Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 3-1: The Second World War, Fighters, Bombers: Avro Manchester, Avro Lincoln, Bell P-39 Airacobra, Blackburn Roc and Skua, Brewster Buffalo and Bermuda, Curtiss Seamew, Martin B-26 Marauder, Saro Lerwick

Avro Manchester, Avro Lincoln, 

Bell P-39 Airacobra, Blackburn Roc, Blackburn Skua, Brewster Buffalo, 

Brewster Bermuda, Curtiss SO3C-1 Seamew, Martin B-26 Marauder, Saro S.36 Lerwick

Data current to 3 June 2020.  

This aviation handbook is intended to provide the reader with a quick reference to identify the military aircraft flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Army during the Second World War. The handbooks in this series include a general description and a photograph from the Canadian Forces Archives of at least one of the key variants or marks of each aircraft that has been in Canadian service or used by Canadian servicemen overseas.Each aircraft is listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. General details describing the aircrafts engines, service ceiling, speed, armament or weapons load are included, along with a brief description of the Canadian or allied squadron in which Canadian aircrews used the aircraft operationally. This is the third volume in the series. It describes fighters, bombers and patrol aircraft flown by Canadians during the war. A list of museums, private aircraft collections and other locations where survivors preserved and displayed is also included. The handbook is not a definitive list of all Canadian-manufactured or operated aircraft, but it should serve as a quick reminder of the major examples flown on duty for anyone with an interest in Canadian military aviation.

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For an update on military aircraft preserved in Canada, see "Canadian Warplanes".

Canadian Warbirds of the Second World War, Fighters, Bombers and Patrol Aircraft, Photo update

 (RCAF Photo)

 (RCAF Photo)

Avro 679 Manchester Mk. IA.  None were on the RCAF establishment, but many were flown by RCAF aircrews serving with the RAF overseas during the Second World War.

Avro 683 Lancasters from both the Second World War and Post War RCAF service, are listed on a separate page on this website.

 (RCAF Photo)

Avro 694 Lincoln B, Mk. XV, RCAF.

 (RCAF Photo)

Avro 694 Lincoln B, Mk. XV, RCAF.  Although built in Canada, none have been preserved here.

Avro 694 Lincoln B. Mk. I (1), (Serial No. RE258), B Mk. II (1), (Serial No. SX 924), B. Mk. XV (1), (Serial No. FM 300), for a total of 3 aircraft.

 (RAF Photo)

 (RAF Photo)

 (RAF Photo)

 (RAF Photo)

Bell P-39 Airacobra, No. 601 Squadron, RAF, ca 1941.  None on the RCAF establishment, but a few were flown by RCAF aircrews overseas during the Second World War.

 (RN Photo)

 (RN Photo)

Blackburn Roc, Royal Navy.  None on the RCN establishment, but many were flown by RCN aircrews overseas during the Second World War.

 (RN Photo)

Blackburn Skua, Royal Navy.  None on the RCN establishment, but a few were flown by RCN aircrews overseas during the Second World War.

 (RN Photo)

Blackburn Skua, Royal Navy.

 (RN Photo)

Blackburn Skua, Royal Navy. 

Boulton P.82 Paul Defiant fighter.  None were on the RCAF establishment, but many were flown by RCAF aircrews overseas during the Second World War.  Defiants are listed on a separate page on this web site. 

(RAF Photo)

(RAF Photo)

(RAF Photo)

(RAF Photo)

Brewster Buffalo, RAF.  None were on the RCAF establishment, but a few were flown by RCAF aircrews serving with the RAF in the Far East during the Second World War.  None are preserved in Canada.

 (NMUSAF Photo)

Brewster Bermuda, RAF (Serial No. FF-741)

The RCAF acquired three Bermudas which were used at Suffield, Alberta, for "special" research operations.  None are preserved in Canada.  Deliveries of Brewster Bermudas to the RAF began in July 1942.  The RAF judged that the type was unsuitable for combat, and most of the Bermudas delivered to the service were converted to target tugs Five of the aircraft were transferred to the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy for assessment – four as dive bombers and one as a target towing tug.  The USAAF received 108 Bermudas, which it designated the A-34 Buccaneer.  The type was considered unsuitable even for training purposes, and was withdrawn from service in 1944.  A single Buccaneer is preserved with the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola NAS, Florida.

 (NMNA Photo)

Brewster SB2A Buccaneer of the U.S. National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida.

Bristol Blenheims and Bolingbrokes flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Bristol Beaufort and Bristol Beaufighter aircraft flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Chance Vought Corsair and Goodyear Corsairs flown by Canadians in the RN are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Consolidated Catalina and Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso A (Consolidated PBY-5A) aircraft flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Consolidated B-24 Liberators flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawks flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

  (RN Photo)

 (RN Photo)

Curtiss SO3C-1 Seamew Mk. I, Royal Navy (Serial No. FN475).  Flown by the RN at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia during the war.  None are preserved in Canada.

Curtiss SO3C Seamew Mk. I (82), (Serial Nos. FN480- FN486, FN489- FN496, FN498, FN499, FN600- FN608, FN610- FN613, FN615, FN616, FN618- FN620, FN622, FN623, FN625, FN627, FN629- FN642, JW576- JW578, JW580- JW583, JW614- JW618, JW621, JW622, JW634, JW638, JW640, JW642).

Curtiss SB2C Helldivers made in Canada are listed on a separate page on this website.

de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito fighters flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Douglas Digby bombers flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Douglas Boston medium bombers flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Fairey Firefly fighters flown by the RCN during the Second World War and post war are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Fairey Fulmars flown by Canadians during the Second World War are listed on a separate page on this website.

Fairey Albacores flown by Canadians during the Second World War are listed on a separate page on this website.

Grumman Martlets flown by Canadians during the Second World War are listed on a separate page on this website.

Grumman Hellcats flown by Canadians during the Second World War are listed on a separate page on this website.

Handley Page Hampden bombers flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Handley Page Halifax bombers flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Hawker Hurricanes flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Hawker Tempests and Typhoons flown by RCAF pilora are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Lockheed Hudson, Vega and Ventura aircraft flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Martin Baltimore and Martin Maryland bombers flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

 (RAF Photo)

Martin B-26 Marauder Mk. I, IA, II, III, RAF.

North American B-25 Mitchells flown by the RCAF during the Second World War and post war are listed on a separate page on this web site.

North American P-51 Mustangs flown by the RCAF during the Second World War and post war, are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Republic P-47 Thunderbolts flown by the RCAF during the Second World War are listed on a separate page on this website.

 (RAF Photo)

 (RAF Photo)

Saro S.36 Lerwick Mk. I, flown by RCAF aircrews overseas during the Second World War.

Short Sunderland flying boats flown by RCAF aircrew during the Second World War are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Short Stirling bombers, flown by RCAF aircrew during the Second World War are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Supermarine Spitfire fighters flown by RCAF pilots are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV fighters flown by the RCN are listed on a separate page on this website.

Vickers Wellington bombers flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Westland Whirlwind fighters flown by RCAF pilots with the RAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.