Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warbirds 4: The Second World War, Trainers, Transports and Utility Aircraft (Book)

Canadian Military Aircraft of the Second World War (Part 2)

Fairey Battle Mk. I, RCAF.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Data current to 15 Feb 2018.

 

This aviation handbook is intended to provide the reader with a quick reference to identify military support aircraft flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Army during the Second World War. The handbooks in this series include a general description and a photograph from the Canadian Forces Archives of at least one of the key variants or marks of each aircraft that has been in Canadian military service or used by Canadian servicemen overseas.Each aircraft is listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. General details describing the aircrafts engines, service ceiling, speed, armament or weapons load are included, along with a brief description of the Canadian or allied squadron in which Canadian aircrews used the aircraft operationally. This is the fourth volume in the series. It describes the trainers, transports and utility aircraft flown by Canadians during the war. A list of museums, private aircraft collections and other locations where a number of the survivors might be found is also included. The handbook is not a definitive list of all Canadian-manufactured or operated support aircraft, but it should serve as a quick reminder for anyone with an interest in Canadian military aviation.

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For an update on military aircraft preserved in Canada, see "Canadian Warplanes".

Canadian Warbirds of the Second World War, Trainers, Transports and Utility Aircraft, Photo Update

Airspeed Horsa Transport Gliders.  (RAF Photo)

Airspeed Horsa Transport Gliders, Operation Market Garden, 1944.  (RAF Photo)

Airspeed Horsa Transport Glider, RAF (Serial No. DP726).  (RAF Photo)

Airspeed AS 51 Horsa Mk. I & II Transport Glider (3), (Serial Nos. TL334, TL349, TL401).

Airspeed A.S. 10 Oxford Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. AS277), 25, in flight over Saskatchewan, 1942.  (Bob Brown Photo)

Airspeed AS 10 Oxford Mk. II.  (RCAF Photo)

Airspeed A.S. 10 Oxford, RCAF (Serial No. 814), nose over, 22 Jan 1943.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582336)

Airspeed A.S. 10 Oxford, RCAF (Serial No. 814), nose over, 22 Jan 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582337)

Airspeed Oxford, RCAF (Serial 1503), instrument panel,, 6 Jun 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581274)

Airspeed AS 10 Oxford Mk. I (Serial 1503), 6 Jun 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3256160)

Airspeed AS 10 Oxford Mk. I (Serial No. 1503), 6 Jun 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581270)

Airspeed AS 10 Oxford Mk. II (Serial No. AT642), Rockcliffe, 29 Jan 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 35812920)

Airspeed AS 10 Oxford Mk. II (Serial No. AR844), 24, 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650312)

Airspeed AS 10 Oxford Mk. II (Serial No. AR844), 24, 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650311)

Airspeed A.S. 10 Oxford on skis, 19 Mar 1942.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582077)

Airspeed Oxford, RCAF, on skis, 19 Mar 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582078)

 

Airspeed Oxford on skis.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584168)

Airspeed AS 10 Oxford Mk. I (27), (Serial Nos. 1501-1525, A89, A101), Mk. II (606), (Serial Nos. T1119, T1127, T1139, T1167, T1172, T1177, T1180, T1181, T1184, T1273, T1277, T1280, T1282, T1312-17, T1323, T1326, T1328, V-3247, V-3268, V-3289, V-3290, V-3291, V-3294, V-3310, V-3312, V-3313, V-3315, V-3316, V-3319, V-3332, V-3342, V-3348, V-3351, V-3353, V-3379, V-3883, X6520, X6521, X6529, X6534, X6536, X6538, X6539, X6541, X6543, X6544, X6549- X6552, X6555- X6557, X6559, X6563, X6564, X6589-91, X6593, X6596, X6610, X6665, X6675, X6679, X6683- X6686, X6688, X6689, X6692, X6733- X6735, X6880- X6884, X6952, X6954, X6957, X6961- X6964, X6967, X7038, X7042, X7057, X7116-22, X7124, X7137, X7140, X7141, X7143- X7149, X7156, AP413, AP415, AP418, AP424, AP452, AP486, AP487, AP491, AR756, AR757, AR761, AR762, AR765, AR766, AR768, AR770, AR774, AR775, AR778, AR780, AR784, 8 AR75, AR809, AR810, AR813, AR814, AR819, AR830, AR833, AR834, AR836, AR844, AR847, AR850, AR872, AR875, AR877, AR913, AR919, AR921, AR924, AR927, AR935, AR937, AR953, AR969, AR971- AR974, AR978, AR981, AS148- AS150, AS157, AS159, AS162, AS164- AS168, AS170, AS172, AS173, AS180, AS181, AS184- AS186, AS202, AS203, AS205- AS215, AS217- AS225, AS227- AS230, AS255, AS257- AS264, AS266, AS268, AS270, AS272, AS275- AS278, AS299-AS301, AS303- AS308, AS312, AS314, AS316, AS317, AS319- AS322, AS329, AS330, AS347, AS349, AS350, AS352, AS359- AS363, AS365- AS368, AS372, AS373, AS378, AS381, AS383, AS386, AS388, AS390, AS394- AS396, AS503, AS505, AS510, AS513, AS514, AS516, AS517, AS521, AS523, AS537, AS538, AS540, AS544, AS545, AS549, AS550, AS552, AS553, AS556, AS559, AS561, AS564, AS565, AS568, AS569, AS571, AS591, AS592- AS595, AS599, AS600, AS603, AS607, AS608, AS610- AS614, AS616, AS617, AS619- AS621, AS624- AS626, AS629, AS637, AS639, AS640, AS666- AS670, AS673- AS675, AS677- AS680, AS684- AS686, AS688- AS691, AS693, AS695-AS701, AS704, AS706, AS726, AS730, AS734, AS738, AS764, AS769- AS771, AS773, AS775, AS777, AS778, AS781- AS784, AS787, AS788, AS790- AS792, AS795, AS796, AS798, AS800- AS804, AS806, AS813, AS828, AS829, AS831, AS833- AS835, AS837, AS838, AS846, AS848, AS850, AS851, AS853, AS854, AS859- AS862, AS869, AS912, AS914- AS916, AS918- AS922, AS924- AS927, AS930, AS931, AS933, AS935, AS936, AS938, AS939, AS941, AS942, AS980, AT440, AT442- AT450, AT452, AT453, AT455- AT458, AT460, AT461, AT464- AT466, AT472, AT473, AT482, AT483, AT502, AT504, AT511, AT516, AT517, AT519, AT523- AT525, AT533, AT535, AT576, AT584, AT589- AT592, AT599-AT601, AT605, AT607, AT641, AT642, BF800, BF866, BF881, BF904, BF905, BF909, BF910, BF977- BF980, BG125, BG289, BG294, BG295, BG297, BG298, BG303, BG304, BG322, BG323, BG325, BG327- BG329, BG331, BG332, BG334, BG352, BG354, BG355, BG357, BG360, BG363, BG366, BG369, BG370, BG372, BM675- BM682, BM684, BM685, BM689- BM691, BM696, BM697, BM699-BM702, BM714- BM718, BM720, BM747- BM754, BM758- BM764, BM766- BM773, BM780, BM781, BM801, BM805-BM817), AS 46 Oxford Mk. V (188), (Serial Nos. EB425- EB461, EB463, EB484- EB489, EB491- EB4518, EB435- EB484, EB599-EB5640, EB554-EB577), for a total of 819 of all Marks of the Oxford operated by the RCAF in Canada.

