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Serial Numbers
RCAF 11051 to 11100
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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

11051

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 351

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 March 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command at Vancouver

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 8 July 1944.  To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot on 13 February 1945 for repairs following a Category C crash while with No. 162 (BR) Squadron at Reykjavik, Iceland on 20 December 1944.  Received hull repairs, and new radio installation.  Returned to WAC at Vancouver on 4 April 1945.  To stored reserve on 20 September 1945.  Reported serviceable on that date, with 731:10 airframe time.  Stored at Abbotsford, BC.  To North West Air Command on 21 November 1947, for use at RCAF Station Fort St. John, BC by the Composite Flight.  Had 738:50 airframe time on that date.  Category B crash on 14 April 1948, report filed at Patricia Bay, BC.  To No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary on 4 May 1948.  Available for disposal from 22 July 1948.  Had 877:15 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 13 November 1948 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11052

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 353

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 March 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 24 April 1944.  Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec.  To RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS on 9 March 1945, to start repairs following a Category C crash.  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 20 March 1945 to complete these repairs.  Back to EAC on 2 June 1945.  To storage on 8 August 1945, with the note "not to be allocated out of S.R. E.A.C. Frozen Series.".  Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI.  Had 854:10 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 27 June 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11053

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 355

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 March 1944 - Taken on strength by No. 3 Training Command, for the Test and Development Establishment.

 

Used by the Test and Development Establishment, at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario for prototyping of LORAN installation.  Ferried to Rockcliffe by No. 124 (F) Squadron.  To Eastern Air Command on 14 September 1944, after completion of test work.  To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 9 June 1945.  Issued to No. 1 Air Command for one month, starting 11 August 1945, for conversion training.  Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.

 

last date: 20 February 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

11054

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 357

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 March 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 14 April 1944.  Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec.  Flew this squadron's last war time mission on 1 June 1945, escort of convoy HGI/32, out of Sydney, NS.  To storage on 10 July 1945.  Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI.  Available for disposal from 23 January 1946.  Had 1142:50 airframe time when struck off.  Later to civil register as CF-JVC, later C-FJVC.  Operated by Austin Airways, Aero Trades Western of Winnipeg, and others, in Canada.  In Cost Rica in 1955, when it was converted to a Model 28-5ACF.  Sold in 1988 to a French company, The African Safari Company.  Transported tourists between Egypt and Zimbabwe.  Crossed Atlantic twice in 1993, on charter.  Sold to Catalina Club of New Zealand in 1994.  Had over 14,000 airframe time at this point.  Ferried to New Zealand, taking 87 flying hours over 14 days.  Registered as ZK-PBY on 23 March 1995.  Now marked as NZ4017, "XX-T" of No. 6 Squadron, RNZAF.

 

last date: 27 June 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11055

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 359

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 March 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 2 May 1944.  Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec.  To storage on 10 July 1945.  Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI.  Had 940:25 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 27 June 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11056

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2F

 

 

 

CV 361

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 April 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 24 April 1944.  To Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB on 1 September 1944, for repair of leaking fuel tanks.  Returned to EAC for storage on 24 November 1944.  Issued to No. 162 (B) Squadron on 8 January 1945, for use in Iceland, coded "Z".  To No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary on 13 August 1945, for conversion to freighter.  To North West Air Command on 15 September 1947, for use by No. 123 (SR) Flight at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC.  Had 893:05 airframe time on 1 April 1949.  .  Back to No. 10 RD on 12 July 1949 for storage.  To Aircraft Industries Limited on 20 June 1951 for modifications and reconditioning.  To No. 408 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, on 12 March 1953, coded "MN*056".  Back to AIL for fuel tank repairs on 15 December 1953.  Again to AIL on 15 July 1954 and 7 January 1955 for repairs.  To AIL on 25 November 1955 for modifications, including installation of an ADX16 ignition analyzer, Homelite APU, and electric bilge pumps.  Always back to 408 Squadron during this time.  To storage at No. 6 RD on 10 February 1956, stored at Fingal, Ontario.  Available for disposal from 16 August 1960.  Sold to Quebec Department of Lands and Forests.

 

last date: 15 December 1960 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11057

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 363

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 March 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 2 May 1944.  With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1944 to 1945.  Coded "E".  To Clark Ruse Aircraft on Moncton, NB on 23 June 1944 for repairs, back to EAC on 5 September 1944.  To No. 4 Repair Depot for major inspection on 8 March 1945.  To storage at RCAF Station Mont Joli, PQ on 31 May 1945.  Listed as available for disposal on 2 February 1946, airframe time was 398:35.  To de Havilland Aircraft Canada on 1 December 1947 for radio modifications and refurbishment.  Airframe time when completed on 9 July 1948 was 408:00.  To No. 413 (P) Squadron in July 1948, used from Eureka, NWT that summer.  Back to DHC on 12 October 1948 for repair of leaking fuel tank and refurbishment.  Completed on 10 November 1948, assigned to North West Air Command on that date.  Used by No. 111 (K) Flight at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Probably with this unit at time of crash.

