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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

comments

W

1094

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1942/43, coded "LQ*B".

W

1095

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1942/43, coded "LQ*N".

W

1096

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Named "Every Drop Counts". Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1942, coded "LQ*O". With this Squadron when it was attached to No. 18 Group, Coastal Command, operating from Beaulieu, Hampshire. Crashed on 17 November 1942, after the upper gunner accidently fired rounds into engines and aircraft went into a spin. Came down 2.5 miles north west of Newport, Essex. 4 crew killed.

W

1097

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1942, coded "LQ*P". Crashed on landing from a training mission on 12 July 1942, at Aberporth Airfield, Cardiganshire. Run through a hedge while landing with one engine out.

W

1109

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, from 31 July 1942. Coded "LQ*S". Lost on operation to Dusseldorf on 1 August 1942, crashed near Vorst, Germany. Operated from Pocklington for this mission.

W

1110

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*C". Operated from Pocklington. Shot down by night fighter on 27 / 28 June 1942. Crashed into the sea 18 kilometres south-southwest of Den Helder, Holland.

W

1111

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*D". Operated from Pocklington. Lost without a trace on operation to Essen, 8 / 9 June 1942.

W

1112

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B)Squadron, RCAF in 1942/43, coded "LQ*E".

W

1113

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1942, coded "LQ*G". Shot down by Oblt R. Sigmond of II/NJG2, 29 / 30 June 1942, on mission to Bremen. Crashed at Noordwolde, 16 kilometres SE of Heerenveen, Holland. All 8 crew killed. One of three aircraft lost by 405 Squadron on this mission.

W

1145

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1942, coded "LQ*S". Abandoned after losing engine power, and engine fire, over the UK, on mission to Emden on 6 / 7 June 1942. Crew bailed out. Crashed near Binbrook, Lincolnshire.

W

1152

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*U", when lost on 8/9 November 1942. Failed to return from anti-shipping strike on La Gironde harbour, 5 fatalities and 1 POW. Believed to have been brought down by flak..

W

1173

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*X". Took part in raid on Stuttgart, night of 11/12 March 1943.

W

1175

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1942, coded "LQ*Q". Lost on mission to Bremen on 27 / 28 June 1942, believed to have crashed into the sea. No survivors.

W

1186

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1942, coded "LQ*P". Lost on mission to Hamburg on 26 / 27 July 1942. Believed to have exploded in flight near Stein, Germany, 10 kilometres SE of Stade.

W

1230

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*L". Shot down over Hamburg on 27 July 1942, 1 survivor.

W

1235

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF.

W

1265

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Reported with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF. Must be a typo, this serial number not used.

W

1271

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*P". Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943. Operated by a crew from No. 428 (B) Sdn. On 21 / 22 June 1943, when lost on mission to Krefeld. Crashed at De Posthoorn, Holland, near Rucphen. No survivors.

W

1274

Handley Page

English Electric

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF at Topcliffe, UK, coded "LQ*R". Lost on operation to Flensburg, Germany in September 1942. Brought down by flak, crashed on Elso moor, west of Kelstrup plantation in Denmark. All 7 crew killed.

W

3109

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Va

 

Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, August 1941.

W

3112

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Va

 

Used by No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF. Shot down by Fw190 during Circus 116A, sweep over Bailleul, France. P/O J.W. Sills killed.

W

3114

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Va

 

Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 4 August 1941. Coded "KH*R". Flew on Ramrod mission on 12 August 1941.

W

3127

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 27 September 1941.

W

3128

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 30 June 1943. After leaving this squadron it survived a mid-air on 18 April 1944, and was sold to Portugal in 1947.

W

3129

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 20 August 1943. Category AC damage from a flying accident on 15 April 1944, repaired on site. Still with this unit on 13 May 1944. Hsad left this unit before it crashed on 8 August 1944.

W

3131

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 27 September 1941. Shot down by Bf 109 of JG26, off Boulogne on 12 February 1942. Pilot Sgt. J.A.O. Levesque taken prisoner.

W

3170

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, November 1941 to 1943. Coded "KH*V". Not confirmed by RAF movement card. Overturned during downwind landing at Marttlesham Heath on 5 April 1942, probably with 403 Squadron at that time.

W

3177

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 16 April 1942.

W

3178

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. IIA

 

Used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 27 September 1941, on operations. Coded "YO*Q". Lost on Roadstead mission on 11 February 1942, shot down by flak off Dunkirk. Pilot F/Sgt. W. D. Hagyard killed.

W

3207

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Lincoln Imp". Used by No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 10 March 1943. Left this unit by 23 March 1943.

W

3207

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

LF Mk. Vb

 

Named "Abbotts Haugh Falkirk Bairn". Used by No. 413 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 29 June 1943.

W

3209

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Edmonton-London-Alberta". Used by No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 20 August 1942.

W

3212

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Ghewdex". Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 6 February 1942. Category B damage in flying accident on 10 February 1942, repaired on site. Later converted to Seafire, re-registered as NX883.

W

3215

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. VB

 

Named "Marksman". Served with No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 2 October 1941, coded "DB*C". Lost on Circus mission to Abbeville on 24 March 1942. Claimed by JG26. Pilot P/O J.W. Sills killed.

W

3226

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Some confusion in records, may have served with No. 421, 412 and 416 Squadrons, RCAF. May have been lost on 26 September 1943, while with No. 416 Sdn.