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley, flown by RCAF aircrew serving with the RAF, used as a tow-plane for gliders and for dropping paratroops.  None are preserved in Canada.  (RAF Photos)

Whitworth AW.41 Albemarle ST Mk. I.  (RAF Photo)

Whitworth AW.41 Albemarle ST Mk. I, RAF (Serial No. P1514), No. 511 Sqn.  (IWM Photo CH12049)

Whitworth AW.41 Albemarle ST Mk. I, RAF (Serial No. P1564), No. 511 Sqn.  (IWM Photo CNA3953)

Auster AOP.3, RAF in support of RCA, Ortona, Italy, 10 Feb 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3524518)

Auster AOP, mission plans, Italy ca 1943.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4232925

Auster AOP.6 (36), (Serial Nos. 16651-16686), T7 (6), (Serial Nos. 16687-16692), for a total of 42 aircraft.

Avro Anson Mk. II in flight.  (RCAF Photo)

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Avro Anson Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. R3373), Uplands, Ontario, 12 Apr 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3222582)

Avro Anson Mk. IV, RCAF (Serial No. R9692), 3 Jan 1944.  Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583111)

Avro Anson Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 6195). 20 Apr 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582132)

Avro Anson Mk. I, RCAF, 12 Apr 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581652)

Avro Anson Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 7069), Rockcliffe, 30 June 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388099)

Avro Anson Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 7069), Rockcliffe, 30 June 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643700)

Avro Anson Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 7150), 24 Mar 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582082)

Avro Anson Mk. III, RCAF (Serial No. 6008), 25 Oct 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581893)

Avro Anson Mk. III, RCAF (Serial No. 6008), Rockcliffe, Ontario, 25 Oct 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581894)

Avro Anson Mk. III, RCAF (Serial No. 6339), Rockcliffe, Ontario, 24 Oct 1941.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581909)

Avro Anson Mk. III, RCAF (Serial No. 6339), Rockcliffe, Ontario, 24 Oct 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581910)

Avro Anson Mk. III, RCAF, cockpit, 25 Oct 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643683)

Avro Anson Mk. IV, RCAF (Serial No. 10257).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582869)

Avro Anson Mk. V, RCAF (Serial Nos. 11919 & 11891), No. 13 Sqn.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643727)

Avro Anson Mk. V, RCAF, No. 414 Sqn, 1944.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3545923)

Avro Anson Mk. VI, RCAF (Serial No. 13881), 18 Apr 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 358214)

Avro Anson Mk. VI, RCAF (Serial No. 13881), 20 Oct 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583061)

Avro Anson Mk. VI, RCAF (Serial No. 13881), 18 Apr 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583215)

Avro Anson, No. 4 Service Flying Training School, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 4 Oct 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327567)

Avro Anson, No. 4 Service Flying Training School, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 4 Oct 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327568)

Avro Anson, PO E.E. Creed, RCAF, 23 Aug 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327287)

Avro Anson, RCAF  aircrew, 4 July 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583348) 

Avro Anson on skis, RCAF (Serial No. 6195), Rockcliffe, Jan 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388008)

Avro 652A Anson Mk. I (1,528), (Serial Nos. 3541-3542), (Serial Nos. 6001-7068), (Serial Nos.10497-10499), A84, A85, A97, A103, A115, A116, K6197, K6207, K6230, K6241, K6251, K6264, K6265, K6278, K6281, K6293, K6297, K6298, K6300, K6302, K6303, K6316, K6324, K8706, K8709, K8714, K8724, K8727, K8729, K8730, K8734, K8743, K8745, K8751, K8752, K8756, K8760, K8761, K8770, K8774, K8775, K8777, K8782, K8786, K8818, K8820, K8824, K8830, L7046, L7054, L7056, L7062, L7070, L7910, L7911, L7931, L7946, L7959, L7961, L7962, L7966, L7967, L7970, L7971, L9158, L9159, N4856, N4859, N4861, N4862, N4874, N4886, N4888, N4894, N4897, N4898, N4901, N4905, N4907, N4909, N4915, N4924, N4928, N4932, N4938, N4942, N4963, N4964, N4967, N4968, N4978, N4979, N4998, N5008, N5011, N5012, N5015, N5016, N5018, N5023, N5035, N5036, N5038, N5041, N5042, N5047, N5049, N5051, N5058, N5087, N5088, N5092, N5104, N5107, N5108, N5148, N5162, N5189, N5195, N5201, N5202, N5207, N5208, N5211, N5212, N5214, N5216, N5217, N5219, N5236, N5241, N5243, N5249, N5250, N5253, N5258, N5261, N5268, N5273, N5292, N5298, N5300, N5301, N5304, N5306, N5316, N5320, N5341, N5347- N5350, N5352, N5353, N5357, N5358, N5361, N5362, N5370, N5375, N5380, N5384, N9526, N9528, N9529, N9539- N9542, N9547- N9549, N9555, N9557, N9559, N9560, N9564, N9566, N9572, N9574, N9575, N9588, N9591- N9597, N9600, N9602- N9604, N9607, N9615, N9640, N9644, N9650- N9652, N9655, N9658, N9659, N9661, N9665, N9670, N9672, N9675, N9688, N9713, N9715, N9719, N9724, N9725, N9728, N9746, N9750, N9752, N9766, N9770, N9779, N9786, N9816, N9818- N9820, N9836- N9838, N9843- N9845, N9850, N9851, N9854, N9856, N9870- N9872, N9874, N9887, N9888, N9891, N9893, N9894, N9899- N9901, N9905, N9907, N9938, N9943, N9982, N9983, N9985, R3338, R3350, R3372, R3377, R3380, R3383, R3390, R3401, R3404, R3413, R3431, R3434, R3438, R3442, R3447, R3463, R9568, R9577, R9588- R9591, R9598, R9599, R9601, R9609, R9631, R9633, R9635, R9641, R9651, R9664, R9666, R9668- R9670, R9685, R9686, R9688, R9691, R9692, R9696, R9700, R9703, R9714, R9715, R9720, R9722, R9723, R9725, R9739- R9741, R9768, R9775, R9778, R9798, R9800, R9818- R9821, R9823, R9826, W1654, W1672, W1729, W1768, W2617, W2621, W2623, W2624, W2640, W2643, W2653, W2654, W2658, W2661, W2665, AW964, AW968, AX105, AX109- AX111, AX114, AX116, AX137, AX146, AX163- AX172, AX181- AX187, AX218, AX219, AX221, AX222, AX227, AX239, AX242- AX248, AX283, AX284, AX287, AX288, AX343, AX347- AX349, AX356, AX365- AX372, AX396, AX397, AX414, AX415, AX418, AX419, AX422, AX423, AX426, AX427, AX436, AX444, AX445, AX469, AX472, AX473, AX482- AX496, AX507, AX508, AX572, AX573, AX611, AX612, AX640, AX641, DG812, DG813, DG817, DG820, DG823, DG872- DG875, DG893, DG894, DG898, DG899), Mk. II (1,833), (Serial Nos. 7069-7622), (Serial Nos. 8203-8648), (Serial Nos. 11181-11580), FP687-FP999, JS100-JS218, Mk. IV (1), (Serial No. 10257), Mk. V (1,049), (Serial Nos. 11581-12628, 13231), Mk. VI (1), (Serial No. 13881), for a total of 4,413 aircraft.

