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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

2450

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

IIIA T.T.

 

 

Assigned to No. 2 Training Command in western Canada.  Had 1000:20 airframe time when struck off.

 

first date:

16 September 1942

 

last date:

22 August 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2451

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

IIIA T.T.

 

 

Served at No. 3 Bombing and Gunnery School, RCAF Station MacDonald, Manitoba.  had 320:20 airframe time when struck off.

 

first date:

16 September 1942

 

last date:

25 November  1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2452

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

IIIA T.T.

 

 

Serving with No. 3 Bombing and Gunnery School, RCAF Station MacDonald, Manitoba at time of write off.

 

first date:

16 September 1942

 

last date:

20 October  1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A damage on 7 September 1944.

2453

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

IIIA T.T.

 

 

Assigned to No. 2 Training Command in western Canada.  Had 734:30 airframe time when struck off.

 

first date:

16 September 1942

 

last date:

22 August 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2454

Westland

National Steel Car, Malton

Lysander

IIIA T.T.

 

 

Assigned to No. 2 Training Command in western Canada.  Had 796:30 airframe time when struck off.

 

first date:

16 September 1942

 

last date:

22 August 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2455

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

28

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 1 Wireless School, St. Hubert, Quebec.  Category A accident near Megantic, PQ on 5 August 1943.  Repaired by Noorduyn in Cartierville, PQ.  Stored with No. 3 Training Command.  Wireless equipment installed 25 July 1944 at No. 6 Repair Depot.  Delivered by No. 124 Squadron to No. 1 Training Command, October 1944.  Used by No. 167 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, c.1943 to 1945.  Also used by No. 121 (K) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, during this time.

 

first date:

12 August 1940

 

last date:

12 September 1945

 

taken on strength

 

struck off reported as reduced to spares, and as sold.

2456

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

29

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 3 Training Command in eastern Canada.  Catagory B accident at St. Hubert, PQ on 29 January 1941.  Repaired by Noorduyn, Cartierville, PQ, placed in storage with No. 1 Training Command.  To No. 4 Wireless School.  Two Category C accidents at Burtch Airfield, while with this School.  Back to Noorduyn on 5 January 1945 for repairs, then to Reserve Storage on 28 June 1945.  Sold to Western Aircraft Ltd. of Oshawa, Ontario.  Bought by Thunder Bay Airlines, Fort William, Ontario, and registered 1 February 1946 as CF-BTC.  On 27 January 1948 registered to Central Northern Airways, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Re-registered to Transair Ltd., St. James, Manitoba in 1956 when Central Northern and Arctic Wings merged to become Transair.  On 9 October 1958 registered to Northland Fish Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, and then on 3 September 1959 to A.W. Laserich, Hay River, NWT.  Registered to Menzies Fish Company, Edmonton, Alberta, on 27 June 1962, and then again to A.W. Laserich on 25 September 1962.  Next registered to Cecilie Stevens, Yellowknife, NWT, on 14 June 1968, and then on 7 April 1978, to C & M Airways, Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan.  Again registered to Cecilie Stevens 13 July 1978.  In 1982 registered to Randair, Ft. McMurray, Alberta, and on 1 June 1984 to Cecilie Palmer, Cold Lake, Alberta.  Registered to David Holosney, Edmonton, Alberta on 21 April 1992, and then to Randy Daoust, Edmonton on 30 June 1992.  Damaged on 12 July, 1992, when clear air turbulence was encountered and an area of fabric separated from the right wing.  The aircraft was landed safely at Cree Lake, Saskatchewan.  Temporary repairs were made by Red Lake Seaplane Service and the aircraft ferried to Red Lake for permanent repair.  Sold to J.W. Hostetler and registered to him on 18 November 1992.  In 1998 it was acquired by the Western Canada Aviation Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba for restoration.  On display there by 2004.

 

first date:

13 September 1940

 

last date:

8 January 1946

 

taken on strength

 

struck off, later sold

2457

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 3 Training Command, in eastern Canada.  Category C accident at St. Hubert, PQ on 5 or 6 June 1941.  To Reserve Storage on 17 December 1942.  To No. 4 Training Command, western Canada on 20 February 1943.  To overhaul on 28 September 1943.  To No. 10 Repiar Depot (Calgary?) for repair of Category B damage on 12 April 1944.  Returned to North West Air Command on 7 July 1944.  To Reserve Storage on 9 December 1946.  Shipped to Norway on 5 August 1953.  May have served at Gardermoen AFB .  Later went to Wideroes Flyveselskap but no civil registration was issued.  Fate unknown.

 

first date:

25 September 1940

 

last date:

23 April 1953

 

taken on strength

 

transferred to Royal Norwegian AF, as R-AS

2458

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

31

 

 

 

 

To No. 2 Training command, western Canada, on 27 May 1941.  Category C accident at Yorkton, Saskatchewan on 7 August 1941.  To civil register post was as CF-DFU.  Sold as war surplus to M and C Aviation Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and registered as CF-DFU on 14 May 1946.  Registered to Saskatchewan Government Airways, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on 25 May 1946.  Registered to Queen Charlotte Airlines, Vancouver, BC. on 30 May 1950.  Re-registered to Pacific Western Airlines in 1956 when they bought out Queen Charlotte.  Registered to BC Airlines Ltd., Vancouver, BC. on 15 June 1959.   As of March 28, 1961 total time was 9,600 hours.  Destroyed at Mellish Point, BC. on 28 February 1962.  A float fitting failed on landing and the aircraft capsized.  No injuries.