W

3249

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Baltic Exchange III". Used by No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 10 May 1944.

W

3250

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Central Provinces and Berar II". Used by No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 30 May 1944. Category AC damage on operations, 8 June 1944.

W

3313

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Nike". Used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 5 December 1942. To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 12 December 1942. With No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 23 March 1943. Left this unit by June 1943.

W

3318

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. VB

 

Named "Jewellery Watch & Allied Trades FF". Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 20 September 1941 to October 1941. Coded "KH*N". With No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 25 September 1942. Became instructional airframe 3405M on 17 October 1942.

W

3324

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Newcastle on Tyne II". Squadron history of No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, shows this aircraft arriving on 5 May 1942, lost on operations 2 June 1943. RAF records show this aircraft lost in combat on 2 June 1942, during Rodeo 69 in the Pas-de-Calias area. F/O J.F. Parr POW. One of 7 seven aircraft lost by 403 Sdn. In this mission.

W

3332

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Hendon Griffon". Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 4 August 1941. Left this unit by November 1941.

W

3370

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 20 December 1942. To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 25 March 1943. Left this unit by 26 April 1943.

W

3380

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF, January and February 1942. To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 7 August 1943. Left this unit by March 1944.

W

3406

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 425 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 22 November 1941. Left this unit by February 1942..

W

3421

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. VB

 

Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, c.1941 to 1943. Coded "KH*F". Reported in Kostenuk and Griffin, but this serial number was not allocated. Maybe W3431?

W

3426

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. VB

 

Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 12 September 1941. Coded "KH*D". Category AC damage on operations on 12 April 1942.

W

3431

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Kaapstad III". Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 31 December 1941. Category AC damage in a flying accident on 30 March 1942, repaired on site.

W

3432

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Cordell Hull". Used by No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 22 to 26 April 1943.

W

3436

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Midland Banker". Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 4 August 1941. Coded "KH*X" on 12 August 1941, when it took part in Operation 77. Left this unit by November 1941.

W

3438

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

First flown on 28 June 1941. Named "Kaapstad I". Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 4 August 1941. Coded "KH*G". On Operation 77 over France on 12 August 1941. Used by S/L B. G. Morris to score one confirmed and one probable, over France, on 19 August 1941. Lost in fight with Bf 109s over Chocques, France on 21 August 1941, during Circus 83. F/O D.J. McKenna bailed out, taken POW, died of wounds on 4 September 1941.

W

3439

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Kaapstad IV". Used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 12 March 1943. To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 June 1943. Left this unit by 7 June 1943. Later to USAAF.

W

3440

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Trengganu". Used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 8 December 1941. Flew close escort on Circus 112b on 8 March 1942. Left this unit by June 1942.

W

3441

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Alloway". Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 24 April 1942. Left this unit by June 1942.

W

3443

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Cape Town I". Used by No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 4 September 1943. Category B damage in a flying accident on 3 October 1943.

W

3446

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 4 August 1941. Coded "KH*V". Flew Target Support on Operation 77 on 12 August 1941. Left this unit by 29 August 1941.

W

3452

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Midnight Sun". Used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 1 October 1941. Crashed and burned on 27 October 1941. Damaged over France in combat with Bf 109 of JG26. Abandoned over UK, with 25:00 airframe time.

W

3453

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "County Borough of Reading". Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 4 August 1941. Coded "KH*M". Flew target support on Operation 77 on 12 August 1941. Left this unit by 23 August 1941.

W

3454

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Heston and Isleworth". Used by No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 11 July 1943. Flew on Ramrod 313 on 11 November 1943. Category AC damage in a flying accident on 7 October 1944, repaired on site. Struck off on 25 October 1945, no record of other squadrons using this aircraft after No. 402.

W

3502

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Wolds and Buckrose". Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 4 August 1941. Coded "KH*K". Was coded "KH*L" on 12 August 1941 when it flew on Operation 77. Left this unit by 25 August 1941.

W

3521

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 16 April 1943. Category E damage in a flying accident on 14 May 1943.

W

3526

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

With No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF. Lost in combat on 2 June 1942, during Rodeo 69 in the Pas-de-Calias area. F/L E.V. Darling KIA. One of 7 seven aircraft lost by 403 Sdn. in this mission.

W

3529

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Caithness". Used by No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 4 December 1943. Left this unit by June 1944.

W

3564

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 28 January 1942. Coded "KH*K". Lost on operations on 2 June 1942, after combat over Le Touquet, France. Ditched near Dover, pilot F/Sgt. G.D. Aitken rescued. Had 231:40 airframe time when lost.

W

3569

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

LF Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 7 March 1942. Category AC damage in a flying accident on 25 March 1942, repaired on site. Left this unit by July 1942.

W

3570

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 16 October 1941. Repaired on site on 4 November 1941, no details. Category B damage on operations on 8 January 1942. Struck off on 3 February 1942, apparently not repairable.

W

3573

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, mid 1941. Coded "KH*K". Used by P/O K.H. Anthony to score this unit's first kill, a Bf109F over France on 9 August 1941. Operating out of Hornchurch at that time. Failed to return from operations on 19 August 1941.

W

3574

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 16 November 1943. Left this unit by February 1944.

W

3575

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in April 1942.

W

3601

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 28 September 1941. Lost on operations 27 October 1941, shot up by Bf 109s over France. Crashed while attempting to land at Deal, UK. Pilot Sgt. S.L. Thompson was killed.

