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702

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 September 1939 - First flight at Longueuil, PQ by J. H. "Red" Lymburner

 

First Canadian built Bolingbroke.  Had attachment points for floats, but they were never fitted.  Company tests at Longueuil.  Accepted by RCAF 15 November 1939.  With the Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario from 24 November 1939.  To Eastern Air Command on 16 July 1940.  Crashed on takeoff from Fairchild plant on 25 (or 20?) August 1940, with No. 119 Sdn. crew ferrying new aircraft to Yarmouth.  Repaired at factory, at cost of $482.00.  Back to Eastern Air Command on 18 November 1940.  Used by No. 8 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Sydney, NS, 1940, coded "YO*A".  To No. 119 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS, 1940 to 1941, coded "DM*A".  Detached to RCAF Station Sydney, NS, in the spring of 1941, one of several detachments by squadron Bolingbrokes in this period. Category C damage, reported by No. 8 Squadron, at 22:45 on 31 May 1941, at Sydney aerodrome.  To Western Air Command with No. 8 Squadron on 10 January 1942.  Converted to Mk. III standard at Canadian Pacific Aircraft, 3 July to 28 September 1942 (not re-designated?).  Later with No. 147 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island or Tofino, BC.  To No. 3 Repair Depot on 5 April 1944, for scrapping.

 

last date: 19 September 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

703

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 January 1940 - Taken on charge at Fairchild Aircraft

 

Fitted with dual controls, and seaplane fittings.  With the Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario from 24 January 1940.  Back to Fairchild on 26 March 1940.  To Eastern Air Command on 12 July 1940, for use by No. 8 (BR) Squadron.  With  No. 119 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS, 1940 to 1941.  Category C14 damage at Yarmouth aerodrome, at 20:40 on 13 February 1941.  Category C damage again at Yarmouth, at 18:21 on 7 June 1941.  Back to Fairchild, 28 March 1941, for repairs following a mechanical failure, returned to Eastern Air Command on 12 July 1941.  To Western Air Command on 20 June 1942, for use by No. 147 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island or Tofino, BC.  To Canadian Pacific Airlines for repairs, 24 March to 1 October 1943, following a Category B crash.  To storage with Western Air Command when completed.  Assigned to No. 3 Repair Depot for scrapping, 17 April 1944.

 

last date: 23 June 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

704

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 January 1940 - Taken on charge at Fairchild Aircraft

 

Fitted with seaplane fittings.  To RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 2 February 1940.  To No. 8 (BR) Squadron detachment on this date.  With the Test and Development Establishment from 14 May 1940.  To Eastern Air Command for use by No. 8 Squadron on 25 July 1940.  To No. 119 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS, shortly after.  Operated by No. 115 (F) Squadron, RCAF Stations Rockcliffe, Ontario from 11 August 1941.  To Western Air Command on 29 October 1941, when this unit moved to RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Loaned to No. 1 Training Command on 22 May 1942.  To No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton, 29 January to 17 April 1943.  To stored reserve with No. 1 Training Command when completed.  Allotted to No. 6 RD for scrapping in April 1944, but became instructional airframe A 431 on 14 October 1944.

 

last date: 25 January 1945 - Struck off at No. 4 Bombing & Gunnery School at Fingal, Ontario

705

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I / II

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 February 1940 - Accepted by RCAF at Fairchild Aircraft

 

Built with seaplane fittings.  With the Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario from 2 March 1940.  Category C damage at 11:45 on 31 March 1940.  To No. 119 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS from 27 June 1940.  More serious crash shortly after arriving on East Coast.  Returned to Fairchild Aircraft for repairs and modifications, 16 July to 18 November 1940, total cost was $45,215.00.  Was modified to test features of later Mk. IV, including US supplied equipment, as the sole Mk. II.  To Eastern Air Command on 18 November 1940.  To Western Air Command on 8 October 1941.  To No. 1 Training Command on 22 November 1941, for use at a Bombing & Gunnery School.  To storage with No. 1 TC on 8 April 1943.  Allocated to No. 6 Repair Depot on 19 April 1944 for scrapping.

 

last date: 21 June 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

706

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 March 1940 - Accepted by RCAF at Fairchild Aircraft

 

Built with seaplane fittings.  Assigned to RCAF Station Ottawa on 2 March 1940.  To No. 8 (BR) Squadron detachment at Rockcliffe on 21 March 1940.  To Test and Development Flight at Rockcliffe on 26 April 1940.  Back to Fairchild Aircraft on 15 July 1940.  To Eastern Air Command on 23 August 1940, for use by No. 119 (BR) Squadron at Yarmouth, NS.  Fitted with recording accelerometer July 1941, and used to test Bolingbroke as a fighter, by the Test and Development Flight.  Reached 390 mph indicated airspeed during dive on 15 July 1941, broke nose glass and blew off cockpit hatch on recovery.  To Western Air Command on 8 October 1941, delivered to western Canada on 12 November 1941.  Operated by No. 115 (F) Squadron, RCAF Stations Rockcliffe, Ontario and Patricia Bay, BC, from late 1941.  Category A crash at Tofino, BC on 2 March 1943, destroyed by post impact fire.