 

first date:

2 October 1940

 

last date:

2 February 1946

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

2459

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 3 Training Command, eastern Canada.  Category B accident at St. Hubert, PQ on 30 June 1942, undercarriage damaged in heavy landing.  Repaired by Noorduyn at Cartierville, PQ, back in service on 15 October 1942.  Category B accident on 5 November 1942, again to Noorduyn, returned on 2 June 1943.  To No. 2 Training Command in western Canada on 20 November 1944.  To Saskatoon for repairs on 2 June 1946.  To civil register post war as CF-PAA, registered to Public Works Alberta, but apparently never operated by them..  Registered to Dr. F. Lemay, Rouyn, Quebec in 1946.  Registered to Gold Belt Air Service, Rouyn, Quebec in 1952.  Damaged in an accident at Lake Mondor, Quebec on 9 May 91952.  Registered to P.F. Bradley (Mattagami Air Service), Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1956 and re-registered to Mattagami Air Service, Kirkland Lake in 1959.  In 1961 it was registered to Georgian Bay Air Service, Parry Sound, Ontario and then in 1964 to Superior Airways Ltd., Fort William, Ontario.  Registered to Holliday Airways, Red Lake, Ontario on 9 September 1964 and then on 11 June 1971 to Sea Air Pac, Tofino, BC.  Last C of A expired 1972.  Later reported as withdrawn from service due to salt water corrosion.  Reported donated to the Canadian Museum Of Flight And Transportation, Vancouver, BC. in September 1989.  Sale reported in February 1994 but no details given.  Reported to be at Canadian Museum of Flight, Langley, BC. In 2004, being used for parts.

 

first date:

9 October 1940

 

last date:

12 June 1946

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

2460

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW / IVWA

 

 

 

33

 

 

 

 

First assigned to No. 3 Training Command, transferred to  No. 4 Training Command at Regina, Saskatchewan on 18 December 1940.  Category C damage at Winnipeg on 15 January 1941.  Repaired by Noorduyn at Cartierville, to No. 4 Wireless School at Guelph, Ontario.  Category B accident at Burch Airfield on 11 October 1942.  Rebuilt with Mk. VI fuselage in 1944, redesignated Mk. IVWA.

 

first date:

15 October 1940

 

last date:

7 November 1944

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, after crash.

2461

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

 

First assigned to No. 3 Training Command, transferred to  No. 4 Training Command at Regina, Saskatchewan on 18 December 1940.  Category C accident on 18 April 1942, at No. 34 Elementary Flying Training School, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.  Category A accident on 24 May 1943 at No. 2 Wireless School.

 

first date:

26 October 1940

 

last date:

23 July 1943

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, reduced to spares after crash, see comments.

2462

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

35

 

 

 

 

First assigned to No. 3 Training Command, transferred to  No. 4 Training Command at Regina, Saskatchewan on 18 December 1940.  Category C accident at Calgary, Alberta on 28 July 1941.  Overhauled, starting 12 July 1943 and again on 16 November 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command, for storage, on 1 August 1945.  To civil register post war as CF-SAK on 14 November 1945, owner was Saskatchewan Department of Natural Resources.  Damaged at Beaver Lake, Saskatchewan on 17 March 1947.  Pilot lost control after take off and the undercarriage was damaged.  Ferried to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan for repairs where it was destroyed in a hangar fire on 2 August 1947.

 

first date:

26 October 1940

 

last date:

31 October 1945

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, transferred to War Assets Coroporation for sale.

2463

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

 

First assigned to No. 3 Training Command, transferred to  No. 4 Training Command at Regina, Saskatchewan on 18 December 1940.  Category C accident on 11 November 1941.  Category B accident at Calgary, Alberta on 29 April 1942.  Overhauled from 23 March to 17 June 1943.  With No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School, Mossbank, Saskatchewan, dates unknown.

 

first date:

7 November 1940

 

last date:

16 April 1945

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A crash.

2464

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

37

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 4 Training Command at Regina, Saskatchewan.  Category B accident at Calgary, Alberta on 23 July 1941.  Repiared by McKenzie Air Service, completed on 24 January 1942.  To storage until 7 May 1942.  To overhaul, from 21 December 1943 to 18 February 1944, then stored until 24 April 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944 for storage.  Overhauled before sale.  To civil register postwar as CF-CRF, registered to Yukon Southern Air Transport Inc.  Delivered to Winnipeg on 1 March 1946..  Registered to Canadian Pacific Airlines on 13 March 1946, their fleet No. 46.  Registered to Central Northern Airways, St. James, Manitoba on 19 May 1947.  May have later been with Transair Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Registered to Slate Falls Trading Company, Sioux lookout, Ontario on 1 May 1961.  As of February 16, 1962 total time was 10,243 hours.  Registered to Norell & Chyk, Sioux Lookout, Ontario on 29 August 1962 . Crashed and burned in whiteout ten miles northwest of Lac Seul, Ontario on 4 January 1963.  Pilot and four passengers escaped injury.

 

first date:

15 November 1940

 

last date:

1 March 1946

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.  Ferry permit issued same day.

2465

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

38

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 4 Training Command, western Canada.  Category B damage at Calgary, date unknown.  Ground looped, damaged port wing.  Serving with No. 2 Wireless School at Calgary, Alberta when engine back fire on startup caused fire on 16 February 1943.