Avro York Mk. I in flight, RAF.  (RAF Photo)

Avro York, RAF.  (SDA&SM Archives)

 

Barkley Grow T8P-1 (Serial No. 8), CF-BQM.  Calgary, Alberta.  (Author Photo)

Barkley Grow T8P-1, RCAF (Serial No. 758), ca 1940.  (RCAF Photo)

Barkley-Grow T8P-1, CF-BMV.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3223865)

Barkley-Grow T8P-1, CF-BMV.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, , MIKAN No. 3223866)

Barkley-Grow T8P-1, CF-BMV.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3223867)

Barkley Grow T8P-1, RCAF (Serial No. 758), Uplands, Ontario, 6 Dec 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388053)

Barkley Grow T8P-1 (1), (Serial No. 758).  The one RCAF Barkley Grow T8P-1 aircraft was sold to Central Maritime Airways of Summerside, PEI, in 1941 as CF-BMV.  While flying near Greenland it had to force land on an ice flow on 23 Dec 1941. The aircraft broke through the ice and sank but the crew was rescued by local Inuit. 

Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing, 1938, CN 203, DoT CF-CCA, Rockcliffe, Ontario.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3545906)

Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing, 1938, CN 203, DoT CF-CCA, Rockcliffe, Ontario.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3409873)

This D17S (c/n 203) was built in April 1938 and delivered to Canada's Controller of Civil Aviation (Department of Transport) in Ottawa as CF-CCA.  It spent a considerable period of time in the civil service before being sold to a number of owners in quick succession (Bradley Air services in 1955, Spartan Air services in 1956, and Mr I.Sanders in 1957), before its Certificate of Airworthiness expired in December 1958 and it was left derelict in Ottawa.  Dr William Boyd began a rebuild of CCA in 1972, and the project was continued by Morley Servos in 1979.  The aircraft returned to the air in April 1985.  The aircraft features several variations from a standard D17, including G model undercarriage and Cleveland brakes, toes brakes rather than a Johnson bar, and starboard access door; as well as a full IFR panel, GPS, and autopilot.  Robin and Elaine Campbell acquired the aircraft which had been re-registered as C-FCCA at the Leeward Air Ranch in Occala, Florida where it had its own air-conditioned hangar.  The aircraft was delivered to California in 1995 and dismantled for shipping to New Zealand.  The Staggerwing was registered on 29 Nov, and received its New Zealand Certificate of Airworthiness on 8 Dec as Reg. No. ZK-AMU, based at North Shore, NZ.  Douglas Drummond, Bathurst, New South Wales owns it now, Reg. No. VH-WEE.  It is painted in an eye catching red.

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

Beechcraft Expeditor 3T, 24 Feb 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643720)

Beechcraft 18A Expeditor (1), (Serial No. 8650), 18B Expeditor (2), (Serial Nos. 7644, 7842), Expeditor (3), (Serial Nos. 1530, 7629, 7643), D-18S, CT-128, C-45 Expeditor Mk. 3N (100), (Serial Nos. 1426-1500, 2278-2302), Mk. 3NM (133), (Serial Nos. 1502-1506, 1507 (later 5179), 1508 (later 5180), 1509-1511, 1512 (later 5181), 1513-1515, 1536-1545, 1546 (later 5186), 1546 (later 5187), 1548, 1549, 1550 (later 5188), 1551 (later 5189), 1552-1554, 1555 (later 5190), 1576 (later 5194), 1577-1580, 1581 (later 5195), 1577-1580, 1581 (later 5195), 1582 (later 5196), 1583, 1584 (later 5197), 1585-1588, 1589 (later 5198), 1590, 1591 (later 5199), 1592-1594, 2303-2382), Mk. 3T (108), (Serial Nos. 1381-1399, 1401-1425, FR940-48, HB100-27, 29-31, 34-46, 48, 51, 85, 86, HB207, 10, 12, 66-69), Mk. 3TM (47), (Serial Nos. 1501, 1516 (later 5182), 1517, 1518, 1519 (later 5183), 1520-1524, 1525 (later 5184), 1526, 1527, 1528 (later 5185), 1529-1535, 1556, 1557 (later 5191), 1558-1560, 1561 (later 5192), 1562, 1563, 1564 (later 5193), 1565-1575, 1595-1600), for a total of 394 aircraft.

Boeing 247D, RCAF (Serial No. 7635), No. 121 Squadron, ca 1939.  (RCAF Photos)

Boeing 247D, C-73 (8), (Serial Nos. 7635-7639, 7655, 7839, 7840).

 

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Mk. II in RCAF service.  None are preserved in Canada.  (RCAF Photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 9206) cockpit view.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583531)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Mk. IIA, RCAF (Serial No. 9202). No. 168 (HT) Squadron.  Leading Aircraftman Freemantle painting a mailbag symbol to indicate another overseas mail flight completed, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 9 May 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583263)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Mk. IIA, RCAF (Serial No. 9203), 168 (HT) Squadron, ground crew, Rockcliffe, 9 May 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583262)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Mk. IIA, RCAF (Serial No. 9203), 18 Jul 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3232310)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Mk. IIA, RCAF (Serial No. 9204), ca 1944.  (Comox Air Force Museum Photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 9205), 168 (HT) Sqn, 8 Aug 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643725)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 9205), 168 (HT) Sqn, 8 Aug 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643726)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Mk. II (3), (Serial Nos. 9205-9207), and Mk. IIA (9202-9204), (3) for a total of 6 aircraft.

