RAF Type C1 roundel

Canadian Military Aircraft
Serial Numbers
RAF Owned, RCAF Operated
 
JA100 to JN999

Brief List

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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

comments

JA111

Vickers

 

Wellington

B. Mk. X

Used by No. 429 Squadron, RCAF, in the UK mid 1943.  Also reported with No. 428 Squadron, RCAF, same time period.

JA112

Vickers

 

Wellington

B. Mk. X

Used by No. 428 Squadron, RCAF.

JA114

Vickers

 

Wellington

B. Mk. X

Used by No. 429 Squadron, RCAF, coded "AL*A".  Failed to return from attack on Hamburg on 27 / 28 July 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  3 crew were killed and 2 POW.

JA118

Vickers

 

Wellington

B. Mk. X

Used by No. 432 Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*G".  Failed to return from attack on Mönchengladbach on 30/31 August 1943.  Came down at Rath-Anhoven, 13 kilometres south west of Monchen-Gladbach.  All were killed.  May have been shot down by night fighter.

JA119

Vickers

 

Wellington

B. Mk. X

Used by No. 432 Squadron, RCAF.  Disintegrated in flight during a test flight and crashed at 11:50 on 16 July 1943.  Came down 2 miles west of Malton, Yorkshire.  All 6 crew killed.

JA123

Vickers

 

Wellington

B. Mk. X

Used by No. 420 Squadron, RCAF, in North Africa in 1943.

JA125

Vickers

 

Wellington

B. Mk. X

Used by No. 420 Squadron, RCAF, in North Africa, coded "l".  First operation on 13/14 September 1943, to Pompei.  7th and last operation to Grossetti Airfiled on 5/6 October 1943.

JA128

Vickers

 

Wellington

B. Mk. X

With No. 432 Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*E".

JA909

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

First delivered to No. 156 Squadron, RAF.  Then to No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*O".  Later to No. 467 Squadron, RAAF.  Crashed on 4 June 1945 while with 467 Squadron.

JA920

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*E".  Crashed on landing at Gransden Lodge, UK on 3 September 1943.

JA924

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*R".  Failed to return from operation over Berlin on 31 January 1944.

JA939

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*C".  Shot down by a night fighter on 23 November 1943 at 18:50 German time.  Came down near Lorup, Germany.

JA974

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*V".  Failed to return from operation over Brunswick on 15 January 1944, one of 3 squadron losses on this mission.  All crew killed, reported as first all Canadian crew lost by Bomber Command.  Had 233 hours logged when struck off.

JA976

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*S".  Failed to return from operation over Montzen on 28 April 1944.  Only survivor was pilot S/L E.W. Blenkinsop, who evaded capture for several days and joined the Belgium resistance.  Later captured and spent time in St. Gilles Prison in Brussels and died in Neuengamme concentration camp on 23 January 1945.

JA979

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF.  Crashed while attempting three engine approach at Gransden Lodge on training flight, 5 November 1943.  Pilot F/O Pringle was only reported fatality.

JA980

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*Z".  Failed to return from operation over Hannover on 9 October 1943.

JB120

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF frm 27 august 1943, coded "LQ*D".  Failed to return from operation over Brunswick on 28 September 1943, believed to have come down in North Sea.  All 7 crew still listed as missing in action.

JB182

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*O".  Failed to return from operation over Berlin on 24 November 1943.

JB183

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*R".

JB188

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*S".  Failed to return from operation over Magdeburg on 22 January 1944.

JB222

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*G" and "LQ*M".  failed to return from operation over Leipzig on 4 December 1943.

JB226

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*G".  Failed to return from operation over Mannheim on 18 November 1943.

JB241

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*K".  Failed to return from operation over Schweinfurt on 25 February 1944.

JB280

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF at Gransden Lodge, UK, coded "LQ*K".  Failed to return from operation over Berlin on 2 January 1944.  Shot down en route to target by night-fighter flown by Lt Friedrich Potthast, 1V./NJG1, crashing 02:10 at Nieuw Schoonebeek (Drenthe) in the commune of Schoonebeek, Holland.  7 crew killed, including pilot F/O T.H. Donnelly, all buried in Oud Schoonebeek General Cemetery.