 

first date:

3 December 1940

 

last date:

9 April 1943

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, after being destroyed by ground fire, see comments.

2466

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

39

 

 

 

 

First assigned to No. 4 Trainining Command , transferred to No. 2 Training Command on 11 June 1941, back to No. 4 on 5 November 1942.  Served with No. 3 Bombing and Gunnery School, RCAF Station MacDonald, Manitoba.  To No. 2 Air Command detachment at Suffield, Alberta for 3 months, conducted insect spraying trials.

 

first date:

12 December 1940

 

last date:

17 June 1946

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off.  Reported as reduced to spares after crash, and as sold damaged..

2467

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

Served with No. 4 Training Command.  Overhauled from 14 January to 19 April 1943.  Category B accident on 15 October 1943.  Sent to Edmonton for repair, returned 8 January 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, placed in storage 12 April 1945.  Sold as war surplus to White Fisheries, Big River, Saskatchewan and registered as CF-DFF on 28 March 1946.  On 15 June 1949 registered to Northern Air Lines, Big River, Saskatchewan.  Crashed on take-off from Cowan Lake, Saskatchewan on 7 April 1951.  All occupants were safe but the aircraft caught fire and was destroyed.

 

first date:

20 December 1940

 

last date:

1 February 1946

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, to War Assests Corporation for sale.

2468

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

41

 

 

 

 

Originally issued to No. 3 Training Command.  To storage on 7 May 1941.  To No. 2 Training Command on 27 May 1941.  Category C accident at Winnipeg, Manitoba on 13 July 1942.  Sent to Mid West in Winnipeg for repairs on 7 November 1942 and returned to No. 2 Training Command on 21 June 1943.  Transferred to War Assets Corporation for disposal on 12 June 1946.  Sold as war surplus to Manitoba Government Air Service and registered as CF-MAL on July 19, 1946.  On 21 July 1952, while en route from Lac du Bonnet to Norway House, Manitoba with the pilot and six Manitoba Government employees on board, the aircraft crashed in a muskeg north of Berens River, Manitoba.   (N52-40, W93-30).  All on board died.  A plaque has been place in the Manitoba Legislative building in their memory.

 

first date:

7 January 1941

 

last date:

12 June 1946

 

taken on strength

 

struck off, later sold.

2469

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

42

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 3 Training Command, Montreal, Quebec.  Put in Reserve Storage on 17 December 1942 and then transferred to Eastern Air Command on 2 March 1943 (for use at No. 167 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS?).  Sent to Noorduyn Aviation on 16 March 1943 after  Category C accident.  After repairs it was transferred to No. 2 Training Command on 11 August 1944 (for use at No. 31 General Reconaissance School?).  Category A crash on 16 February 1945.  It was reported that the wreckage was "To be sold to Mr. Lamb through War Assets Corporation".  Registered to M & C Aviation Ltd., Prince Albert, Saskatchewan as CF-DFV on 4 January 1947. On 7 October 1947 it was registered to Saskatchewan Government Airways, Prince Albert, Sask. and then on 15 June 1950 to Queen Charlotte Airlines, Vancouver, BC.  Re-registered to Pacific Western Airlines in 1956 when they bought out Queen Charlotte.  Registered to BC Airlines Ltd., Vancouver, BC. on 15 June 1959.  Severly damaged at Thompson Sound, BC. on 19 March 1964 when a float strut failed on landing.  Fatalities reported.  Airframe reported as sold to Taway Air Service and later resold to other parties.  Airframe later reported as sold to a party in Vancouver, Washington.  In January 2004 the fuselage is shown offered for sale by J.W. Duff Aircraft Company, Denver, Colorado.

 

first date:

7 January 1941

 

last date:

2 March 1945

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, later reduced to spares and sold.

2470

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 3 Wireless School at Montreal, PQ. On 8 December 1942 it was transferred to the Western Air Command and used by No. 122 (K) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, 1942 / 1943.

 

first date:

12 February 1941

 

last date:

14 March 1945

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off and reduced to spares, following Category A accident.

2471

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

44

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 2 Training Command.  15 October 1943, sent to Midwest Aircraft, Winnipeg, Manitoba for repairs.  Returned to No. 2 Training Command on 17 March 1944 and placed in Reserve Storage.  Re-activated on 19 July 1944 and assigned to No. 2 Training Command until transferred on 1 December 1944 to No. 2 Air Command.  It was again put in Reserve Storage on 12 April 1945.  On 1 February 1946 it was transferred to North West Air Command, serving until 20 September 1948 when it was once again put in Reserve Storage.  On 8 December 1952 it was sent for overhaul and on 23 April 1953 sold to the Royal Norwegian Air Force via Mutual Aid.  Shipped to Norway on 3 June 1953 and on arrival at Horten was coded R-AL.  Early history obscure but was in storage at Voernes for some time.  On 6 August 1956 it was transferred from Orlandet AFB to Horten for radio installation.  Earmarked at one time for United Nations service and may have been painted in UN colors but did not serve.  Given civil registration LN-BIT, C of A No. 444 and Reg. No. 416 on 14 June 1957 then placed on loan to Wideroes Flyveselskap.  By 31 March 1959 it had logged 3193 hours. Officially withdrawn from RNoAF service on 29 April 1959 and sold to A/S Solbergfly, Tronsberg, Norway and Wideroes Flyveselkap A/S on wheels with engine No. 326082 on December 9, 1959.  Sold to Fjellflyg, Kiruna, Sweden on 2 June 1965 and registered as SE-EGF.  In 1975 it was loaned to W. Norvang, Oslo, Norway and operated by him during the spring and summer of that year with Swedish registration.  Norwegian registration LN-DAH was allotted but not taken up.  It was packed in containers at Norodden in 1975 and shipped to Canada.  Fate unknown.