 (RAF Photo)

 (RAF Photo)

 (USAAF Photo)

 (RCAF Photos via Gary Cook)

Brewster SB2A-1 Bermuda, RAF (Serial No. FF741).  

Brewster SB2A-1 Bermuda (3), (Serial Nos. FF568, FF718, FF732).  The RCAF acquired three, which were used at Suffield, Alberta, for "special" research operations.  None are preserved in Canada.  A single Buccaneer is preserved with the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola NAS, Florida.

Bristol Bombay Mk. I, RAF (Serial No. L5838), No. 216 Squadron, Aldergrove, County Antrim, UK.  (IWM Photo CH2936)

Bristol Bombay Mk. I, RAF (Serial No. L5845), D, No. 216 Squadron in the Middle East.  (IWM Photo CH4230)

 

Northrop Delta, RCAF (Serial No. 667), first Canadian built Delta, 1936.  (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Northrop Delta, RCAF (Serial No. 675), initially posted to No. 8 Sqn, Rockcliffe, Ontario, in 1938.  675 later flew with No. 120 Sqn from RCAF Stations Sea Island and Patricia Bay, BC, from May 1940 to July 1941, coded "MX*C".  It erved with No. 13 (OT) Sqn, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, 1941.  (RCAF Photo)

Northrop Delta Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 667).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3199776)

Northrop Delta Mk. I (Serial No. 668), 17 Aug 1937.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3577534)

Northrop Delta Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 667).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3199775)

Northrop Delta Mk. IIs, RCAF (Serial Nos. 677 and 675), Noorduyn Norseman Mk. IV, RCAF (Serial No. 678), No. 8 Squadron, Aug 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3203455)

Northrop Delta Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 675).  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Northrop Delta Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 675).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3545976)

Northrop Delta Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 671) on skis, 2 Feb 1938.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3199777)

Northrop Delta Mk. II, RCAF cockpit, 12 Apr 1937.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3199774)

Northrop Delta interior with Very Pistol.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581151)

Northrop Delta Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 676), 26 Aug 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3199778)

Northrop Delta Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 671), Aug 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3642471)

Northrop Delta Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 673) on skis, Apr 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581148)

Northrop Delta Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 673) on skis, Apr 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581176)

Northrop Delta Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 673) on skis, Apr 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581175)

Canadian Vickers (Northrop) Delta Mk. I (3), (Serial Nos. 667-669), Mk. II (17), (Serial Nos. 670-677, 682-690), for a total of 20 aircraft.  Flown by RCAF No. 8, No. 119 and No. 120 Squadrons.

Canada selected the Delta for use as a photographic survey aircraft for use by the RCAF in 1935.  They were built by Canadian Vickers Ltd under license.  One aircraft, the last Delta built by Northrop, was supplied as a part assembled pattern to Canadian Vickers, first flying on 16 August 1936 and being delivered to the RCAF on 1 September that year.  It was followed by a further 19 aircraft built wholly by Canadian Vickers, production continuing until October 1940.  The Northrop Delta was the first all-metal, stressed-skin aircraft built in Canada.

The Deltas, which were capable of being operated from wheeled, ski or float undercarriages, proved capable survey aircraft, well suited to operations in the North of Canada, but in August 1939, when the outbreak of the Second World War loomed, Canada found itself short of coastal patrol aircraft, and the Deltas were diverted to this role, being fitted with floats and carrying out long anti-submarine missions.  The Deltas were less successful as patrol floatplanes, as they were damaged by ocean swell and by salt water corrosion, and they were forced to revert to landplane use after two months.  The Delta was withdrawn from operations in late 1941, and was then used as instructional airframes in training schools.  (Wikipedia)

Cessna Crane Mk. IA, RCAF (Serial No. 8807), 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650440)

Cessna Crane Mk. IA, RCAF (Serial No. 7658), 22 Feb 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581732)

Cessna T-50 Crane Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 7658), 22 Feb 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643681)

Cessna Crane Mk. IA, RCAF (Serial No. 7658), ca 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3241750)

Cessna T-50 Crane Mk. I, cockpit, 1 Sep 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3642482)

Cessna Crane Mk. IA, RCAF (Serial No. 7658), Rockcliffe, 12 Sep 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 36581886)

Cessna Crane Mk. IA, RCAF (Serial No. 7658), rear view, 12 Sep 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581889)

Cessna Crane Mk. IA, RCAF (Serial No. 7658), rear view, 12 Sep 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581887

Cessna T-50 Crane Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 7658), 22 Feb 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581731)

Cessna T-50 Crane Mk. I (644), (Serial Nos. 1300, 4000, 7657-7836, 7843-8202, 8651-8750, 9000, 9500), Mk. IA (100), (Serial Nos. 8751-8850), Mk. IA (82), (Serial Nos. FJ200-39, 48-89), for a total of 826 aircraft.

de Havilland DH.91 Albatross, Imperial Airways 1938. (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3353834)

de Havilland DH.91 Albatross four-engine British transport aircraft, seven built in 1938–39.  With the onset of the Second World War, the Royal Air Force considered their range and speed useful for courier flights between Great Britain and Iceland, and two mail plane versions of the DH.91 were pressed into service with No. 271 Squadron in September 1940, operating between Prestwick and Reykjavik.  Unfortunately, both aircraft were destroyed in landing accidents in Reykjavík within the space of 18 months in 1941 and 1942. 

 

Douglas Dakota wartime groundcrew, RCAF.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

Douglas Dakota, evacuation of wounded, France, 16 June 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3397094)

Bofors 40-mm AA Gun being loaded into a Douglas Dakota Mk III, RCAF (Serial No. 653), No. 12 (Comm) Sqn, Rockcliffe, 28 Oct 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583070)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota with truck being loaded, 14 Aug 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583409)

Douglas Dakota Mk III, RCAF (Serial No. 661), Moncton, New Brunswick, Jan 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650727)

Douglas Dakota Mk III, RCAF (Serial No. 661), Moncton, New Brunswick, Jan 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650728)

