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Serial Numbers
RCAF 1001 to 1049
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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

 

1001

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

243

 

 

 

 

 

Became Instructional airframe A 224 on 3 December 1942.  Category C damage at Oshawa, 1 September 1946 (while ferrying for disposal?).  To civil register postwar as CF-AAE.  Based at Edmonton Flying Club in the 1970s.  Still airworthy 1976.

 

first date: 27 October 1939

 

last date: 19 September 1947

 

delivered to RCAF

 

Struck off, later sold.

1002

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

244

 

 

 

 

 

Used by No. 13 Elementary Flying School, St. Eugene, Ontario.  Became Instructional airframe A 239 on 3 December 1942, used at Borden and Trenton.

 

first date: 27 October 1939

 

last date: 23 May 1944

 

delivered to RCAF

 

Struck off.

1003

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

245

 

 

 

 

 

Category B accident on 6 August 1942, while serving with the Central Flying School, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Became Instructional Airframe A 225 on 3 December 1942.

 

first date: 27 October 1939

 

last date: 20 November 1944

 

delivered to RCAF

 

Struck off

1004

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

246

 

 

 

 

 

Category C accident on 13 January 1942, while serving with No. 4 Elementary Flying School, Windsor Mills, PQ.  Became Instructional Airframe A 226 on 3 December 1942.

 

first date: 31 October 1939

 

last date: 17 May 1945

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1005

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

247

 

 

 

 

 

May have served with Central Flying School.

 

first date: 31 October 1939

 

last date: 25 November 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A crash at Trenton on 19 September 1940.

1006

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

248

 

 

 

 

 

Category C damage on 27 May 1942, while serving with No. 3 Elementary Flying School, RCAF Station Crumlin, Ontario (now London International Airport).  Became Instructional Airframe A 227 on 3 December 1942.

 

first date: 12 January 1940

 

last date: 21 December 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1007

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

249

 

 

 

 

 

Used by Flying Instructors School, RCAF Station Borden, Ontario.  Became Instructional Airframe A 228 on 3 December 1942

 

first date: 12 January 1940

 

last date: 3 December 1945

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off.

1008

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

250

 

 

 

 

 

Category C crash at Trenton on 13 October 1941.  Became Instructional Airframe A 246 on 8 December 1942.

 

first date: 12 January 1940

 

last date: 20 November 1961 (?)

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1009

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

251

 

 

 

 

 

Category C damage on 3 August 1941, while serving with Central Flying School, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Became Instructional Airframe A 238 on 2 February 1943.

 

first date: 13 January 1940

 

last date: 25 July 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1010

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

252

 

 

 

 

 

Category C damage on 11 June 1941, while serving with Central Flying School, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Became Instructional Airframe A243 on 8 December 1942.

 

first date: 13 January 1940

 

last date: 6 March 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1011

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

253

 

 

 

 

 

Became Instructional Airframe A 229 on 3 December 1942.  Used at Borden and Trenton.

 

first date: 20 January 1940

 

last date: 3 December 1945

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off.

1012

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

254

 

 

 

 

 

Category B accident on 18 October 1941, while serving with Central Flying School, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.

 

first date: 16 February 1940

 

last date: 13 February 1942

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1013

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

255

 

 

 

 

 

Category C damage on 12 April 1942, while serving with Central Flying School, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Became Instructional Airframe A 230 on 3 December 1942.

 

first date: 2 February 1940

 

last date: 3 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1014

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

256

 

 

 

 

 

Category C damage on 25 June 1942, while serving with Central Flying School, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Became Instructional Airframe A 231 on 3 December 1942.

 

first date: 2 February 1940

 

last date: 3 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1015

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

257

 

 

 

 

 

Probably serving with Central Flying School at time of crash.  Also reported (by Wilson) as classified as Instructional Airframe on 3 December 1942.

 

first date: 2 February 1940

 

last date: 17 March 1941

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A crash on 10 September 1940 at Belleville.

1016

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

258

 

 

 

 

 

Category C damage on 20 August 1941, while serving with Central Flying School, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Became Instructional Airframe A 232 on 3 December 1942.

 

first date: 2 Februay 1940

 

last date: 3 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1017

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

259

 

 

 

 

 

Category B damage at Trenton on 13 January 1941.  Became Instructional Airframe A 240 on 3 December 1942.