 

first date:

18 February 1941

 

last date:

23 April 1953

 

taken on strength

 

struck off, transferred to Royal Norwegian AF.

2472

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

45

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 2 Training Command, No. 3 Wireless School at ?  Category C accident at Stevenson Field, Winnipeg, Manitoba on 19 June 1941.  Sent to Mid-West Aircraft , Winnipeg for repairs.  Returned 16 October 1944, placed in Reserve Storage.  On 1 November 1944 sent to No. 8 Repair Depot for modifications and installation of radio equipment, then transferred to No. 2 Training Command.  On 31 March 1945 transferred to North West Air Command.   Registered as CF-SAO on 18 March 1947 to the  Saskatchewan Department of Natural Rescources, Regina, Saskatchewan.  Registered to Saskatchewan Government Airways, Prince Albert, Sask. on 17 November 1947.  As of 7 May 1950 total time was 2,979 hours.  Registered to Northern Airlines Ltd., Big River, Saskatchewan on 30 May 1950.  Destroyed by fire at Cowan Lake (Big River), Saskatchewan on 27 June 1950. Caught fire after landing.

 

first date:

17 February 1941

 

last date:

9 September 1946

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation for sale.

2473

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

46

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 2 Training Command, western Canada.  Category B accident at Stevenosn Field, Winnipeg on 6 June 1941.  Sent to MacDonald Brothers for overhaul and repair on 12 June 1941. Returned to No. 2 Training Command on 19 July 1941 and put in Reserve Storage until 8 August 1941 when it was reactivated.  On 2 March 1943 to No. 8 Repair Depot, Winnipeg for overhaul, returning on 30 March. Went to Mid West Aircraft, Winnipeg on 3 December 1943 for overhaul then transferred to Western Air Command (North) on 6 July 1944.  Transferred to 10 Repair Depot for overhaul and storage on 2 January 1946.  On 3 February 1947, temporary authority to operate was granted to Paul Sigurdson, Winnipeg, Manitoba and on 23 July 1947 it was registered as CF-FFP ( or FFB?) to Waite Fisheries, Big River, Saskatchewan.  As of November 4, 1947 total time was 2,394 hours.  On 28 December 1947 while enroute from Buffalo Narrows to Big River, Sask. a snow storm was encountered and a landing attempted on a road.  The aircraft ended up in bush and was destroyed.  Pilot and passenger were injured.

 

first date:

17 February 1941

 

last date:

5 June 1947

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, transferred to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

2474

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

47

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 2 Training Command, No. 3 Wireless School at ?. Went to Mid West Aircraft, Winnipeg, Manitoba on 25 June 1943 for overhaul, returned to No. 2 Training Command on 23 November 1943.  To No.2 Air Command 1December 1944.  Put in Reserve Storage on 12 April 1948.  Sent to Canadian Pacific Airlines 8 December 1952 for a complete overhaul.  May have seen Norweigian service at Jarlesberg and Gardermoen AFBs.  Written off September, 1954 and used for spares.  Total time 1865 hours.

 

first date:

21 February 1941

 

last date:

6 July 1953

 

taken on charge

 

Transferred via Mutual aid to Royal Norwegian AF, their code "R-AT".

2475

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

48

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 3 Training Command, Montreal, Quebec.  Category B accident at St. Hubert, Quebec on 2 February 1942.  Sent to Noorduyn Aviation for repairs 7 February 1942.  Returned to No. 3 Training Command, Category B accident at No. 1 Wireless School, Winnipeg, Manitoba 25 April 1942.  Sent to Noorduyn Aviation for repairs 1 May 1942 and returned to No. 3 Training Command 13 August 1942.  Transferred 15 January 1945 to No. 1 Air Command.  20 June 1945 it was transferred to Eastern Air Command, put in Reserve Storage. Subsequently served at Mount Pleasant.  On 10 December 1947 it was sent to Canadian Car and Foundry for overhaul, returning 18 October 1948 to K Flight, Central Air Command at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  On 23 May 1951 transferred to No. 6 Repair Depot and put in Reserve Storage.  On 4 December 1952 it was sent for overhaul and then on 23 April 1953 it was transferred, via Mutual Aid to the Royal Norwegian Air Force and coded R-AM.  History obscure but thought to have been stationed at Gardermoen and to have crashed on 30 September 1955.