JB286

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*O".  Used from c. 1943 to c.1944, from Gransden Lodge, Bedfordshire.  Passed to No. 467 Squadron, RAAF in 1944.  With this unit when it crashed on 7 January 1945..

JB297

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF.  Passed to No. 153 Squadron, RAF in September 1943, coded "P4*T".

JB348

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*R".  Failed to return from operation over Leipzig on 20 / 21 October 1943.  Only survivor was mid-upper P/O D.O. Johnson, who reported that flak hit set fire to port inner engine, and started fire in fuselage.  Progressive engine fires and spread of fuselage fire led to mid-upper abandoning aircraft.

JB363

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Halifax

B. Mk. II

Reported with No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*A".  This is probably a typo, as this serial number was assigned to a Lancaster B. Mk. III.

JB369

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*D".  Failed to return from operation over Berlin. Crashed near Ely, Cambs on 17 December 1943, attempting to land in heavy fog.  405 Squadron lost 3 aircraft to fog that night.

JB477

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, based at Gransden Lodge, UK, coded "LQ*O".  Failed to return from operation over Berlin. Crashed near Gravely on 17 December 1943, attempting to land in heavy fog.  405 Squadron lost 3 aircraft to fog that night.

JB481

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF from 27 October 1943, coded "LQ*R".  Lost on operation to Berlin. Crashed near Marham at 00:55 on 17 December 1943, attempting to land in heavy fog after running out of fuel.  All crew killed.  Had 53 logged hours when written off.  405 Squadron lost 3 aircraft to fog that night.

JB484

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*B" and "LQ*X".  Used from c. 1943 to c.1945, from Gransden Lodge, Bedfordshire.  Later to No. 1666 Conversion Unit.  damaged by gale while with this unit, on 19 January 1945.

JB668

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*R" and "LQ*T".  Damaged over Berlin 29/30 on December 1943.  Failed to return from operation over Schweinfurt on 25 February 1944, its first operation after repairs.  Reported to have crashed in flames near  Weyer (Bas-Rhin), 20 kilometres north-west of Saverne, France after being attacked by night fighter.  (Possibly confused with LM120 of 576 Squadron RAF, lost on same mission?)

JB675

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. VI

Converted from Mk. III in mid 1943.  Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*P", in early 1944.  No record of being used on operations.

JB684

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*U".  Failed to return from operation over Laon on 23 April 1944.

JB699

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*J".  Bombed Berlin on 1/2 January 1944, daamged by night fighters but returned to base.

JB707

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Delivered to No. 32 Maintenance Unit, before passing to No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*M".  Used from c. 1943, from Gransden Lodge, Bedfordshire.  Reported missing on 29 July 1944.  Had 400 hours airframe time when lost.

JB713

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. VI

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*Z".  Used for three operations, flown by W/C R. Lane: to Berlin on 24/25 March 1944, to Noisy le Sec on 18/19 April 1944, and to Lens on 20/21 April 1944.

JB727

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF.  Failed to return from operation over Berlin on 3 January 1944.

JB729

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*E".  Failed to return from operation over Lens on 16 June 1944.

JB737

Avro

 

Lancaster

B. Mk. III

Used by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*R".  Failed to return from operation over Berlin on 1/2 January 1944, one of two aircraft lost by squadron that night.  Crashed near St Pol sur Ternoise in the Pas-de-Calais, France.

JB790

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*V".  Failed to return from attack on Bochum on 12/13 June 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  Crashed near Burgsteinfurt.  2 crew were killed and 5 POW.

JB791

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*X".  Failed to return from attack on Duisberg on 12/13 May 1943, shot down by flak after leaving target.  Came down near Bedburg-Hau.  6 PoWs and 2 killed.  One of the PoWs, P/O R.A. Wallace, would become part of the team that dug the tunnel for "The Great Escape".

JB793

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*Z".  Failed to return from attack on Wuppertal on 29 / 30 May 1943, shot down by night fighter from II/NJG 1 near Eupen, Belgium.  4 crew were killed and 3 POW.

