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4400

de Havilland

De Havilland Canada

Tiger Moth

I

 

 

D.H.82C

C730

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 February 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

Delivered to stored reserve, issued from storage on 12 March 1941.  To No. 20 Elementary Flying Training School at Oshawa, Ontario.  Category C damage at Oshawa aerodrome at 14:40 on 27 February 1942.  To Patterson & Hill for overhaul, 24 March to 26 May 1943.  Back to No. 1 TC when completed.  Pending disposal from 28 August 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Had 2657:40 total time, 945:00 since overhaul, when struck off.

 

last date: 23 January 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

4401

de Havilland

De Havilland Canada

Tiger Moth

I

 

 

D.H.82C

C731

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

Delivered to No. 20 Elementary Flying Training School at Oshawa, Ontario.  Crashed near Whitby, Ontario on 21 January 1941.  Originally classified as Category B, revised to Category A.  To Leavens Brothers Aircraft for repairs on 18 February 1942, but scrapped without being repaired.  Had 775:25 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 22 June 1942 - Struck off, scraped by Leavens Brothers

4402

de Havilland

De Havilland Canada

Tiger Moth

I

 

 

D.H.82C

C732

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

Delivered new to No. 20 Elementary Flying Training School at Oshawa, Ontario.  Category C damage at Oshawa aerodrome at 14:35 on 25 March 1942.  Still with this school December 1942 / February 1943.  To Patterson & Hill for overhaul, 11 February to 3 May 1943.  Back to No. 1 TC when completed.  Pending disposal from 21 June 1944, stored at Goderich, Ontario.  Had 2715:15 total time, 1685:20 since overhaul at this time.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.

 

last date: 23 January 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

4403

de Havilland

De Havilland Canada

Tiger Moth

I

 

 

D.H.82C

C733

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1941 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered new to No. 20 Elementary Flying Training School at Oshawa, Ontario.  Category C damage at 16:30 on 21 August 1941, 3 miles east of Oshawa.  Category C damage at Oshawa aerodrome at 10:45 on 6 November 1941, and again at 13:45 on 17 March 1942.  Still with this school December 1942.  To Leavens Brothers for overhaul, 18 January to 7 April 1943.  Back to No. 1 TC when completed.  Pending disposal from 9 August 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Had 2972:50 total time, 1234:40 since overhaul, when struck off.

 

last date: 23 January 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

4404

de Havilland

De Havilland Canada

Tiger Moth

I

 

 

D.H.82C

C734

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

Delivered new to No. 20 Elementary Flying Training School at Oshawa, Ontario.  Category B crash at Oshawa at 15:15 on 18 December 1941.  To de Havilland Canada for repairs, 3 January to 2 February 1942.  Back to No. 20 EFTS when completed.  Category C damage at Oshawa aerodrome at 13:45 on 17 March 1942.  Landed long, left field and struck log at Oshawa at 19:40 on 9 July 1942, Category C damage.  To No. 6 Repair Depot on 18 February 1944 from No. 20 EFTS, for scrapping.

 

last date: 10 March 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

4405

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

742

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1940 - First flight at Fort Erie by company pilot T. F. Williams

 

First Finch II.  Taken on strength at No. 1 Training Command on 26 March 1940, after company trials.  To No. 3 Training Command on 16 August 1941, for use at No. 22 Elementary Flying Training School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  Category C damage at Ancienne Lorette at 16:00 on 5 May 1942.  Destroyed at 21:30 on 1 June 1942, after entering inverted spin at 6000 feet.  Both occupants bailed out without injuries.  Crashed 3.25 miles west of St. Augustine, PQ.

 

last date: 10 August 1942 - Struck off by No. 9 Repair Depot

4406

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 March 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

With No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School at Malton, Ontario.  Category A damage on 5 December 1940, collided with Finch 4420 on approach to land.  Was being flown by civilian instructor and student at time of collision.  Had 287 hours airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 8 February 1941 - Struck off

4407

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 March 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

Back to Fleet Aircraft from 26 February to 9 April 1941 for repairs following a Category B crash.  Repairs cost $2927.66.  Had 342:20 airframe time when it arrived at Fleet.  To stored reserve with No. 3 Training Command at St. Hubert, PQ when completed.  To No. 21 Elementary Flying Training School at Chatham, NB on 20 May 1941.  To Canadian Airways at Quebec City on 25 June 1943.  To No. 9 Repair Depot on 25 September 1943, for scrapping.