 

first date:

27 February 1941

 

last date:

23 April 1953

 

taken on strength

 

Transferred, via Mutual Aid to the Royal Norwegian Air Force, their code "R-AM"

2476

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVM

 

 

 

49

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 12 (C) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario. On 16 May 1941 it was involved in a Category B accident at Rockcliffe, 22 May sent to Noorduyn Aviation for repairs.  Returned to No. 3 Training Command on 3 September 1941 and put in Reserve Storage.  25 October 1941 it was transferred to Eastern Air Command, No.4 Repair Depot, and used for 'drop testing parachutes'.  Category B accident at Hower Argyle, NB on 15 November 1941, while serving with No. 119 (BR) Squadron.  On 18 November sent to No. 4 Repair Depot, Scoudouc, New Brunswick for repairs.  Returned to E.A.C. on 15 July 1942.  Was involved in an accident that year (probably mid-November) with the aircraft record noting 'Crew Missing' and no other details.  Sent to No. 4 Repair Depot, Scoudouc for repairs. Returned to E.A.C. on 4 February 1943 and sent to Goose Bay, Labrador for rescue work.  Sent to Noorduyn Aviation 23 October 1943 for repair and overhaul.  Returned to E.A.C. on 4 March 1944 and put in Reserve Storage.  Re-activated 21 August 1944 and on 18 October 1945 assigned to search and rescue work.  Subsequently saw service at Mount Pleasant and on 31 August 1948 was transferred to North West Air Command, Nelson, BC.

 

first date:

25 March 1941

 

last date:

14 May 1951

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, may have been sold, but no further information.

2477

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

 

To No. 12 (Com) Squadron, RCAF Station Rocklciffe, Ontario by 1 November 1941.  Category C damage at Rockcliffe on 1 January 1942, in a wind storm.  Loaned to RAF Ferry Command at Dorval, 6 February to 4 April 1942, for re-supply flights to USAAF weather stations in Labrador.  Category C accident at RCAF Station Rocklciffe, Ontario on 21 August 1943.  To No. 1 Training Command on 28 October 1943, and then on 9 November 1943 to No. 2 Training Command, No. 3 Wireless School. On 1 December 1944 it was transferred to No. 2 Air Command and on 12 April 1945 to Reserve Storage.  Sent to No. 10 Repair Depot, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan for overhaul 15 May 1946.  Sold on July 18, 1946.  Registration CF-PAB was allotted to Alberta Department Of Public Works 23 July 1946 but they did not complete the purchase.  Overhauled by Western Airmotive, Edmonton, Alberta.  Test flown at Edmonton 26 January 1947.  Sold to Noel. D. Lambert, operating as Northern Mannix Companies, Vancouver, BC. and registered 1 February 1947.  On 25 March 1949 registered to Northwest Territories Power Commission, Ottawa, Ontario.  Registered to Yellowknife Airways Ltd., Yellowknife, NWT. 23 April 1951.  As of May 11, 1954 total time was 4,350 hours.  On 2 August 1951 it was registered to Associated Airways Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta.  Reported damaged beyond repair 11 August 1954 when floats dug in during a glassy water landing.  Location unknown.

 

first date:

25 March 1941

 

last date:

8 July 1946

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

2478

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

 

To No. 12 (Com) Squadron, RCAF Station Rocklciffe, Ontario.  Loaned to RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, PQ from 6 February to 9 September 1942 for re-supply flights to USAAF weather stations in Labrador.

 

first date:

25 March 1941

 

last date:

15 January 1943

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, reduced to spares, no details (crash?).

2479

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

52

 

 

 

 

To No. 12 (Com) Squadron, RCAF Station Rocklciffe, Ontario.  To No. 3 Training Command, eastern Canada, on 1 November 1941.  Transferred to Gander for search and rescue on 9 March 1942.  Crashed at Ochre Pit Cove near St. John's Newfoundland on 21 August 1942.

 

first date:

2 May 1941

 

last date:

24 (or 11?) November 1942

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off after crash, see comments.

2480

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

53

 

 

 

 

Operated by No. 13 (OT) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, in 1941.  To No. 6 (BR) Squadron on 20 August 1941.  Also with No. 122 (K) Squadron, dates unknown, coded "AG-R".  Went to Coates Ltd. Vancouver, BC. for overhaul 24 May 1943, returning to Western Air Command 8 October 1943.  Went to Coates Ltd for repairs 30 December 1944, returning 29 January 1945.  To Storage at RCAF Station Patricia Bay 2 February 1945.  Sold to Canadian Pacific Airlines for $18,000, including floats.  To civil register  as CF-CRS, CPA Fleet Number 47.  Bought by Western Aircraft Sales and Service (A subsidiary of Queen Charlotte Airlines), Vancouver, BC on 1 April 1948.  Registered to Queen Charlotte Airlines, Vancouver, B.C., 21 April 1948. On 18 December 1948, while moored at a buoy at Vancouver, heavy snow accumulated on the tail surfaces causing the aircraft to capsize.  Repaired, returned to service.  Damaged in a landing accident at Elk Bay, BC. 23 August 1951.  A precautionary landing was being made due to poor visibility from forest fire smoke.  Floats broke away and substantial damage was incurred.  Pilot Cedric Mah and seven passengers escaped injury.  The aircraft was salvaged and sold to Bullock, Calgary, Alberta.  The wings were reported as having been seen in a hangar in Calgary, Alberta in 1969. On 19 October 1970, Bullock reported the aircraft as having been scrapped.

 

first date:

2 May 1941

 

last date:

8 May 1946

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, with 594:15 hours flight time, then sold.

2481

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

54

 

 

 

 

Put in Reserve Storage for the Western Air Command.  Transferred to No. 13 Operational Training Unit of the Western Air Command on September 26, 1941.  Operated by No. 122 (K) Squadron on west coast, from 1942.

 

first date:

2 May 1941

 

last date:

10 June 1943

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, reduced to spares, after Category A accident near Anette Island, Alaska, on 26 March 1943.

