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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

 

551

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2263

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-1-LO, serial number 42-55873.  To Eastern Air Command in 1943.  Operated by No. 164 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Moncton, 1943 to 1945.  To civil register as CF-FQW, later to US register as N62H.

 

first date: 30 November 1942

 

last date: 16 December 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, later sold

552

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2267

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-1-LO, serial number 42-55877.  To Western Air Command in 1943.   Detached to Rivers Camp, Manitoba, 1943, for paratroop training.  Made first paratroop drop in Canada at Rivers on 4 May 1943, 10 paratroopers.  Operated by No. 164 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Moncton, dates unknown.  To civil register when sold, as CF-FKV, later N64H.

 

first date: 23 January 1943

 

last date: 16 December 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

553

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2300

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 42-55895.  To Western Air Command, at RCAF Station Edmonton spring of 1943, for use on North West Staging Route.  Later to No. 165 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island, BC.  Operated by No. 164 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Moncton, dates unknown.

 

first date: 21 January 1943

 

last date: 5 October 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

554

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2320

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 42-55905.  To Eastern Air Command in 1943.  Operated by No. 164 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Moncton, 1943.  No. 168 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, in 1944.

 

first date: 26 January 1943

 

last date: 3 October 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

555

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2363

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 42-55926.  Operated by No. 168 (HT) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, c.1943.  Nicknamed "Muggs" while with this squadron.  Operated by No. 164 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Moncton, c.1943 to 1945.  Also with No. 165 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, during this period.

 

first date: 24 February 1943

 

last date: 12 December 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off.

556

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2364

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 42-55927.  To civil register as CF-FUL.

 

first date: 24 February 1943

 

last date: 3 October 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, later sold

557

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2377

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 42-55940.  To No. 164 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Moncton, NB in 1943.

 

first date: 5 March 1943

 

last date: 27 March 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Written off after crash, details unknown

558

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2379

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 42-55942.  To Eastern Air Command in 1943.  Also operated by No. 165 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, dates unknown.

 

first date: 11 March 1943

 

last date: 6 November 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

559

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2484

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 42-56011.  Operated by No. 168 (HT) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, c.1943.  Also with no. 164 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Moncton, NB in 1943.  Operated by No. 165 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, c.1943 to 1945.  Sold, to US civil register as N66H.

 

first date: 17 June 1943

 

last date: c.1946

 

Taken on strength

 

struck off, later sold

560

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2486

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 42-56013.  Operated by No. 168 (HT) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, c.1943.  Operated by No. 165 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, c.1943 to 1945.  Sold, to civil register as CF-FQV.

 

first date: 17 June 1943

 

last date: 6 November 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, later sold

561

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2469

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 42-55996.  To Eastern  Air Command in 1943.  To civil register as NC29218.

 

first date: c.1943

 

last date: 3 October 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, later sold

562

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2470

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 42-55997.  To No. 165 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC in 1943.  Later to civil register as N1245V.

 

first date: c.1943

 

last date: 6 November 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, later sold.

563

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2485

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 42-56012.  To No. 1 Air Command in 1945.

 

first date: 22 June 1943

 

last date: 14 April 1945

 

Taken on strength

 

Written off after accident, details unknown.

564

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2595

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 43-16435.  Operated by No. 168 (HT) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, c.1943.  Operated by No. 164 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Moncton, 1943 to 1945.  To US civil register as N63H.

 

first date: 13 October 1943

 

last date: 21 November 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, later sold

565

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2596

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 43-16436.  Operated by No. 164 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Moncton, 1943 to 1945.  Also with No. 165 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, during this period.  To US civil register as N9982H.

 

first date: 13 October 1943

 

last date: 3 September 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, later sold.

566

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2600

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 43-16440.  Operated by No. 164 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Moncton, 1943 to 1945.  Also with No. 165 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, during this period.  To US civil register as N1251V.

 

first date: 14 October1943

 

last date: 21 November 1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, later sold.