JB796

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*C".  Failed to return from attack on Cologne on 3/4 July 1943, crew abandoned aircraft after two fighter attacks started fires on board.   6 crew were killed and 1 POW.  Crashed near Bonneleau, France.

JB805

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*B".  Failed to return from attack on Wuppertal on 29 / 30 May 1943, shot down by night fighter of I/NJG 4 at 02:56 near Peronnes-lez-Binche.  All were killed.

JB841

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*K".  Failed to return from attack on Dortmund on 23 / 24 May 1943.  All were killed.

JB854

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*D".  Failed to return from mission to Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  All 7 crew killed.

JB858

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*S".  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Shot down by a night fighter during attack on Gelsenkirchen on 25 / 26 June 1943.  7 crew were killed and 1 POW.

JB859

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*H".  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Bombed Duisberg on 26 / 27 April 1943.

JB860

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*J".  Returned early from raid on Berlin on 29 / 30 March 1943 due to heavy icing, crash landed at base, no injuries.

JB861

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*C".  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Failed to return from attack on Duisberg on 12 / 13 May 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  All were killed.

JB862

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*U".  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Failed to return from attack on Dortmund on 23 / 24 May 1943, shot down by flak and a night fighter.  6 crew were killed and one POW.

JB866

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*T".  Failed to return from attack on Essen on 3/4 April 1943.  Attacked by night fighter, crashed at 22:45 at Opheuesden (Gelderland), 6 km south-east of Rhenen, Holland.  Witnesses reported it was attempting a landing, engulfed in flames, exploded after touching down.  Still en route to target.  All were killed.

JB875

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*S".  Bombed Kiel on 4/5 April 1943.

JB893

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*U".

JB898

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*Q".  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Failed to return from attack on Dortmund on 4 / 5 May 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  3 crew killed and 5 POW.

JB899

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*E".

JB900

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*E".  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.

JB904

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

With No. 405 (B) Squasdron, RCAF, coded "LQ*E".  Lost on raid on Dortmund on 4 May 1943.  Shot down by nightfighter, crashed near Quendorf.  Pilot J.W. Leenox killed, one other crew killed, 5 crew PoW.

JB909

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*G".  Also reported as Mk. III?  Shot down by a night fighter during attack on Stuttgart on 14 / 15 April 1943, crashed near La Neuvillette.  1 crew member evaded capture, 6 were POW.

JB912

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*B" and "VR*E".  Bombed Frankfurt on 10/11 April 1943, as "B".  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Coded "E" when lost.  Failed to return from attack on Stettin on 20 / 21 April 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  7 crew were POWs and 1 killed.

JB913

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*F".  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Failed to return from attack on Cologne on 3 / 4 July 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  2 crew evaded and 5 were POW.

JB920

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*F".  Bombed Frankfurt on 10/11 April 1943.

JB922

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*H" (possibly).  Failed to return from attack on Gelsenkirchen on 9 / 10 July 1943.  3 crew were killed and 4 POW.

JB923

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*Q".  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Failed to return from mining operation to the Frisian Islands on 28 / 29 April 1943, no survivors.

JB925

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*R".  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Reported lost on this mission?

JB929

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*J".  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Bombed Duisberg on 12/13 May 1943.

JB931

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*O".  Failed to return from attack on Bochum on 13 / 14 May 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  4 crew were killed and 3 POW.

JB959

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded EQ*H'.  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Crashed on take off for attack on Gelsenkirchen on 9 July 1943, due to faulty instruments, crew ok.

JB965

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

With No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  Crash landed at Middleton St. George on 22 August 1943, when previously damaged undercarriage collapsed.

JB966

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  Coded "LQ*D" when shot down on night of 13/14 May 1943, on mission to Bochum.  Came down at 02:16 local at Den Kaat, Holland,  2 miles north of Balkbrug .  Claimed by night fighter from 8.NJG1.  3 crew killed, 4 PoW.

JB967

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Loaned briefly to No. 434 (B) Squadron, RCAF, dates not known.  Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'VR*F'.  Attcked north west of Lincoln by intruder during raid on Kassel on 3/4 October 1943, badly damaged and crash-landed at base.