2482

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

55

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 1 Training Command Communications Flight.  Category C accident at Aylmer, Ontario 27 June 1941.  Transferred to No. 1 Air Command 15 January 1945.  Sent to Noorduyn Aviation 19 February 1945 for overhaul.  Returned November 1945 to No. 6 REMU, Mont Joli, Quebec.  Sent to No. 11 Technical Support Unit (Canadian Car and Foundry) 12 November 1951 for reconditioning and installation of a prototype 24 volt system, then returned to No. 6 Repair Depot 23 June 1952.  Transferred on August 13, 1953 to No. 98 Iberville Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets on indefinite loan.  Later became instructional airframe 596B, then A596.  Sold post war, to civil register.  Converted  from Mk IV to V in 1957 by Austin Airways, registered to them as CF-IJN on 10 July 1957.  Operated by Austin until 1969 when it crashed at Nakina, Ontario and sold to Noorduyn in damaged condition.  Registered to Labrador Mining and Exploration, Montreal Quebec 19 May 1972.  Reported to have crashed and been sold to Norco in damaged condition in February 1973.  Sale reported in 1978 but no details given.  C of A expired 18 May 1973.  Registered to John Bigley (Norco), Pembroke, Ontario 24 September 1981, cancelled 13 June 1983.  Several owners, 1983 to 1995, sold to Chimo Air Services of Red Lake, Ontario on 7 December 1995.  Still in commercial service with Chimo in 2004, as CF-JIN.  Converted to panoramic windows, date unknown.

 

first date:

2 May 1941

 

last date:

24 November 1953

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, was to be reduced to spares, but sold instead.

2483

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

56

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 1 Training Command, Ontario.  Category C accident at Toronto Island airport 22 October 1941.  Category B accident at London, Ontario 24 September 1942 .  The aircraft was on a flight from Toronto to London.  On landing at London it was caught by a gust of wind and turned over.  The accident was later re-classified  to Category A.

 

first date:

2 May 1941

 

last date:

28 November 1942

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, reduced to spares.

2484

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

57

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 2 Training Command, No. 3 Bombing & Gunnery School at RCAF Station MacDonald, Manitoba.  Sent to Mid West Aircraft, Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 30, 1944 for complete overhaul.  Transferred to No. 2 Air Command 5 February 1945 and put in Reserve Storage.  Sold as war surplus to Canada Department of Transport, Civil Aviation Division, Ottawa, Ontario and registered as CF-DTL on 14 August 1947.  On 28 May 1953 registered to Wheeler Airlines Ltd., St. Jovite, Quebec.  To Wheeler Airlines (1960) Ltd. 19 May 1960.  Damaged at Moosonee, Ontario 9 September 1965.  Hit rocks and sank during takeoff on the Moosonee River.  Salvaged and repaired.  Registered to Lauzon Aviation Co. Ltd., Algoma Mills, Ontario in 1969, then on 4 December 1970 to Immeubles Lussier Ltd.  Registered to LaBelle Touristair Inc., Mont Laurier, Quebec (On lease from Immeubles Lussier) 26 January 1971.  On 11 June 1973 registered to Bel Air Laurentian Aviation, Lac Tortue, Quebec, then on 10 October 1975 to Air Satellite Inc., Hauterive, Quebec.  Registered as C-FDTL to Skymotive Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario 26 October 1981, cancelled 13 October 1983.  Owner since 9 May 1984 is Gordon Hughes, Ignace, ON, (Northland Aircraft Service), last Certificate of Registration issued 23 September 1993.  Panoramic windows fitted, date unknown..

 

first date:

3 May 1941

 

last date:

1 May 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, to War Assests Corporation for disposal.

2485

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

58

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 2 Training Command, No. 3 Bombing & Gunnery School at MacDonald, Manitoba.  Category B accident at MacDonald 27 July 1942.  Sent to Mid West Aircraft, Winnipeg, Manitoba for repairs 13 August 1942, returned to No. 2 Training Command 13 October 1942.  Destroyed 12 June 1947 in a fire at No. 1 Hangar, RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta.

 

first date:

3 May 1941

 

last date:

13 August 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off after fire, see comments.

2486

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

59

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 1 Training Command, Trenton, Ontario.  Transferred 28 January 1942 to No. 3 Training Command, Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Category C accident at Windsor Mills, PQ 11 March 1942.  To Noorduyn Aviation for repairs 17 June 1942, returned to No. 3 Training Command 20 July 1942.  On 3 February 1943 transferred on loan to RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, Quebec, to be used for rescue work in Newfoundland.  Returned to No. 3 Training Command 16 March 1944 and put in Reserve Storage.  Re-activated 26 July 1944.  On 15 January 1945 transferred to No. 1 Air Command.  On 20 August 1946, sent to No. 6 Repair Depot for repairs, returning 26 May 1947.  On 30 October 1948 it was sent for repairs and fabric re-covering.  Returned to Trenton 27 October 1953 where it served until 4 December 1952.  To Royal Norwegian AF at Horten.  May have been stationed at Voernes, in storage there around February 8, 1955.  On 17 January 1959, given civil registration LN-BIU, C of A No. 506, Reg. No. 477 and placed on loan to Wideroes Flyveselskap.  Withdrawn from Air Force service 29 April 1959, and offered for sale with 1051 hours total time.  Sold to Wideroes on wheels with engine No.327535 on 9 December 1959.  Bought by Varanffly, Kirkens, 20 June 1967.  Written off in a crash at Grottoy 20 November 1971.