 

last date: 24 May 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

4408

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

275

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 March 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

To stored reserve with No. 3 Training Command on 5 April 1941.  To RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario spring of 1941.  To No. 1 TC at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 12 July 1941.  Back to No. 3 TC on 16 August 1941, for use by No. 22 Elementary Flying Training School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  Category C damage at 14:30 on 5 May 1942 at Ancienne Lorette.  Had 1509:05 airframe time.  To Canada Car & Foundry for repairs, 30 May to 16 July 1942.  Back to No. 3 TC when completed.  To CC&F again for repairs, 5 January to 17 June 1943.  To stored reserve with No. 3 TC when completed.  Issued from storage 9 August 1943.  To No. 9 Repair Depot on 19 October 1943, for storage pending disposal.  To Department of Transport on 21 December 1943, as CF-DTK.  Sold to S.G. Squires of Summerside, PEI on 16 April 1951.  To J.R. Franklin of Summerside on 10 December 1952.  Destroyed in a forced landing following an engine failure on 28 December 1952.

 

last date: 20 November 1943 - Struck off, free issue to Department of Transport

4409

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 March 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

To Fleet Aircraft at Fort Erie, Ontario for reconditioning 5 March to 23 April 1941.  Had 496:30 airframe time when it arrived, cost was $3117.05.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command when completed.  Issued from storage to No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School at Cap de la Madeleine, PQ on 6 May 1941.  Category C damage at 10:55 on 23 September 1941, and again at 11:45 on 19 June 1942, both at Cap de La Madeleine.  To Canadian Airways 12 December 1942 to 18 January 1943 for overhaul and accident repairs.  To stored reserve with No. 3 TC when completed.  Issued from storage on 15 February 1943.  To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for storage pending disposal on 19 October 1943.  Had 536:10 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 17 October 1944 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

4410

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

To No. 3 Training Command on 25 March 1941, for use by No. 13 Elementary Flying Training School at St. Eugene, Ontario.  Category A damage at 15:30 on 26 May 1941 at St-Marthe, PQ.  Had 674:50 airframe time when it crashed.  Scrapped at No. 12 (Equipment) Depot in Montreal.

 

last date: 21 June 1941 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

4411

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

Used by No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School at Malton, Ontario.  Category A damage at 12:15 on 21 December 1940 at Malton airport.  Mid-air with Finch 4448 on approach to land.  Student in this aircraft, LAC Charles Richard Dickie of Canning, NS killed.  Had 364:00 airframe time when it crashed.  Written off by No. 1 (Equipment) Depot.  Other aircraft received only minor damage.

 

last date: 13 February 1941 - Struck off

4412

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

279

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

To storage with No. 3 Training Command on 5 April 1941.  To RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 23 April 1941.  To No. 1 Training Command, for use at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 12 July 1941.  Probably used at the Central Flying School.  To No. 3 Training Command in late 1941, for use by No. 22 Elementary Flying Training School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  Category C damage at 10:45 on 14 January 1942 at Ancienne Lorette.  To Canada Car & Foundry for overhaul, 25 June 1942.  Had 1440:00 airframe time when it arrived there.  Re-assigned to Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario on 21 July 1942.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command on 19 August 1942, when completed.  Issued from storage on To No. 9 Repair Depot for write off on 18 November 1943.  Pending disposal from 15 April 1944, still stored at No. 9 RD.  Had 259:40 airframe time when struck off.  Sold to Babb & Co.  To Mexican civil register post war, as XB-BII.

 

last date: 17 October 1944 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

4413

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

To stored reserve with No. 3 Training Command on 5 April 1941.  To RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 23 April 1941.  To No. 1 Training Command on 12 July 1941, for use by the Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Category C damage at 09:00 on 5 November 1941 at Trenton aerodrome.  To No. 3 Training Command on 8 January 1942.  To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, 28 March to 10 August 1942.  To Canada Car & foundry for overhaul, 11 March to 12 July 1943.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command when completed.  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 11 September 1943 for write off.

 

last date: 19 October 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

4414

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

To Fleet Aircraft At Crumlin, Ontario for overhaul, 17 November 1941 to 25 February 1942.  Had 1425:45 airframe time when it arrived.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed, for use at the Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Category C damage at 10:00 on 25 March 1942 at Trenton.  To No. 3 Training Command on 6 May 1942.  Category A crash at Ste. Anne de Prescott, Ontario on 17 December 1942.

