Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes (4) Manitoba

Warplanes in Manitoba

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 6 May 2020.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3391061)

Canadian Vickers Viking Mk. IV, G-CYET, 1925, Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3389794)

Canadian Vickers Viking Mk. IV, G-CYET, Reindeer Lake, Manitoba, 1924. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3391060)

Canadian Vickers Viking Mk. IV, G-CYEU, Victoria Beach, Manitoba, 1925. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643581)

Canadian Vickers Viking Mk. IV, G-CYEV, Victoria Beach, Manitoba, 1925.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3391065)

Canadian Vickers Viking Mk. IV, G-CYEZ, Victoria Beach, Manitoba, 1926. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3391068)

Canadian Vickers Viking Mk. IV, G-CYEZ, Victoria Beach, Manitoba, 1926. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3391057)

Canadian Vickers Viking Mk. IV, G-YET, Reindeer Lake, Manitoba, 1924.

Brandon

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582154)

Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, RCAF (Serial No. FD975), 29 Apr 1942. 

Boeing-Stearman B75N1/PT-13 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-7972), C-GFMG.

 (Mike Kaehler Photos)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133130), (Serial No. 21130), silver, mounted on a pylon.  Brandon Municipal Airport.   This aircraft has "99's" painted on the nose and there is a plaque attached which states: "Presented to McGill field by Western Manitoba Chapter Ninety Nines Inc women pilots in the interest of aviation 5 July 1971."

Brandon, Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum

Avro 652A Anson Mk. I (Serial No. TBC).

 (J. Hazard Photos)

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

Avro 652A Anson Mk. V (Serial No. 12125), being restored.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3199833)

Bristol Boliingbroke, RCAF (Serial No. 702). 

Bristol 149 Bolingbroke Mk. IVT (Serial No. 9059).

 (Peter and Gloria Photo)

 (Mike Kaehler Photos)

Bristol 149 Bolingbroke Mk. IV (Serial No. 9944), Comfort Inn, Hwy. No. 1, Brandon. 

Bristol 149 Bolingbroke Mk. IV (Serial No. 9883).

 (Bzuk Photo)

Bristol 149 Bolingbroke Mk. IV (Serial No. 10107).

 (J. Hazard Photo)

 ( Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581732)

Cessna T-50 Crane, RCAF (Serial No. 7658), 22 Feb 1941. 

Cessna T-50 Crane (Serial No.).  (Photo courtesy of J. Hazard)

Cessna T-50 Crane (Serial No.).

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

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

de Havilland DH 82C Tiger Moth (Serial No. 4188), JNF DE465.

 (Bzuk Photo)

Fairchild PT-26A Cornell Mk. II, C-GATP, FV-725.

 (J. Hazard Photo)

Fleet 60K Fort (Serial No. TBC). 

 (J. Hazard Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII, RCAF (Serial No. 5461), YO-J, No. 401 Squadron, an airframe reconstructed around an original partial nose section, with many replica components.  

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327232)

Flying Officer A.E. Jarvis instructs students on a Link Trainer at Initial Training School, Toronto, 25 July 1940. 

Link trainer.

 (Sam Stead Photo)

North American NA-64 Yale, RCAF (Serial No. 3390). 

North American NA-64 Yale (Serial No. TBC). 

(Bzuk Photo)

 (J. Hazard Photo)

 (RCAF Photo)

North American NA-66 Harvard Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 2878) on the flight line. 

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

North American NA-66 Harvard Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 2557), Reg. No.  C-FMGZ, 1942.

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

Stinson 105 Voyager (Serial No. 3478), Reg. No. CF-DLM.

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

Westland Lysander under restoration using parts from several different Lysander airframes.

(Steve Fitzgerald Photo)

Westland Lysander Mk. IIIA, recovered from a farm in Manitoba and rebuilt using parts from RCAF (Serial Nos. 2341, 2349 and 2391), now preserved in the UK. 

 (Bzuk Photo)

Westland Lysander Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 2375), Brandon Flying Club, Agnew family.

Carman, Blayd Corporation

 (USN Photo)

Mitsubishi A6M2 Navy Type 0 (Zeke), Model 21, 61-120, ca 1945. 

Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero, parts for two salvaged from the South Pacific on site.

 (Clemens Vasters Photo)

Nord 1002 Pinguin, Royal Military Museum, Brussels, Belgium. 

Nord 1002 Pinguin (Messerschmitt Me 108 Taifun).

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

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4 (Serial No. 20272), 30 Aug 1954.

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4 (Serial No. TBC).

Carman, Friendly Field

Robert Diemert has restored a number of historic aircraft for clients in the USA, including an Aichi Navy 99 Val 2, (Serial No. 3179), initially sent to the Canada Aviation Museum and later to the USA; an Avro 652A Anson; a de Havilland DH 60 Moth Minor; a North American B-25 Mitchell, (Serial No. N3152G); a CAC Mustang 23, (Serial No. A68-175), to Australia and then on to the USA; and a Hawker Hurricane.  He restored a Fairey Firefly Mk. V for the CWHM.  He has restored three Japanese Nakajima/Mitsubishi A6M5 Zeke fighters, with one sold to Commemorative Air Force (CAF), and another to the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM), Pensacola, USA.  The third Zeke crashed on take-off.  Parts of three others have been sold to the Blayd Corporation.

 (Author Photo)

Aichi Navy 99 Val 2 restored by Robert Diemert, shown here while with the Canada Air and Space Museum, Ottawa, ca 1972. 

Gimli

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4118638)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133303), 18 June 1973. 

 (Mike Kaehler Photos)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133239), (Serial No. 21239), mounted on a pylon.  This aircraft crashed on 6 May 1957, after taking off from Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.  The pilot noted the gear was up and the end of the runway was approaching when the engine flamed out.  At the end of the runway there was a construction site and a mound of dirt approximately 4 or 5 feet high.  The pilot carried out a belly landing sliding along when the left tank hit the mound of dirt ripping the tank off and sending the plane into a spin.  Both the instructor and student were able to walk away with minimal bruising.  The cause of the flame out was a malfunctioning fuel pump.

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

Canadair CP-107 Argus (Serial No. 20715), wreckage.  20715 was donated the the Western Canadian Aviation Museum (WCAM) in Winnipeg, and was sent to Gimli for storage.  Apparently it was in a hangar in Gimli for a few years and then sat outside the hangar for a while before being sold into private hands. The forward fuselage sits in a field near a house with many derelict cars and the galley area, inboard engine and undercarriage portions of the aircraft are in another field nearby.

 (Bzuk Photo)

Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando, C-GIBX, First Nations Transportation. 

Curtiss-Wright C-46F Commando (Serial No. 22472), C-GIBX.

Curtiss-Wright C-46F Commando (Serial No. 22556), C-GTXW.

Hartney

 (RCAF Photo)

Fairey Battle, ca 1942. (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327186)

Fairey Battle Lewis Gunner. 

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327184)

Fairey Battle Lewis Gunner. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN  No. 3581902)

Fairey Battle, Rockcliffe, Ontario. 

Fairey Battle Mk. 1T (Serial No. P2188), parts of others.  Hartney, Manitoba.

MacDonald

 (RCAF Photo)

Bristol (Fairchild) 149 Bolingbroke Mk. IVT floatplane in RCAF service. 

Bristol 149 Bolingbroke Mk. IV (Serial No. 9887).  MacDonald, Manitoba.

Ochre River

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. IV, RCAF (Serial No. 20298), C/N CCF4-89, CF-UAT.  Mac-ann Farms Inc.

Portage la Prairie

 (RCAF Photo)

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor in flight.  

Beechcraft D-18S/C-45H Expeditor (Serial No. 1560), CA 160.

 (RCAF Photo)

Beechcraft CT-134 Musketeer, (Serial No. 13412). 

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

Beechcraft CT-134A Musketeer (Serial No. 134238).

 (Mike Kaehler Photos)

Beechcraft CT-134A Musketeer (Serial No. 134236), 575, with clipped wings, used for cockpit checks by the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

Beechcraft CT-134A Musketeer (Serial No. 134201).

