Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 2: de Havilland biplanes

de Havilland fighters, bombers and trainers

Data current to 29 Feb 2020.

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390122)

de Havilland D.H.2, ca. 1918, flown by Canadians in the RFC during the First World War.  None are preserved in Canada.  

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3523019)

de Havilland D.H.9a, No. 2 Squadron (No. 123 Squadron (Canadian), RAF), Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England, 1919.  No. 2 Squadron was formed as a day-bombing unit at Upper Heyford on 28 Nov 1918, flying the two-seat D.H.9a on training until being disbanded at Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, on 5 Feb 1920.

(Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3523020)

de Havilland D.H.9a, No. 2 Squadron (No. 123 Squadron (Canadian), RAF), with four pilots, Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England, 1919

(Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643529)

de Havilland D.H.4, G-CYEC, High River, Alberta, 16 June 1923. 

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643556)

de Havilland D.H.4, G-CYEC, Canada Air Board, 27 May 1922.  

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643557)

de Havilland D.H.4, G-CYEC, Canada Air Board, 27 May 1922. 

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643557), (2)

Hucks Starter Vehicle, Canadian Air Board, 27 May 1922.  

  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390123)

de Havilland D.H.4,  ca. 1918, flown by Canadians in the RFC during the First World War. 

(Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643563)

de Havilland D.H.4, Reg. Nos. G-CYBU and G-CYDM of the Canadian Air Board, 1 Sep 1921. 

(Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390131)

de Havilland D.H.4, Reg. No. G-CYBO, Canadian Air Board, 1922. 

(Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643547)

de Havilland D.H.4, Reg. No. G-CYCW, Canadian Air Board, 28 June 1922. 

(Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643547)

de Havilland D.H.4, Reg. No. G-CYCW, Canadian Air Board, 28 June 1922. 

(Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643537)

de Havilland D.H.4, Reg. No. G-CYDM, Canadian Air Board, 4 Nov 1922. 

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390133)

de Havilland D.H 4, G-CYDN, RCAF, 1924. 

de Havilland D.H.4 (12) Reg. Nos. G-CYBO, G-CYBU- G-CYBW, G-CYCW, G-CYDB, G-CYDK- G-CYDN, G-CYEC, G-CYEM.

   (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland D.H.9a in RCAF service, Camp Borden, Ontario.  None are preserved in Canada. 

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390120)

de Havilland D.H.9a, RAF, Hounslow, UK, 1919.  These aircraft may have been part of No. 2 Squadron, Canadian Air Force (No. 123 Squadron (Canadian), RAF), which operated a communications flight from Hounslow.  

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390121)

de Havilland D.H.9a, RAF, Hounslow, UK, 1919.  Ths aircraft may have been part of No. 2 Squadron, Canadian Air Force (No. 123 Squadron (Canadian), RAF), which operated a communications flight from Hounslow.  The nose markings suggests 'C' Flight.  Alan Eyre. 

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390126)

de Havilland D.H.9 Napier Lion, ca. 1918.

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388480)

D.H.4, leaving Dawson, YT, July 1920. Although the pilot's cockpit is aft of the wings, the bulges on the wing leading edges which are part of the aileron control mechanisms were not used on the D.H.9a.  Alan Eyre. 

de Havilland D.H.9a (12) Reg. Nos. G-CYAD, G-CYAJ, G-CYAK, G-CYAN, G-CYAO, G-CYAZ, G-CYBF, G-CYBI, G-CYBN, G-CYCG, G-CYDO, E991.

 (Author Photo)

de Havilland D.H.60 Cirrus Moth, Reg. No. G-CYYG (Serial No. 503), on loan to the CASM from the Reynolds-Alberta Museum.

  (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

de Havilland D.H.60GM Gipsy Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 86) on skis. 

  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

de Havilland D.H.60M Gipsy Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 28). 

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3545920)

de Havilland D.H.60GM Gipsy Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 77), being started by ground crew, 1938.  

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3545912)

de Havilland D.H.60GM Gipsy Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 77), being started by ground crew, 1938.  

(RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

de Havilland D.H.60M Gipsy Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 55). 

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650684)

de Havilland D.H.60G Moth, G-CAVK in flight, Montreal, 1932. 

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650683)

de Havilland D.H.60G Moth, G-CAVK in flight, Montreal, 1932. 

  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3409853)

de Havilland D.H.60GM Gipsy Moth.  

(RCAF Photo)

de Havilland D.H.60 Cirrus Moth on floats. 