 

first date:

7 May 1941

 

last date:

23 April 1953

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, transferred, via Mutual Aid to the Royal Norwegian Air Force, their serial R-AN.

2487

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

60

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 3 Training Command, Montreal, Quebec.  Put in Reserve Storage until being transferred to No. 12 (Comm) Squadron 1 November 1941.  On 16 February 1942 transferred to Eastern Air Command, No. 4 Repair Depot, for use in rescue work and then on 12 March 1942 to RCAF Station Sydney, Nova Scotia.  To Noorduyn Aviation for repair 28 July 1942, following a Category B accident.  To No. 12 (Comm) Squadron 27 January 1943.  Transferred to No. 1 Training Command, No. 4 Wireless School, 22 June 1943 and then to No. 1 Air Command 15 January 1945.  To Noorduyn Aviation for overhaul 19 February 1945.  Returned 4 January 1946 and assigned to No. 4 R.E.M.U.  Transferred to Central Air Command 28 April 1947 and then to North West Air Command, Edmonton, Alberta, 17 September 1948.  Following three subsequent moves, it was transferred via Mutual Aid to the Royal Norwegian Air Force on 23 April 1953 and coded R-AU.   Thought to have been used at Skattora on floats.  Given civil registration LN-BFE, C of A No. 374, Reg. No. 346 and loaned to Wideroes Flyveselskap and Polarfly A/S.  Sold to them on wheels 9 December 1959 with engine No. 9277.  Sold to Star Luft-traffik and registered to them 9 May 1969.  Firm's name changed to Hardangerfly A/S in 1969.  Turned over and sank At Odda 12 November 1969.

 

first date:

7 May 1941

 

last date:

23 april 1953

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, see comments

2488

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVWA

 

 

 

61

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 3 Training Command, Montreal, Quebec and put in Reserve Storage until transferred to No. 3 Training Command Communications Squadron 26 June 1941.  Category B accident at St. Hubert, Quebec 30 October 1941, turned over on landing, the pilot and crew suffered minor injuries.  Repaired by Noorduyn Aviation, to No. 3 Training Command, Rockcliffe, Ontario 5 May 1942.  On 9 June 1942 loaned to Dominion Skyways Ltd., Montreal, Quebec and returned 10 October 1942.  While on loan registered as CF-BXB, not clear if this was actually marked.  On 13 January 1943 Category B accident at Rockcliffe, Ontario, landing with a hanging port ski. The crew was slightly injured and the aircraft sent to Noorduyn Aviation for repairs on 27 January.  Rebuilt using a Mark VI fuselage and rdesignated Mk. IV-WA.   To Western Air Command 27 December 1943.  Operated by No. 166 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island, 1943/1945.  Sold at Vancouver, BC. 15 January 1948.  Registered as CF- GHH to Queen Charlotte Airlines Ltd., Vancouver, BC. 22 May 1948.  Registered to Pacific Western Airlines, Vancouver, BC. in 1956 when they bought out Queen Charlotte Airlines.  Registered to R.H. Laidman, Vancouver, BC. 6 June 1958 and then on 10 April 1959 to Celgar Ltd., Vancouver, BC.  In June 1959 a fire control water drop system was installed, did not perform well and was removed. As of March 25, 1964 total time was 5,920 hours.  Destroyed at Nakusp, BC. 4 June 1964.  Hit floating debris on take off and overturned.  Pilot and five passengers escaped injury.

 

first date:

7 May 1941

 

last date:

17 October 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, to War Assests Corporation for disposal.

2489

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

62

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 1 Training Command, No. 4 Bombing & Gunnery School at Fingal, Ontario.  On 1 July 1941, transferred to RCAF Station, Rockcliffe, Ontario, and then on 27 September 1941, to No. 4 Training Command.  On 23 November 1944, it was sent to No. 10 Repair Depot for overhaul.  To No. 2 Air Command 18 June 1945.  Transferred to North West Air Command, Whitehorse, Yukon, 17 June 1947.

 

first date:

19 May 1941

 

last date:

25 August 1948

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, shipped to No. 10 Repair Depot for scrapping.

2490

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

63

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 1 Training Command, No. 4 Bombing & Gunnery School at Fingal, Ontario, transferred to No. 4 Wireless School 2 September 1942.  Category C accident at Burtch, Ontario, 22 March 1942.  Category A accident on 7 September 1943.

 

first date:

21 June 1941

 

last date:

21 September 1943

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off after crash, see comments.

2491

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

64

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 4 Training Command, No. 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, at Mossbank, Saskatchewan.  Category B accident at Mossbank, 15 October 1941, sent to McKenzie Services for repairs on 23 October 23.  Returned to No. 4 Training Command on 21 January 1943, transferred to No. 2 Training Command 1 December 1944.  Put in Reserve Storage on 1 May 1947 after servicing at No. 10 Repair Depot.  In July 1947 transferred to North West Air Command.  On 6 January 1948 it was sent to Canadian Car and Foundry (No. 11 Technical Support Unit) for repairs.  On 17 January 1949 sent to No. 6 Repair Depot and put in Reserve Storage. Re-activated 11 September 1950 and transferred to N.W.A.C.  Went in for repairs to undercarriage 20 May 1952.  On 15 January 1953 it was sent to No. 12 T.S.U. for modifications and overhaul.  In Norway, used at Bardufoss and Voernes and later stored at Voernes.  Sold to Fjellfly, Skien 4 August 1957 and registered as LN-BDP.  Total time 2102 hours. Registered July 25, 1972, again as LN-BDP, to Telemarksbanken, Skien.  Again cancelled from the registry on 10 April 1973 and sold to Turistflyg, Arjeplog, Sweden in June 1973, registered SE-FUP.  Bought by Wiggo Norvang, Oslo, Norway and registered as LN-DBP on 8 September 1977.  Later acquired by the Forsvarets Flysamling, Gardermoen, Norway and is on display in Royal Norwegian Air Force colors.