Douglas C-47 Dakota Mk. I (15), (Serial Nos. 650-664), Mk. III (44), (Serial Nos. 960-994, 10910-10918, FL595, 98, FL615, 16, 18, 21, 36, 50, FZ557, 58, 71, 75, 76, 81, 83, 84, 86, FZ634, 35, 69, 71, 78, 92, 94, 95, KG312, 17, 20, 30, 37, 45, 50, 54, 68, 82, 89, 94, 95, KG400, 03, 14, 16, 23, 30, 41, 55, 79, 85, 86, KG526, 45, 57, 59, 62, 63, 68, 77, 80, 87, KG600, 02, 23, 32, 34, 35, 41, 65, 68, 92, 93, KG713, 69, KG808, 27, 28, KG936, TS422, 25), DC-3, CC-129 Dakota Mk. IV (31), (Serial Nos. 1000, KJ956, KK101, 02, 43, 60, KN200, 01, 56, 58, 61, 70, 77, 78, 81, 91, KN392, KN427, 36, 43, 48, 51, 85, KN511, KN665, 66, 76, KP221, 24, 27), for a total of 169 aircraft.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain, USAAF (Serial No. 223934), delivering RCAF fighter squadron groundcrew in Normandy, 16 June 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4002569).  There is a story that this Dakota was a USAAF used by Field Marshal Montgomery around the time of D-Day.  He apparently won it and its crew in a card game!  Note the Union Flag, small fin flash and appropriate star rank markings, although it retained USAAF national insignia.

Front view of the same Skytrain/Dakota, wearing the markings of the 21st Army Group and 8th Army (FM Montgomery's old command) insignia.  (Tony O'Toole)

21st Army Group and 8th Army badges.

 

Fairchild PT-26 Cornell, RCAF (Serial No. FH664) in flight.  (Photo courtesy of Bill Larkins)

Fairchild Cornell, cockpit, 19 Nov 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643709)

Fairchild Cornell Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. FH652), cockpit, No. 3 Flying Instructors School, July 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643703)

 (Photo courtesy of Bzuk)

Fairchild PT-26A Cornell Mk. II, C-GATP, FV-725.

Fairchild Cornell Mk. I, (Serial No. FH684), 8 Dec 1944.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583635)

Fairchild Cornell, 19 Nov 1942.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582306)

Fairchild Cornell Mk. II on skis, 27 Mar 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643723)

Fairchild Cornell Mk. I, RCAF EW485, 1944.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650763)

Fairchild Cornell Mk. I, RCAF FH652, No. 3 Flying Instructors School, Rockcliffe, Jul 1942.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390307)

Fairchild Cornell Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. FH652), No. 3 Flying Instructors School, July 1942.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643706)

Fairchild M-62A-4 Cornell Mk. I trainer (541), (Serial Nos. EW341-EW490, FH652-80, FH682-709, 15-78, FH780-953, 55-99, FJ650-700), Cornell Mk. II (917), (Serial Nos. 10500-10523, 10525-10750, 10766-10795, 10801-10907, 14381-14670, 15001-15065, 15141-15165, 15191-15215, 15241-15265, 15291-15315, 15341-15365, 16601-16650, FV653, FV661-734, FX166-97), Mk. III (107), (Serial Nos. 10502 (converted from Mk. II).

Fairey Battle Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 1649) with target towing yellow and black stripe markings.  (RCAF Photo)

Fairey Battle, RCAF Air Bomber peering through his bomb sight with the bomb release held in his right hand, 9 Nov 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327181)

 

Fairey Battle Mk. I, RCAF.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Fairey Battle Mk. I, RCAF, Lewis gunner, 9 Nov 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327184)

Fairey Battle Mk. I, RCAF, Lewis Gunner.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327186)

Fairey Battle Mk. I, RCAF, Browning .303-inch machinegun, rear gunner.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581787)

Fairey Battle Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 15--), Rockcliffe, Ontario.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN  No. 3581902)

Fairey Battle Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 1315).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN  No. 358365)

Fairey Battle Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 1628), 22 Sep 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN  No. 3581903)

Fairey Battle Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 2038), Moncton, Jan 1944.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650789)

Fairey Battle Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 1319), 1 Mar 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581637)

Fairey Battle Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 1319), being serviced, 1 Mar 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581639)

Fairey Battle cockpit, 8 June 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No.  3589767)

Fairey Battle cockpit.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583021)

Fairey Battle Mk. IIT, RCAF (Serial No. R7439), with Cyclone radial engine.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583019)

Fairey Battle Mk. IIT, RCAF (Serial No. R7439), with Cyclone radial engine without gun turret.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583020)

Fairey Battle Mk. IIT, RCAF (Serial No. R7439), with Cyclone radial engine and gun turret.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3586792)

Fairey Battle Mk. IIT, RCAF (Serial No. R7439).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3586781)

Fairey Battle, RCAF, equipped with a Mk. IV Bristol gun turret and camera gun brackets, 9 Nov 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583077)

Fairey Battle Mk. IIT, RCAF (Serial No. R7439), Consolidated PBY Canso, Avro Anson Mk. V, RCAF (Serial No. 11631), 13 June 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo MIKAN No. 358675)

Fairey Battle Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 1889), with gun turret, 8 June 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3589768)

Fairey Battle Mk. I (739), (Serial Nos. 1301-1320, 1601-2140, A86-88, A99, A104, A125, A133, K7608, 32, 47, K9323, 99, K9406, 17, 76, K9244, 47, K9323, 99, K9406, 17, 76, L4963, 73, 87, L5009, 36, 41, 48, 63, L4963, 73, L5115, 84, 96, 97, L5205, 61, 65,66, 70, 92, L5308, 15, 31, 32, 35, 52, L5412, 13, 27, 42, 47, 76, L5505, 10, 30, 52, 53, 54, 56, 60, 69, 73, N2167, 73, N2245, P2252, P2304, 11, 58, P6495, P6541, 62, 64, P6620, 70, 72, P6724, 30, 31, 32, 34, R3958-67, 69, 90-98, R4000, 13-18, 37, 39, 41-43, 46, 50-53, R7360, 70, 73, 74, 84, R7403, 05, 08, 12-48, 61-71, 73-76, 79, 80), Mk. IIT (1), (Serial No. R7439), dual control Battle converted from Mk. I, for a total of 740 aircraft.

 (Photo courtesy of J. Hazard)

Fleet 60K Fort.

Fleet 60K Fort, 16 May 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583644)

Fleet 60K Fort, RCAF (Serial No. 3562), cockpit, 25 Oct 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388532)

Fleet 60K Fort, RCAF (Serial No. 3562), ca 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3204722)

Fleet 60K Fort, 3562, ca 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3241751)

Fleet Fort, RCAF (Serial No. 3562), 25 Oct 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390421)

Fleet Model 60 Fort (101), (Serial Nos. 3540, 3561-3660).

 

General Aircraft GAL.48 Hotspur Mk. II gliders, RAF (Serial No. BT551), L, nearest, of No. 2 Glider Training Unit.