 (RCAF Photo via Francois Dutil)

de Havilland D.H.60 Cirrus Moth (Serial No. 122). 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390175)

D.H.60GM Genet Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 28), ca 1932.

de Havilland D.H.60 Cirrus Moth (89) Reg. Nos. G-CYWV, WW, WY (later 212), G-CYXE-G-CYXI, G-CYYG-G-CYYS, G-CYYW-G-CYYY, 55-58, 64-91, 102-107, 117-122, 151-168, 223, A113 (ex CF-CCV), A114 (ex CF-ADA), D.H.60M Gipsy Moth (2), (Serial Nos. 27, 28), D.H.60GM Genet Moth for a total of 91 aircraft.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390180)

de Havilland D.H.75A Hawk Moth, RCAF Reg. No. G-CYVM, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 23 October 1930.

(Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

de Havilland D.H.75A Hawk Moth, RCAF Reg. No. G-CYVM, on skis. 

de Havilland D.H.75A Hawk Moth (3) Reg. Nos. G-CYVD, G-CYVL, G-CYVM.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3579099)

de Havilland D.H.80A Puss Moth, CF-AGT, 30 June 1934. 

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390209)

de Havilland D.H.80A Puss Moth, CF-AGQ, Rimouski, Quebec ca 1934. 

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3598219)

de Havilland Puss Moth, 6 July 1930.  

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390211) 

de Havilland D.H.80A Puss Moth, RCAF, Reg. No. G-CYUT, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 28 January 1932.

  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3256157) 

de Havilland D.H.80A Puss Moth, RCAF, Reg. No. G-CYUT, Rockcliffe, Ontario, ca. 1932.

de Havilland D.H.80A Puss Moth (19) Reg. Nos. G-CYUR - G-CYUU, 169 (changed later to 651), 171-181, A44 (ex CF-CCV), A114 (ex CF-ADA).

 (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland D.H.82C Tiger Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 4388). 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3523312)

de Havilland D.H.82C Tiger Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 4398), Rockcliffe, Ontario.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3580513)

de Havilland D.H.82C Tiger Moth cockpits. 

 (Bzuk Photo)

de Havilland D.H.82C Tiger Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 5945), DHC1534, C-GTAL.  Winnipeg, Manitoba.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643685)

de Havilland D.H.82 Tiger Moth, (Serial No. 4398), RCAF. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650709)

de Havilland D.H.82 Tiger Moth, (Serial No. 5894), No. 17 Elementary FTS, RCAF.  

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650711)

de Havilland D.H.82 Tiger Moth, No. 17 Elementary FTS, RCAF. 

de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth (26), (Serial Nos. 238-258, 275-279). D.H.82C Tiger Moth (1,384), (Serial Nos. 1100-1299, 3842-3991, 4001-4404, 4946-5175, 5800-5999, 8851-8999, 9645-9695), for a total of 1410 Tiger Moth variants, D.H.82C2 Menasco Moth Mk. I (9), (Serial Nos. 4936-4944), D.H.82C4 Mk. II (126), (Serial Nos. 4810-4933, 4935, 4945), Mk. III (1), (Serial No. 4934), for a total of 136 Menasco Moth variants in use by the RCAF.   The combined total of Tiger Moths and Menasco Moths is 1,546 aircraft.

 

 (Author Photos)

de Havilland D.H.83C Fox Moth (Serial No. FM-28/2), CF-DJB.  Built in Canada in 1947, this Fox Moth was owned by a number of operators before Maxwell Ward (founder of Wardair Inc., a private Canadian airline company) purchased it in the 1980s.  Ward had the aircraft repainted to match the markings of his first bush plane (a de Havilland Fox Moth that he had bought in 1946 and used for several years until it was destroyed in a crash in the 1950s).  Ward restored this Fox Moth and presented it to the Museum in 1989.  (CA&SM)

 (Author Photo)

de Havilland D.H.83C Fox Moth (Serial No. 4033), C-FYPM, Vintage Wings, on display at the Ottawa Airport.

de Havilland D.H.83C Fox Moth (1), (Serial A135) ex VO-ADE.

  (Bill Larson Photo)

de Havilland D.H.87A Hornet Moth (Serial No. 8031), CF-AYG.

de Havilland D.H.87A Hornet Moth (1), (Serial No. 7623).

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3580898).

de Havilland D.H.89 Dragon, 3 July 1935. 

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3580899)

de Havilland D.H.89 Dragon, 3 July 1935. 

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3642450)

de Havilland D.H.89 Dragon, CF-AEO. 

 (RCAF Photos via Francois Dutil)

 (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland D.H.90 Dragonfly, RCAF (Serial No. 7624). 

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390169).

de Havilland D.H.90 Dragonfly, RCAF (Serial No. 7623), Trenton, Ontario, 1 Oct 1940. 

(RCAF Photo)

de Havilland D.H.90 Dragonfly, RCAF (Serial No. 7623), Trenton, Ontario, 1 Oct 1940. 

de Havilland D.H.90 Dragonfly (6), (Serial Nos. 7623-7628).