JB968

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*R".  With No. 428 Squadron, RCAF.    Bombed Hannover on 22 September 1943.  Coded "NA*R" when it failed to return from attack on Hannover on 27/28 September 1943, went down near target area.  All were killed.

JB969

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*D".  Bombed Bochum on 13/14 May 1943, and Wippertal on 29/30 May 1943.

JB971

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*X".  Failed to return from attack on Mannheim on 23 / 24 September 1943.  All were killed.

JB972

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*Q".  Failed to return from attack on Dusseldorf on 11/12 June 1943, shot down by flak while approaching target.  Crashed between Krefeld and Dusseldorf.  3 crew were killed and 4 POW.

JD107

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English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*Y".  Bombed Bochum on 13/14 May 1943.  Failed to return from attack to Le Creusot on 19 / 20 June 1943, hit by a light flak emplacement north of Caen after bombing target.  4 crew killed and 3 POW.  One wing came off in flight, survivors came down in fuselage.  Also reported as shot down by night fighter, but transcripts of survivors reports confirms flak.

JD113

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English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*Z".  Failed to return from attack on Bochum on 13 / 14 May 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  4 crew were killed and 3 POW.

JD114

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*V".  Bombed Magdeburg on 21/22 January 1944.  Failed to return from attack on Leipzig on 19 / 20 February 1944.  All were killed.

JD124

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF at Gransden Lodge.  Lost on 21 June 1943, on raid to Krefeld.  7 crew killed.

JD143

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*A".  Failed to return from attack on Dusseldorf on 11 / 12 June 1943, shot down by flak.  3 were killed and 5 POW.

JD147

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*C".  Failed to return from attack on Wuppertal on 24 / 25 June 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  3 crew were killed and 4 POWs.

JD158

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English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*D", named "Thundering Heard".  Failed to return from attack on the experimental rocket site at Peenemunde on 17/18 August 1943.  All were killed.

JD159

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English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*Y".  Failed to return from attack on Cologne on 3 / 4 July 1943, shot down by a night fighter of 7/MJG 4.  3 crew were killed, including pilot F/Sgt. J.A. Anderson and 5 POW,  including Sgt. G.E. Aitken.

JD163

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English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*N".  Returning from attack of the experimental rocket site at Peenemunde on 17 / 18 August 1943, gave a fix about 30 minutes from base, but disappeared without further trace.

JD164

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English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Loaned briefly to No. 434 (B) Squadron, RCAF, dates not known.  With No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*K".  Later operated by No. 429 Squadron, RCAF, coded "AL*K" when lost on 26/27 November 1943.  During attack on Berlin hit by flak, port outer was u/s. On return overshot Thorney Island twice and ditched in the water.

JD174

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English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*A", from 25 May 1943.  During attack on Aachen on 13 / 14 July 1943 was attacked by an enemy aircraft, damaging hydraulics and making it impossible to release bombs.  Returned to base with the bomb load and crew bailed out.  Pilot injured in crash landing near Arden Hall, Hawnby.  Some bombs exploded, but not all.  Pilot F/O P.T. Bain received DFC, retired from RCAF in 1957 as a W/C.

JD204

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*L".  Failed to return from attack on Frankfurt on 4/5 October 1943.  4 crew were killed and 3 POWs.

JD209

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*B".  Failed to return from attack on Krefeld on 21 / 22 June 1943.  4 crew were killed and 3 POW.

JD210

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*S".  Failed to return from attack on Mannheim on 5 / 6 September.  All were killed.

JD214

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*U".  Failed to return from attack on Wuppertal on 24/25 June 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  All were POW.

JD215

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*B".  Failed to return from attack on Cologne on 28/29 June 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  All were killed.  Came down at 02:13 local time, near Waalre, Holland.

JD216

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*P".  Failed to return from attack on Gelsenkirchen on 9 / 10 July 1943.  All were killed.

JD256

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*A".  Failed to return from attack on Essen on 25 / 26 July 1943.  7 crew were killed and 1 POW.