W

3603

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. IIA

 

Used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 28 October 1941, on operations. Coded "YO*P". Category B damage on operations 13 February 1942. Had left this unit by June 1942.

W

3604

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 12 September 1941. Left this unit by November 1941. Survived the war, and was sold as scrap.

W

3608

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 9 October 1943.

W

3619

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 7 December 1942. Was being flown by No. 403 (F) Sdn. pilot on 11 February 1943, when it struck a tree on a Rhubarb mission, near Bayeaux, France. Returned to base and was repaired. Transferred to Free French AF on 19 January 1945.

W

3621

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 11 June 1943. Category B damage in a flying accident on 27 March 1944. Repaired by de Havilland, returned to RAF.

W

3630

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

LF Mk. VB

 

Named "Kuwait". Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 4 August 1941. Coded "KH*Z" when it flew target support for Operation 77 on 12 August 1941. Left this unit by October 1941.

W

3634

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "March Brown". Used by No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 6 June 1943. Still with this unit (or 411 Squadron?) when it crashed near Leith Hill, Surrey on 19 October 1943. Lost control in clouds, struck high ground. This hill, near Gatwick, claimed several aircraft in bad weather during the war.

W

3638

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 8 January 1943. To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 25 March 1943. Left this unit by June 1943.

W

3639

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 2 October 1941, coded "DB*B". Lost in combat with enemy fighters off Calais, France on 16 December 1941. Pilot S.D. Chamberlain was killed.

W

3641

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 7 June 1942. Left this unit by August 1942.

W

3647

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. VB

 

Used by No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 21 November 1942. With No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 3 February 1943.

W

3650

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. VB

 

Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 12 September 1941. Coded "KH*X". Repaired on site 20 September 1941, no details. Left this unit by March 1942.

W

3652

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Blue Charm". Used by No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 3 June 1943. Left this unit by 7 June 1943.

W

3653

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 11 August 1941, 5 days after first flight. Left this unit by 25 August 1941, lost on 17 September 1941.

W

3712

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 11 August 1941, 11 days after first flight. Left this unit by 25 August 1941, lost on 31 August 1941.

W

3720

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 24 February 1942. Hit the sea on Rhubarb mission, en route to Calais on 27 February 1942. Sgt. R. Bateman rescued.

W

3768

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Higham Ferrers-Irthlingborough". Used by No. 441 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 27 February 1944 for training, from Digby.

W

3817

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Wellingborough". Used by No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 6 February 1942. Left this unit by April 1942.

W

3822

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Zanzibar II". Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 12 September 1941. Coded "KH*Q". Stalled and crashed on 14 October 1941. Originally Category E, but repaired, and back in service with No. 129 Squadron, RAF by 19 August 1942.

W

3823

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. VB

 

Named "Holt I". Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 12 September 1941. Coded "KH*S". Left this unit by November 1941. To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 29 April 1942. To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 8 May 1942. Left this unit by 24 May 1942.

W

3834

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

A presentation aircraft, originally named "Holt XII". With No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 10 March 1943. To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 May 1943. With No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF when it was inscribed "Corps of Imperial Frontiersmen", on 13 June 1943, the third aircraft to carry this name. Coded "YO*Q". Regular pilot was F/L T.K. Ibbotson from Radisson, Saskatchewan. Flew 10 bomber escort missions, 13 to 29 June 1943. To No. 3501 Servicing Unit on 7 July, returned 9 July 1943. 4 more escort and sweep missions in July, including 19 July, when one Bf 109 and one Fw 190 were claimed. Ibbotson killed in motorcycle accident on 31 July 1943, aircraft passed to F/L O.M. Mahaffy of Toronto. 21 escort and sweep missions flown in August and September 1943. Reported damaged in November 1943, left the squadron at this time. Later used for training, survived the war, and was struck off on 17 September 1945.

W

3839

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Kettering District". Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 20 August 1942. Was to be named "Corps of Imperial Frontiersmen", replacing BL598 (which see). Destroyed in mid-air with BM346 on 17 February 1943, crashed near Stubb House, Yorkshire. Had 297:30 airframe time.

W

3843

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "St. Kitts Nevis II". Used by No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 110 October 1942. To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 31 January 1943. Left this unit by 3 May 1943.

W

3853

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 9 October 1941. Repaired on site 6 November 1941, no details. To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 26 November 1941. Category AC damage on operations, 16 April 1942. Destroyed in flying accident 24 September 1942.

W

3853

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Nyasland II". Served with No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 26 March 1942, coded "DB*C". Left this unit by 18 September 1942.

W

3895

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Named "Nyasland V". Served with No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 7 February 1942. Left this unit by 28 March 1942.

W

3899

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

LF Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 28 September 1941, 11 days after first flight. Left this unit by November 1941.

W

3932

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

LF Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 29 June 1943. Left this unit by 3 December 1943.

W

3938

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 12 September 1941, 6 days after first flight. Coded "KH*J". Left this unit by 3 April 1942. Later to RN, fitted with arrestor hook by September 1942.

W

3941

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 16 June 1942. To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 3 June 1943. Left this unit by 12 June 1943.

W

3946

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 20 November 1942. To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 February 1943. Left this unit by 15 May 1943. To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 15 December 1943. Left this unit by 13 February 1944.

W

3949

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF. Took part in attack mission on E-boats in English Channel on 15 March 1942.