General Aircraft GAL.48 Hotspur Mk. II Glider, RAF (Serial No. 8T596.  (RAF Photo)

General Aircraft Hotspur Mk. II Glider (22), (Serial Nos. HH418, 19, 21, 25, 27, HH521, 51-53, 57-62, 64, 79, 80, HH6646, 47, 54, 67).

Grumman Goose Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 941), 15 Jul 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3589800)

Grumman Goose 941 was flown by No. 13 Operational Training Squadron based at RCAF Station Sea Island, British Columbia. Prior to military service the aircraft was on the Canadian civil aircraft registry as CF-BQE.  It also at one time carried the code AN*J.  This aircraft was sold through war assetts to North West Air Services in Seatlle, Washington on 5 Jan 1945.

Grumman Goose Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 941), 15 Jul 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3589797)

Grumman Goose Mk. II, RCAF.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583400)

Grumman Goose Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 3--), 2 July 1948.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584148)

Grumman Goose Mk. II, RCAF, Aug 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3589806)

Grumman Goose Mk. II, RCAF, Aug 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3589811)

Grumman Goose Mk. II, Jan 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650857)

Grumman Goose Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 917), 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3545907)

Grumman Goose Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 924), 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3589877)

Grumman Goose Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 798).  (City of Vancouver Archives Photo, Ref No. CVA 1184-1561)

Grumman G-21A Goose Mk. I (2), (Serial Nos. FP471, FP473), Mk. II (29), (Serial Nos. 382-397, 796-798, 917, 924-926, 939-944), for a total of 31 aircraft.

  

 Handley Page HP 54 Harrow Mk. I flown by members of the RCAF.  None have been preserved in Canada.  (RAF Photo)

Handley Page HP 54 Harrow Mk. I (2), (Serial Nos. 794, 795).

Lockheed Electra 10A, TCA, CF-BAF, 21 Feb 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 2272191)

 (Photo courtesy of Bzuk)

Lockheed 10A Electra (Serial No.), stored in winter for TCA, CF-TCC.   Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Lockheed 10A, (Serial No. 7633).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650924)

Lockheed 10A, (Serial No. 7633).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650925)

Lockheed 10A, (Serial No. 1526), 8 Dec 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583647)

Lockheed Model L-10A, L-10B Electra (15), (Serial Nos. 1526-29, 7631-34, 7648-52, 7656, 7841).

Cockpit of Lockheed L-212 (Serial No. 7642), 9 Oct 1941.  Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582948)

Lockheed L-212, RCAF (Serial No. 7642)  & Noorduyn Norseman (Serial No. 2487),  9 Oct 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582946)

Lockheed L-12A Electra Junior (10), (Serial Nos. 1531, 7640, 7641, 7645-7647, 7653, 5764, 7837, 7838), Model L-212 (1), (Serial No. 7642), for a total of 11 aircraft.

 

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. 567).  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. FK771), groundloop crash, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 7 Sep 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583478)

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. FK771), groundloop crash, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 7 Sep 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583477)

Lockheed Lodestar, CF-HBW, ca 1950s.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4236028)

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. 554), 7 Feb 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581920)

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. 551), Moncton, New Brunswick, Jan 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3050939)

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. 554), Rockcliffe, Ontario, 23 Nov 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643719)

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. 555), Rockcliffe, 23 Nov 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643718)

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. 555), Rockcliffe, Ontario, 23 Nov 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643717)

Lockheed L-18-56 Lodestar (18), (Serial Nos. 551-568).

Miles M.9A Master Mk. IA, RAF (Serial No. T8559).  (RAF Photo)

Miles M.9A Master Mk. IA, RAF trainer.  (RAF Photo)

 

Miles M.9A Master Mk. IA, RAF trainer.  (RAF Photo)

Miles M.27 Master Mk. III, RAF (Serial No. W8667), No.5 SFTS.  (IWM Photo, COL 198)

Miles Martinet, RAF (Serial No. HN861).  (RAF Photo)

Miles Martinet TT Mk. I, RAF (Serial No, HN862), ca 1943.  (RAF Photo)

Noorduyn Norseman, Mk. IVW, RCAF (Serial No. 680).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581155)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. IV, RCAF (Serial No. 681).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650955)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. IV, RCAF (Serial No. 681).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650956)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. IV, RCAF (Serial No. 3523), 24 Feb 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583157)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. IVW, RCAF (Serial No. 679), 1938.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3545910)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. IV, RCAF, 25 Jul 1945, Maple Leaf.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 358790)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. III (2), (Serial Nos. 694, 697), Mk. IV (47), (Serial Nos. 491, 494, 496-499, 678, 681, 691-693, 695, 696, 698, 2455, 2456, 2458, 2462, 2465, 2466, 2469, 2470, 2474, 2476-2481, 2483, 2486, 2493, 2494, 3522, 3523, 3525, 3527-3529, 3531-3537, 3539), Mk. IVW (27), (Serial Nos. 492, 493, 495, 679, 680, 2457, 2459, 2461, 2463, 2464, 2467, 2468, 2471-2473, 2475, 2482, 2484, 2485, 2487, 2489-2492, 3526, 3533, 3538), Mk. IVWA (3), (Serial Nos. 2460, 2488, 3524), Mk. VI (21), (Serial Nos. 361-372, 787-792, 2495, 2496, A591), for a total of 100 aircraft.

 

North American NA-64 Yale.  (USAF Photo)

North American NA-64 Yale (Serial No. 3390).  (Sam Stead Photo)

North American Yale radio equipment.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582314)

Cockpit of North American Yale.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643695)

(RuthAS Photo)

North American NA-64 Yale I 

North American NA-26 Yale (1), (Serial No. 3345), NA-44 (1), (Serial No. 3344), NA-64/BT-14 Yale (119), (Serial Nos. 3346-3464).