JD257

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*F".  Failed to return from attack on Mannheim on 9/10 August 1943.  Crashed near Ludwigshafen.  All were killed.

JD258

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*H".  Failed to return from attack on Wuppertal on 24 / 25 June 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  All were killed.

JD270

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*P".  Attacked by night fighter during raid on Hamburg on 24/25 July 1943, no damage.  During attack on Berlin on 31 August / 1 September 1943 clipped on the port wing by a single engine fighter and crashed in the target area. 4 crew were killed and 3 POW.  Crash site also reported as near Magdeburg, south-west of Berlin, in the Wernigerode forest, 3 kms south west of Wernigerode ,near  town of Hasserode.

JD271

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*B".  Later to No. 428 Squadron, RCAF.  Coded "NA*M" when lost.  Failed to return from attack on Leipzig, crashed in the Ijsselmeer, Holland, 15 kilometres from Medemblik, on 20 February 1944.  All were killed, including pilot F/O A.W. Woolverton.

JD274

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*Q".  Also with No. 428 Squadron, RCAF.

JD275

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 429 Squadron, RCAF, coded "AL*T".  Failed to return from attack on Mannheim on 18/19 November.  2 crew killed in crash, one died one day later, 4 crew POW.

JD276

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*T".

JD278

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*O".  Also with No. 428 Squadron, RCAF.

JD318

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 429 Squadron, RCAF, coded "AL*F".  Failed to return from attack on Berlin on 29 / 30 December 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  5 crew were killed and 2 POW.  Came down in Holland.

JD323

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

With No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*S".  Operated by No. 429 Squadron, RCAF, coded "AL*S" when lost.  Failed to return from attack on Hannover on 8 / 9 October 1943.  All were killed.

JD325

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*X".  Operated by No. 429 Squadron, RCAF, coded "AL*F" when lost.  Failed to return from attack on Frankfurt on 25 / 26 November 1943.  All were killed.

JD326

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 429 Squadron, RCAF, coded "AL*P".  Failed to return from attack on Dusseldorf on 3 / 4 November 1943, no survivors.

JD327

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 429 Squadron, RCAF, coded "AL*F".  During attack on Frankfurt October 4/5, 1943 attacked repeatedly by enemy aircraft, holes in the starboard fuel tanks and the starboard outer engine was u/s.  Returned safely to England on 3 engines, but due to low fuel, the crew bailed out.  2 crew members were killed when they failed to exit the Halifax before it hit the ground near Crowborough.

JD331

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*K".  Failed to return from attack on Berlin on 31 August / 1 September 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  Came down near Hillentrup, Germany.  3 were killed and 4 POW.  One of 3 squadron aircraft lost on this mission.

JD332

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

With No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*E".  Operated by No. 429 Squadron, RCAF, coded "AL*U" when lost.  Failed to return from attack on Kassel on 22 / 23 October 1943.

JD333

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Operated by No. 408 Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*Q".  Later to No. 429 Squadron, coded "AL*W" when lost on 26/27 November 1943.  Multiple engine failures and fire after takeoff for raid on Berlin.  Crash landed at Snape Mires, UK, not repairable.

JD361

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 429 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'AL*Y'.  Failed to return from attack on Leipzig on 3 / 4 December 1943.  6 crew were killed and 2 POW.

JD363

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 429 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'AL*J'.  Failed to return from attack on Kassel on 22/23 October 1943.  Shot down over Belgium.  All crew were killed.

JD365

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'EQ*J'.  Failed to return from attack on Hamburg 29/30 July 1943.  5 crew were killed and 2 were POW.  This was last Halifax loss for this Squadron, Lancasters arrived a few weeks later.

JD374

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

With No. 408 (B) Squadron, coded "EQ*M".  Served with No. 429 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'AL*M' when lost.  Failed to return from attack on Leipzig on 3 / 4 December 1943.  4 crew were killed and 3 POW.

JD381

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'VR*R'.  Attacked by fighters during raid on Munchen on 30 / 31 August 1943.  Returned to base, written off due to heavy damage.

JD382

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'VR*A'.  Failed to return from attack on Kassel on 22 / 23 October 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  5 were killed and 3 POW.