 

last date: 8 September 1949 - Struck off after Category A crash.

11058

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 365

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 March 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command.

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 9 May 1944.  To storage from 10 July 1945.  Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI.  Had 972:45 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 27 June 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11059

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 367

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 March 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 13 June 1944.  To storage on 10 July 1945.  Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI.  Available for disposal from 23 June 1946.  Had 941:40 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 27 June 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11060

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2F

 

 

 

CV 369

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 April 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 24 May 1944.  To Clark Ruse Aircraft Limited in Moncton, NB on 15 June 1944 for repairs.  Assigned to stored reserve on 7 August 1944, issued to a unit on 2 November 1944.  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 8 March 1945 for inspection.  Stored from 2 June 1945, at Mont Joli, PQ.  Listed as available for disposal February 1946, airframe time was 399:00.  To No. 9 (T) Group at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 22 April 1947 "for operational commitments", probably for Photo Wing.  To No. 10 Repair Depot for repairs on 2(?) August 1947, back to No. 413 (P) Squadron at Rockcliffe on 7(?) August 1947 (records hard to read).  Reported on 1 September 1947 as "time since new 419:15, fitment standard".  To No. 6 RD on 14 November 1947 for modifications, including installation of ASP-1 radar and radios for air sea rescue, but identified in records as a Mk. 2F freighter.  Airframe time on arrival there was 628:05.  To North West Air Command on 5 July 1948, for use by K Flight at RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta.  Airframe time on 1 April 1949 was 943:50.  To Aircraft Industries Limited on 14 July 1952 for modifications.  To No. 121 (CR) Flight at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 26 June 1956.  Stored at Vulcan, Alberta from 2 January 1959.  Available for disposal 16 August 1960.  Sold to Frontier Air Transport Co. Ltd. of Calgary.

 

last date: 25 May 1961 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11061

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 371

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 April 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command.

 

Delivered new to storage.  To Clark Ruse aircraft for repairs 30 June to 31 August 1944.  With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, 1944.  Coded "M".  With No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Iceland, probably from October 1944.  Still with this unit when it struck a mountain south of Reykjavik on 19 (or 21?) December 1944 while returning from patrol.  No survivors.

 

last date: 9 January 1945 - Struck off after crash, see comments

11062

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 373

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 April 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 1 July 1944.  With No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Scotland, when it struck a mountain on Foula Island, in the Shetlands, while returning from patrol on 27 July 1944, in bad weather.  One survivor, 7 fatalities.

 

last date: 21 September 1941 - Struck off after crash, see comments

11063

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 375

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 April 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay on 1 July 1944.  To stored reserve on 20 September 1945.  Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC.  Back to Western Air Command (or North West Air Command?) on 4 April 1946.  Modified from 21 July 1947 with fixed provisions for radar, IFF and radios, but not all equipment installed.  With No. 123 (SR) Flight from RCAF Station Sea Island when it crashed near Cambridge Bay on 29 August 1947.

 

last date: 20 December 1947 - Struck off after crash, see comments

11064

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 377

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 April 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  Allocated for service trials with leather packing glands in winterized undercarriage in summer and winter conditions.  With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1944.  Coded "L".  To No. 161 (BR) Squadron on 12 December 1944.  To stored reserve on 10 July 1945.  Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI.  Had 1012:20 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 21 June 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

11065

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 379

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 16 June 1944.  With No. 162 (BR) Squadron when it crashed at aerodrome at Reykjavik, Iceland on 20 January 1945.  Originally classified as Category C on 10 February 1945, then Category B on 18 February 1945, then scrapped.  Disposed of on site by No. 162 Sdn.

 

last date: 7 June 1945 - Struck off after crash, see comments

11066

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 381

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 2 August 1944.  To No. 4 Repair Depot for major inspection 30 October 1944.  To No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Iceland on 30 January 1945.  Still with this unit when lost without a trace while on patrol out of Iceland on 3 April 1945.

 

last date:  20 June 1945 struck off after crash, see comments

11067

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2SR

 

 

 

CV 383

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 April 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 8 July 1944.  Back to stored reserve on 13 October 1944.  To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 23 January 1945 for fitment of "special installation".  Back to EAC on 4 April 1945.  Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, on east coast and / or in Iceland, coded "B", dates uncertain.  To No. 10 RD in Calgary, Alberta on 13 August 1945 for conversion to freighter.  To storage on 6 February 1947.  Conversion to Mk. 2SR search and rescue configuration started 15 September 1947.  Airframe time on that date was 587:40.  Issued to North West Air Command on 3 May 1948, for use by K Flight at RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta.  To No. 10 RD for repairs on 16 October 1948.  To de Havilland Canada on 16 March to 7 May 1949 for fuel tank repairs, then back to NWAC, possibly for No. 123 (CR) Flight.  Back to DHC 1 May to 9 August 1950 for installation of JATO, back to RCAF Station Sea Island, BC when complete.  At DHC 21 March to 12 November 1951 for reconditioning and modifications, then back to Sea Island.  To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 17 October 1955 for major inspection, modifications, and replacement of hull and wing skins.  To No. 121 (CR) Flight at Sea Island when complete.  Back to Lincoln Park for storage on 28 November 1956.  Stored at Vulcan, Alberta.  Available for disposal from 9 February 1961.  Sold to Airspray Limited of Wetaskiwin, Alberta.  With Flying Fireman at Sidney, BC by 1976, registered as CF-NTL.  Off register by 1982.

