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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 4: The Second World War, Airspeed and WACO Gliders

Canadian Military Aircraft of the Second World War, Airspeed and WACO Gliders

Data current to 21 Dec 2019.

Airspeed AS 51 Horsa Mk. I & II Transport Glider (3), (Serial Nos. TL334, TL349, TL401).

 (RAF Photo)

Airspeed Horsa Transport Gliders.

 (IWM Photo, CH 10356)

Airspeed Horsa Mk. I (Serial No. DP383), coded 46, of the Heavy Glider Conversion Unit, on the ground at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire in the UK.

 (IWM Photo, CH 10228)

Airspeed Horsa Mk. I (Serial No. HS103), coded 31, of the Heavy Glider Conversion Unit in the UK, being inspected before commencing night flying at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire.

 (IWM Photo, H 39183)

An Airspeed Horsa glider carrying troops of 6th Airlanding Brigade is towed aloft by an Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle at an RAF airfield, part of 6th Airborne Division's second lift in the evening of 6 June 1944.

 (IWM Photo, HU 92976)

Oblique photographic-reconnaissance vertical, taken from 800 feet, showing part of Landing Zone 'N', north of Ranville, Normandy, on the day following Operation Mallard, the airborne landing of the 6th Airlanding Brigade and the Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment in the evening of 6 June 1944.   Airspeed Horsa troop-carrying gliders and one damaged GAL Hamilcar tank-carrying glider (lower right) litter this part of the LZ close to the Ranville-Salanelles road.

 (RAF Photo)

Airspeed Horsa Transport Gliders, Operation Market Garden, 1944.

 (RAF Photo)

Airspeed Horsa Transport Glider, RAF (Serial No. DP726). 

General Aircraft Hotspur Mk. II Glider (22), (Serial Nos. HH418, 19, 21, 25, 27, HH521, 51-53, 57-62, 64, 79, 80, HH6646, 47, 54, 67).

 (RAF Photo)

General Aircraft GAL.48 Hotspur Mk. II gliders, RAF (Serial No. BT551), L, nearest, of No. 2 Glider Training Unit.

General Aircraft GAL.48 Hotspur Mk. II Glider, RAF (Serial No. 8T596.  (RAF Photo)

WACO CG-4A Hadrian Mk. II Glider (32), (Serial Nos. 9501, 9503, 9505-9530, KH944-KH947).

WACO CG-4A Hadrian Mk. I Glider, RAF (Serial No. FR557), under tow at the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire, England.  (IWM Photo E(MOS)1235)

 (City of Vancouver Archives Photo, AM640-S1-: CVA 260-1521)

WACO CG-4A Hadrian Mk. I Glider, Vancouver, British Columbia, ca 1945.

WACO CG-4A Glider, ca 1960s.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo,  MIKAN No. 4233994)

WACO Hadrian CG-4A Glider.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4233997)

WACO CG-4A Hadrian Glider "Voo Doo", preparing for a flight over the Atlantic, ca Dec 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3607724)

WACO CG-4A Hadrian Glider "Voo Doo", first glider to be towed across the Atlantic being unloaded at Prestwick in England, 31 Dec 1942.  (IWM Photo TR 1159)

WACO CG-15A Glider (1), (Serial No. 9504).

WACO CG-15A Glider, USAAC (Serial No. 55594), Rockcliffe, Ontario, 9 Feb 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583927)

WACO CG-15A Glider, USAAC, Griswal nose, spoilers, wing covers and pitol cover glider with skis, USAAF markings, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 6 Feb 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583925)

WACO CG-15A Glider, interior view, 9 Feb 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583926)

WACO CG-15 Glider pickup, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 19 Feb 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583928)

WACO PG-2A Powered Glider (1), (Serial No. 9502).  PG-2A with two 200 hp (150 kW) L-440-7 engines.

WACO PG-2A Powered Glider, USAAF (Serial No. 514037), Rockcliffe, Ontario, 9 Jan 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583917)

 (Gordon Franklin Snider via the BCAM)

WACO PG-2A Powered Glider, USAAF (Serial No. 514037), Rockcliffe, Ontario, ca Jan 1946.  From a photo album given to the British Columbia Air Museum, that belonged to Gordon Franklin Snider, who was posted at Patricia Bay, BC.  He also was posted to the Experimental Proving Establishment at Rockcliffe, Ontario, in 1947, where he took this photo.

WACO PG-2A Powered Glider, USAAF (Serial No. 514037), interior, 9 Jan 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583915)

WACO PG-2A Powered Glider, USAAF (Serial No. 514037), 9 Jan 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583916)

WACO PG-2A Powered Glider, RCAF (Serial No. 9502).  (RCAF Photo)