Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 1: The Biplane Era, Fokker D.VII War Prizes

Canadian Warplanes 1: The Biplane Era,

Fokker D.VII War Prizes

Data current to 27 Nov 2018.

Fokker D.VII crash, Nov 1918.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3397977)

During the opening months of 1919, Doughty and a young Canadian staff officer by the name of Captain R.E. Lloyd Lott persuaded the RAF and the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) to share a portion of their aeronautical booty with Canada. In February and March of 1919, the recently formed Canadian Air Force (CAF) took possession of twenty Fokker D.VIIs from the RAF. The original intent was for the CAF to pack the aircraft for shipment to Canada, but No. 1 Fighter Squadron also flew them extensively alongside their standard British service machines. In part, this was because the experienced Canadian airmen felt that the D.VII was superior to their issued Sopwith Dolphins.   Many were later sent to Canada.  (Edward Petger Soye)

Flanders, German aircraft just hitting the ground., ca 1917.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3329025)

Fokker D.VII (Serial No. 84422/18), flown by Capt Albert Debrisay Carter, DSO & Bar, Belgian Croix de Guerre, from Moncton, New Brunswick, shown here shortly before he died on 22 May 1919.   No. 1 and 2 Fighting Squadrons, CAF, Upper Hayford, UK, 1919.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390431)

Fokker D.VII, 8493/18, No 1 & 2 Sqn, CAF, Upper Hayford, UK, 1919.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390430)

Fokker D.VII (Serial No. F 7728/18) with Major W.G. Barker, V.C. and visitors at Hounslow Aerodrome, UK, 20 April 1919.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3214714)

Fokker D.VII, (Serial No. 5924/18), RK, Major Andrew McKeever, DSC, MC and Bar, Commanding Officer of No 1 Sqn CAF.  Major McKeever was the highest scoring pilot on the Bristol F 2B, early in 1919.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390442)

Fokker D. VII. 8493/18, with Canadian Air Force markings, Major Andrew McKeever, DSC, MC and Bar, Commanding Officer of No 1 Sqn CAF, Upper Heyford, UK, 1919.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No.  339044)

Fokker D. VII. 8493/18, with Canadian Air Force markings, Major Andrew McKeever, DSC, MC and Bar, Commanding Officer of No 1 Sqn CAF, Upper Heyford, UK, 1919.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390440)

Fokker D.VII, No. 1 Sqn, Canadian Air Force, 1919.  (RAF Photo)

Fokker D.VII, 6832/18, Engineering Building Tractor Lab in 1920.  (University of Saskatchewan Archives Photo)

Fokker D.VIIs, Canadian Air Force, Hounslow, UK, ca 1919.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390446)

Edward Peter Soye has determined that these four aircraft are Albatros-built D.VIIs bearing the Serial Nos. 5924/18, 6769/18, 6810/18 (currently presered at Knowlton inside the Brome County Historical Society Museum), and 6822/18.

Fokker D.VII, Maj Barker, VC, 25 Aug 1919 in Toronto at the start of the Toronto-New York air race.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3214722)

 (Author Photos)

Fokker D.VII A1b (Serial No. 6810/18).  Brome County Historical Society (BCHS), 130 Lakeside Road.130 Lakeside Road., Knowlton, Quebec.