 

last date: 20 October 1961 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11068

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 385

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 April 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command.

 

Delivered new to storage.  To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944.  To storage on 27 July 1945.  Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC.  Had 702:00 airframe time when struck off.  (Reported by Baugher as ordered as US Navy PBV-1A, BuNo 67838.  diverted to USAAF before completion as OA-10A serial number 44-33874.  Delivered direct to RCAF when completed.  Later to Brazilian AF, their serial number FAB 6523, discharged 1968. Not confirmed.)

 

last date: 4 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

11069

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 387

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 April 1944 - Taken on strength at Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944.  Back to Western Air Command on 25 July 1945.  To storage on 20 September 1945.  Back to WAC 9 November 1945.  Served with No. 122 (K) Squadron, possibly when this unit became No. 3 (K) Flight and later No. 123 (CR) Flight.  Airframe time on 1 December 1947 was 1560:35, listed as "condition fair, fitment standard".  Airframe time on 1 April 1949 was 1883:35.  To No. 10 Repair Depot on 18 July 1949, replaced by 11087.

 

last date: 24 August 1950 - Struck off

11070

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 389

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944.  Back to Western Air Command on 10 November 1944 for repairs and modifications at Vancouver, issued to unit on 11 April 1945.  With No. 7 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Alliford Bay, BC.  Flew this unit's last war time mission, anti-submarine patrol on 14 July 1945.  To stored reserve with No. 2 Air Command on 20 July 1945.  To No. 10 Repair Depot on 15 September 1945 for conversion to freighter.  Back to No. 10 RD for storage on 6 February 1949.

 

last date: 24 October 1952 - Struck off, broken up for spares.

11071

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 391

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 April 1944 - Taken on strength at Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 25 July 1945.  In storage at No. 10 Repair Depot when struck off.

 

last date: 1 May 1950 - Struck off, broken up for spares

11072

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 393

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 April 1944 - Taken on strength at Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944.  To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 31 January 1945 for repairs following a Category C crash.  Back to WAC on 2 May 1945.  To stored reserve on 26 July 1945.  Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC.  Available for disposal from 6 March 1946.  Had 646:05 airframe time when struck off.  (Reported by Baugher as ordered as US Navy PBV-1A, BuNo 67846.  diverted to USAAF before completion as OA-10A serial number 44-33882.  Delivered direct to RCAF when completed.  Later to Brazilian AF, their serial number FAB 6526, discharged 1982. Not confirmed.)

 

last date: 4 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11073

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 395

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 April 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command.

 

Delivered new to storage.  To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944.  To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot at Sea Island on 31 January 1945 for repairs following a Category C crash.  Back to WAC on 22 June 1945.  To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 7 August 1945.  Stored post war at No. 2 REMU.  To No. 10 Repair Depot on 10 January 1946.  To North West Air Command on 12 June 1946.  Back to No. 10 RD on 22 April 1947 for major inspection and repairs.  Had 607:15 airframe time when it arrived.  Back to NWAC on 20 July 1948, when it had 611:05 airframe time.  Had 794:45 airframe time on 1 April 1949.  To storage at No. 10 RD on 30 November 1949.  To Aircraft Industries Limited on 20 June 1951 for reconditioning and modifications.  To Air Defence Command at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 18 November 1952.

 

last date: 22 December 1955 - Struck off.

11074

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2F

 

 

 

CV 397

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 May 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 21 February 1945.  Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, in Iceland, coded "A".  Flew this unit's last operational mission, patrol from Iceland on 31 May 1945.  Last unit aircraft to leave Iceland, on 7 June 1945.  To No. 10 Repair Depot in Calgary, Alberta for conversion to freighter on 13 August 1945.  To North West Air Command on 5 June 1946, for K Flight at RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta.  Category C crash on 6 October 1947, flown to de Havilland Canada for repairs, arrived on 22 December 1947.  To No. 413 (P) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 30 June 1948, following repairs and modifications.  Back to DHC 10 January to 31 March 1949 for repair of leaking fuel tanks.  Back to 413 Sdn.  To DHC again 10 February to 16 March 1950 for more fuel tank repairs and JATO installation.  Back to 413 Sdn.  To DHC for repairs on 29 January 1951.  To No. 408 (P) Squadron at Rockcliffe on 31 March 1951.  To Aircraft Industries Limited for fuel tank and fabric repairs 8 February to 29 April 1954.   To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 18 October 1954.  Stored at Dunnville, Ontario.  Available for disposal from 16 August 1960.  Sold to Ontario Central Airlines of Kenora, Ontario.  By 1976 registered as CF-OWE to Ilford-Riverton Airways of Winnipeg, Manitoba, their registration cancelled 1983.  To Jonathan Seagull Holdings of Vancouver, BC in 1985, their registration cancelled in 1989.

