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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes (3) Saskatchewan

Warplanes in Saskatchewan

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical Warplane preserved in Canada.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, correctons or amendments to this list of Warplanes in Canada would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 28 March 2021.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo)

Canadian Vickers Vedette Mk. VA, RCAF (Serial No. G-CYWK) and (Serial No. G-CYWJ), Sled Lake, Saskatchewan, 1919.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388232)

Canadian Vickers Vedette Mk. VA, RCAF (Serial No. G-CYZE) and (Serial No. G-CYYB), Saskatchewan aircraft, 1929.

Assiniboia

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133072), parts.

(Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3574053)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII, (Serial No. 328), 26 Aug 1939. 

Canadian Car & Foundry (Hawker) Hurricane Mk. XIIa, RCAF (Serial No. 5447), (Serial No. 46002), C-GGAJ.  RCAF (Serial No. 5447) was taken on charge 29/9/42, struck off charge 20/8/46.   Sold to Vintage Wings of Canada, photographs show ‘new’ cowlings, probably ex Russia.   Civil registration C-GGAJ, Gatineau, Québec.  With No. 124 (Ferry) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario when it was in a Category B crash at Pourquis aerodrome, (near Timmins, Ontario?), following an engine failure, at 10:55 on 4 September 1942.  Probably ferrying from Fort William at this time.  Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command, for the Home War Establishment.  To CC&F at Amherst, NS from 2 October 1942 to 5 July 1943 for repairs, back to EAC when completed. Re-identified as Mk. XII on this day, not clear if there was any conversion.  To stored reserve with No. 3 Training Command on 29 November 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command, still in storage on 15 January 1945.  To No. 2 AC on 9 May 1945, out of storage with them on 4 June 1945.  Available for disposal from 12 July 1945, with 312:40 hrs airframe time.  Purchased by H. Whereatt of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan in 1988, restored first as static display, marked “AE*W”. Further restoration work, to civil register as C-GGAJ, registered to Harry Edwin Whereatt, Box 31, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, S0H-0B0, from 7 April 2000, first flight in May 2000.  To 3638651 Canada Inc. of Ottawa on 23 August 2006.  Under restoration at Vintage Wings of Canada in 2006.

Canadian Car & Foundry (Hawker) Hurricane Mk. XIIa, RCAF (Serial No. 5455).  Taken on charge 12/9/42, crashed 28 January 1944, struck off charge 30 May 1944.  Harry Edwin Whereatt, Box 31, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, S0H-0B0.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3585015)

CCF Harvard Mk. 4, 20271, RU271, 30 Aug 1954.

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20334), C/N CCF4-125, CF-VIR.  BOC: 22 July 1952.  SOC: Jan. 4, 1967.  Harry E. Whereatt, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, 1968-1983.  Registered as CF-VIR.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo MIKAN No. 3581920)

Westland Lysander, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 1941.

National Steel Car Corp (Westland) Lysander Mk. IIIA (Serial No. 1206), RCAF (Serial No. 2365), CF-VZZ.  Anna K. Whereatt, Box 31, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, S0H-0B0.

Aircraft in parts with the estate of Harry Edwin Whereatt, Box 31, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, S0H-0B0, include one Tiger Moth, CF-COF, one Moth, CF-CFU, two Avro 652A Anson Mk. IIs, two Avro 652A Anson Mk. Vs, two Bristol (Fairchild) Bolingbrokes, two Cessna T-50 Cranes, two Fairchild PT-26A Cornell Mk. IIs, and two Fleet Fort 60Ks.                                  

Kindersley

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583109)

North American NA-76 Harvard Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. J277), 31 Dec 1943.

North American NA-66 Harvard Mk. II (Serial No. 3776), C/N 81-4043, CF-PST.   BOC: 23 Apr 1941.  SOC: 26 September 1960.  Assigned to No. 2 and No. 3 Training Commands.  ATR-11 radio fitted post war.  Category B damage at RCAF Station Centralia, Ontario, 27 October 1958.  R. Hewitt & R. Pfefferle, Stoney Creek, Ontario, 1965.  Registered as CF-PST.  J. D. Pile & B. E. Rowe, Brooklin, Ontario, 1966.  Herbert J. Vear, Toronto, Ontario, 1968-1975.  Potter Enterprises, Saskatoon, Canada, 1976.  Kinmer Farms Ltd, Camrose, Alberta, 1978-1990.  Operated by Canadian Warplane Heritage, Hamilton, Ontario, 1974-1979.  Mary J. McTaggart, Camrose, Alberta, June 1990-1993 Donald McTaggart, PO Box 968, Kindersley, Saskatchewan, S0L1S0.  December 1993-2001.  Drew Watson, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2007-2008.

Nipiwin

 (RCAF Photo)

Auster AOP.6, RCAF (Serial No. 16763).

