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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 3: The Second World War, Lockheed Hudson, Lodestar, Vega and Ventura

Canadian Warplanes of the Second World War, Lockheed Hudson, Lodestar, Vega and Ventura

Data current to 28 Dec 2018.

 

Lockheed Hudson, RCAF.  (RCAF Photo)

Lockheed L-214 Hudson Mk. I (28), (Serial Nos. 759-786), Mk. III (141), (Serial Nos. T9385, V9069, V9171, V9223, BW381-BW384, BW399-BW408, BW410, BW412, BW423, BW430- BW434, BW436- BW439, BW441- BW444, BW447- BW454, BW456- BW458, BW460, BW614, BW616- BW635, BW638- BW660, BW682, BW683, BW685- BW698, BW700- BW713, BW715- BW720, BW722- BW724, BW728, BW768, BW770- BW772, BW775- BW777, FH340, FH395, FH416, FH466), Mk. V (43), (Serial Nos. AM576, AM720, AM721, AM723, AM726, AM729, AM733, AM736, AM737, AM745, AM747- AM749, AM751, AM752, AM755, AM759, AM761, AM763- AM767, AM769, AM770, AM772, AM773, AM886-AM896, AM899, AM901-AM903, AM905), L-414 Hudson Mk. VI (35), (Serial Nos. EW873, EW956, FK393, FK399, FK408, FK409, FK443, FK460, FK464, FK465, FK467, FK468, FK470, FK495, FK506, FK511, FK512, FK514, FK518, FK534, FK539, FK541, FK546- FK548, FK550- FK553, FK560- FK564, A334), for a total of 247 aircraft.

RCAF Sunderlands, Cansos, Hudsons, Venturas, Digbys, Liberators and Stranraers went after the German U-boat threat in the North Atlantic with a vengeance. This is a photo of U-754, a German Type IX U-boat under attack by a Lockheed Hudson, RCAF (Serial No.625), No. 113 Sqn, on 31 July 1942.  All 43 hands on the U-boat were lost. (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4090379).

Canadian warships and aircraft sank, or shared in the destruction of some 50 U-boats. 

Lockheed Hudson (Serial No. 6317).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582226)

Lockheed Hudson, Goose Bay, Labrador, ca 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3613291)

Lockheed Hudson, recruits formed in flights, 25 Sep 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581429)

 (Plismo Photo)

Lockheed Hudson cockpit, 15 July 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582236)

Lockheed Hudson lineup, No. 11 Sqn, 16 Oct 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581478)

Lockheed 414 Hudson Mk. IIIA, (A-29-LO), (Serial No. 41-23631), ex-USAF (Serial No. BW769), now painted as RAF (Serial No. T9422), C/N 414-6448.  Gander, Newfoundland, as initially mounted on a cairn near the airport, ca 1960s.  (Newfoundland Post  Card)

 (Photo courtesy of Bzuk)

Lockheed 414 Hudson Mk. IIIA, (A-29-LO), (Serial No. 41-23631), ex-USAF (Serial No. BW769), now painted as RAF (Serial No. T9422), C/N 414-6448.  Gander, Newfoundland.

Lockheed L-214 Hudson, 13 Jun 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3589737)

Lockheed L-214 Hudson, Consolidated PBY-5 Canso, Avro Anson, 30 Jun 1943.  (Library and Archves Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3589727)

Lockheed L-214 Hudson, 21 June 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN Nos. 3589739)

Lockheed L-214 Hudson, 21 June 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3589746)

Lockheed Hudson, RCAF 638, 21 June 1943.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3589741)

 

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. 567).  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. FK771), groundloop crash, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 7 Sep 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583478)

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. FK771), groundloop crash, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 7 Sep 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583477)

Lockheed Lodestar, CF-HBW, ca 1950s.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4236028)

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. 554), 7 Feb 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581920)

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. 551), Moncton, New Brunswick, Jan 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3050939)

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. 554), Rockcliffe, Ontario, 23 Nov 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643719)

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. 555), Rockcliffe, 23 Nov 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643718)

Lockheed Lodestar, RCAF (Serial No. 555), Rockcliffe, Ontario, 23 Nov 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643717)

Lockheed L-18-56 Lodestar (18), (Serial Nos. 551-568).

Lockheed Ventura Mk. II, RAF(Serial No. AE742), TH-M, No. 21 Sqn, 2 Group, attacking the blast furnaces and steelworks at Ijmuiden, in the Netherlands on 13 February 1943. (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4948338)

 

Lockheed Vega V-146 Ventura, seagull white cam.  (RCAF Photos)

Lockheed Hudson Mk. I, RAF (Serial No. T9277), QX-W, No. 224 Sqn based at Leuchars, Fife, in flight off the Scottish coast.  1940.  (IWM Photo CH 996)

Lockheed Ventura GR Mk. V, RCAF, 6 Aug 1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584084)

 

Lockheed Vega V-146 Ventura Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. AE658).  This was the Prototype Ventura Mk. I.  AE658 served with No. 34 Operational Training Unit (OTU), Pennfield Ridge, New Brunswick.  (RCAF Photo)

Lockheed Vega V-146 Ventura G.R. Mk. V, RCAF (Serial No. FN974), on the flight line at No. 34 OTU, Pennfield Ridge, New Brunswick.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Lockheed Vega V-146 Ventura Mk. I (21), (Serial Nos. AE658, AE659, AE661, AE663- AE674, AE676- AE678, AE696, AE703, AE728), Mk. II (108), (Serial Nos. AE849, AE851, AE860, AE866- AE869, AE871, AE872, AE874, AE878, AE879, AE882, AE886, AE889, AE893, AE905, AE907, AE911, AE912, AE922, AE923, AE925, AE926, AE928- AE932, AE934, AE936, AE942- AE944, AE946, AE950, AE952- AE954, AJ164, AJ173, AJ186, AJ194, AJ211, AJ230, AJ247, AJ270, AJ302, AJ335, AJ358, AJ373, AJ375, AJ383, AJ388, AJ389, AJ402, AJ404, AJ407, AJ409, AJ429, AJ430, AJ448, FD572, FD574, FD621, FD637, FD643, FD645, FD646, FD649, FD654, FD660, FD662, FD668, FD675, FD685, FD688, FD689, FD692, FD693, FD697, FD699, FD700-FD702, FD705, FD707, FD710- FD714, FD721, FD728- FD733, FD738- FD740, FD742, FD752, FD754, FD755), GR Mk. V (157), (Serial Nos. 2141-2277, FN967, FN971-FN983, FP542-FP547), for a total of 286 aircraft.

Lockheed Vega V-146 Ventura G.R Mk. V, RCAF (Serial No. 2247), visiting California, 1953.  (Photo courtesy of Bill Larkins)

Lockheed Ventura G.R. Mk. V, RCAF (Serial No. 2183), D, Jan 1944.  This aircraft flew with No. 113 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650941)

Lockheed Ventura GR Mk. V, RCAF, 6 Aug 1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584086)

Lockheed Ventura G.R. Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. AE860), 6 Aug 1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643732)

Lockheed Ventura G.R. Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. AE860), 6 Aug 1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643799)

Lockheed-Vega Ventura Mk. II, (Serial No. AE860), ski trials, 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643732-2)