 

last date: 7 November 1960 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11075

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2SR

 

 

 

CV 399

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 May 1944 - Taken on strength at Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 8 July 1944.  Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, on east coast and / or in Iceland, coded "L", dates unknown.  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 7 October 1944 for repairs, back to EAC on 13 January 1945.  To stored reserve on 25 July 1945.  To de Havilland Canada on 5 August 1947 for modifications, including radar installation, radio installation, LORAN installation.  To No.413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 29 May 1948, coded "AP*K".  Used in Operation Eureka that summer, a joint US - Canadian survey of potential locations for LORAN transmitters and radar stations in the Arctic.  Back to DHC from 10 January to 2 May 1949 for repair of leaky fuel tank.  Back at DHC on 30 June for repair of leaky starboard sump.  At RCAF Station Greenwood, NS in 1950 and 1951.  To Aircraft Industries Limited 15 January 1953 to 11 May 1954 for modifications, probably to Mk. 2 SR configuration.  To Air Defence Command at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC when completed.  Still with No. 121 (CR) Flight at this base in 1957.  To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for reconditioning on 12 November 1957.  Still in use at Sea Island 1958 and 1959.  With No. 121(R) Unit, Air Transport Command, at Sea Island in 1961.  Stored at Sea Island 22 September 1961, military equipment removed.  To Lincoln Park on 21 November 1961, available for disposal from January 1962.  Sold to Fairey Aviation of Canada, Victoria Airport, BC.

 

last date: 7 June 1962 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11076

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 401

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 May 1944 - Taken on strength at Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 1 September 1944.  To RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS on 10 October 1944 for repairs.  Repairs completed at No. 4 Repair Depot on 13 December 1944.  With No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Iceland when lost while on patrol on 20 (or 19?) April 1945.  All crew rescued.

 

last date: 16 May 1945 - Struck off after crashing, see comments

11077

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 403

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 May 1944 - Taken on strength at Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 27 December 1944.  Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, on east coast and / or in Iceland, coded "J".  To No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary, Alberta on 13 August 1945 for conversion to freighter.  Stored there, available for disposal from 2 January 1946.  Had 592:10 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 20 August 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11078

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 405

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1944 - Taken on strength at Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 27 July 2944.  Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, 1944/45.  Coded "S".  To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945.  Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  Had 650:55 airframe time when struck off.  Sold to Frank Ambrose Aviation of New York.

 

last date: 2 January 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets for sale

11079

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2F

 

 

 

CV 407

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 May 1944 - Taken on strength by No. 3 Training Command at Montreal

 

Transferred to No. 1 Air Command 15 January 1945.  To No. 7 Photo Wing at Rockcliffe, Ontario on 26 April 1945.  Used by No. 13 (P) Squadron at Rockcliffe.  Still with this unit when it was transferred to No. 9 (T) Group in July 1946.  To Fairchild Aircraft in Longueuil, PQ from 7 February to 4 June 1947 for conversion to freighter, back to No. 9 (T) Group.  Reported in September 1947 as "1395:10 time since new, fitment freighter".  With 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, c.1948, coded "AP*M".  Reported on 24 March 1948 as "1522:50 time since new, condition good, fitment freighter".  To de Havilland Aircraft Canada 17 March to 5 April 1949 for fuel tank repairs.  Back to DHC from 21 March to 6 May 1950 for installation of JATO, fuel tank sealing, and hull repairs.  To No. 408 (P) Squadron at Rockcliffe when completed.  Used to deliver and support portable SHORAN installations across Canada.  Coded "MN*079".  Back to DHC on 28 March 1951 for modifications and reconditioning, back to 408 Sdn. on 12 November 1951.  To Aircraft Industries Limited on 2 November 1955 for inspection and modifications, including installation of an anti-surge valve from 27 March 1957.  To No. 121 (K) Unit at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 30 September 1957.  To No. 102 (K) Unit at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 8 May 1959.  To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 12 January 1960 for partial conversion to search and rescue configuration, but apparently without change in designation.  To No. 121 (K) Unit at Sea Island on 3 March 1960.  To No. 103 (R) Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 1 September 1960.  To storage at Dunnville, Ontario with No. 6 Repair Depot on 3 July 1961.  Available for disposal from 1 March 1962.  Sold to Quebec Department of Transport and Communications.  To civil register as CF-PQP, later C-FPQP.  Registration cancelled 1987.

