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

Canadian Warplanes of the Biplane Era, 

de Havilland fighters, bombers and trainers

Data current to 8 Sep 2019.

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

de Havilland DH.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 DH.4, No.1 & 2 Fighting Squadron, CAF, Upper Heyford, Oxon, UK, 1919. 

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

de Havilland DH.4, No.1 & 2 Fighting Squadron, CAF, Upper Heyford, Oxon, UK, 1919. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

de Havilland DH 4, G-CYDN, RCAF, 1924. 

de Havilland DH.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 DH.9A in RCAF service, Camp Borden, Ontario.  None are preserved in Canada. 

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

de Havilland DH.9A, RAF, Hounslow, UK, 1919.  This aircraft may have been part of No. 2 Squadron, Canadian Air Force/123 Squadron, 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 DH 9 Napier Lion, ca. 1918.

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

DH.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 DH.9A.  Alan Eyre. 

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

  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

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

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

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

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

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

(RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

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

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

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

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

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

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

de Havilland DH.60GM Gipsy Moth.  

(RCAF Photo)

de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus Moth on floats. 

 (RCAF Photo via Francois Dutil)

de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus Moth (Serial No. 122). 

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

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

de Havilland DH.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), DH 60M Gipsy Moth (2), (Serial Nos. 27, 28), DH 60GM Genet Moth for a total of 91 aircraft.

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

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

(Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

de Havilland DH.82C Tiger Moth cockpits. 

 (Bzuk Photo)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth (26), (Serial Nos. 238-258, 275-279). DH.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, DH.82C2 Menasco Moth Mk. I (9), (Serial Nos. 4936-4944), DH.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 DH.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 DH.83C Fox Moth (Serial No. 4033), C-FYPM, Vintage Wings, on display at the Ottawa Airport.

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

  (Bill Larson Photo)

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

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

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

de Havilland DH.89 Dragon, 3 July 1935. 

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

de Havilland DH.89 Dragon, 3 July 1935. 

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

de Havilland DH.89 Dragon, CF-AEO. 

 (RCAF Photos via Francois Dutil)

 (RCAF Photo)

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

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

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

(RCAF Photo)

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

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