JD386

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 428 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*F'.  Bombed Hannover on 22 September 1943.

JD410

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'VR*V'.  Failed to return from attack on Mannheim on 5/6 September 1943.  6 crew were killed and 1 POW.

JD411

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 429 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'AL*A'.  Failed to return from attack on Frankfurt on 25 / 26 November 1943.  All were killed.

JD420

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*T", and "VR*D" when lost.  Failed to return from attack on Magdeburg on 21 / 22 January 1944, hit by flak, crew baled out.  1 killed & 6 POW.

JD456

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*B".  Failed to return from attack on Berlin on 15 / 16 February 1944.  All were killed.

JD457

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*F".  Failed to return from attack on Mannheim on 23/24 September 1943.  All were killed.

JD458

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*C".  Failed to return from attack of the experimental rocket site at Peenemunde on 17 / 18 August 1943.  All were killed.

JD459

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*Q".  Bombed Leipzig on 19/20 February 1944.  On takeoff for raid on Le Mans on 13/14 March 1944 hit a pillbox.  Returned, struck a vehicle on landing and was written off.

JD463

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*D".  Failed to return from attack on Frankfurt on 4 / 5 October 1943.   6 crew were killed and 1 evaded capture.

JD464

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*N".  Failed to return from attack on Berlin on 31 August / 1 September 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  3 were killed and 4 POW.  Sgt. A. Embly and F/S D.H.A. Garland (tail gunner) jumped together, sharing Embly's parachute, after Garland was wounded and his parachute destroyed.  Garland slipped from Embly during the descent and was never seen again.  Embly was taken POW after landing in Black Forest near Weisenburg.

JD466

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*E".  Failed to return from attack on Magdeburg on 21 / 22 January 1944.  All were killed.

JD468

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*W".  Ditched in North Sea due to engine failure during mining operation to Kiel Bay on 22 / 23 March 1944.  Crew rescued, aircraft sunk by gunfire.

JF336

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, from late 1943, coded "AN*O".  Hiut by flak and abandoned on 8 December 1943

JF345

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/44.  Lost on 29 March 1944, WO1 H.E. Morrow killed.

JF361

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa from late 1943.  Crash landed after engine failure near Anzio, Italy on 26 January 1944.

JF403

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*E".

JF469

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*M".

JF473

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*X".

JF479

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy from late 1943.  Survived the war, struck off in 1947.

JF509

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, from late 1943.  Damaged by Fw190 near Anzio on 25 January 1944, pilot bailed out.

JF526

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*F".  Survived the war, scrapped in June 1945.

JF557

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*D".  Had left this Squadron before it crashed on landing on 16 March 1945

JF565

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*L".

JF579

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, from late 1943, coded "AN*J".  Struck off on 29 February 1944.

JF586

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*C".

JF627

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*M".

JF672

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*M".

JF701

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/44.  Had left this unit when struck off on 18 August 1944.

JF703

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943.  Had left this unit when shot down near Anzio on 2 February 1944.

JF710

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

F. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy.  Ran off runway and overturned in soft ground at Canne on 16 December 1943.

JF748

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/44.  Lost on 16 June 1944, shot down by flak near Perugla, Italy.  F/L B.J. Ingalls, DFC, killed.

JF781

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*J".  Abandoned after loss of control on 27 December 1944, 3 miles north-west of Rimini, Italy.

JF836

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/44.  Lost on 4 July 1944, F/O J.R. Daly killed.

JF874

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

To No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in Italy on 31 May 1944, after returning from loan to USAAF.  Failed to return from operations on 26 July 1944.

JF881

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*H".

JF882

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/44.  Abandoned off Ancona on 28 June 1944 after engine failure.

JF931

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in Italy, from c.1943.  Shot down on 10 August 1944, pilot F/O Locke.

JF932

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*W".

JF950

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/44.  Struck off on 18 August 1944.

JF952

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/44, coded "AN*Y".  Loaned to USAAF on 31 January 1944, shot down by flak on 11 December 1944.

JF956

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*B".

JF958

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/44.  Lost on 15 January 1945 after engine cut neat Latisano, Italy.  P/O R.J. Ashley killed.