 

last date: 9 November 1962 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11080

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 409

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 May 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 3 July 1944.  Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, 1944/45.  Coded "U".  To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945.  Available for disposal at Ancienne Lorette, PQ from 29 November 1945.  Had 51:50 airframe time when struck off.  Sold to Frank Ambrose Aviation of NY.

 

last date: 2 January 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

11081

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 411

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 May 1944 - Taken on strength at Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  To No. 162 (BR) Squadron on 29 September 1944.  To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB 11 January to 11 May 1945 for repairs.  With No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Iceland after VE day.  Returned to Canada via UK and Azores in June 1945.  To No. 10 RD in Calgary on 13 August 1945 for partial conversion to freighter.  To No. 9 (T) Group 1 June 1946, used by No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta, from August 1946.  To Rockcliffe, 26 August 1946.  With Winnipeg Detachment by September 1946.  To Fairchild Aircraft in Longueuil, PQ for further conversion work 7 February 1947.  To North West Air Command on 8 August 1947, used by K Flight at RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta.  Sent to replace 11036 following its crash, and to complete this unit's commitment to Operation Beetle (installation of LORAN sites in Canadian Arctic).  Reported on 1 December 1947 as "time since new 606:10, condition good, fitment freighter".  Reported on 1 March 1948 as "time since new 689:00, condition good, fitment freighter, attached to Nelson".  Crash landed at Kittigazuit, N.W.T on 28 July 1948.  Crew member Corporal R.W.S. Trent received US Soldier's Medal for assisting US passengers out of wreckage and in to rafts, and for later actions saving US personnel while with No. 103 Search and Rescue Unit in Newfoundland.  Scrapped on site, salvageable material sent to No. 10 RD.

 

last date: 30 August 1948 - Struck off after crash, see comments

11082

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 413

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 August 1944 - Taken on strength By No. 3 Training Command at Rockcliffe for the Test & Development Establishment

 

Originally scheduled for delivery to Western Air Command in May 1944, but diverted.  Used by the Test and Development Establishment, at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 15 January 1945.  Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  Sold to Frank Ambrose Aviation of Pasadena, California.

 

last date: May 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11083

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 415

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 May 1944 - Taken on strength at Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944.  Category C damage while with this unit, repaired at Patricia Bay 14 September to 27 September 1944, then back to No. 3 OTU.  To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 25 (or 26?) July 1945.  Stored post war at No. 2 REMU.  Had 746:45 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 10 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

11084

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2SR

 

 

 

CV 417

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 May 1944 - Taken on charge at Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944.  Category C crash at Patricia Bay on 18 November 1944.  Repairs started at Patricia Bay, transferred to No. 3 Repair Depot at Sea Island on 12 May 1945 for completion.  Back to WAC on 11 July 1945.  To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 8 August 1945.  Stored post war at No. 10 Repair Depot, Calgary.  To Aircraft Industries Limited on 13 June 1952 for modification to Mk. 2SR search and rescue configuration.  Assigned to No. 103 (R) Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 16 November 1953.  Back to AIL for one day repair of fuel tank leak on 7 February 1955.  Back to AIL on 24 February 1956 for modifications and repairs, including: installation of Homelite APU, automatic electric bilge pumps, APX6 ignition analyzer, rubber seals on rivets in compartment R05, and sliding cockpit windows; replacement of trailing edges; resealing of rear flare chutes; repairs to dents in nose section  and hull; and the inevitable fuel tank repairs.  Back to NO. 103 RU on 28 August 1956.  To AIL from 12 September to 9 October 1958 for fabric repairs and corrosion inspection.  To No. 102 (K) Unit at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 14 May 1959.  Received ICAO registration VC-CBP, dates unknown.  Available for disposal at No. 6 RD, Dunnville from 22 or 23 February 1961.  Sold to Quebec Department of Lands and Forests, registered as CF-PQL.  Last Certificate of Registration, as C-FPQL, issued to Quebec on 15 July 1992.  Sold to Royal Aviation of Quebec, PQ c.1994, their registration cancelled on 13 February 1996.  To Canadian Warplane Heritage of Hamilton, Ontario on that date.  Restored, marked as Canso 9754, as flown by F/L D. Hornell when he won the Victoria Cross in 1994.

 

last date: 26 September 1961 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11085

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 419

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 May 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944.  Category C crash at Patricia Bay on 2 August 1944.  Repaired on site by No. 3 OTU staff, completed by 24 February 1945.  To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 25 July 1945.  Stored post war at No. 2 REMU.  Available for disposal from 28 September 1945.  Had 406:35 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

11086

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 421

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 May 1944 - Taken on strength at Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944.  Still with this unit when reported missing on 3 December 1944.