Auster AOP.6, RCAF (Serial No. 16672), 2600, C/N TAY297, C-FLOE. Auster AOP.6 (Serial No.), C/N, TAY297, C-FLOE.  Milton Hughes, Box 1244, Nipiwin, Saskatchewan, S0E-1E0.

Readlyn

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582239)

Bristol Bolingbroke, RCAF (Serial No. 9074), 5 Aug 1942.

Bristol (Fairchild) Bolingbroke Mk. IVT (Serial No. 10122).  BOC: 9 March 1943.  SOC: 1 October 1946.  Gerry Schook, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, 1946-1992.  Stored on farm.  Frank Thompson, Readlyn, Saskatchewan, 1992.  Recovered from farm for static restoration.

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20402), C/N CCF4-193.  BOC: 2 October 1952.  Crashed, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 31 May 1962.  Harry Whereatt, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, 1962-1990.  Recovered wreck then stored.  Frank Thompson, Readlyn, Saskatchewan, 1992-1995.  Static restoration project.

Regina

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821470)

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-1, CP-121 Tracker.

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-1/CP-121 Tracker, RCN (Serial No. 1538), C-GWHK, Tanker No. 2.  Province of Saskatchewan, Box 5000 Northern Air Operations, La Ronge, Saskatchewan, S0J-1L0.

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-2/CP-121 Tracker, RCN (Serial No. 1552), C-GEHR, Tanker No. 3.  Province of Saskatchewan, Box 5000 Northern Air Operations, La Ronge, Saskatchewan, S0J-1L0.

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-2/CP-121 Tracker, RCN (Serial No. 1554), C-GEQC, Tanker No. 4.  Province of Saskatchewan, Box 5000 Northern Air Operations, La Ronge, Saskatchewan, S0J-1L0.

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-2/CP-121 Tracker, RCN (Serial No. 1593), C-GEQE, Tanker No. 6.  Province of Saskatchewan, Box 5000 Northern Air Operations, La Ronge, Saskatchewan, S0J-1L0.

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-2/CP-121 Tracker, RCN (Serial No. 1599), C-GEQD, Tanker No. 5.  Province of Saskatchewan, Box 5000 Northern Air Operations, La Ronge, Saskatchewan, S0J-1L0.

Regina, RCMP Museum

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3560886)

Beechcraft D-18S Expeditor, RCMP.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4312186)

Beechcraft D-18S Expeditor, RCMP with police dog (Rough), Calgary, Alberta, Aug 1948.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4312187)

Beechcraft D-18S Expeditor, RCMP Constable B.A. Wright walking police dog "Rough" towards aircraft with Sgt. R. Ruhl, the pilot, waiting at the door.

  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3615104)

Beechcraft D-18S Expeditor, CF-MPI, RCMP.

Beechcraft D-18S Expeditor Mk. 3N, CF-MPH, RCMP, mounted on a pylon.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3560890)

de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter, RCMP Corporal J. Munroe greets Inspector Dent-Dog team and aircraft CF-MPW on river ice, March 1969.

de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter cockpit, CF-MPW, on display in the RCMP Museum.

Rice Ridge

(InciWeb Photo)

Saskatchewan CL-215 dropping on the Rice Ridge fire on 8 Aug 2017.

Saskatchewan Aviation Museum and Learning Centre, John G. Diefenbaker International Airport.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583111)

Avro 652A Anson Mk. IV, RCAF (Serial No. R9692), 3 Jan 1944.

Avro 652A Anson Mk. I (Serial No. TBC).  This aircraft is in storage, pending restoration.

Beechcraft Baron 95-B55.  This aircraft served as a "Bird Dog" with Saskatchewan Forest Fire Management until it was retired.  The aircraft currently resides at the SIIT's Aircraft Maintenance Engineers school in Saskatoon as a teaching aid, where it is used to assist the instructors in the art of airframe repair and maintenance techniques.

Bristol Bolingbroke Mk IVT, RCAF (Serial No. TBC).  This aircraft is to be rebuilt from the remains of four aircraft, donated from the Reynolds Museum Alberta, in 2015 through CAPA (Canadian Aeronautical Preservation Association).  When the long restoration process is complete, the aircraft will be painted in either the colours and markings of RCAF No. 2 Bomber and Gunnery School Mossbank, or No. 5 of Dafoe during 1942-43.

Canadair CE-33 Silver Star (Serial No. TBC).  Electronic Warfare (EW) version.

Cessna A185E Skywagon (Serial No. 185-01948), Reg. No. C-FCTO.

de Havilland DH60M Gypsy Moth (Serial No. 111), Reg. No. CF-AAU.

de Havilland DH82C Tiger Moth (Serial No. DH1508), Reg. No. C-FBSP.  1942.

de Havilland DH82C Tiger Moth (Serial No. DH5962), Reg. No. C-FCOF.  1943.

de Havilland DH82C Tiger Moth (Serial No. DH8871), Reg. No. CF-FYW.  1944.