JF960

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45.  Crash landed near Cervetorio, Italy after engine failure on 9 May 1944.

JF964

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*T".

JG184

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/44, coded "AN*A".  Struck off on 30 June 1944.

JG185

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*U".

JG240

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF, in North Africa and/or Italy from late 1943.  Damaged by Fw190 and forced landed near Anzio, Italy on 29 March 1944.

JG240

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/44, coded "AN*R".  Crash landed near Anzio on 29 March 1944, after being damaged by a Fw190.

JG249

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in  Italy, 1944.  Collided with Spitfire JG329 on 10 (or 11?) December 1944, while orbiting before start of dive bombing attack west of Ravenna, Italy.  P/O R.A. Shannon killed.

JG272

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45.  Category C3 damage on operations on 4 September 1944.

JG294

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

Mk. VIII

Reported with No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*F".  Probably a typo, since this serial was not used.

JG317

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*V".

JG329

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in  Italy, 1944.  Collided with Spitfire JG249 on 10 (or 11?) December 1944, while orbiting before start of dive bombing attack west of Ravenna, Italy.  WO2 R.W. Rideout killed.

JG337

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/44.  Lost on 8 July 1944, F/O G.S. Kimber killed.

JG475

Supermarine

Vickers Armstrong

Spitfire

LF. Mk. VIII

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in North Africa and/or Italy, c.1943/45, coded "AN*Z".

JK795

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

F. Mk. IX

Ordered as a Mk. Vc, converted to Mk. IX, possibly before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 17 October 1943.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 24 August 1944.  Crashed near Gerwin, Holland on 19 September 1944.  Pilot abandoned aircraft after engine failure.

JL109

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

F. Mk. Vc/IX

Converted to Mk. IX, possibly before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 17 October 1943.  Had left this unit before being lost on operations on 30 April 1944.

JL373

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

F. Mk. IXE

Ordered as a Mk. Vc, converted to Mk. IX, possibly before delivery.  Used by No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 20 October 1943, coded "DB*L".

JL944

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF.  Crashed on landing at Wick on 28 June 1943.

JL947

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*D".  Escorted Hampden torpedo bombers of No. 489 Squadron on attack on shipping on 13 May 1943.  Shared in destruction of 2 Bv 138s, while escorting HMS Belfast in North Sea on 28 July 1943, flown by F/O Shuleman.

JM105

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*B".  Attacked a merchant ship off Norwegian coast on 19 April 1943, several strikes with cannon fire.  Was one of 3 squadron aircraft escorting Torbeaus of 144 Squadron, RAF.  Based at Wick, refueled at Sumburgh for a strike against convoy near Lister (Norway?) on 27 April 1943.  One of 6 squadron aircraft on this strike.

JM106

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*M".

JM111

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*T".

JM112

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*A".  Based at Wick, refueled at Sumburgh for a strike against convoy near Lister (Norway?) on 27 April 1943.  One of 6 squadron aircraft on this strike.

JM113

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*P".  Shared in destruction of 2 Bv 138s, while escorting HMS Belfast in North Sea on 28 July 1943, flown by S/L de la Haye.

JM114

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*C".  Flown by squadron CO W/C Truscott, to lead escort of attack against shipping near Lister on 1 May 1943.

JM115

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*O".

JM117

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*F", based at Wick, Scotland.  Detached to Sumburg, Shetland Islands in June 1943.  Damaged Ju 88 in heavy weather, early morning of 4 June 1943.

JM119

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*E".  Flown by S/L Gatward on 17 July 1943, leading five squadron aircraft on escort mission from Sumburg, Shetland Islands.  Shared claim for sinking of escort vessel UJ1705 near Feje, Norway.  Escorted HMS Belfast in North Sea on 28 July 1943.

JM121

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*G

JM122

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*V".  Crashed on 26 August 1943, attempting to land at Tain.

JM123

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*H".  Escorted HMS Belfast in North Sea on 28 July 1943.  Damaged at least one Bv 138, received several hits.  Returned to Sumburgh, Shetland Islands on one engine, made gear up landing, no injuries.  Crew of F/O E.J. Keefe, DFC and Sgt. B.I.G. Steed on first operation, claimed two Bv 138s destroyed.  (See also LZ176.)

