, currently painted as VG.  Naval Museum of Alberta, The Military Museums, Calgary, Alberta.

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee coming in to land on HMCS Bonaventure.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee on HMCS Bonaventure.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee preparing to launch from HMCS Bonaventure.  (RCN Photo)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee (Serial No. 126334).

Calgary, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

North American NA-66 Harvard (Serial No. TBC). 

Camrose

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4 in flight, (Serial No. 209414).  (RCAF photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

North American NA-66 Harvard Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 3327), C/N 07 202), C-FMTW.

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20243), C/N CCF4-34, C-FVYF.

Vought F4U-7 Corsair (BuNo. 133699) in French Aeronavale colours.  (Ray Wagner, SDA&SM Photo)

Vought F4U-7 Corsair (BuNo. 133714), ex French Navy, Reg. No. C-GWFU, "Alberta Blue", ex-N33714, Blain Fowler.

Cayley

Boeing-Stearman E75N1/PT-13 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-5169), C-FDKD.

Claresholm

 

 (Mike Kaehler Photos)

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4 (Serial No. TBC), mounted on a pylon.  This Harvard memorial is a tribute to the pilots of #15 Service Flight Training School, part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Program, which was based in Claresholm for many years.

Cold Lake

Canadair CF-104 Starfighters and USN Vought F8 Crusaders over Cold Lake, ca 1970s.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 104702), mounted on a pylon downtown Cold Lake.

CFB Cold Lake, Air Force Museum, 63117 - 69 Avenue, Cold Lake, Alberta.  Tel  780-594-6006.

The aircraft preserved in the Air Force Museum at CFB Cold Lake, are listed on a separate web page.

Edmonton

Avro 616 Avian, G-CAVB, owned by Fort Edmonton Park since 2008.  (rpmullan Photo)

In September 1919, former First World War fighter pilot Wop May and his company, May Aeroplanes, was hired by Edmonton Police Chief Hill during their manhunt for John Larson, wanted on two counts of murder (including of a police officer) and a break-in.  May flew Edmonton Police Detective James Campbell to the small town of Edson, and Larson was caught soon thereafter.  This was the first time an aircraft was used in a manhunt.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133011), (Serial No. 21001), mounted on a pylon.

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 6 (Serial No. 1710), C-GBUI.

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso A, RCAF (Serial No. 11024), OT, 121 Search and Rescue Squadron Canso aircraft over Vancouver.  (RCAF Photo)

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso, RCAF (Serial No. 11093), C/N CV-435, CF-NJL.

Curtiss JN-4, RFC, School of Aerial Gunnery, Camp Beamsville, Ontairo, 1918.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No.  3390052)

Curtiss JN-4D (Serial No. 3793), C-GDCX.

de Havilland Canada CT-120 Chipmunk (Serial No. 18058), CF-CYR, C-GSIX, CF-BXI.

North American NA-66 Harvard Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 3297), C/N 07-166, CF-MSZ.

Edmonton, Alberta Aviation Museum, Edmonton Aviation Heritage Centre, 11410 Kingsway NW Edmonton, Alberta. T5G 0X4. Tel 780-451-1175.

The aircraft preserved in the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton are listed on a separate web page.

Edmonton, CFB Edmonton 

Bell CH-136 Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 136259), mounted on a pylon 408 Squadron, Namao.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133072), (Serial No. 21072).

Edmonton, CFB Edmonton, 408 Squadron Museum

Edson

 (wildewoodke Photo)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133097), (Serial No. 21097), mounted on a pylon.

Grand Centre

Canadair CF-104 (Serial No. 104842), 1st Canadian Air Group, CFB Baden-Söllingen, Germany, 1985.  (Rob Schleiffert Photo) 

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 104763), (Serial No. 12702).

Grand Prairie

Fairchild PT-26A Cornell Mk. II (Serial No. FV-730), CF-CVP.

Innisfail

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 770).  (RCAF Photo)

 (wildewoodke Photo)

Lockheed F-104F, C/N 5070, ex-German Air Force, 29+17, painted as a CF-104, mounted on a pylon.  Canadian Military Members Memorial.             

Lacombe

Boeing-Stearman E75N1/PT-13 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-5619), C-GVTI.

Leduc

(Brice Fraser Photo)

 (wildwoodke Photo)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133518), (Serial No. 21518), mounted on a pylon.