567

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2598

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 43-16438.  Operated by No. 12 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Highly polished exterior, and carried Air Marshall's pennant on nose.  Carried Chief of Air Staff from Rockcliffe on western tour October 1946.  Arrived at Winnipeg 12 October 1946, to Calgary 13 October 1946.  Carried VIPs on hunting trip, Winnipeg to Dauphin, Manitoba later that month.  When surplused sold from Lockheed as N68H.   Converted by Howard Aero Corp to a Howard 250, registered N250LC.  Sold to Ingram Co. as N637E in 1967.  In 1968 reregistered as N6371C.  In 1981 donated to Confederate Air Force.  Crashed 3 October, 2004 during takeoff at Midland IAP, TX enroute to Boulder, CO and sustained major damage.  One of five occupants sustained minor injuries.

 

first date: 15 October 1943

 

last date: 9 February 1948

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, returned to Lockheed for sale.

568

Lockheed

 

Lodestar

 

 

 

 

Model L-18-56

18-2599

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF C-60A-5-LO, serial number 43-16439.  Operated by No. 165 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, c.1943 to 1945.  Photograph, date unknown, shows code "J" carried.

 

first date: 15 October 1943

 

last date: 14 March 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off.

570

Consolidated

Convair, Fort Worth, Texas

Liberator

GR Mk. VIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-65-CF s/n 44-10586.  GR Mk. VIT designation was unofficial.  Operated by No. 168 (HT) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 13 September 1944 to 1946, coded "QE".  Received spartan passanger interior in fall of 1944.  Stored at Derbert, NS, from 1 April 1946.  Reported with  No. 412 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 1946 or 1947.

 

first date: 30 June 1944

 

last date: 4 July 1946

 

Delivered direct to No. 4 Repair Depot for conversion to transport.

 

Sold by War Assets.

571

Consolidated

Convair, Fort Worth, Texas

Liberator

GR Mk. VIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-65-CF s/n 44-10589.  GR Mk. VIT designation was unofficial.  To 168 (HT) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, on 21 October 1944.  Stored at Debert, NS, from 6 June 1946, coded "QF".  With No. 412 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 1947.

 

first date: 30 June 1944

 

last date: 7 July 1947

 

Delivered direct to No. 4 Repair Depot for conversion to transport.

 

Sold by War Assets.

572

Consolidated

Convair, Fort Worth, Texas

Liberator

GR Mk. VIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-65-CF s/n 44-10587.  GR Mk. VIT designation was unofficial.  To 168 (T) Squadron, 22 February 1945, coded "QG".  Port main undercarriage collapsed on landing ar Rockcliffe on 3 July 1945.  Stored from 1 August 1946.  Reported with No. 412 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 1947.

 

first date: 30 June 1944

 

last date: 27 March 1947

 

Delivered direct to No. 4 Repair Depot for conversion to transport.

 

Sold by War Assets.

573

Consolidated

Convair, Fort Worth, Texas

Liberator

GR Mk. VIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-65-CF s/n 44-10588.  GR Mk. VIT designation was unofficial.  To No. 168 (HT) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, on 21 November 1944, coded "QH".  Stored at Debert, NS, from 6 July 1946.  With No. 412 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 1947.

 

first date: 30 June 1944

 

last date: 7 July 1947

 

Delivered direct to No. 4 Repair Depot for conversion to transport.

 

Sold by War Assets.

574

Consolidated

Convair, Fort Worth, Texas

Liberator

GR Mk. VIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-65-CF s/n 44-10583.  GR Mk. VIT designation was unofficial.  Operated by No. 168 (HT) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 30 August 1944 to 1946, coded "QJ".  Received VIP interior, extra side door, galley, toilet, and highly polished exterior.  Flew Canadian Prime Minister to first UN meeting in San Fransisco, June 1945.  To No. 12 (T) Squadron spring of 1946.  Carried Governor General and family in March 1946, and to Winnipeg in September 1946.  With No. 412 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 1947/1948.  Carried General H. D. G. Crerar on tour of the far east, summer of 1947.  Visited Hawaii, Johnston Island, Kwajalein, Tokyo, and Nanking.  One of the first RCAF aircraft to display the maple leaf roundel.  Stored at Trenton in 1948.

 

first date: 30 July 1944

 

last date: 8 June 1948

 

Delivered direct to No. 4 Repair Depot for conversion to transport.