 

North American AT-16 Harvard Mk. IIB, with Santa Claus, and Westland Lysander,   This Harvard brought Santa to No. 1 Coastal Artillery Co-operation (CAC) Flight, Saint John, New Brunswick, Dec 1942.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

North American Harvard Mk. IIB, RCAF, in hangar, 30 Mar 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582927)

 

North American NA-61 Harvard Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 1339) and (Serial No. 1348).  (RCAF Photo)

 

North American NA-75 Harvard Mk. II being pushed into place in the snow.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

North American Harvard Mk. II being refuelled.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

North American AT-16 Harvard Mk. IIB, RCAF (Serial No. FH126), Jan 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650991)

North American NA-66 Harvard Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. -210), SS Shulemson, No. 14 Service Flying Training School, winter 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3404303)

North American NA-66 Harvard Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 2956), 57, in flight, No. 41 SFTS, 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650995)

North American NA-61 Harvard Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 1321), on skis, 24 Sep 1941.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3574054)

North American NA-66 Harvard Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 2702), Rockcliffe, Ontario, 12 Sep 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581874)

North American NA-66 Harvard Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 2702), Rockcliffe, Ontario, 12 Sep 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390852)

North American AT-16 Harvard .303-inch machine-gun installation, RCAF, 10 Aug 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3208105)

North American AT-16 Harvard Mk. IIB, RCAF (Serial No. FE346), No. 41 SFTS, 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650982)

North American AT-16 Harvard Mk. IIB, RCAF (Serial No. FE346), No. 41 SFTS, 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650984)

North American Harvard cockpit, camera gun and bomb switch, 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582331)

North American AT-16 Harvard Mk. IIB, RCAF (Serial No. FE3279), No. 41 SFTS, 1944.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650973)

North American NA-66 Harvard Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 2996), BF, wing down, 14 Feb 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582859)

North American NA-81 Harvard Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 3248), V-24, damage, July 1942.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582879)

North American AT-16 Harvard Mk. IIB. RCAF (Serial No. FS965) collision with an RCAF radio control truck, 16 Oct 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583056)

North American AT-16 Harvard Mk. IIB. RCAF (Serial No. FS965) collision with an RCAF radio control truck, 16 Oct 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583054)

North American NA-61 Harvard Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 1344), FO W.V. Mudray and Sgt R. Hammill, 23 Aug 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327281)

North American AT-6A Harvard Mk. IIB, RCAF (Serial No. 3034), on skis, 21 Feb 1941.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3203262)

North American NA-49 Harvard Mk. I (1), (Serial No. 3560 (ex 7020, ex N7020), NA-61 Harvard Mk. I (33), (1321-1350, A83, A100, A102), NA-66 Harvard Mk. II (508), (Serial Nos. 2501-2520, 2531-2533, 2547, 2548, 2550-2721, 2723-3013), NA-75 Harvard Mk. II (100), (Serial Nos. 3134-3233), NA-76 Harvard Mk. II (259), (Serial Nos. AJ538-AJ597, AJ643-AJ662, AJ683-AJ702, AJ723- AJ737, AJ753- AJ767, AJ788-802, AJ823- AJ836, AJ847- AJ854, AJ893-AJ910, AJ912-AJ984, AJ986), NA-81 Harvard Mk. II (126), (Serial Nos. 3014-3033, 3761-3841, BW184-BW207, A429), AT-6A Harvard Mk. IIB (210), (Serial Nos. 3034-3133, 3234-3343), AT-16 Harvard Mk. IIB (649), (Serial Nos. 20200-20209 (ex USAF), FE268-FE353, FE383-FE412, FE433-FE467, FE498-FE527, FE553-FE592, FE618-FE662, FE688-FE695, FE721-FE765, FE790-FE877, FE902-FE951, FE976-FE999, FH100-FH106, FH117-FH166, FS661-FS681, FS857-FS878, FS957-FS978, FT265-FT301), Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4 (270), (Serial Nos. 20210-20479), AT-6D Texan (100), (Serial Nos. 41-34177, 41-34244, 41-34304, 41-34335, 41-34488, 41-34491, 41-34546, 41-34548, 41-34549, 42-44432, 42-44454, 42-44469, 42-44571, 42-44613, 42-44644, 42-44732, 42-84324, 42-84331, 42-84388, 42-84481, 42-84488, 42-84650, 42-84660, 42-84680, 42-84757, 42-84832, 42-84838, 42-84841, 42-84844, 42-84847, 42-84933, 42-84962, 42-84965, 42-84971, 42-85041, 42-85043, 42-85052, 42-85056, 42-85060, 42-85071, 42-85165, 42-85174, 42-85256, 42-85357, 42-85359, 42-85360, 42-85404, 42-85465, 42-85477, 42-85550, 42-85585, 42-85599, 42-85691, 42-85739, 42-85740, 42-85741, 42-85800, 42-85802, 42-85804, 42-85813, 42-85823, 42-85913, 42-85923, 42-85938, 42-86027, 42-86053, 42-86161, 42-86211, 42-86328, 42-86374, 42-86465, 42-86544, 42-86545, 44-80858, 44-80866, 44-80932, 44-80949, 44-81042, 44-81071, 44-81078, 44-81152, 44-81197, 44-81201, 44-81433, 44-81440, 44-81464, 44-81470, 44-81482, 44-81488, 44-81493, 44-81494, 44-81506, 44-81514, 44-81525, 44-81528, 44-81566, 44-81569, 44-81577, 44-81601, 44-81634), for a total of 2,256 Harvard aircraft.

Northrop Nomad, Uplands, Ontario, 23 Aug 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327297)

Northrop Nomad (Serial No. 3508),20 Nov 1941.  (DND Archives Photo)

Northrop A17A Nomad, ca 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4315395)

Northrop Nomad, ca 1941.  (RCAF Photo)

Northrop A17A Nomad, RCAF (Serial No. 3490), ca 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3990278)

Northrop A17A Nomad, ca 1943 testing target towing installation.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581707)

Northrop A-17A Nomad, RCAF (Serial No. 3508), painted with target towing stripes.  None have been preserved in Canada, one is on display in the National Museum of the USAF, Dayton, Ohio.  (RCAF Photo)

Northrop A-17A Nomad, RCAF (Serial No. 3495).  (RCAF Photo)

Northrop A-17A Nomad (32), (Serial Nos. 3490-3521). 

The Royal Canadian Air Force received 32 Nomads that had been part of a French order of 93 aircraft.  When France fell in 1940, this order was taken over by Great Britain who transferred 32 of the aircraft to Canada where they were used as advanced trainers and target tugs as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.  All were assigned to No. 3 Training Command RCAF.  Nomad RCAF (Serial No. 3521), ex-A-17A, crashed in Lake Muskoka, Ontario on 13 Dec 1940.  Its wreckage was found in July 2010.  The remains of crew were recovered, and salvage and recovery of aircraft by the RCAF is in the planning stages as of September 2013.  Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_A-17.

 

Stinson Model HW-75, RCAF 105 Voyager.  (NASA Langley Photo)

Stinson 105 Voyager, RCAF (Serial No. 3465), 20 Mar 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582864)

Stinson 105 Voyager/HW-75 (25), (Serial Nos. 3465-3489).