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3951

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 2 October 1941, 2 weeks after first flight. Category AC damage in flying accident on 11 December 1941, repaired on site. To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 29 January 1942. Left this unit by April 1943.

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3952

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 1 October 1941, 6 days after first flight. To Rolls Royce for modifications on 22 October 1941, returned to this unit. Shot down by Bf 109s near Dunkirk-Lille during Circus 110 on 8 November 1941. P/O K.R.E. Denkman killed.

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3953

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 1 November 1941, 5 days after first flight. Category B damage in flying accident on 10 January 1942. Category C damage in flying accident on 3 September 1942. Repaired on site, left this unit by 18 September 1942.

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3955

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 19 October 1941. Shot down by Adolf Galland of JG 26 on 27 October 1941. Pilot Sgt. B.G. Hodgkinson POW. Had 11:20 airframe time.

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3958

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 12 October 1941. Part of rear support wing for Circus 112A, raid on Comines power station, on 8 March 1942. Destroyed in a flying accident on 23 July 1942.

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3959

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 12 October 1941, 12 days after first flight. Shot down during Circus 110 on 8 November 1941. S/L G.D. Bushell, DFM killed.

W

3964

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 22 October 1941. Shot down by Bf 109s of JG 26 on 27 October 1941. P/O C.W. Floody POW. Had 7:00 airframe time.

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3965

Supermarine

 

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

 

Served with No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 2 September 1942. To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 31 January 1943. Left this unit by 21 February 1943.

W

4018

Short

Shorts, Rochester

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

With No. 422 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from August 1942.

W

4028

Short

Shorts, Rochester

Sunderland

 

With No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 3 January 1943.

W

4596

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*M".

W

4891

Avro

Metropolitan Vickers

Lancaster

Mk. I

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in August 1943. No record of operations.

W

5368

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1941/42, coded "LQ*K".

W

5390

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1941/42, coded "LQ*X", at Pocklington, UK. Lost on 15 April 1942, on raid to Dortmund. Radioed for assistance at 05:18, no further trace.

W

5421

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1941, coded "LQ*T". Had left this unit by 5/6 August 1941, when it was lost while with No. 12 Squadron, RAF.

W

5427

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1941/42, coded "LQ*N". Lost on 14/15 April 1942, on raid to Dortmund, out of Pocklington, UK. Believed to have crashed at Bruhl, 16 km SSW of Koln.

W

5476

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1941/42, coded "LQ*H". Lost 30 November / 1 December 1941, on raid to Hamburg, out of Pocklington. Radioed they were returning to base, believed lost at sea.

W

5483

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1941, coded "LQ*J". Lost on 2/3 August 1941, on raid to Berlin, out of Pocklington, UK.

W

5484

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1941/42, coded "LQ*G". Launched on this unit's first raid, to Schwerte on 12 June 1941, but returned early due to mechanical failure.

W

5487

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF from 6 May 1941. Destroyed on 4 June 1941 in German raider attack on Driffield. First unit loss, may have been first RCAF bomber loss in UK.

W

5488

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1941, coded "LQ*B". Lost on 28/29 August 1941, on raid to Duisburg, out of Pocklington, UK.

W

5489

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF from 6 May 1941, coded "LQ*A". Wings and fuel tanks damaged by flak over Frankfurt on 24/25 October 1941, returned to base. Caught fire while taxiing to dispersal, burnt out, no reported casualties.

W

5490

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF from 6 May 1941, coded "LQ*D". Damaged in raid on Dortmund on 6/7 July 1941. Returned to base on one engine, crashed while attempting landing. 2 fatalities.

W

5491

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF from 6 May 1941. Damaged by German intruder raid on Driffield, 4 June 1941, but repaired. Lost after leaving this unit.

W

5492

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1941. Damaged in mid-air on 8 August 1941, repaired. Lost on local wireless test flight on 18 September 1941. Dingy came loose and fouled elevator controls. Aircraft enter steep dive, broke up in flight, crashed and exploded at Northfield Farm, 3 miles NNE of Pocklington. 8 fatalities.

W

5495

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1941/42, coded "LQ*W".

W

5496

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*M", when lost on raid to Hannover on 14 / 15 August 1941.

W

5497

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*M". Crashed on landing at Pocklington on 18 March 1942, returning from training exercise. Some injuries.

W

5515

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1941/42, coded "LQ*R", and "LQ*Y". Equipped to drop 4,000 pound "Cookie" bomb.

W

5516

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF when lost on raid to Kiel on 26 / 27 February 1941. Was coded "LQ*D".

W

5521

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*P". Lost on raid to Berlin, 7 / 8 September 1941. Shot down by night fighter, entire crew POW. Came down 2 kilometres north-east of Nienburg, near Erichshagen.

W

5522

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron RCAF at Pocklington, UK, coded "LQ*Q". Lost on raid to Cologne on 16 / 17 June 1941, may have been shot down by night fighter.

W

5527

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron RCAF at Pocklington, UK, coded "LQ*F". Lost on raid to Hamburg on 2 / 3 August 1941, crashed in North Sea.

W

5530

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron RCAF at Pocklington, UK, coded "LQ*L".

W

5531

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron RCAF at Pocklington, UK, coded "LQ*U". Took off for raid on Essen on 13 April 1942, then crashed near Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk, after engine fire.

W

5534

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron RCAF at Pocklington, UK, coded "LQ*N". Lost on raid to Hannover on 14 / 15 July 1941. Came down in Holland, all 6 crew PoW.