 

Sold by War Assets.

575

Consolidated

Convair, Fort Worth, Texas

Liberator

GR Mk. VIT

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-65-CF s/n 44-10592.  GR Mk. VIT designation was unofficial.  Operated by No. 168 (HT) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, from 27 July 1944, coded "QK".  To No. 4 Repair Depot for transport conversion, 28 September 1944, then back to 168 Sdn on 15 February 1945.  Flew this squadron's 500th trans-Atlantic crossing, early 1945.  Flew this squadron's 636th and last trans-Atlantic mail run, returning to Rockcliffe on 3 March 1946.  Stored at Debert, NS, from 6 June 1946.

 

first date: 4 July 1944

 

last date: 7 July 1947

 

taken on strength

 

sold by War Assets

576

Consolidated

Convair, Fort Worth, Texas

Liberator

GR Mk. VIT

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-65-CF s/n 44-10593.  GR Mk. VIT designation was unofficial.  Operated by No. 168 (HT) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 28 September 1944 to 1946, coded "QL".  Briefly carried RAF style code "OLQL", possibly for operations into the UK.  Stored at Debert, NS, from 6 June 1946.

 

first date: 4 July 1944

 

last date: 7 July 1947

 

Delivered direct to No. 4 Repair Depot for conversion to transport.

 

sold by War Assets

577

Consolidated

Convair, Fort Worth, Texas

Liberator

GR Mk. VIT

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-65-CF s/n 44-10590.  GR Mk. VIT designation was unofficial.  Operated by No. 168 (HT) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 5 March 1945 to 1946, coded "QM".  Stored at Debert, NS, from 6 June 1946.

 

first date: 4 July 1944

 

last date: 7 July 1947

 

Delivered direct to No. 4 Repair Depot for conversion to transport.

 

sold by War Assets

578

Consolidated

Convair, Fort Worth, Texas

Liberator

GR Mk. VIT

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-65-CF s/n 44-10581.  GR Mk. VIT designation was unofficial.  To No. 168 (HT) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 27 July 1944, coded "QN".  To No. 4 Repair Depot, RCAF Station Scoudouc, NB,  for conversion to transport, 29 August 1944.  Back to 168 Sdn. 25 November 1944.  Stored at Debert, NS, from 6 June 1946.

 

first date: 4 July 1944

 

last date: 7 July 1947

 

taken on strength

 

sold by War Assets

579

Consolidated

Convair, Fort Worth, Texas

Liberator

GR Mk. VIT

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-65-CF s/n 44-10585.  GR Mk. VIT designation was unofficial.  To No. 168 (HT) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 27 July 1944, coded "QO".  Unpopular with squadron, due to lower performance.  To No. 4 Repair Depot for conversion to transport, 13 September 1944.  Back to 168 Sdn. 22 December 1944.  Stored at Debert, NS, from 6 June 1946.

 

first date: 4 July 1944

 

last date: 7 July 1947

 

taken on strength

 

sold by War Assets

586

Consolidated

Convair, San Diego, California

Liberator

Mk. III/V

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24D-65-CO s/n 42-40526, ex RAF BZ732.  Also known as G.R. Mk. V/Can.  At RCAF Station Dorval, PQ, for crew training on 14 April 1943.  Coded A of No. 10 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron at Gander, Newfoundland, to this station on 22 April 1943.  On 19 September 1943,  flown by Flight Lieutenant R.F. Fisher and crew, sank U-341 at 58-40N 25-30W. The aircraft was returning to Gander from Iceland after escorting Prime Minister Winston Churchill in HMS Renown from the Quebec Conference.  Aircraft was one of 3 detached to RCAF Station Goose Bay at this time.  On 26 October 1943, flown by Flight Lieutenant R.M. Aldwinkle and crew, attacked u-boat at 50-49N 41-0W after an hour-long engagement. The aircraft had been on convoy escort when the U-boat was sighted. Initially believed to have sank U-420, this attack is now believed to have damaged U-91.  This was Eastern Air Command's sixth, and last, kill.

 

first date: 15 April 1943

 

last date: 18 January 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

crashed in Labrador, also reported as 18 February 1944, while returning from transport flight to Iceland, in support of 162 Squadron.