 

last date: 20 February 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at No. 9 Repair Depot

4415

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

To Fleet Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for crash repairs, 18 May to 15 June 1942.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 17 Elementary Flying Training School at Stanley, NS.  Crashed 10 miles north east of Stanley on 3 February 1943.  Instructor P/O J.L.D. White and student LAC T.D. Colquhoun killed.  To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 5 March 1943 for scrapping.

 

last date: 24 April 1943 - Struck off after crash, see comments

4416

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

365

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

To storage with No. 3 Training Command on 5 April 1941.  To RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 23 April 1941.  To No. 1 Training Command, for use at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 12 July 1941.  Probably used at the Central Flying School.  To No. 3 Training Command on 20 September 1942, for use by No. 22 Elementary Flying Training School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  Category C damage at 13:50 on 19 October 1941, and at 13:15 on 5 February 1942, at Ancienne Lorrette.  Category C damage in March 1942 at St. Augustin, PQ.  Category C damage at 13:45 on 30 April 1942 at Ancienne Lorrette.   To Canada Car & foundry at Amherst, NS on 30 June 1942 for overhaul.  Diverted to Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario on 27 July 1942.  Completed on 27 August 1942, to storage with No. 3 Training Command.  To No. 1 Training Command on 12 December 1942, still in storage.  Sold to Mr. W.C. Siple of Montreal.

 

last date: 19 October 1943 - Struck off, sold

4417

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

317

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

To No. 3 Training Command on 20 September 1941, for use at No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School at Cap de la Madeleine, PQ.  Category C damage at 15:55 on 2 May 1942 at Three Rivers, PQ.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for overhaul, 27 July to 14 September 1942.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command when completed.  To No. 1 Training Command on 12 December 1942, still in storage.  Sold to J.E. Golab of Dayton, Ohio.  To US civil register post war, as NC39603.

 

last date: 3 December 1943 - Struck off, sold

4418

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

Used by No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at Crumlin (London), Ontario.  Category C damage at 11:35 on 10 June 1941, and at 15:50 on 16 April 1942, at London.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for overhaul, 16 June to 16 July 1942.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Jean, PQ for storage on 19 October 1943.  Sold to C. Babb & Co.  Had 376:30 airframe time when struck off.

 

last date: 17 October 1944 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

4419

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

319

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

Used by No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School at Malton, Ontario.  Category B damage on 19 October 1940, when it turned over during an off site landing.  Had been dog fighting with civil registered Fawn CF-CGO, ex RCAF 230 (which see) which had just crashed.  Landed in Thornhill.  Was on an unauthorized flight, with a civilian passenger.  Had 246:45 airframe time when it crashed.  To Fleet Aircraft for repairs, 23 November 1940 to 7 January 1941.  Repairs cost $2,860.62.  Back to No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To stored reserve with No. 3 Training Command, then to RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  To Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 12 July 1941.  Category C damage at Trenton at 16:30 on 28 July 1941, flipped over while taxiing in "violent storm winds".  To No. 3 Training Command on 16 August 1941, for use by No. 22 Elementary Flying Training School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  Category C damage at 15:30 on 3 April 1942, and Category B damage at 07:20 on 24 April 1942 at Ancienne Lorette.  To Noorduyn Aviation for repairs, 1 May to 1 September 1942.  Had 1093:20 airframe time when it arrived there.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command when completed.  To No. 1 Training Command on 12 December 1943, still in storage.  Sold to J. Goleb of Dayton, Ohio.

 

last date: 3 December 1943 - Struck off, sold

4420

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

356

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School at Malton, Ontario.  Category D damage on 5 December 1940 at Malton, collided with Finch 4406 on approach to landing.  To stored reserve with No. 3 Training Command on 5 April 1941, probably stored at St. Hubert, PQ.  Issued to No. 21 Elementary Flying Training School at Chatham, NB on 20 May 1941.  To Cub Aircraft for overhaul, 10 August to 18 December 1942.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command when completed.  Sold to J. Goleb of Dayton, Ohio.