 

last date: 5 June 1945 - Written off after going missing, see comments

11087

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2SR

 

 

 

CV 423

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 June 1944 - Taken on strength at Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 5 December 1944.  To RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS on 7 March 1945 for repairs following a Category C crash, returned to EAC on 20 April 1945.  To stored reserve on 10 July 1945, stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI.  Reported on 6 January 1948 as "time since new 253:30, condition good, fitment standard".  To No. 6 Repair Depot on 4 February 1948, for conversion to Mk. 2 SR search and rescue configuration, to replace 11069 on the west coast.  To de Havilland Canada on 5 March 1948 for reconditioning and further modifications.  Assigned to North West Air Command on 22 September 1948, for use at No. 123 (CR) Flight at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC.  Airframe time on this date was 265:20.  To Flying Boat School at Sea Island on 4 November 1953.  Back to No. 121 (CR) Flight at Sea Island on 20 November 1956.  To No. 102 (CR) Unit at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 4 October 1957.  To Aircraft Industries Limited on 17 February 1958 for inspection.  To No. 103 (R) Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 30 June 1958.  Still with this unit in February 1959.  To No. 6 RD on 6 August 1959 for hull repairs, stored at Dunnville, Ontario when completed.  Designated as "museum airframe" on 19 May 1961.  Transferred to CFB Rockcliffe on 25 February 1969

 

last date: 25 February 1969 - Transferred to Department of Secretary of State, for Museums Canada

11088

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2F

 

 

 

CV 425

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 June 1944 - Taken on strength at Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  First issued to a unit on 8 July 1944.  Operated by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Station Torbay, Newfoundland, August to September 1944.  Scheduled for transfer to No. 162 (BR) Squadron, but instead went to No. 116 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sydney, NS on 2 October 1944.  To stored reserve on 10 July 1945.  Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI, with 463:25 airframe time.  To Fairchild Aircraft in Longueil, PQ 26 May to 15 July 1947, for conversion to Mk. 2F freighter.  To Canada Car and Foundry 11 August to 4 September 1947 for re-conditioning, issued to North West Air Command when completed.  Used by K Flight out of RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta for Operation Beetle, construction of LORAN sites in the Canadian Arctic.  Reported on 1 December 1947 as "time since new 581:40, condition good, fitment VIP, on loan for Operation Beetle".  Reported with No. 123 (CR) Flight at Sea Island in 1948, not confirmed.  To National Research Council at Arnprior, Ontario in April 1948, probably for MAD trials.  To de Havilland Canada on 10 February 1949 for fuel tank repairs.  Loaned to federal Department of Mines on 13 June 1949, with MAD gear installed.  Returned to RCAF at No. 6 Repair Depot on 28 July 1958.  Available for disposal from 16 August 1960.  Sold to Quebec Department of Lands and Forests.  To civil register as CF-PQM.  Used by Quebec as a fire bomber until 1993.  Later with Buffalo Airways.  By 2006 owned by Patrick Whyte, as C-FPQM, who intends to use the aircraft in 2007 to re-enact the first commercial trans-Atlantic flight from Botwood, Newfoundland to Ireland.

 

last date: 12 December 1960 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11089

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2F

 

 

 

CV 427

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 June 1944 - Taken on strength at Eastern air command

 

Delivered new to storage.  Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, in Iceland, coded "C", from 27 September 1944.  To storage with EAC on 21 September 1945, reported serviceable on that date.  Out of storage 2 February 1946, issued to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS on 1 May 1946.  With No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta, in August 1946.  Picked up crew of RCAF Vessel Beaver on 22 August 1946, after it had run aground near Cape Jones, Hudson's Bay.  Reported on 29 December 1947 as "TSN 1331:30, condition fair, fitment Air Sea Rescue.  Reported on 15 November 1948 as 1426:15 airframe time.  Reported on 31 March 1949 as 1720:00 airframe time.  To de Havilland Canada 14 May to 26 September 1949 for modifications, returned to NWAC.  Assigned to RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 13 June 1950.  To Canadian Pacific Airlines on 3 July 1951 for centre section change.  To Aircraft Industries Limited from 15 June 1953 to 7 June 1954 for reconditioning.  With No. 121 (CR) Flight at Sea Island May 1956 to October 1961.  To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for storage on 26 November 1961.  Later stored at Dunnsville, Ontario by No. 6 RD.  Available for disposal from August 1962.  Sold to Quebec Department of Transportation and Communications.  Still with them in 1976, as CF-PQO.  Was C-FPQO by 1992, when the aircraft was sold to Pro Air Aviation of Bonsecours, PQ.  Registered to G. Belanger of Bonsecours by 1995.  To Antares Air Services of Oshawa, Ontario on 6 August 1999.  This registration cancelled in 2001.