 

first date: 2 February 1940

 

last date: 23 May 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1018

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

260

 

 

 

 

 

Category C damage at Trenton on 18 February 1941.  Became Instructional Airfraem A 244 on 8 December 1942.

 

first date: 2 February 1940

 

last date: 20 January 1943

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1019

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

261

 

 

 

 

 

Category C damage on 29 January 1941, at Trenton.  Became Instructional Airframe A 233 on 3 December 1942.

 

first date: 2 February 1940

 

last date: 3 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1020

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

263

 

 

 

 

 

Category C damage on 1 October 1941, while serving with No. 9 Elementary Flying School at St. Catherines, Ontario.

 

first date: 16 February 1940

 

last date: 3 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1021

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

264

 

 

 

 

 

Category B accident at Belleville, Ontario on 19 April 1941.  Became Instructional Airframe A 235 on 3 December 1942.

 

first date: 16 February 1940

 

last date: 3 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1022

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

265

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 February 1940

 

last date: 2 March 1942

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A crash on 14 January 1942 at St. Hubert, PQ.

1023

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

266

 

 

 

 

 

Category C damage on 6 October 1942, while serving with Central Flying School, RCAF Station Trenton.  Became Instructional Airframe A 236 on 3 December 1942.

 

first date: 23 February 1940

 

last date: 3 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1024

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

267

 

 

 

 

 

Category B damage on 12 October 1942, while serving with Central Flying School, RCAF Station Trenton.  Became Instructional Airframe A 245 on 8 December 1942.

 

first date: 23 February 1940

 

last date: 20 January 1943

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1025

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

268

 

 

 

 

 

Category A accident on 28 January 1941, while serving with Central Flying School, RCAF Station Trenton.  Became Instructional Airframe A 237 on 3 December 1942.

 

first date: 23 February 1940

 

last date: 3 September 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1026

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

269

 

 

 

 

 

Serving with No. 20 Elementary Flying School, Oshawa, Ontario.

 

first date: 23 February 1940

 

last date: 12 February 1942

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A crash on 15 September 1941.

1027

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch I

 

 

 

Model 16R

270

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 February 1940

 

last date: 10 September 1942

 

Taken on strength

 

Written off, after Category A  crash at Trenton on 28 July 1942.

1028

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK752.  Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Category B damage on 18 July 1942, while with No. 132 (F) Squadron at Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC.  Used by No. 133 (F) Squadron, RCAF Stations Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, 1944 or 1945, coded "H".   Rebuilt by Col. Pay Scone, NSW 1989.

 

first date: 9 October 1941

 

last date: 16 August 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, later sold

1029

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK773. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Category C damage on 10 July 1942, while serving with No. 118 (F) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC.  Later operated by No. 163 (F) Squadron, RCAF Stations Sea Island or Patricia Bay, 1943/44.

 

first date: 9 October 1941

 

last date: 23 August 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off.

1030

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK779. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.

 

first date: 14 October 1941

 

last date: 11 December 1942

 

Taken on strength

 

Written off, after Category A crash on 8 June 1942, while ferrying to Western Air Command.

1031

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK785. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Category B damage on 27 October 1944, while serving with No. 133 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.

 

first date: 14 October 1941

 

last date: 27 October 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, see comments.

1032

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK791. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Probably serving with No. 118 (F) Squadron at time of crash.

 

first date: 16 October 1941

 

last date: 5 May 1942

 

Taken on strength

 

Written off, after crashing into Bedford Basin on 27 March 1942.

1033

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK797. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Served with No. 118 (F) Squadron.

 

first date: 17 October 1941

 

last date: 10 June 1943

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1034

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK803.  Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Category B damage on 29 August 1942, while serving with No. 118 (F) Squadron in Alaska.  Later used by No. 133 (F) Squadron, RCAF Stations Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, 1944 or 1945, coded "H".   To civil register when sold, later restored with wing of 1057.  Displayed at the Commonwealth Military Museum, Sidney BC, in 1988.

 

first date: 16 October 1941

 

last date: 23 August 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, later sold.

1035

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK809. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Category B damage on 14 February 1943, while serving with No. 118 (F) Squadron in Alaska.  Used by No. 133 (F) Squadron, RCAF Stations Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, 1944 or 1945, coded "L".