587

Consolidated

Convair, San Diego, California

Liberator

Mk. III/V

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24D-70-CO s/n 42-405543, ex RAF BZ729.  Also known as G.R. Mk. V/Can.  Used by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Gander or Torbay, Newfoundland, April 1943 to 1945.  Coded "B".  Attacked U-420 on 3 July 1943, damaging it and forcing it to return to Germany.  First attack by Liberator of this squadron.  To No. 4 Repair Depot 1 May 1945.  To Western Air Command, for storage, 11 August 1945.

 

first date: 21 April 1943

 

last date: 7 November 1946

 

taken on strength

 

sold by War Assests

588

Consolidated

Convair, San Diego, California

Liberator

Mk. III/V

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24D-60-CO s/n 42-40460, ex RAF BZ733.  Also known as G.R. Mk. V/Can.  Used by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Gander or Torbay, Newfoundland, April 1943 to 1945.  Coded "C".  To Western Air Command, for storage, 20 September 1945.

 

first date: 21 April 1943

 

last date: 7 November 1946

 

taken on strength

 

Sold by War Assets (date of sale also reported as 14 August 1946).

589

Consolidated

Convair, San Diego, California

Liberator

Mk. III/V

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24D-60-CO s/n 42-40447, ex RAF BZ725.  Also known as G.R. Mk. V/Can.  Coded D of No. 10 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron at Gander, Newfoundland, April to September 1943.

 

first date: 27 April 1943

 

last date: 19 March 1944

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, after crashing in Gander Lake, Labrador, shortly after take off on 4 September 1943. 4 fatalaties.

590

Consolidated

Convair, San Diego, California

Liberator

Mk. III/V

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24D-60-CO s/n 42-40452, ex RAF BZ728.  Also known as G.R. Mk. V/Can.  Operated by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland, April 1943 to June 1944.  Coded "G".

 

first date: 27 April 1943

 

last date: 4 June 1944

 

taken on strength

 

Destroyed in hanger fire at Gander.  Not struck off until 31 May 1945.

591

Consolidated

Convair, San Diego, California

Liberator

Mk. III/V

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24D-60-CO s/n 42-40451, ex RAF BZ727.  Also known as G.R. Mk. V/Can.  Operated by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland, from April 1943.  Coded "K".  To Western Air Command, for storage, 13 August 1945.

 

first date: 27 April 1943

 

last date: 25 August 1947

 

taken on strength

 

Struck off, later sold by War Assets.

592

Consolidated

Convair, San Diego, California

Liberator

Mk. III/V

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24D-60-CO s/n 42-40471, ex RAF BZ737.  Also known as G.R. Mk. V/Can.  Operated by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland, from April 1943.  Coded "F".  Category B damage on 27 July 1943.  To Scotland January 1944 for first RCAF installation of Leigh Light.    Fired on by RCN vessel during night patrol on 2 May 1944, not hit.  Made squadron's 22nd and last attack on u-boat on 26 March 1945.  To Western Air Command for storage, 13 August 1945.  Still with 10 Sdn. For disbandment parade on 15 August 1945.

 

first date: 27 April 1943

 

last date: 7 October 1946

 

taken on strength

 

sold by War Assets

593

Consolidated

Convair, San Diego, California

Liberator

Mk. III/V

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24D-60-CO s/n 42-40470, ex RAF BZ736.  Also known as G.R. Mk. V/Can.  Used by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Gander or Torbay, Newfoundland, May 1943 to 1945.  Coded  "J".  To Western Air Command for storage, 13 August 1945.

 

first date: 30 April 1943

 

last date: 7 October 1946

 

taken on strength

 

sold by War Assets

594

Consolidated

Convair, San Diego, California

Liberator

Mk. III/V

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24D-60-CO s/n 42-40450, ex RAF BZ739.  Also known as G.R. Mk. V/Can.  Operated by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland, from May 1943.  Coded "P".  Tests with first RCAF homing torpedos over Gander Lake, spring of 1943.  Attacked 2 u-boats on 23 September 1943, while carrying AVM A. E. Godfrey.  The AVM manned a side gun, and thus became the most senior RCAF officer to ever directly engage the enemy.  In bare metal finish, and with Leigh Light, by winter of 1944/45.