Stinson Reliant, used by General H.D.G. Crerar, shown here with his pilot and ground crew, Grave, Netherlands, 11 Apr 1945.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3227960)

 

Vickers Warwick with lifeboat.  (RAF Photo)

Vickers Warwick.  (IWM Photo, CNA 4201)

Vickers Windsor.  (RAF Photo)

Vickers Windsor.  (RAF Photo)

Vickers Windsor.  Aircraft test flown by RCAF pilots in the UK.  (RAF Photo)

WACO CG-4A Hadrian Mk. I Glider, RAF (Serial No. FR557), under tow at the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire, England.  (IWM Photo E(MOS)1235)

WACO CG-4A Glider, ca 1960s.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo,  MIKAN No. 4233994)

WACO Hadrian CG-4A Glider.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4233997)

WACO CG-4A Hadrian Glider "Voo Doo", preparing for a flight over the Atlantic, ca Dec 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3607724)

WACO CG-4A Hadrian Glider "Voo Doo", first glider to be towed across the Atlantic being unloaded at Prestwick in England, 31 Dec 1942.  (IWM Photo TR 1159)

WACO CG-4A Hadrian Mk. II Glider (32), (Serial Nos. 9501, 9503, 9505-9530, KH944-KH947).

WACO CG-15A Glider, USAAC (Serial No. 55594), Rockcliffe, Ontario, 9 Feb 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583927)

WACO CG-15A Glider, USAAC, Griswal nose, spoilers, wing covers and pitol cover glider with skis, USAAF markings, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 6 Feb 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583925)

WACO CG-15A Glider, interior view, 9 Feb 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583926)

WACO CG-15 Glider pickup, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 19 Feb 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583928)

WACO CG-15A Glider (1), (Serial No. 9504).

WACO PG-2A Powered Glider, USAAF (Serial No. 514037), 9 Jan 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583917)

WACO PG-2A Powered Glider, USAAF (Serial No. 514037), interior, 9 Jan 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583915)

WACO PG-2A Powered Glider, USAAF (Serial No. 514037), 9 Jan 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583916)

WACO PG-2A Powered Glider, RCAF (Serial No. 9502).  (RCAF Photo)

WACO PG-2A Powered Glider (1), (Serial No. 9502).  PG-2A with two 200 hp (150 kW) L-440-7 engines.

Westland Lysander Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 416), Patricia Bay, 1 Nov 1941.  (RCAF Photo)

Westland Lysander Mk. II, No. 110 (AC) Sqn, RCAF, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 18 an 1940.   (Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN No. 3574048)

Westland Lysander Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 430), No. 110 (AC) Squadron, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 8 Jan 1940.   (Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN No. 3574047)

Westland Lysander Mk. IIT RCAF (Serial No. 1557), target tug, No.3 Operational Training Unit (RCAF Schools and Training Units), Patricia Bay, 14 Feb 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3560836)

 

Westland Lysander Mk. II, RAF (Serial No. N1256) in flight, ca 1941.  (RAF Photo)

Westland Lysander II, RCAF (Serial Nos. 418, 419, 420), No. 110 Sqn, Rockcliffe, Ontario, Jan 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3642473)

Westland Lysander Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 421), No. 110 Squadron.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3521023)

Westland Lysander Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 421), No. 110 Squadron.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3203502(

Westland Lysander Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 421), No. 110 Sqn.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3521027)

Westland Lysander Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 436), 15 May 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583638)

Westland Lysander Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 459), on skis.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582866)

Westland Lysander Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 459), on skis.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643693)

Westland Lysander Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 473).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581921)

Westland Lysander Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 429), Lewis Gunner.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581581)

Westland Lysander Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 421), No. 2 Squadron.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3203502)

Westland Lysander Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 479), Rockcliffe, Ontario, 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581920)

Westland Lysander Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 2307), painted with target towing recognition stripes, ca.1941.  (RCAF Photo)

Westland Lysander Mk. II, RCAF (Serial Nos. 425 and 426), No. 111 Coastal Artillery Co-operation (CAC) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, British Columbia. being bombed up, 30 Aug 1940. (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327614)

Westland Lysander Mk. II (76), (Serial Nos. 416-490, 700), Mk. IIIA (150), (Serial Nos. 2305-2454), Mk. IIIT (103), (Serial Nos. 1536-1592, V9281, V9290, V9301, V9312, V9315, V9318, V9320, V9323, V9324, V9347, V9351, V9365, V9370, V9371, V9378, V9383, V9386, V9407, V9409, V9413, V9417, V9423, V9442, V9443, V9449, V9486, V9502, V9504, V9508, V9519, V9520, V9526, V9553, V9556, V9570, V9577, V9589, V9607, V9642, V9651, V9676, V9678, V9712, V9716, V9733, V9739), for a total of 329 aircraft.

Westland Lysander Mk. III, RCAF (Serial No. 2374), painted as (Serial No. R9003).

The Lysander had excellent short take-off and landing (STOL) characteristics.  For a brief period in 1940, every available Hawker Hurricane fighter in Canada had been sent overseas to fight in the Battle of Britain.  This situation left the RCAF without a modern fighter aircraft at home in Canada.  Two RCAF Lysander-equipped squadrons which were supposed to convert to fighter aircraft but had none to convert to, were re-designated as operational fighter squadrons.  No. 111 Squadron, a Coastal Artillery Squadron which earlier had replaced its Avro trainers with Lysanders and been reclassified as an Army Co-operation Unit, was again reclassified as a fighter squadron – the only one on the Canadian west coast – in June 1940.  Lysander-equipped No. 118 Squadron was also re-designated as a fighter squadron.  The Lysander completely lacked the capability to operate in a fighter role, and neither squadron saw action as a fighter unit while equipped with Lysanders, but their designation as fighter squadrons did allow RCAF fighter pilots to work up at a critical time without having to wait for the arrival of true fighter aircraft.  No. 118 Squadron was disbanded in September 1940, and when it reformed in December 1940, still as a fighter squadron, it was equipped with 15 oobsolete Grumman Goblin fighters produced by Canadian Car and Foundry. Both No. 111 and No. 118 Squadrons soon re-equipped with the Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk, bringing the brief service of Lysanders in fighter squadrons to an end.  The aircraft was invaluable at landing behind enemy lines and rescuing downed pilots, POW or the resistance.  (David Lynn Courtney)

 (RCAF photos via Fred Paradie)

Westland Lysander Mk. III, RCAF (Serial No. 1589), ex RAF (Serial No. V9415).  This aircraft was taken on strength 17 Feb 1942, converted to a Target Tug on 29 January 1943 and struck off strength in 1946.  It was transferred to the National Aeronautical Collection and partially restored in Canada.  In the late 1960s it was transferred to India and is currently on static display at the Indian Air Force Museum in Palam, Delhi.  In its place, the Indian Air Force donated the Consolidated (Vultee) B-24L Liberator GR Mk. VIII, RCAF (Serial No. 11130), (5009), HE773, ex-USAAF (44-50154), ex-Indian Air Force, now preserved in the CA&SM.