Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Canadian Warplanes 2: Fokker Universal and Fokker Super Universal

Fokker Universal and Fokker Super Universal

Data current to 28 Dec 2020.

  (Bzuk Photo)

Fokker Universal floatplane, G-CAJD in service, ca 1930s.  Fokker Standard Universal G-CAJD is also known as "The Ghost of Charron Lake".  It was lost in a snow storm on 10 Dec 1931.  After a 30-year search for the rare bush plane, it was discovered in 2005. A Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada search team, using sophisticated side scan sonar technology, located the aircraft literally on the lake bottom.  In July 2006, the Ghost's engine was returned to Winnipeg, along with several artifacts.  In October, the underwater archaeology team returned to the recovery site and towed the tail section to shallower waters.  A further expedition was undertaken in 2007 to recover more of the Fokker for future display at the museum.  Larger and smaller components are presently in storage at the museum.  A decision as to restoration or conservation of the recovered material is pending.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390509)

Fokker Universal floatplane, G-CAIZ, Central Manitoba Mines, Long Lake, Manitoba, August 1929.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390536)

Fokker Universal being refuelled by Roy Brown, Cranberry Portage, Manitoba, 1928.

(RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

Fokker Super Universal, RCAF. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390454)

Fokker Super Universal floatplane, G-CASL of Western Canada Airways Co., Rottenstone Lake, Saskatchewan, 1929.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390454)

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390453)

Fokker 'Super Universal' aircraft CF-AAM, Saskatchewan, 1929.

 (Author Photo)

 (Author Photo)

Fokker Super Universal, C/N 827,  CF-AAM.  Winnipeg, Manitoba.