 

last date: 3 December 1943 - Struck off, sold

4421

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No 1 Training Command

 

To No. 3 Training Command on 23 July 1940, for use by No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School at Windsor Mills, PQ.  Category C damage at 18:10 on 16 June 1941 at Windsor Mills.  To Canadian Airways for overhaul, 18 June to 16 September 1942.  To storage with No. 3 TC when completed.  Issued from storage on 29 September 1942.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Jean, PQ for write off on 2 September 1943.  Pending disposal with No. 3 TC from April 1944, still stored at No. 9 RD.  Had 685:00 airframe time when struck off.  Sold to Charles Babb & Co.

 

last date: 17 October 1944 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

4422

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 April 1940 - Taken on strength By No. 1 Training Command

 

First used by No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at London, Ontario.  Category B damage at 15:40 on 3 January 1941 at London City airport.  Had 244:35 airframe time when accident occurred.  To Fleet Aircraft at Fort Erie for repairs, 25 January to 9 April 1941.  Repairs cost $3,135.95.  To stored reserve with No. 3 Training Command when completed.  Issued from storage to No. 21 Elementary Flying Training School at Chatham, NB on 20 May 1941.  Category C damage at 07:55 on 9 June 1942 at Chatham, when the parked Finch was struck by taxiing Anson 6683.  To Leavens Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 10 August to 29 September 1942.  Back to No. 3 TC when completed, for use by No. 13 Elementary Flying Training School at St. Eugene, Ontario.  To No. 9 Repair Depot on 2 September 1943 for write off action.  Classified as instructional airframe A 308 on 23 September 1943, with No. 1 Training Command.

 

last date: 30 March 1946 - Struck off, remains retained in whole state

4423

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 April 1940 - Taken on strength By No. 1 Training Command

 

First used at No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at London, Ontario.  Numerous crashes while there, including Category C damage at 14:00 on 27 April 1941 and at 10:15 on 27 April 1941, both at London.  Category C damage in a field 5 miles north of Thorndale, Ontario in August 1941, when the wing tip struck a tree during a forced landing due to engine failure.  Category C damage at 10:25 on 17 March 1942 at London.  Category D damage at Lambeth, Ontario airport on 13 May 1942.  To Central Aircraft for overhaul, 16 June to 2 July 1942, with 1548:20 airframe time.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed.  To No. 9 Repair Depot on 14 July 1943, following a crash.

 

last date: 25 May 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

4424

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

To Central Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for overhaul, 6 July to 19 August 1942.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 17 September 1943.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Jean, PQ for write off on 3 November 1943.  Pending disposal from 11 April 1944, still stored at No. 9 RD.  Had 140:35 airframe time when struck off.  Sold to C. Babb & Co.

 

last date: 17 October 1944 - Struck off

4425

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

Used by No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School at Windsor, Ontario.  Category A damage on 9 October 1941 near Windsor aerodrome.

 

last date: 12 February 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

4426

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

To Fleet Aircraft at Fort Erie, Ontario for reconditioning, 29 November 1940 to 15 February 1941, at a cost of $3,220.75.  Had 218:50 airframe time.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 13 Elementary Flying Training School at St. Eugene, Ontario.  Category C damage at 11:30 on 6 October 1941, when Finch 4590 was struck during takeoff at St. Eugene.  Category C damage at 10:45 on 30 October 1941, and again at 10:45 on 9 November 1941 at St. Eugene aerodrome.  Category C damage at 12:00 on 31 January 1942 at Afundel (?), Ontario.  Category C damage at St. Eugene at 11:20 on 6 April 1942.  To Canadian Airways for overhaul 13 November to 14 December 1942.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 25 February 1943.  To No. 9 Repair Depot on 15 October 1943 for write off.

 

last date: 6 March 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

4427

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

Used by No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at London, Ontario.  Category B damage at 16:20 on 29 April 1941 at London.  Had 733:30 hours when it crashed.  To Fleet Aircraft for repairs, 6 May to 10 July 1941.  Back to No. 1 Training Command, for use by No. 9 Elementary Flying Training School at St. Catharines, Ontario.  To storage 17 September 1942.  Pending disposal from 13 April 1944.  to No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal, stored at No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Had 2559:40 total time, 913:05 since overhaul, when struck off.

 

last date: 13 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

4428

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

Used by No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at London, Ontario.  Category C damage at 16:00 on 16 April 1942 at London City Airport.  To Central Aircraft for overhaul, 6 July to 19 August 1942.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command when completed.  Issued from storage on 24 November 1942, for use at No. 3 Flying Instructors School at Arnprior, Ontario.  To storage at No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Jean, PQ on 19 October 1943, pending disposal.  Had 283:30 airframe time when struck off.  Sold to C. Babb & Co.