W

5535

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron RCAF at Pocklington, UK. Coded "LQ* E". Reported to be first RCAF aircraft to carry nose art during the war. Crashed and burnt out 1 mile north of Pocklington on 1 September 1941, after an engine fire while on a training mission. No serious injuries.

W

5537

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, in the summer of 1941, coded "LQ*O, "U" and "L". Was "LQ*L" on 16 June 1941, when it was damaged by night fighter on attack on Cologne, forced landed at West Raynham. Was "LQ*O" on 24 July 1941 when lost on raid to Brest, 6 killed.

W

5551

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron RCAF at Pocklington, UK, coded "LQ*U". Shot down by Bf109s at Ploudaniel, France (near Brest) on 24 July 1941. 2 Crew POW, 4 killed.

W

5553

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*D". Lost 7 / 8 November 1941, after bombing Berlin.

W

5555

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*D".

W

5560

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron RCAF at Pocklington, UK, coded "LQ*M". Took off on raid to Wilhelmshaven on 22 / 23 December 1943. Returned early due to engine problems, diverted to Lindholme, crashed while attempting landing there. No injuries.

W

5561

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron RCAF at Pocklington, UK, coded "LQ*J". Lost on raid to Emden on 28 / 29 December 1941.

W

5564

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1941/42, coded "LQ*Q".

W

5572

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*X".

W

5581

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron RCAF at Pocklington, UK, coded "LQ*V". Severely damaged by Bf109s during raid on Brest on 24 July 1941. Ditched off Tor Point, Devon. 3 Injuries, no fatalities.

W

5589

Vickers

 

Wellington

Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*F". Crashed on air test on 5 January 1942, engine problems. Attempted to land on artillery range near Strenshall Village. All crew killed.

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5856

Fairey

Blackburn

Swordfish

Mk. II

 

Used briefly by No. 415 (TB) Squadron, RCAF for trials on small craft strikes over the English Channel. Survived the war, now flown by the Royal Navy Historical Flight.

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6000

Short

Blackburn at Dunbarton

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 13 July 1942, coded "A". Second Sunderland with this unit. Left this unit by December 1942.

W

6001

Short

Blackburn at Dunbarton

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 17 July 1942, coded "B". First Sunderland with this unit. Left this unit by November 1942.

W

6006

Short

Blackburn at Dunbarton

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 26 August 1942, coded "AB*E". Scored this unit's first kill, U-456 shared with one RN and one RCN ship, on 12 May 1943, while escorting convoy HX237. Left this unit by October 1943.

W

6007

Short

Blackburn at Dunbarton

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 8 September 1942, coded "G". Left this unit by May 1942. Survived the war, sold as scrap in 1947.

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6008

Short

Blackburn at Dunbarton

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 3 September 1942, coded "H". Escorted Convoy HX229, out of New York, on 20 January 1943. Sighted one U-boat, submerged before it was attacked. Escorted Convoy TA39 on 5 April 1943. Sighted and attacked U-boat, heavy damage observed, credited with damaging U-338. Escorted Convoy HX237 on 12 May 1943. Sighted a U-boat, made multiple attacks. This was probably U-456, sunk later the next day by HMCS Drumheller and HMS Lagan at 48-37N 22-39W. Ditched 12 March 1944 following engine failure while on patrol. Ditched near convoy, crew rescued by HMCS St. Catharines. Attempted to tow aircraft, but this was prevented by heavy seas. Finally sunk by gunfire from HMCS St. Catharines.

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6009

Short

Blackburn at Dunbarton

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 14 October 1942, coded "J". Sighted a U-boat on 12 November 1942, but it submerged before attack could be completed. Left this unit by July 1943.

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6011

Short

Blackburn at Dunbarton

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 3 October 1942. Escorted Convoy HX229, out of New York, on 20 January 1943. Sighted and attacked surfaced U-boat, large oil slick later sighted. Believed to have damaged U-631. Left this unit by September 1944.

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6013

Short

Blackburn at Dunbarton

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 12 November 1942. Flew escort for HMS Anson on 15 December 1942. Flew into mountain near Ballycastle on 5 December 1943, 9 crew killed.

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6026

Short

 

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 422 (GR) Squadron, RCAF. Allocated to this unit on 12 November, picked up on 17 November 1942 at Wig Bay. First operational Sunderland with this unit, , coded "2-C" and later "2-A". Flew this unit's first Sunderland operational mission, convoy escort over the Atlantic, from Oban, on 1 March 1943. Later transferred to BOAC.

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6027

Short

Blackburn at Dunbarton

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 19 November 1942, coded "N". Left this unit by May 1944.

W

6028

Short

 

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 422 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 1 November 1942, coded "C". Ferried to Wig Bay for refitting on 11 November 1942. Flying operationally by 1 March 1943. Detached to Pembroke Docks in July 1943. While on patrol from there on 28 July, sighted wreckage at 58-21N 12-57W. While searching for survivors sighted 2 U-boats, which were attacked by other aircraft before this aircraft was in position. Loaned to BOAC, dates unclear. Back to No. 422 Sdn. on 4 January 1944. Crashed near St. Angelo, Fermanagh on 19 February 1944 during fighter affiliation training, 2 fatalities.