 

last date: 8 May 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce by No. 3 Repair Depot at Vancouver

707

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 March 1940 - Accepted by RCAF at Fairchild Aircraft

 

Fitted with dual controls, and float provisions.  To No. 8 (BR) Squadron detachment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 28 March 1940.  Back to Fairchild Aircraft on 20 July 1940.  To Eastern Air Command on 23 August 1940, for use by No. 119 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS, coded "DM*E".  To No. 115 (F) Squadron at Rockcliffe on 27 September 1941.  Remained at Rockcliffe when this unit went to Western Air Command, assigned to No. 3 Training Command for use by the Test and Development Establishment on 13 November 1941.  Category C2 damage at Rockcliffe at 10:20 on 2 February 1942.  To No. 4 Training Command on 23 July 1942, for use by No. 2 Bombing & Gunnery School at Mossbank, Saskatchewan.  Category A crash at Mossbank on 21 August 1942.  Became Instructional Airframe A184 on 24 September 1942.  To No. 1 Training Command on 16 November 1942, for use by Air Armament School at Mountain View, Ontario, "to be used for the instruction of armourers in turret installation".

 

last date: 22 March 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at No. 6 Repair Depot

708

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 April 1940 - Accepted by RCAF at Fairchild Aircraft

 

Built with seaplane fittings.  With the Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario from 4 April 1940.  To No. 8 (BR) Squadron detachment at Rockcliffe on 11 April 1940.  To No. 1 (Equipment) Depot at Rockcliffe on 21 May 1940.  To Fairchild Aircraft for repairs, 15 July to 22 August 1940, at a cost of $1340.00.  To 119 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS when completed.  Category C damage at Yarmouth at 16:15 on 21 December 1940, when the aircraft struck a ditch after brakes failed to hold during run up.  Repaired on site.  Back to Rockcliffe on 27 August 1941, for use by No. 115 (F) Squadron.  To Western Air Command with this unit on 6 October 1941, to RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  Category C6 damage at Patricia Bay at 15:15 on 23 October 1941.  Crashed at Patricia Bay aerodrome at 14:50 on 12 November 1941.  Over ran end of runway on landing and nosed over onto back, originally classified as Category B.  Apparently never repaired.

 

last date: 2 May 1942 - Struck off

709

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 May 1940 - Accepted by RCAF at Fairchild Aircraft

 

Built with float fittings.  To Eastern Air Command on 21 May 1940, for use by No. 8 (BR) Squadron detachment, probably at Rockcliffe.  To No. 115 (F) Squadron at Rockcliffe on 11 August 1941.  To Western Air Command with this unit on 6 October 1941, when it moved to RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To No. 1 Training Command on 22 May 1942, for use by No. 1 Bombing & Gunnery School at Jarvis, Ontario.  Category B damage while with this School, at 20:00 on 29 June 1942, at Jarvis aerodrome.  Tire blew on takeoff, causing aircraft to swing.  To No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 7 May 1943, for installation of target towing gear.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command on 29 June 1943.  Back to No. 6 RD on 19 April 1944, classified as Instructional Airframe A406 there on 6 June 1944.  To No. 1 B&GS on that date, for use as training aid.  To No. 6 Repair Depot for scrapping on 19 April 1944.

 

last date: 24 March 1945 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

710

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 June 1940 - Taken on charge

 

Built with seaplane fittings.  Taken on strength at the Test and Development Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Back to Fairchild Aircraft on 17 July 1940.  Accident reported at 13:30 on 2 August 1940, by No. 11 Technical Detachment at Montreal.  To Eastern Air Command at Halifax on 18 November 1940.  Back to Fairchild on 21 April 1941.  To RCAF Station Rockcliffe on 16 May 1941.  With Test & Development Establishment at Rockcliffe on 1 November 1941.  To Western Air Command on 28 May 1942.  To Boeing Aircraft in Vancouver for repairs, 24 to 30 June 1942.  To Western Air Command when completed.  To storage with WAC on 25 November 1943.  To No. 3 Repair Depot in Vancouver for scrapping on 17 April 1944.  Pending disposal from 27 July 1944.  Had 264:40 logged time when struck off.  Sold to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.  Used in filming of "Son of Lassie".