 

first date:

21 June 1941

 

last date:

23 April 1953

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, transferred via Mutual Aid  to the Royal Norwegian Air Force and coded R-AV.

2492

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IVW

 

 

 

65

 

 

 

 

Assigned to No. 4 Training Command, No. 2 Bombing & Gunnery School at Mossbank, Saskatchewan.  To Mid west Aircraft 23 July 1943 for overhaul.  Returned to No. 4 Training Command, No. 2 Wireless School at Calgary, Alberta 13 December 1943, then transferred to No. 2 Air Command 1 December 1944.  Put in Reserve Storage 12 April 1945.  On 5 April 1950 assigned to North West Air Command, RCAF Station, Edmonton, Alberta.  Sent to 25 AMB 14 February 1952 for propeller repairs.

 

first date:

1 July 1941

 

last date:

31 July 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off and reduced to spares and produce.

2493

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

Delivered to Starratt Airways, Hudson, Ontario, on July 6, 1937 and registered as CF-BDE.  Later impressed by the RCAF as aircraft No. 2493, sent to Noorduyn Aviation on October 5, 1940 for overhaul.  Written off and reduced to “Spares and Produce” 15 March 1941.

 

first date:

23 July 1940

 

last date:

15 March 1941

 

Impressed

 

Struck off, see comments

2494

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV / IVW

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

Originally to have been a Mark lll but re-engined during construction and completed as a Mark lV.  Registered to Wings Ltd, Winnipeg, Manitoba 12 December 1936.  Re-engined with a P&W Wasp SC-1, 19 March 1939.  Assigned to No. 15 T.D., Winnipeg, Manitoba 23 July 1940.  To Noorduyn Aviation 28 November 1940 for conversion to Mk IVW for wireless training.  It was re-engined with a Wasp S3H-1 either before RCAF service or during this time at Noorduyn.  In late 1941 it was transferred to No. 1 Training Command, No. 4 Wireless School.  Category C accident at Guelph, Ontario 12 February 1942.    Operated by the Photographic Flight, later known as No. 13 (P) Squadron, from RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 1944 or later.  Repairs were made by Noorduyn Aviation and it was put in Reserve Storage 31 July 1945.  Sold as war surplus to Imperial Oil Ltd., Toronto, Ontario and registered as CF-DER on 16 February 1946.  Destroyed by fire while fueling at Aklavik, NWT. 29 February 1948.

 

first date:

23 July 1940

 

last date:

24 January 1946

 

Impressed

 

Struck off

2495

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. VI

 

 

 

377

 

 

 

 

Ex US UC-64 43-5386, ex RAF FZ441.  Not known if these serials ever marked.  Assigned to No. 1 Training Command, Ontario.  Transferred to Eastern Air Command 9 November 1944. Operated by No. 124 Squadron, fall 1944.  Sent to RCAF Station, Scoudouc, New Brunswick 15 June 1945 for float installation, on 17 July 1945 diverted to Moncton for the installation. In storage on 17 September 1945. To No. 1 Air Command, 9T Group, 6 November 1945 for Exercise Musk Ox and then on 8 May 1946 to  Rockcliffe, Ontario. Sent to No. 6 Repair Depot on November 1, 1947.  Operated by the Photographic Flight, later known as No. 13 (P) Squadron, from RCAF Station Rockcliffe c.1947.  With 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, late 1940s to 1950, coded "AP*P".  Back to No. 6 RD 18 June 1951 and then on 27 July 1951 to No. 11 Technical Support Unit (Canadian Car and Foundry) for spar modifications and reconditioning.

 

first date:

24 March 1944

 

last date:

23 June 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off and scrapped at No. 6 Repair Depot.

2496

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV

 

 

 

378

 

 

 

 

Ex US UC-64 43-5387, ex RAF FZ442.  Not known if these serials ever marked.  Assigned to No. 1 Training Command, Ontario 24 March 1944 and placed in Reserve Storage.  Activated 5 May 1944 and transferred to No. 1 Air Command 15 January 1945.  To No. 9T Group, No. 13 (later No. 413) (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario 4 May 1946.  Coded "AP*Q".  Transferred to Air Transport Command 1 April 1948.  On 14 October 1948 sent to No. 6 Repair Depot for reconditioning.  Returned to ATC, No. 413 (P) Squadron, 5 March 5, 1949.  On 31 January 1950 to No. 6 Repair Depot for refinishing and returned 17 February 1950.  Sent to N0. 11 TSU (Canadian Car And Foundry) 24 April 1950 for door installation, returning 27 April and going to No. 6 Repair Depot "pending allotment to contractor". On 27 July 1951 to No. 11 TSU (Canadian Car) for reconditioning.  Returned to No. 6 Repair Depot, reduced to spares and produce.

 

first date:

24 March 1944

 

last date:

23 June 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off and scrapped.


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