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6029

Short

 

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 422 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 11 November 1942, when it was ferried to Wig Bay for refitting. Operational by 30 November 1942, coded "D". Crashed on 19 December 1942, 7 killed and 14 injured. Was returning from patrol when bad weather forced diversion from Oban to Invergordon. Crashed while attempting to land in the Firth of Lorne.

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6030

Short

Blackburn, Dunbarton

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 422 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 11 December 1942, coded "F".

W

6031

Short

Blackburn, Dunbarton

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 422 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 12 December 1942, coded "G". Operating from Castle Archdale on 16 June 1943, when it sighted 3 U-boats near 44-04N 13-42W, but lost them in haze before an attack could be started. Escorted convoys returning from Africa on 20(?) November 1943. Transmitted an SOS from 45-00N 19-20W, after being damaged by AA from U-618. Lost without a trace.

W

6032

Short

Blackburn, Dunbarton

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 422 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 9 December 1942, coded "H". Escorted convoy ONS169 on 1 March 1943.

W

6033

Short

Blackburn, Dunbarton

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 422 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 27 December 1942, coded "J". Operated on patrol from Castle Archdale on 4 August 1943, then from Reykjavik on 5 August 1943. Crashed near Kaldadarnes, near the entrance to Hvalfjord, Iceland at 09:10 on 28 September 1943. Aircraft beached, no injuries.

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6052

Short

Short & Harland

Sunderland

Mk. II

 

Operated by No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF at Stornoway from 22 July 1942, coded "D". Flew one of the first long patrols by this unit, from 19:09 on 4 August to 07:31 on 5 August 1942. Engaged a Ju 88 while escorting convoy MKS9 on 21 November 1942, driving it off.

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6053

Short

Short & Harland

Sunderland

Mk. II

 

Operated by No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF, coded "AB*E". First Sunderland received by this unit, on 7 August 1942. Flew this unit's first operation, a 13 hour anti-submarine patrol from Oban, on 23 August 1942. Escorted Convoy HX229, out of New York, 20 January 1943. Sighted 2 U-boats during this mission, attacked second one, no observed results. Attacked U-338 on 19 March 1943, inflicted extensive damage. Sighted and attacked U-boat on 8 April 1943, no observed results.

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6058

Short

Short & Harland

Sunderland

Mk. II

 

Operated by No. 422 (GR) Squadron, RCAF.

W

6061

Short

Short & Harland

Sunderland

Mk. II

 

Operated by No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF, coded "K".

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6064

Short

Short & Harland

Sunderland

Mk. II

 

Operated by No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 26 January 1943.

W

6066

Short

Short & Harland

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 422 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 4 May 1943. Left this unit by May 1944. Survived the war, sold as scrap on 25 February 1947.

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6068

Short

Short & Harland

Sunderland

Mk. III

 

Operated by No. 422 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 9 May 1943, coded "N". Located life boat on 15 May 1943, dropped supplies, and attempted to direct escorts. Contact lost in bad weather, life boat never seen again. Left this unit by August 1944. Survived the war, sold as scrap on 25 February 1947.

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7703

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1942/43, coded "LQ*Q". Crashed at Wrotham, Kent on 5/6 October 1942, attempting to land at West Malling after completing mission to Aachen. Apparently stalled on go around.

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7704

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*M".

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7707

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1942/43, coded "LQ*K". Lost without a trace on mission to Koln, from Pocklington, on 30/31 May 1942.

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7708

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*H". Shot down at 04:30 on 8 June 1942 by night fighter, 11 km WSW of Arnhem, Holland, all survived.

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7709

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1942/43, coded "LQ*J". Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at 03:42 on 10 August 1942 alongside a farmhouse, owned by Mr. Van Der Steeg, at Oploo (Noord Brabant), 20 km  NE of Helmond, Holland. Was on mission to Osnabruck, from Topcliffe. Medals from crew member F/L D.J. Bain reported for sale on-line in 2006.

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7710

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II Series I

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*R". Named "Ruhr Valley Express" late 1942. Photo of this aircraft on page 90 of "RCAF Squadrons and Aircraft". Lost on 1/2 October 1942, on mission to Flensburg, from Topcliffe. Crashed at Liehuus, 6 km NNW of Flensburg, very close to Germany's border with Denmark.

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7713

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*T", when lost on 1/2 June 1942. Had departed Pocklington for mission to Essen. Crashed near Krefeld, Germany.

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7714

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF in 1942/43, coded "LQ*K". Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at 02:14 on 30 June 1942 at Deersum (Friesland). Was on mission to Bremen, from Pocklington. All 7 crew killed. One of three aircraft lost by 405 Squadron on this mission.

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7715

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*H", when lost on 29/30 June 1942, on mission to Bremen. Crashed at Bimolten, 7 km NNW of Nordhorn. One crew POW, rest killed. One of three aircraft lost by 405 Squadron on this mission.

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7718

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*T", when lost on raid to Dusseldorf on 1 August 1942. Crashed, on fire, at 03:05 2 km SE of Heppeneert, Limburg, in Belgium.

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7748

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*D", when lost on 11/12 August 1942. Crashed near Duisburg-Neuenkamp, on raid to Mainz.

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7763

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*C", when shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at 23:55, 7 October 1942, in the estate of Prattenburg between Veenendaal and Rhenen (Utrecht), Holland. On a raid to Osnabruck, from Topcliffe, UK.

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7768

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF when this unit was detached to Coastal Command at Beaulieu. Crashed on the Isle of Wight on 20 December 1942. Had suffered engine failure while on anti-submarine patrol. Dove into the ground near Calbourne. All 6 crew killed.