 

last date: 29 November 1962 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11090

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 429

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 June 1944 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered new to stored reserve, Eastern Air Command.  Assigned to No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Iceland on 27 September 1944, arriving at Reykjavik on 11 October 1944.  Coded "X".  Returned to Scoudouc, NB on 27 February 1945 for major inspection.  Assigned to RCAF Station Mont Joli, PQ for storage on 15 June 1945.  Had 403:10 airframe time when struck off.  Sold to Department of Lands and Forests in April 1946.  Converted to sprayer, used to spray forests, registered as CF-OBK.  Sold to Frank Ambrose (Canada) Limited on 3 September 1947.  Sold again to Charles Babb Co. on 1 October 1947.  Ferry permit issued to Charles Babb on 3 October 1947.  Had been sold on 11 September 1947 to Panair de Brasil, via Charles Babb Co. and Canadian Vickers.  Registered as PP-PCW.  Provisional License (LPN) issued at Belem, Brazil in December 1947, had 830:00 airframe time.  Named "Bandeirante Pedro Teixeira".  Full registration issued on 2 December 1948, had been in airline service for a year at this time.  Minor damage while being taxied by a mechanic on 17 December 1964.  Inspected on 8 August 1968, had 28,634:35 airframe time.  Leased to Cruzeiro do Sol on 22 June 1965.  Crashed while landing at Canutama, Para, Brazil at 14:05, on 17 October 1968.  Landed wing low, dug in tip float, nose submerged, and cabin flooded.  Floated for 15 minutes before sinking, 4 passengers killed.

 

last date: 18 March 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Coporation for sale.

11091

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2F

 

 

 

CV 431

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 June 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air command

 

Delivered new to stored reserve.  Assigned to No. 162 (BR) Squadron, on 27 September 1944, used in Iceland, coded "G".  To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB from 31 January to 19 May 1945 for major inspection.  In storage at Mount Pleasant, PEI on 24 August 1945, reported as 440:55 airframe time and "repairable - post war commitments".  Transferred to No. 9 (T) Group on 6 June 1946.  To Fairchild Aircraft 7 February 1947 for freighter conversion.  Reported on 6 January 1948 as "time since new 484:10, fitment standard, condition fair".  To No. 6 RD that day for further repairs and modifications.  To No. 413 (P) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario May 1948 "for Northern Ops".  To de Havilland Canada from 17 March to 5 April 1949 for fuel tank repairs.  Back to DHC 14 June to 25 July 1949 for repairs.  To Air Defence Command at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 25 July 1949, still there July 1951.  To Aircraft Industries Limited from 16 June 1953 to 27 August 1954 for repairs to nose section, wiring replacement, and modifications.  To  No. 408 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe when completed.  Back to AIL on 25 November 1955 for modifications, including installation of an APX6 ignition analyzer, loud hailer, Homelite APU, and automatic electric bilge pumps.  Back to 408 Sdn. when completed.  To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for storage on 10 July 1957, available for disposal there on 16 August 1960.  Sold to Frontier Air Transport of Calgary.

 

last date: 25 May 1961 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11092

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 433

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to stored reserve.  First assigned to a unit on 5 October 1944.  To No. 4 Repair Depot for major inspection on 8 March 1945.  Assigned to RCAF Station Mont Joli, PQ for storage on 15 June 1945.  Back to EAC on 24 October 1945, "for post war commitments".  Available for disposal at Dartmouth on 9 March 1946.  Had 549:35 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 6 December 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11093

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2F

 

 

 

CV 435

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 June 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to stored reserve.  Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, probably from 5 December 1944, used in Iceland, coded "D".  To No. 10 Repair Depot in Calgary on 13 August 1945, for conversion to freighter.  To Experimental and Proving Establishment on 21 May 1947, for prototyping of fuel tank modifications.  On 12 September 1947 reported as "time since new 471:25, fitment standard".  With No. 413 (P) Squadron at Rockcliffe January 1949.  On 6 April 1949 airframe time reported as 590:00.  To de Havilland Canada on 17 May 1949 for modifications.  Issued to North West Air Command on 25 October 1949.  At Sea Island 1949 to 1951.  To Canadian Pacific Airlines (Repair) Limited on 7 September 1951 for repairs, "on a fly in basis".  To Aircraft Industries Limited in January 1954 for reconditioning, and on 25 November 1955 for modifications, including installation of an APX6 ignition analyzer an automatic electric bilge pumps.  Assigned to No. 408 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe on 23 August 1955.  To serviceable reserve at Lincoln Park on 10 July 1957.  Available for disposal there from 10 August 1960.  Sold to D.T. Dorosh of Edmonton, Alberta.  To civil register as CF-NJL.  Late4st Certificate of Registration issued to this owner 8 June 2004, reported based at Kingston, Ontario at that time.

