Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 5: The Post War Piston Era, de Havilland CC-108 Caribou, CC-115 Buffalo, CC-138 Twin Otter, CC132 Dash-7, CC-142 and CT-142 Dash-8

de Havilland CC-108 Caribou,

de Havilland CC-115 Buffalo,

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otter,

de Havilland CC132 Dash-7,

de Havilland CC-142 and CT-142 Dash-8

Data current to 20 August 2019.

 (de Havilland Photo)

de Havilland CC-108 Caribou.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

de Havilland CC-108 Caribou Mk. 1A (Serial No. 5322).

 (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland CC-108 Caribou Mk. 1A, UN and RCAF colours.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

de Havilland CC-108 Caribou Mk. 1A (Serial No. 5323).

de Havilland CC-108 Caribou Mk. I (1), (Serial No. 5303), Mk. 1A (4), (Serial Nos. 5320-5323), Mk. 1B (4), (Serial Nos. 5324-5327), for a total of 9 aircraft.

 (de Havilland Photo)

de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo (Serial No. 115454). 

 

de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo (Serial No. 115459).  (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

de Havilland CC-115 Buffalo droping SAR Techs, 442 Sqn, Comox, BC.  (RCAF Photo via Chris Charland)

de Havilland CC-115 Buffalo (Serial No. 115463).  (Mike Freer - Touchdown Aviation)

(Aldo Bidini Photo)

de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo (Serial No. 15461), UN service.  No. 15461).  This aircraft was restored and placed on display at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in tribute to that fateful flight.  It was originally flown by the Sudanese Air Force, and later restored & painted by museum staff and volunteers to commemorate the “Buffalo Nine.” 

Nine Canadian Armed Forces members serving with the UN peace mission in Egypt were killed on 9 Aug 1974, when the de Havilland CC-115 Buffalo (Serial No. 115461), they were flying in was shot down by three Syrian missiles while making a routine supply run to the mission in the Golan Heights.  The loss of Buffalo 461 remains the largest single-incident loss of life in the history of Canadian peacekeeping operations.

UN Flight 51 was Buffalo 461's last flight designation, for a routine scheduled supply trip from Ismailia, Egypt, to Damascus, Syria. Five crew members and four military passengers were on board when the aircraft took off from Beirut International Airport after a stopover. The First Officer, Captain Keith Mirau, received clearance to enter Syrian airspace from the Damascas air traffic control centre at 0945 GMT. Shortly after crossing from Lebanon into Syria the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missile launched from a Syrian airfield. Moments later two more missiles struck and destroyed the plane, scattering wreckage across a field near the Syrian town of Ad Dimas.  All nine on board were killed.

 (David Dickinson Photo)

de Havilland Canada CC-8A Buffalo (Serial No. 15451), Air Cushion Landing Test aircraft, Yellowknife, NWT, 1975.  This aircraft was used in joint Canada - USA trials, in a a unique program where the modified Buffalo landed on ice, snow or water with an inflatable rubber air cushion under the belly and wing floats.

de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo, No. 424 Squadron.  (Alain Rioux Photo)

de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo (Serial No. 15456).  (John Davies - CYOW Airport Watch)

de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo (Serial No. 15451).  (Alain Rioux Photo)

de Havilland DHC-5, CC-115 Buffalo (15), (Serial Nos. 9451-9465).

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otter (Serial No. 13808), being flown in UN service.  This aircraft was destroyed by the Indian Air Force while it was operating in Pakistan on 5 Dec 1971.  (DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)

 

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otter (Serial No. 13807), initially painted white at first, then to improve visibility they switched to yellow.  Namao, CFB Edmonton, Alberta, 1978.

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otter (Serial No. 13804) with a new yellow paint scheme.  The author jumped out of these two at Namao, CFB Edmonton, Alberta in 1978.

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otter (Serial No. 806), with members of the Canadian Forces Parachute Team photo as we get ready for the day's jumps at CFB Edmonton, Namao, Alberta.  From left to right, the author, Bill Greenshields, Ralph Goebel, Murray McConnell, Pierre Deschenes and Kevin Gammon, 1977.

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otter, CFPT training jumps over CFB Edmonton.

  

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otter (Serial Nos 804 and 809), CFPT training jumps.  Capt Jean Simard is in front of the author here.

de Havilland DHC-6-300, CC-138 Twin Otter (8), (Serial Nos. 801-808).

 (Mike Kaehler Photos)

 (Anidaat Photo)

 (Mike Gilliand Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

de Havilland CC-132 Dash-7, CAF (Serial No. 132001), 1983. 

de Havilland CC-132 Dash-7, CAF (Serial No. 132001), Lahr. 1983.  (Rob Schleiffert Photo)

de Havilland CC-132 Dash-7, CAF (Serial No. 132002), No. 412 Sqn, Lahr, Germany. 1983.  (Rob Schleiffert Photo)

de Havilland CC-132 Dash-7, CAF (Serial No. 132002), No. 412 Sqn, Lahr, Germany.  (Michel Gilliand Photo)

de Havilland CC-132 Dash-7, CAF (Serial No. 132002), No. 412 Sqn, Lahr, Germany.  (Mike Freer - Touchdown Aviation)

de Havilland DHC-7, CC-132 Dash-7-102/103 (2), (Serial Nos. 132001-132002).

de Havilland DHC-8-102, CT-142 Dash-8, RCAF, in service.  (Canadian Forces Photo)

de Havilland DHC-8-102, CT-142 Dash-8, RCAF, in service.  (Canadian Forces Photo)

de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102, CT-142 (Serial No. 142803) in RCAF service.  (Photo courtesy of MilborneOne)

de Havilland Canada Dash-8, Canadian Armed Forces, Colorado Springs.

de Havilland DHC-8-102, CC-142 Dash-8 (2), CT-142 Dash-8 (4), (Serial Nos. 142801-142806).