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7769

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*K", when it crashed while attempting to land after returning from raid on Dusiburg, 23/24 July 1942. Engine failed, crashed into New Street, in Pocklington village, while circling to land. Ended up in a school, in flames.

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7770

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*E", when lost on a raid to Essen on 15 September 1942. Despite engine and oxygen problems, target was attacked. Attacked by night fighter on return, starting fire in port wing. Crashed near Maubeuge, France.

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7780

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*Q". Was flown by crew from 425 Sdn. on 1/2 October 1942, when it was lost on raid on Flensburg. Crashed near Flensburg.

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7802

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*T", when lost on 1/2 October 1942. Was on a raid to Flensburg, crashed near Bohlberg.

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7803

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*B". Failed to return from mission to Stuttgart on 11/12 March 1943, no survivors. Crashed at la Malmaison, Aisne, France.

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7817

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*A". Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943. Shot down by night fighter during mission to Dortmund on 4/5 May 1943. Crashed near Zwolle, Holland. 6 POW, 1 fatality.

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7854

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*T". Lost on operation to Koln on 15/15 October 1942. Shot down by Oblt Rudolf Altendorf, of I./NJG4, and crashed at Waterloo (Brabant), 15 km SSE of Brussels.

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7857

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*O". Failed to return from mining operation near Frisian Islands on 9/10 January 1943, no survivors. One of 5 No. 419 Sdn. Aircraft on this mission, only loss.

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7869

Handley Page

 

Halifax

B. Mk. II

 

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF.

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8261

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Converted to intruder configuration. Served with No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Left this unit on 6 August 1943.

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8262

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Converted to intruder configuration. With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, at Bradwell Bay, Essex. Lost on 27/28 August 1942, on intruder mission to Montdidier. 3 crew KIA.

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8263

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Converted to intruder configuration. Used by No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF from 23 April 1943, coded "TH*P". Still with this unit in July 1943.

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8264

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Converted to intruder configuration. With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, at Bradwell Bay, Essex. Lost on 1/2 August 1942, on intruder mission to Rouen. 3 crew KIA.

W

8268

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Converted to intruder configuration. Used by No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, coded "TH*O". Named "Ottawa". Photo in "Canadian Squadrons and Aircraft". Lost on 19/20 May 1942, on night intruder mission to Soesterberg. 3 crew KIA.

W

8271

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Served with No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Left this unit for Tollerton Aircraft on 12 June 1943.

W

8278

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Converted to intruder configuration. With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Took part in this unit's first operation on 26 March 1942, bombing of oil refineries and tanks at Ertvelde, Belgium. Burned after taxiing accident at Bradwell on 17 April 1943.

W

8281

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Converted to intruder configuration. With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, at Bradwell Bay, Essex. Lost on night intruder mission to Soesterberg/Schiphol on 19/20 May 1942. 3 crew KIA.

W

8284

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Converted to intruder configuration. With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, at Bradwell Bay, Essex. Lost on 7/8 September 1942, on night mission in Somme area. 3 crew KIA or MIA.

W

8292

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Converted to intruder configuration. With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Crashed northeast of Southminster, UK on 2 January 1943. Pilot P/O J.J. Field killed.

W

8298

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Converted to intruder configuration. With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, at Bradwell Bay, Essex. One of first two Bostons to this unit, arriving on 22 November 1941. Lost on raid on Dieppe on 19 August 1942, during Operation Jubilee. Shot down by Fw 190s. One crew KIA, 1 crew rescued, and 1 POW.

W

8302

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF from 27 November 1941.

W

8303

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Converted to intruder configuration. With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, left this unit on 6 July 1943.

W

8304

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Converted to intruder configuration. With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, at Bradwell Bay, Essex from 30 November 1941. Lost on night mission to Gilze-Rijen, Holland on 9/10 July 1942. Believed lost at sea. 3 crew KIA.

W

8314

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Crashed after engine failure on takeoff at Debden, UK on 9 March 1942. No injuries.

W

8317

Douglas

 

Havoc

N.F. Mk. II

 

Delivered to No. 418 Squadron, RCAF, at Debden, Essex, in 1941. Took part in this unit's first operation on 27 March 1942, bombing oil refinery and tanks near Ertvelde, Belgium. Coded "V-TH", named "Victoria". Also reported as aircraft "S" on 2 September 1943.

W

8318

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, at Bradwell Bay, Essex. Lost on 17/18 May 1942 on mission to Leeuwarden. 3 crew KIA, pilot POW. Some research suggests the aircraft was struck by flak over Germany and then crashed at Akkerwoude, 15 kilometres to the north-east of Leeuwarden.

W

8321

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Converted to intruder configuration. Used by No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, coded "TH*G". Left this unit on 2 October 1943.

W

8325

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Lost on 9 April 1943, on mission to Melun, 3 crew KIA. Collided with Dornier Do217E-4 "U5+TW", from I/KG2 at St. Andre airfield, both aircraft came down on edge of airfield and were destroyed by fire. At least 3 fatalities on German aircraft as well.

W

8326

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, at Bradwell Bay, Essex. Lost on 31 July 1942, during raid on Leeuwarden. 3 crew KIA.

W

8331

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, at Bradwell Bay, Essex. Lost on raid on Melun and Bretigny on 17 September 1942. Ditched off Essex, 3 crew KIA.