 

first date: 30 April 1943

 

last date: 13 February 1945

 

taken on strength

 

Crashed at Gander while landing in blowing snow, struck off next day.

595

Consolidated

Convair, San Diego, California

Liberator

Mk. III/V

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24D-60-CO s/n 42-40469, ex RAF BZ735.  Also known as G.R. Mk. V/Can.  Operated by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland, from May 1943.  Coded "X".  Attacked and damaged 2 submarines on 22 September 1943, U-377 and 402.

 

first date: 30 April 1943

 

last date: 6 July 1945

 

taken on strength

 

Lost at sea off coast of Newfoundland, while searching for downed pilot.  One fatality.  Struck off on 23 July 1945.

596

Consolidated

Convair, San Diego, California

Liberator

Mk. III/V

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24D-60-CO s/n 42-404466, ex RAF BZ747.  Also known as G.R. Mk. V/Can.  Operated by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland, from May 1943.  Coded "Y".  Attacked submarine on 23 September 1943.  First squadron aircraft stripped to bare metal finish, May 1944.  Attempted attack on u-boat, 24 September 1944.  Bombs hung up.  To No. 4 Repair Depot for repairs of Category C damage, 18 January 1945.  Stored at Moncton from September 1945.

 

first date: 30 April 1943

 

last date: 8 October 1946

 

taken on strength

 

sold by War Assets

597

Consolidated

Convair, San Diego, California

Liberator

Mk. III/V

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24D-40-CO s/n 42-40231, ex RAF BZ738.  Also known as G.R. Mk. V/Can.  Operated by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland, from May 1943.  Coded "L".  Attacked and damaged U-270 on 22 September 1943.  Damaged by flak during this engagement, returned to base on 3 engines.

 

first date: 5 May 1943

 

last date: 4 June 1944

 

taken on strength

 

Destroyed in hanger fire at Gander.  Apparently not struck off books until 31 May 1945.

598

Consolidated

Convair, San Diego, California

Liberator

Mk. III/V

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24D-70-CO s/n 42-40560, ex RAF BZ756.  Also known as G.R. Mk. V/Can.  Had retractable ASV radar under centre fuselage.  Operated by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland, from May 1943.  Coded "Q".  Made squadron's last u-boat attack against a surfaced u-boat when U-845 was engaged on 14 February 1944.  Submarine was damaged, forced to return to base.  Named "Queenie" by the end of the war.  To bare metal finish, winter of 1944/45.  To Western Air Command, for storage, 20 September 1945.

 

first date: 26 May 1943

 

last date: 7 October 1946

 

taken on strength

 

sold by War Assets

599

Consolidated

Convair, San Diego, California

Liberator

Mk. III/V

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24D-60-CO s/n 42-40461, ex RAF BZ734.  Also known as G.R. Mk. V/Can.  Used by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Gander or Torbay, Newfoundland, May 1943 to 1945.  Coded "R".  Flew this squadron's last war time mission, escort of Convoy ONS50, from Torbay, on 26 May 1945.  To Western Air Command, for storage, 13 August 1945.

 

first date: 29 May 1943

 

last date: 14 August 1946

 

taken on strength

 

sold by War Assets

600

Consolidated

Convair, San Diego, California

Liberator

Mk. III/V

 

 

 

 

1634

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USAAF B-24D-70-CO s/n 42-40557, ex RAF BZ755.  Also known as G.R. Mk. V/Can.  Had retractable ASV radar under centre fuselage.  Operated by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland, from June 1943.  Coded "N".  Strafed unknown u-boat on night of 22/23 September 1943.  Named "Nannette" by the end of the war.  To North West Air Command 10 January 1946.  Used for some post war training exercises.  Stored from 2 October 1946.  Remains reportedly purchased by Yesterday's Air Force of Chino, California in 1971.  Nose noted August 2003 at Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton, VA

 

first date: 4 June 1943

 

last date: 14 August 1947

 

taken on strength

 

Sold by War Assets.


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