Lethbridge

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133578), (Serial No. 21578).  Royal Canadian Legion, General Stewart Branch No. 4, 702 Wing.

Fairchild PT-26A Cornell Mk. II, (Serial No. FV-729), CF-CVO.

Bristol (Fairchild) 149 Bolingbroke Mk. IVT, RCAF (Serial No. 10074).

Nanton, National Bomber Command Air Museum

The aircraft preserved in the NBCAM are listed on a separate web page.

Okotoks

Auster AOP.6 (Serial No.), C/N TAY872BJ, CF-OMW. 

Okotoks, Northwest Aviation and Heritage Museum, Okotoks Air Park

Avro 652A Anson (Serial No. TBC).

de Havilland Canada CT-120 Chipmunk (Serial No. 18074), CF-BXG.

Red Deer Airport

 (Brice Fraser Photos)

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20370), C/N CCF4-161, mounted on a pylon.  Harvard Historical Aviation Society.

Red Deer, Alberta Forest Service, Airspray (1967).

 (Ahunt Photo)

Douglas A-26B Invader, fire-bomber (Serial No. 44-34136), C-FKBM.

Douglas A-26C Invader, fire-bomber (Serial No. 44-35456), CF-AGO.

Douglas B-26C Invader, fire-bomber (Serial No. 44-35524A), CF-CUI.

Douglas RB-26C Invader, fire-bomber (Serial No. 44-35497), C-FOVC.

Douglas A-26B Invader, fire-bomber (Serial No. 44-35875), C-FPGF.

Douglas B-26C Invader, fire-bomber (Serial No. 44-35898), C-FPGP.

Douglas RB-26C Invader, fire-bomber (Serial No. 44-35444), C-FTFB.

Douglas B-26BC Invader, fire-bomber (Serial No. 44-35857), CF-ZTC.

Douglas A-26B Invader, fire-bomber (Serial No. 44-22653), C-GPTW.

Douglas A-26C Invader, fire-bomber (Serial No. 44-35948), C-GHLX.

Douglas A-26B Invader, fire-bomber (Serial No. 44-34121), C-GHZM.

Douglas A-26B Invader, fire-bomber (Serial No. 44-34523), C-GTOX.

Douglas A-26B Invader, fire-bomber (Serial No. 44-34778), C-GWLT.

Douglas A-26C Invader, fire-bomber (Serial No. 44-28987), C-GXGY.

Rocky Mountain House

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 21437), mounted on a pylon at the Rocky Mountain House Flying Club, Airport.  On loan from the NLAM, Nanton.

Sherwood Park

North American NA-64 Yale (Serial No.), C/N 642175, 1940, CF-FFCZ.

Springbank

North American T-28B Trojan, USN (Bu No. 138364), C/N 200-435, C-GKKD.

St. Albert

 (Winter E299, Winterforce Media Photo)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133271), (Serial No. 21271), mounted on a pylon in Millennium Park near the Royal Canadian Legion.  Wings from (Serial No. 21096).

Villeneuve

Boeing-Stearman A75N1/PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-4682), C-GWCX.

Warner

 (BK-Hunters Photo)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133419).

Wetaskiwin

Beechcraft CT-134 Musketeer (Serial No. 134232), mounted on a pylon.  Royal Canadian Legion.

Boeing-Stearman A75N1/PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-255), CF-KQB.

Boeing-Stearman A75N1/PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-5168), CF-RAF.

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4 (Serial No. 20307), C/N CCF4-98, CF-FBD.

The aircraft preserved in the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Wetaskiwin, are listed on a separate web page.

Fairchild (Fleet, Fort Erie) Cornell Mk. II (Serial No. 10575), coded FC 80.  This Cornell was taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command, RCAF on 17 March 1943.  It was delivered to No. 23 Elementary Flying Training School at Davidson, Saskatchewan on 27 March 1943.  It later went to No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  It placed into the stored reserve on 17 January 1945.  It was later stored at No. 202 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Station at Mossbank, Saskatchewan.  It was noted as a "frozen series" on 7 July 1945.  It awaited pending disposal there from 8 April 1946.  To civil register as CF-HIH.  On 2 December 1946 it was struck off, and sent to War Assets Corporation for disposal.  It is currently owned by Greg Morrison.

Wetaskiwin, Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame

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