W

8333

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Took part in this unit's first operation on 27 March 1942, bombing oil refinery and tanks near Ertvelde, Belgium. Crashed near Great Sampford Aerodrome during night flying test on 1 April 1942. 2 RCAF and one RAF fatalities from crew of 3.

W

8335

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Crashed during training flight on 24 February 1942, first aircraft lost by this unit. 2 fatalities.

W

8340

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Converted to intruder configuration. Used by No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Took part in this unit's first operation on 27 March 1942, bombing oil refinery and tanks near Ertvelde, Belgium. Destroyed on 3 May 1942, when it crashed as a result of undercarriage failure on take off from West Malling, UK. Bomb load exploded. 3 crew and 1 bystander killed.

W

8342

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Failed to return from mission on 18 November 1942.

W

8345

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Left this unit on 12 June 1943.

W

8350

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, at Bradwell Bay, Essex, coded "TH*R". One of the first two Bostons to this unit, arriving on 22 November 1941. Lost on night mission to Bretigny on 16/17 August 1942. 2 crew KIA, one POW.

W

8351

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, at Debden, Essex from 6 December 1941. Took part in this unit's first operation on 27 March 1942, bombing oil refinery and tanks near Ertvelde, Belgium. Lost on night mission to Poix airfield on 2/3 April 1942. 3 crew KIA or MIA.

W

8356

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Converted to intruder configuration. Used by No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, coded "TH*D". Left this unit on 21 September 1943.

W

8358

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, at Bradwell Bay, Essex from 6 December 1941, coded "TH*R". Lost on night mission to Creil on 7/8 November 1942. 2 crew KIA, one POW.

W

8359

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Crashed 6 October 1942, 2 fatalities.

W

8360

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Crashed and burned 29 March 1942, no injuries.

W

8380

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Lost when it struck a tree during low level training flight on 8 February 1943. Crashed one mile NW of Vington Hall, UK. 3 crew killed. Unconfirmed report of a 4th person, an LAC mechanic onboard for an unapproved flight, also being killed.

W

8385

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Left this unit 6 August 1943.

W

8386

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF from 6 December 1941. Crashed on landing at Bradwell on 27 April 1942.

W

8389

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Left this unit on 8 July 1943.

W

8390

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

Reported with No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF from 6 December 1941. May have been lost in June 1942 over Holland, but there are conflicting reports of the actual identity of the aircraft involved.

W

8394

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, at Bradwell Bay, Essex. Lost on night mission to Schiphol on 23/24 June 1942. 3 crew KIA.

W

8395

Douglas

 

Boston

Mk. III

 

With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF, possibly coded "TH*G". Took part in this unit's first operation on 26 March 1942, bombing mission over Belgium. Damaged in landing accident 28 March 1942.

W

8406

Consolidated

 

Catalina

Mk. I

 

Operated by No. 413 (GR) Squadron, RCAF, in Ceylon, coded "AX*D"

W

8412

Consolidated

 

Catalina

Mk. I

 

Operated by No. 413 (GR) Squadron, RCAF, in Ceylon, coded "AX*P" prior to 1 August 1942, subsequently "AX*B".

W

8419

Consolidated

 

Catalina

Mk. I

 

With No. 417 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 8 July 1941. Moved to Sullom Voe on 5 October 1941. Damaged while moored during a gale, written off on 15 December 1941.

W

8421

Consolidated

 

Catalina

Mk. I

 

With No. 2 (GR) Squadron, before passing to No. 413 (GR) Squadron, RCAF. Was coded "AX*P" on arrival in Ceylon in 1942. Shot down by Zeros from carrier Hiryu on 9 April 1942, after sighting Japanese fleet. Unable to complete report before being shot down. All 8 crew, including 2 RCAF and 6 RAF, killed. Reported coded "QL*Y" when lost. Also reported as "AX*D" on arrival and "QL*D" when lost.

W

8422

Consolidated

 

Catalina

Mk. I

 

With No. 413 (GR) Squadron, RCAF, at Sullom Voe in 1941. Escorted HMS King George V on 3 November 1941.

W

8426

Consolidated

 

Catalina

Mk. I

 

With No. 417 (GR) Squadron, RCAF. Delivered an ASV beacon to Bowmore on 5 September 1941.

W

8427

Consolidated

 

Catalina

Mk. I

 

Operated by No. 413 (GR) Squadron, RCAF in the UK, coded "G". Ferried to Ceylon in March/April 1942.

W

8428

Consolidated

 

Catalina

Mk. I

 

Second aircraft on strength of No. 413 (GR) Squadron, RCAF. Delivered to Stranraer on 5 July 1941. Moved to Sullom Voe on 5 October 1941. Escorted convoy HX153, bound from Halifax to UK, on 16 October 1941.

W

8434

Consolidated

 

Catalina

Mk. IB

 

Operated by No. 413 (GR) Squadron, RCAF, in the Shetland Islands in 1941/1942, coded "QL*F".

W

8438

Consolidated

 

Catalina

Mk. IB

 

Reported with No. 413 (GR) Squadron, RCAF, in the Shetland Islands in 1941/1942, but this serial is actually a Miles Master.

W

9136

Hawker

Gloster Aircraft Co., Brockworth

Hurricane

Mk. I

 

With No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF.

W

9175

Hawker

Gloster Aircraft Co., Brockworth

Hurricane

Mk. I

 

With No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF.

 


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