 

last date: 1 September 1944 - Struck off, To War Assets Corporation for sale

711

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1940 - Taken on charge at Ottawa

 

Built with seaplane fittings.  To Eastern Air Command on 12 July 1940, first used by No. 8 (BR) Squadron.  To No. 119 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS, 1940 to 1941.  To No. 115 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 27 September 1941.  To Western Air Command with this unit on 29 October 1941.  To Canadian Pacific Airlines for crash repairs, 14 October 1942.  To storage at No. 3 Repair Depot in Vancouver on 28 October 1942.

 

last date: 15 February 1943 - Struck off at No. 3 Repair Depot

712

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1940 - Taken on charge at Ottawa

 

Built with float fittings.  To Eastern Air Command on 12 July 1940, first used by No. 8 (BR) Squadron.  With No. 119 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS, 1940 to 1941.  To No. 115 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 11 August 1941.  To Western Air Command with this unit on 20 October 1941.  Loaned to Joint Air Training Plan from 22 November 1941.  Back to Rockcliffe on 17 December 1941, for use by Composite Training School.  Category C1 damage at Rockcliffe at 15:00 on 2 June 1942.  Converted to dual controls by 23 July 1942, when it was assigned to No. 4 Training Command.  Allocated to workshop reserve at No. 8 Bombing & Gunnery School at Lethbridge, Alberta on 1 June 1943, pending decision on repairs.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command on 6 October 1943.  Loaned to No. 4 Training Command for 2 weeks on 25 January 1944, for checking out pilots at Suffield, Alberta.  To storage at No. 10 Repair Depot in May 1944.

 

last date: 22 February 1945 - Struck off at No. 10 Repair Depot, retained in whole state

713

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 July 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 8 (BR) Squadron

 

To No. 119 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS, 1940 to 1941.  Operated by No. 115 (F) Squadron, RCAF Stations Rockcliffe, Ontario and Patricia Bay, BC, late 1941.  To No. 147 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island or Tofino, BC on 20 June 1942.  To Canadian Pacific Airlines for crash repairs, 11 February to 10 June 1943.  To Western Air Command when completed.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command on 15 September 1943.  To No. 10 Repair Depot for storage on 5 May 1944.

 

last date: 10 October 1944 - Struck off at No. 10 Repair Depot, retained in whole state

714

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 July 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 8 (BR) Squadron

 

Built with floatplane fittings.  Purchased with donations from the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, named "Ida".  Presented to RCAF in ceremony at Rockcliffe, July 1940.  With the Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, dates unknown.  To No. 8 (BR) Squadron in 1940.  To No. 119 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS, 1940 to 1941.  First Bolingbroke with this unit.  C1 damage at Dartmouth, NS at 01:37 on 24 February 1941.  Took part in search for missing USN aircraft 1/2 October 1941.  Became lost, made gear up landing in field near Greenland, New Hampshire at 02:00 due to near fuel starvation.  Shipped to No. 4 Repair Depot on 13 October 1941.  To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Dartmouth for repairs, 17 October 1941 to 8 May 1942.  Had 310:30 logged time when it arrived there.  To No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To No. 6 Repair Depot on 7 May 1943, held there for installation of target towing gear.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command on 29 June 1943.  Back to No. 6 RD on 19 April 1944 for scrapping.

 

last date: 27 June 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

715

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 April 1940 - Taken on charge by Eastern Air Command

 

Built with float fittings.  To No. 119 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS, 1940 to 1941.  Category C7 damage at Yarmouth at 14:15 on 7 September 1940.  To Rockcliffe for use by No. 115 (F) Squadron on 18 August 1941.  To Western Air Command with this unit on 6 October 1941.  To No. 1 Training Command on 22 November 1941, for use at No. 1 Bombing & Gunnery School at Jarvis, Ontario.  Category C14 damage at Jarvis on 19 December 1941.  To Central Aircraft at Crumlin (London), Ontario on 13 May 1943.  To No. 6 Repair Depot for scrapping on 24 February 1944.

 

last date: 28 April 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

716

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 31 July 1940 - Taken on charge by Eastern Air Command

 

To No. 119 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS, 1940 to 1941, coded "DM*N".  Suffered two minor landing accidents at Yarmouth with this unit, both resulting in Category C14 damage, including one at 10:20 on 4 December 1940, and collapse of right main gear at 19:30 on 14 February 1941.  To Western Air Command on 8 October 1941.  Operated by No. 115 (F) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, from late 1941.  Category A crash at Cowichan Bay, BC on 30 January 1942.  Had 166:50 logged time when struck off.

 

last date: 10 March 1942 - Struck off after crash, see comments

717

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. III

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 July 1940 - First flight, on wheels.