 

last date: 17 October 1944 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

4429

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

Used by No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at London, Ontario.  Four Category C crashes at London airport: at 14:45 on 20 October 1941, at 11:00 on 21 November 1941, at 09:20 on 26 March 1942, and at 17:05 on 27 April 1942.  To Central Aircraft for overhaul, 16 June to 9 July 1942.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed, probably for No. 11 EFTS at Cap de la Madeleine.  To Canadian Airways at Cap de la Madeleine, PQ for crash repairs, 18 September to 2 November 1942.  To storage with No. 3 TC when completed.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Jeans, PQ on 7 August 1943, for write off.  Had 208:15 total time, 10:55 since overhaul, when struck off.  Sold to C. Babb & Co.

 

last date: 17 October 1944 - Struck off

4430

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 April 1940 - Taken on strength

 

Used by No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at London, Ontario.  Category C damage at 15:30 on 28 November 1941 at London airport.  To Cub Aircraft at Hamilton, Ontario for overhaul, 7 January to 15 April 1942.  Had 1390:30 airframe time.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To No. 3 Training Command on 30 June 1942.  To No. 9 Repair Depot on 2 September 1943 for write off.  Classified as instructional airframe A 313 on 23 September 1943, back to No. 1 TC.  Used at No. 1 Technical Training School at Aylmer, Ontario.

 

last date: 9 May 1946 - Struck off, retained in whole state for War Assets Corporation

4431

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

Used by the Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Crashed at 11:10 on 24 July 41, at South Lake Consecon, which is south of Trenton in Prince Edward County.  Had 977 hours at time of crash.  Originally reported as Category B, revised to Category A crash.

 

last date: 16 February 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at No. 6 Repair Depot

4432

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

303

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 April 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

First used by No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at London, Ontario.  Category B damage at 10:05 on 31 March 1941, at Dorchester, Ontario (a few miles south east of London airport).  Had 426:30 flight time when it crashed.  To Fleet Aircraft for repairs, 14 April to 6 May 1941, at a cost of $3,344.91.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School at Cap de la Madeleine, PQ.  Category C damage at Cap de la Madeleine aerodrome at 10:00 on 2 July 1942.  To Central Aircraft for repairs and overhaul, 25 July to 14 September 1942.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command when completed.  To No. 1 Training Command on 12 December 1942, still in storage.  Sold to Wallace C. Siple of Montreal.

 

last date: 19 October 1943 - Struck off, sold

4433

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 April 1940 - Taken on strength

 

First used by No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at London, Ontario.  Category C damage at 11:15 on 24 August 1941 at London Airport.  Category C damage at 11:50 on 28 October 1941, near Ingersoll, Ontario.  To Central Aircraft for overhaul, 6 July to 27 July 1942.  to No. 3 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School at Cap de la Madeleine, PQ.  To No. 9 Repair Depot on 5 July 1943, following a crash at No. 11 EFTS.

 

last date: 9 December 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

4434

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 May 1940 - Taken on strength at No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 23 June 1940, for use by No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at London, Ontario.  Category C damage at 17:00 on 5 February 1941, at Galt, Ontario.  Category C damage at 12:10 on 2 October 1941, at London aerodrome.  Category A damage at 09:10 on 30 October 1941, 4 miles south of London.  Aircraft struck ground at high speed and "nosed in".  Instructor T/Sgt. D. Campbell seriously injured, student LAC M. Disbrowe killed.

 

last date: 29 January 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce by No. 6 Repair Depot

4435

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 May 1940 - Taken on strength at No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 23 June 1940.  To Fleet Aircraft at Crumlin, Ontario for overhaul, with 1473:55 flight time, from 12 February to 29 April 1942.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School at Cap de la Madeleine, PQ.  To No. 9 Repair Depot on 29 February 1943.

 

last date: 2 May 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

4436

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

305

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 May 1940 - Taken on strength at No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 23 June 1940, for use by No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at London, Ontario.  Category C damage at 09:30 on 29 August 1941, at London aerodrome.  To Fleet Aircraft for overhaul and repairs, with 1118:20 flying time, 10 September to 4 December 1941.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 22 Elementary Flying Training School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  Category C damage on 19 December 1941, and again at 11:55 on 2 February 1942, both at Ancienne Lorette.  To Canada Car & Foundry, 13 July to 5 November 1942.  To storage with Eastern Air Command when completed.  Sold to John E. Golab of Dayton, Ohio.  To US civil register as NC39611 post war.  Reported as later registered as N666J, but this appears to be ex-RCAF 4498 (which see).

