Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Canadian Warplanes 4: The Second World War, Northrop Nomad

Canadian Military Aircraft of the Second World War, Northrop Nomad

Data current to 5 Jan 2019.

Northrop A-17A Nomad, RCAF (Serial No. 3508), painted with target towing stripes.  None have been preserved in Canada, one is on display in the National Museum of the USAF, Dayton, Ohio.  (RCAF Photo)

Northrop A-17A Nomad (32), (Serial Nos. 3490-3521). 

The Royal Canadian Air Force received 32 Nomads that had been part of a French order of 93 aircraft.  When France fell in 1940, this order was taken over by Great Britain who transferred 32 of the aircraft to Canada where they were used as advanced trainers and target tugs as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.  All were assigned to No. 3 Training Command RCAF.  Nomad RCAF (Serial No. 3521), ex-A-17A, crashed in Lake Muskoka, Ontario on 13 Dec 1940.  Its wreckage was found in July 2010.  The remains of crew were recovered, and salvage and recovery of aircraft by the RCAF is in the planning stages as of September 2013.  Internet:

Northrop Nomad, Uplands, Ontario, 23 Aug 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327297)

Northrop Nomad (Serial No. 3508),20 Nov 1941.  (DND Archives Photo)

Northrop A17A Nomad, ca 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4315395)

Northrop Nomad, ca 1941.  (RCAF Photo)

Northrop A17A Nomad, RCAF (Serial No. 3490), ca 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3990278)

Northrop A17A Nomad, ca 1943 testing target towing installation.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581707)

Northrop A-17A Nomad, RCAF (Serial No. 3495).  (RCAF Photo)

 (DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)