(Jim Williams Photo)

de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk (Serial No. 18056), ca 1969, Camp Borden.

de Havilland DHC-1B-2-S5 Chipmunk (Serial No. 182220), Reg. No. CF-OAA.

de Havilland DHC-1B-2-S5 Chipmunk (Serial No. 198236), Reg. No. CF-OBB.

de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver (Serial No. 1027), Reg. No. C-FZCO.

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-2/CP-121 Tracker, RCN (Serial No. 1598), Reg. No. C-GEHP, Saskatchewan Tanker No. 501.  This aircraft has been donated to the Museum by the Province of Saskatchewan.  The aircraft will remain in the Saskatchewan Northern Air Operations colours to honour the men that flew and serviced it.

Douglas C-47A-35-DL, USAAF (Serial No. 42-23951), "Linda Jean", (Serial No. 9813), Reg. No. C-FCQT.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581735)

Fairchild M62B Cornell, 24 Feb 1941.

Fairchild M62A-3 Cornell (Serial No. FV136), Reg. No. C-GTOI, previously (Serial No. 15307), "Spirit of Assiniboia", previously held by Harry Edwin Whereatt.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390421)

Fleet 60K Fort, RCAF (Serial No. 3562), 25 Oct 1941.

Fleet 60K Fort, RCAF (Serial No. 682), Reg. No. C-GTCL.  Previously (Serial No. 3642).

Messerschmitt Bf 109, being rebuilt by retired aviation engineer Don Bradshaw.

North American (Canadian Car and Foundry) Harvard Mk. IV (Serial No. CCF4255), Reg. No. CF-WXY.

Piper J3C-65 Cub (Serial No. 5996), Reg. No. CF-VIC.

Stinson Junior SR (Serial No. 8700), Reg. No. CF-AUS.  This aircraft served for many years in Northern Sasakatchewan, operating out of Prince Albert.

Saskatchewan Aviation Historical Society, Bay 5 Hangar 5 Saskatoon Airport.

Saskatoon

 (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star, Red Knight.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133630), (Serial No. 21630), Red Knight, AFAC Wing.

 (RCAF Photo)

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20303).

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20464), C/N CCF4-255, CF-WXY.  BOC: 27 December 1952.  SOC: 27 July 1966.  George Nelson, Dinmore, Saskatchewan, 1968-1979.  Registered as CF-WXY.  Sale reported, 1978-1983. T.C. Leasing Ltd., Box 990, La Ronge, Saskatchewan, S0J-1L0.  25 September 1996-2001.

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

de Havilland DH 60G Gipsy Moth.

de Havilland DH 60GM Gipsy Moth (Serial No. 111), CF-AAU.  T.C. Holdings Inc., Hangar No. 5, Airport, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7L-5X4.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643706)

Fairchild Cornell Mk. I, RCAF FH652, No. 3 Flying Instructors School, July 1942.

Fairchild PT-26A Cornell Mk. II, C-GTCI, FV-136.  T.C. Holdings Inc., Hangar No. 5, Airport, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7L-5X4.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3241751)

Fleet 60K Fort, RCAF (Serial No. 3562), ca 1942.

Fleet 60K Fort (Serial No. 682), C-GTCL.  T.C. Holdings Inc., Hangar No. 5, Airport, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7L-5X4.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 (Wk. Nr. TBC), being restored by Don Bradshaw, with parts from around the world

Tisdale

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390853)

CCF Harvard Mk. 4, 20271, RU271.

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4 (Serial No.), C/N CCF4-89, CF-UAT, 1952.  Mac-Ann Farms, Box 98 Ochre River, Saskatchewan, R0L-1K0.

 

 (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. 3390453)

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

(RAF Photo)

Pilots of No. 239 Wing RAF standing in front of a Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk at Cutella landing ground, south of Vasto Italy, after returning from a shipping strike off the Yugoslavian coast. In front of the aircraft are, (left to right): Flight Sergeant E H Mills of Maidstone, Kent; Warrant Officer H Curno of West Ham, London; Flight Lieutenant L A Malins of Ealing, London; Flight Sergeant M W Curteis of Chingford, Essex; Flight Lieutenant L V Flury of Midale, Saskatchewan, Canada; Warrant Officer N R H Nichol of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Flight Sergeant R H Mansfield of Brighton,and Sergeant J Smith of Edinburgh. On the wing are (left to right): Sergeant J Roberston of Edinburgh; Flight Sergeant R W Russell of Carshalton, Surrey, and Lieutenant K W Johnson SAAF of Johannesburg, South Africa. Malins, a flight commander of No. 260 Squadron RAF, led the attack and was promoted to command the Squadron in March 1944.

(Shawn from Airdrie Photo)

Prairie Storm over Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

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