 

last date: 1 December 1943 - Struck off, sold

4437

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 May 1940 - Taken on strength at No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 23 June 1940, for use by No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at London, Ontario.  Category C damage at 16:00 on 11 December 1940, at Kintore, Ontario.  Aircraft was attempting to return to London after a forced landing, and over turned in soft snow.  Category B damage at 15:15 on 24 September 1941 at London aerodrome.  To Fleet Aircraft for repairs, with 926:20 flying time, 3 October to 17 December 1941.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed, for use by No. 22 Elementary Flying Training School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  Category C damage at 08:05 on 28 April 1942, at Ancienne Lorette.  To No. 9 Repair Depot on 2 September 1943 for write off.  Pending disposal from 11 April 1944.  Had 2508:30 total time, 1579:30 since overhaul when struck off.  Sold to C. Babb & Co.

 

last date: 17 October 1944 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

4438

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 May 1940 - Taken on strength at No. 14 Technical Detachment

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 23 June 1940, for use by No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at London, Ontario.  Category C damage at 08:55 on 28 November 1941, Category B damage at 09:25 on 22 April 1942, both at London aerodrome.  To Fleet Aircraft for repairs, 4 May to 4 June 1942.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed.  To No. 9 Repair Depot for write off on 2 September 1943.  Back to No. 1 Training Command and classified as instructional airframe A 309 on 23 September 1943.

 

last date: 30 March 1946 - Struck off, retained in whole state

4439

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 May 1940 - Taken on strength at No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 6 June 1940.  To storage at No. 3 Training Command on 5 April 1941.  Issued from storage on 20 May 1941, for use by No. 21 Elementary Flying Training School at Chatham, NB.  To Canadian Airways for overhaul, 10 August to 12 November 1942.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command when completed.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Jean, PQ for storage pending disposal decision, on 19 October 1943.  Pending disposal from 11 April 1944.  Had 321:00 airframe time when struck off.  Sold to C. Babb & Co.

 

last date: 17 October 1944 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

4440

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 May 1940 - Taken on strength at No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 6 June 1940.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command on 5 April 1941.  Issued from storage on 20 May 1941, for use at No. 21 Elementary Flying Training School at Chatham, NB.  Category C damage at 11:15 on 9 September 1941, and at 10:45 on 10 November 1941, both at Chatham aerodrome.  To Leavens Brothers Aircraft for overhaul, 10 August to 1 October 1942.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command when completed.  Issued from storage on 19 November 1942, for use at No. 3 Flying Instructors School at Arnprior, Ontario.  Reported on this date as equipped for night flying.  To storage at No. 9 Repair Depot on 28 September 1943.  Pending disposal from 11 April 1944.  Had 675:35 airframe time when struck off.  Sold to C. Babb & Co.

 

last date: 17 October 1944 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

4441

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

380

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 May 1940 - Taken on strength at No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 23 May 1940.  Later with No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School at Windsor, Ontario.  Category C damage at 10:45 on 13 August 1941 near Thamesville, Ontario.  To stored reserve with No. 3 Training Command on 3 September 1942.  To No. 1 Training Command on 12 December 1942, still in storage.  Sold to Dayton School of Aviation, at the South Dayton Airport, Dayton, Ohio.

 

last date: 18 October 1943 - Struck off, sold

4442

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 May 1940 - Taken on strength at No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 6 June 1940.  To No. 3 Training Command on 16 August 1941, for use at No. 22 Elementary Flying Training School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  Category C damage at 13:25 on 12 February 1942 at Ancienne Lorette.  To Canada Car & Foundry at Amherst, NS for overhaul, with 1229:00 airframe time, 1 July 1942.  Re-allocated to Central Aircraft on 27 July 1942.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command on 27 August 1942.  Issued from storage on 24 November 1942, for use at No. 3 Flying Instructors School at Arnprior, Ontario.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Jean, PQ pending disposal instructions on 19 October 1943.  Pending disposal from 11 April 1944.  Had 181:25 airframe time when struck off.  Sold to C. Babb & Co.