Beechcraft CT-134A Musketeer II (Serial No. 134238), 3 CFFTS, preserved at the Fort La Reine Museum.

 (Ahunt Photo)

Beechcraft C90A King Air, C-FMFY. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3202038)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star, 25 Sep 1951. 

(Jack Wilkinson Photo)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133324), Portage-la-Prairie, Manitoba, ca 1959. 

 (Stan Barclay Photo)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133277), (Serial No. 21277), silver, mounted on a pylon in Island Park.

(Alain Rioux Photo)

Canadair CT-114 Tutor, Golden Centenaires. 

  (Author Photo)

 (Bzuk Photo)

Canadair CT-114/CL-41A Tutor (Serial No. 114000), Golden Centenaires, mounted on a pylon.

(RCAF Photo)

Canadair CT-114 Tutors, Golden Centenaire formation flight. 

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

Hiller CH-112 Nomad, Canadian Army (Serial No. 112282), hanging at 3 CFFTS Portage la Prairie.  Painted as 282, this Nomad was assigned to 4 CIBG Germany.   It crashed in Germany on 3 Dec 1963, having nosed over after a forced landing.

Selkirk

 (RCAF Photo)

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

Auster AOP.6, RCAF (Serial No. 16663), C/N TAY856BJ, CF-KJP.

Shilo, CFB Shilo, Royal Canadian Artillery Museum

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3524500)

Auster AOP III, RAF in support of RCA, Ortona, Italy, 10 Feb 1944. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3524518)

Auster AOP III, RAF in support of RCA, Ortona, Italy, 10 Feb 1944. 

 (Clive Prothero-Brooks Photos)

Auster AOP.5 (Serial No. TJ398).  Recently acquired for the RCAM and flown to the museum in an RCAF CC-130 Hercules transport from the UK.  It is painted to represent a Canadian Army artillery spotting aircraft operating in Italy during the Second World War. 

 (Canadian Army Photo)

Cessna L-19E Bird Dog, Canadian Army (Serial No. 16717). 

Cessna L-19A Bird Dog (Serial No. 745B), (Serial No, 119706).

St. Andrews

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 12703), unveiled on 12 July 2018 at St. Andrews Airport, Manitoba.

The Pas

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584571)

North American P-51D Mustang, RCAF (Serial No. 9243), Uplands, 6 Sep 1951. 

 (RCAF Photo)

North American P-51D Mustang, RCAF (Serial No. 9233) firing a rocket. 

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-73210), CF-IKE, CanAm Investments.

Winnipeg

 (Author Photos)

 (PM8 Photo)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133232), (Serial No. 21232), Golden Centenaires, mounted on a pylon at 500 Wing, RCAFA, Portage Ave.  This aircraft has recently been repainted in Red Knight colours.

 (Wikipedia Photo)

Fokker Dr. I, ca. 1918, Western Front.

Fokker Dr. I replica (Serial No. F1425/17), C-GZYA.

Winnipeg, CFB Winnipeg, Air Force Heritage Museum and Air Park

Aircraft on display at the Air Force Heritage Museum and Air Park (just off Ness Avenue), and the aircraft on display at the Western Canada Aviation Museum are listed on separate web pages.

Winnipeg, The Naval Museum of Manitoba (NMM), HMCS Chippewa 

Misc

(Timkal Photo)

de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter, C-FMAU, Island_Lake Lodge dock, Manitoba, 15 Aug 2003.

This aviation handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been flown by members of the Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and the Canadian Forces. The interested reader will find useful information and a few technical details on most of the military aircraft that have been in service with active Canadian squadrons both at home and overseas. 100 selected photographs have been included to illustrate a few of the major examples in addition to the serial numbers assigned to Canadian service aircraft. For those who like to actually see the aircraft concerned, aviation museum locations, addresses and contact phone numbers have been included, along with a list of aircraft held in each museum's current inventory or on display as gate guardians throughout Canada and overseas. The aircraft presented in this edition are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. Although many of Canada's heritage warplanes have completely disappeared, a few have been carefully collected, restored and preserved, and some have even been restored to flying condition. This guide-book should help you to find and view Canada's Warplane survivors.

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