 

last date: 10 April 1961 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

11094

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2F

 

 

 

CV 437

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 June 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to stored reserve.  Assigned to No. 162 (BR) Squadron on 8 December 1944, used in Iceland.  To No. 4 Repair Depot for major inspection on 20 April 1945.  To RCAF Station Mont Joli, PQ on 22 May 1945 for storage.  Reported available for disposal on 2 February 1946, with 397:00 airframe time.  To Aircraft Industries Limited on 13 June 1952 for modifications, completed on 23 February 1954.  To No. 408 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe when completed.  Back to AIL on 25 November 1955 for repairs and modifications, including installation of loud hailer, Homelite APU and automatic electric bilge pumps.  Still with 408 Sdn. December 1956.  To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 16 July 1957.  Available for disposal from 16 August 1960.  Sold to Frontier Air Transport of Calgary.  Registered as CF-NJE to St. Felicien Air Services in 1976.  To Government of Newfoundland and Labrador on 4 May 1978, as C-FNJE.  To Hicks & Lawrence of St. Thomas, Ontario on 23 April 1996.  To Buffalo Airways of Hay river, NWT on 4 June 1996, latest Certificate of Registration issued 20 June 1996.

 

last date: 25 May 1961 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale

11095

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2SR

 

 

 

CV 439

 

 

 

 

first date: 2 January 1945 - Taken on strength at Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to stored reserve.  To No. 4 Repair Depot 14 April 1945 for inspection.  To RCAF Station Mont Joli, PQ on 22 May 1945 for storage.  Reported on 6 January 1946 as "time since new 415:30, condition good, fitment standard".  To de Havilland Canada 8 June 1948 for reconditioning and modification to Mk. 2SR search and rescue configuration.  Issued to North west air Command in December 1948 for use by No. 123 (S&R) Flight at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC.  Airframe time on 1 April 1949 was 534:15.  Back to DHC on 18 November 1949 for fuel tank repairs, and on 1 May 1950 for JATO installation.  Category A crash at Sea Island on 19 July 1955.

 

last date: 23 August 1955 - Struck off after crash, see comments

11096

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 441

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 June 1944 - Taken on strength at Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to stored reserve.  Assigned to No. 162 (BR) Squadron on 14 November 1944, used in Iceland.  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 4 March 1945 for major inspection.  Transferred to Western Air Command on 20 June 1945, acceptance check at No. 3 RD, Vancouver on 29 June 1945.  to storage on 18 September 1945, reported as serviceable, with 400:00 airframe time.  Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC.  Available for disposal there from 6 March 1946.  This aircraft may have become C-GFFD of Flying Fireman, but this is not confirmed.

 

last date: 4 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

11097

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 443

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 June 1944 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to stored reserve.  Assigned to unit on 17 November 1944.  Reported with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, in Iceland, coded "M", but this seems unlikely given low time when sold.  To storage on 7 August 1945.  Reported available for disposal at Sydney, NS on 18 July 1946, with 30:00 airframe time.

 

last date: 14 November 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11098

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A

 

 

 

CV 445

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 June 1944 - Taken on strength at Eastern Air Command

 

Delivered new to stored reserve.  Assigned to unit on 25 November 1944.  To No. 4 Repair Depot for inspection on 16 March 1945.  To storage on 9 June 1945.  Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI.  Had 454:00 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 23 March 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

11099

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2F

 

 

 

CV 447

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 July 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to stored reserve.  Assigned to radar calibration from 5 September 1944.  Used by No. 7 (BR) Squadron at Alliford Bay c.1944 or 1945.  To storage with No. 2 Air Command on 20 July 1945.  To de Havilland Canada for conversion to freighter January to September 1948.  Loading crane installed at this time.  Had 872:55 airframe time when it arrived.  To North West Air Command K Flight at RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta on 22 September 1948.  Later with No. 123 (S&R) Flight at Sea Island.  Had 1051:20 airframe time on 1 April 1949.

 

last date: 14 April 1951 - Struck off

11100

Consolidated

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Canso

A / 2F

 

 

 

CV 449

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 July 1944 - Taken on strength at Western Air Command

 

Delivered new to storage.  To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 4 October 1944.  Category C damage while with this unit on 25 March 1945.  To storage with No. 2 Air Command on 26 July 1945.  To No. 10 Repair Depot on 15 September 1945, for conversion to freighter.  Stored at No. 10 RD when completed.  Assigned to North West Air Command on 22 May 1947, for use at RCAF Station Whitehorse, Yukon.  In December 1947 had 815:15 airframe time, on 1 March 1948 had 868:15.  To No. 10 RD on 28 September 1948 for repairs and installation of cargo tie down rings.  To de Havilland Canada 16 March to 28 May 1949 for fuel tank repairs.  Issued to Air Defence Command when completed, probably for use at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC.  To No. 408 (P) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 16 August 1951.  To ADC at Sea Island on 27 May 1953.  To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 10 July 1956 for elevator replacement, hull repairs, and corrosion inspection.  Back to No. 121 (CR) Flight at Sea Island on 18 July 1956.  To Lincoln Park for storage on 30 September 1957, available for disposal from 16 August 1960.  Sold to J.J. Evanshaw of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.

 

last date: 10 April 1961 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.


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