 

last date: 17 October 1944 - Struck off

4443

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 May 1940 - Taken on strength at No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To No. 1 Air Command on 6 June 1940, for use by Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Category C damage while with this school on 6 August 1941(or 1940?), near South Robin Lake, Ontario.  Engine failure, and successful forced landing.  To No. 3 Training Command on 25 October 1941, for use at No. 22 Elementary Flying Training School at Ancienne Lorette, PQ.  Category B damage at 12:20 on 27 November 1941, at Ancienne Lorette.  To Noorduyn Aviation in Montreal for repairs, 5 December 1941 to 18 May 1942.  To No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School at Windsor Mills, PQ after completion.  Category C damage at Windsor Mills at 18:30 on 17 July 1942.  Started to swing after landing, student pilot was slow to correct.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Jean, PQ on 28 September 1943.  Pending disposal from 11 April 1944.  Had 1817:20 total time, 805:30 since overhaul, when struck off.  Sold to C. Babb & Co.

 

last date: 17 October 1944 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

4444

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

292

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 May 1940 - Taken on strength at No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To No. 1 Training Command on 23 May 1940, for use at No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School at Windsor, Ontario.  Category C damage at 15:00on 21 April 1942, and at 18:40 on 17 May 1942, both at Windsor aerodrome.  To Central Aircraft from 23 June to 9 July 1942.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed.  To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Jean, PQ on 28 September 1943.  Pending disposal from 11 April 1944.  Had 1218:05 flight time when struck off.  Sold to C. Babb & Co.  To civil register post war as CF-FVY, off register by 1976.

 

last date: 17 October 1944 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

4445

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 May 1940 - Taken on strength at No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 23 May 1940.  Later with No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at London, Ontario.  Category C crashes at London at 16:25 on 9 June 1941, at 10:10 on 10 July 1941, and at 09:25 on 29 August 1941.  To Fleet Aircraft for overhaul, with 1422:40 flight time, from 14 January to 3 March 1942.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed, for use at No. 17 Elementary Flying Training School at Sydney, NS.  Category C crash at 11:40 on 29 June 1942 at Stanley, when right wing tip dug ion on landing, causing a ground loop.  Category A damage at 20:00 on 24 July 1942, near Sydney.  Dove into ground and caught fire near Otterson Lake, Brentwood, NS.  Instructor W/O L.L. Burks and student LAC W.E. Barker killed.  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 25 August 1942 for scrapping.

 

last date: 6 October 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

4446

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 May 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 23 May 1940.  to No. 1 Air Command for use at No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School at Windsor, Ontario.  Category B damage at 10:50 on 6 January 1942, at Windsor aerodrome.  To Cub Aircraft in Hamilton for repairs, 18 March to 10 June 1942.  To No. 3 Training Command when completed.  Classified as instructional airframe 332 B on 27 October 1943.  Free issue on same day to No. 240 Air Cadet Squadron at Montreal University.  To No. 1 Air Command on 22 July 1946.  Noted on 20 November 1961 as "no record".  Exact end obscure.

 

last date: 20 November 1961 - Struck off

4447

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

370

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1940 - Taken on strength at No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 23 May 1940, for use by the Central Flying School.  Category C damage at 16:55 on 12 April 1942 at Trenton.  Taxiied into Fawn 222.  To Cub Aircraft in Hamilton, Ontario from 7 July to 29 October 1942.  To storage with No. 3 Training Command when completed.  To No. 1 Training Command on 12 December 1942, still stored.  Sold to W.C. Siple of Montreal.

 

last date: 19 October 1943 - Struck off, sold

4448

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To No. 1 Training Command in July 1940, for use by No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School at Malton, Ontario.  Category D damage at 12:15 on 21 December 1940, at Malton aerodrome.  Collided with Finch 4411 (which see) on approach.  To No. 3 Training Command on 20 May 1941, for use at No. 21 Elementary Flying Training School at Chatham, NB.  Category C damage at 10:45 on 20 June 1941 at Stanley aerodrome, reported by No. 17 EFTS.  4448 was struck on the right wing by Finch 4767.  Category A damage at 09:00 on 24 August 1941.  Crashed 2 miles east of Soggieville, NB.  Had 459:35 logged time when it crashed.

 

last date: 21 October 1941 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

4449

Fleet

 

Finch

Finch II

 

 

Model 16B

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1940 - Taken on strength at No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 23 May 1940.  Had 244:00 logged time when it was struck off.

 

last date: 3 February 1941 - Struck off


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