 

first date: 17 October 1941

 

last date: 16 August 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1036

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK815. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Served with No. 118 (F) Squadron.

 

first date: 22 October 1941

 

last date: 2 April 1948

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1037

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK821. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Probably serving with No. 118 (F) Squadron at time of crash.

 

first date: 22 October 1941

 

last date: 26 April 1943

 

Taken on strength

 

Written off, after Category A crash at Annette Island, Alaska.

1038

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK827.  Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Category B damage on 3 December 1941, while serving with No. 118 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS.  Later used by No. 133 (F) Squadron, RCAF Stations Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, 1944 or 1945, coded "D".  Sold, to US civil register as N1223N.  Rebuilt by Yankee Air Corps, Chino CA. 1988.

 

first date: 22 October 1941

 

last date: 23 August 1946

 

Taken on strength.

 

Struck off, later sold.

1039

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK833. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Assigned to Western Air Command at time of crash.

 

first date: 22 October 1941

 

last date: 22 November 1944

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, after Category A crash on 29 September 1944

1040

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK839. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Category B damage on 28 October 1944, while serving with No. 133 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.

 

first date: 23 October 1941

 

last date: 28 October 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, see comments.

1041

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK845.  Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Served with No. 118 (F) Squadron.  Later used by No. 133 (F) Squadron, RCAF Stations Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, 1944 or 1945, coded "C".

 

first date: 22 October 1941

 

last date: 16 August 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1042

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK851. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Category B damage on 17 January 1942 at Dartmouth, while serving with No. 118 (F) Squadron.

 

first date: 25 October 1941

 

last date: 8 December 1943

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1043

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK857. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Category B damage on 1 September 1942, while with No. 118 (F) Squadron in Alaska.  Later used by No. 133 (F) Squadron, RCAF Stations Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, 1944 or 1945, coded "W".

 

first date: 25 October 1941

 

last date: 16 August 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1044

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK863.  Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Operated initially with RAF serial number marked.  To No. 111 (F) Squadron at RCAF Stations Rockcliffe, Ontario, Sea Island, BC and Patricia Bay, BC, 1941 to 1943.  Coded "TM*N".  Nosed over on landing at Patricia Bay on 5 March 1942.  May have operated against Japanese in Alaska, as part of X Wing, in 1942/1943.  Category A accident on 23 August 1944, while serving with No. 133 (F) Squadron on west coast.

 

first date: 3 November 1941

 

last date: 16 August 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1045

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK865. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Operated by no. 130 (F) Squadron, dates unknown.  Used by No. 133 (F) Squadron, RCAF Stations Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, 1944 or 1945, coded "J".

 

first date: 2 February 1942

 

last date: 5 March 1948

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1046

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK869. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Category A accident on 23 June 1942, while serving with No. 111 (F) Squadron, probably in Alaska.

 

first date: 3 November 1941

 

last date: 18 May 1943

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

1047

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK875. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  May have operated initially with RAF serial number marked.  To No. 111 (F) Squadron at RCAF Stations Rockcliffe, Ontario, Sea Island, BC and Patricia Bay, BC, 1941 to 1943.  Coded "T".  Category C accident at Rockcliffe on 22 November 1941, while serving with No. 111 (F) Squadron.  May have operated against Japanese in Alaska, as part of X Wing, in 1942/1943.  Used by No. 133 (F) Squadron, RCAF Stations Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, 1944 or 1945, coded "D".  At National Air & Space Museum 1988.

 

first date: 3 November 1941

 

last date: 23 August 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, later sold.

1048

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK881. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  Category A crash on 12 May 1942, while serving with No. 111 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.

 

first date: 3 November 1941

 

last date: 8 August 1942

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off after crash, see comments.

1049

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

I

 

 

 

Model 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in May 1940, serial AK887. Equivalent to USAAF P-40D.  With No. 111(F) Squadron at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC when it crashed and burned on 27 December 1941.  Landed in front of 2261 South West Marine Drive, Vancouver, B.C.  Pilot Sgt. C.B. Pierce killed.

 

first date: 6 November 1941

 

last date: 19 March 1942

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A crash at Vancouver, on 27 December 1941


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