JM124

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*S".  Lost in attack off Lsiter, southern Norway on 1 May 1943.  Possibly shot down by Fw 190s.

JM130

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*J".  Shot down by AA fire while escorting aircraft from No. 235 Squadron, RAF on shipping strike off Norwegian coast on 4 August 1943.  Attack took place at 61-00N 04-50E.

JM132

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*U".  Led 4 squadron aircraft on 14 May 1943, flown by W/C Truscott, escorting Hampdens of No. 489 Squadron.

JM136

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*Z".  This serial also reported as sent to Australia, correct serial for "EE*Z" could be JM133 or JM134.

JM160

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*Q".  Based at Wick, refueled at Sumburgh for a strike against convoy near Lister (Norway?) on 27 April 1943.  Flown by F/O R.A. Schoales, leading 6 squadron aircraft on this strike.  Made two passes while RAF Torbeaus attacked.  Severely damaged, but returned to base.

JM166

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*K".  One of three squadron aircraft on escort of aircraft from No. 235 Squadron, RAF on 4 July 1943.  Engaged enemy fighter over Norway, near Kristiansund.  Failed to return, believed to be shot down by Bf 109s.

JM173

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*N".  Escorted Hampden torpedo bombers of No. 489 Squadron on attack on shipping on 13 May 1943.  Damaged Ju 88 on this sortie, received light damage but returned to base.  One of three squadron aircraft on escort of aircraft from No. 235 Squadron, RAF on 4 July 1943.  Engaged enemy fighter over Norway, near Kristiansund.

JM174

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*R".  Flown by S/L Gatward on 4 July 1943, led three squadron aircraft on escort of aircraft from No. 235 Squadron, RAF.  Engaged enemy fighter over Norway, near Kristiansund.

JM179

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF in 1943, coded "EE*M".

JM181

Bristol

 

Beaufighter

Mk. XIC

Served with No. 404 (CF) Squadron, RCAF.  Crashed while attempting a forced landing at Evelix, Astle on 29 August 1943.

JM679

Short

Short Bros., Rochester

Sunderland

Mk. III

With No. 422 (GR) Squadron, RCAF, coded "E".

JM712

Short

Short Bros., Rochester

Sunderland

Mk. III

With No. 422 (GR) Squadron, RCAF at Castle Archdale.  Sighted 2 surfaced u-boats on 17 October 1943, while escorting convoy ON206 and ONS20.  Attacked both with depth charges, heavily damaged by AA fire during attacks.  3 crew killed by AA fire, a fourth drowned after the aircraft ditched near Convoy ONS206.  Remainder of crew rescued by HMS Drury.  Possibly damaged U-841, which was later sunk at this position by HMS Byard, or U-470.

JN953

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*T".  Bombed Magdeburg on 21/22 January 1944.  With No. 428 Squadron, RCAF when lost on 12 June 1944.  Port outer failed. Pilot crash-landed the aircraft west of Claxton Hall, Yorkshire, after the remainder of the crew baled out.

JN954

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  Later with No. 419 Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*R" when lost.  Failed to return from attack on the rail yards at Montzen on 27/28 April 1944, shot down by night fighter.  All were killed.  Came down near Heer, Holland (now a suburb of Maastricht).  This was last mission by 419 Squadron using Halifaxes.

JN955

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Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "NA*L".

JN966

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Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*V'.  Struck by Lancaster ED417, 103 Sdn. RAF, at Middleton St. George on 26 November 1943.  Not repairable.

JN967

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Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*X'.  Mining operation to Brest and St. Nazaire 6/7 January 1944.  Bombed Leipzig 19/20 February 1944, hit by flak, some damage, landed safely.

JN968

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Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*I'.  Bombed Berlin 20/21 January 1944.  Damaged by cannon and flak.

JN969

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Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "NA*V".

JN971

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Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF.

JN973

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Halifax

B. Mk. II

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*U'.  Lost while dropping mines on 18 April 1944.


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