 

Prototype and only Mk. III.  Delivered to Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 8 August 1940, taken on RCAF strength that day.  First flight on Edo floats 28 August 1940. Ventral fin added after initial tests. To 5 (BR) Squadron, Dartmouth, NS, on floats for operational trials, from 5 November 1940 until February 1941. Then converted to wheels, in Mk. I configuration (not redesignated?).  To Clarke Ruse Aircraft, 26 September 1941 to 6 January 1942.  To storage at Yarmouth, NS with Eastern Air Command when completed.  Moved to storage at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 21 February 1942.  Issued to No. 1 Training Command on 18 March 1942.  To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton, 7 May to 29 June 1943.  Delivered to storage with No. 1 Training Command on 8 July 1943.  Assigned to No. 6 Repair Depot on 19 April 1944 for scrapping, may have been delivered there on 1 May 1944.

 

last date: 21 June 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

718

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 119 (BR) Squadron

 

Built with seaplane fittings.  First used by No. 119 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS.  To No. 115 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 27 September 1941.  To Western Air Command with this unit on 29 October 1941, used at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To No. 1 Training Command on 22 November 1941.  To No. 3 Training Command at Rockcliffe on 19 January 1942.  To Fairchild Aircraft for cabin heating trials on 26 October 1942.  Converted to dual control brakes on 28 October 1942.  To storage at No. 4 Repair Depot, Scoudouc, NB on 12 February 1943.  To No. 10 Bombing & Gunnery School at Mount Pleasant, PEI on 11 May 1944.  To No. 1 Training Command on 19 August 1944.   Loaned to Test and Development Establishment at Rockcliffe for pilot training, 2 October 1944.  Scheduled for use by No. 9 Bombing & Gunnery School at Mont Joli, PQ when training was done.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945.  Pending disposal from 6 April 1945.  Transferred to Eastern Air Command on 5 May 1945.  By 27 November 1945 was at No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Mont Joli, PQ.  Had 419:10 total time, 69:20 since overhaul, when struck off.

 

last date: 12 June 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

719

Bristol

Fairchild Aircraft Ltd., Longueuil PQ

Bolingbroke

Mk. I

 

 

142M

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 August 1940 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Built with seaplane fittings.  With the Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, dates unknown.  To No. 119 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS, 1940 to 1941, coded "DM*P".  To No. 115 (F) Squadron at Rockcliffe on 11 August 1941.  To Western Air Command with this unit on 29 October 1941, used at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC.  To No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School at Jarvis, Ontario on 22 November 1941.  Category C damage at Jarvis aerodrome at 10:10 on 11 April 1942, when a tire blew on landing and aircraft ground looped.  Category B damage at Jarvis at 11:20 on 19 May 1942.  Same pilot for both incidents, F/O (later S/L) F. Cowart.  To No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton on 7 May 1943 for installation of target towing gear.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command when completed.  To No. 6 Repair Depot on 19 April 1944 for scrapping.

 

last date: 27 June 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

720

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

IA

 

 

Model 87A-4

1306

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1942 - Taken on charge

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in 1941, serial ET845.  Also assigned USAAF serial 41-36199, as a P-40E-1.  To No. 132 (F) Squadron, Western Air Command, in 1942.

 

last date: 16 December 1946 - Struck off

721

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

IA

 

 

Model 87A-4

1308

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1942 - Taken on charge

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in 1941, serial ET847.  Also assigned USAAF serial 41-36201, as a P-40E-1.  With No. 132 (F) Squadron, Western Air Command, in 1942.

 

last date: 10 April 1944 - Struck off

722

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

IA

 

 

Model 87A-4

1310

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1942 - Taken on charge

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in 1941, serial ET849.  Also assigned USAAF serial 41-36203, as a P-40E-1.  Operated by No. 132 (F) Squadron on west coast, initially with only USAAF serial marked, coded "ZR*P".  Category A damage in gear up landing at Tofino, BC on 28 November 1942.

 

last date: 9 February 1943 - Struck off

723

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

IA

 

 

Model 87A-4

1311

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1942 - Taken on charge

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in 1941, serial ET850.  Also assigned USAAF serial 41-36204, as a P-40E-1.  With No. 132 (F) Squadron, Western Air Command, in 1942.  Collided with Kittyhawk 1081 on 28 January 1944.

 

last date: 23 August 1946 - Struck off

724

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

IA

 

 

Model 87A-4

1313

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1942 - Taken on charge

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in 1941, serial ET852.  Also assigned USAAF serial 41-36206, as a P-40E-1.  Category A crash in BC on 16 August 1942.

 

last date: 8 September 1942 - Struck off

725

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

IA

 

 

Model 87A-4

1315

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1942 - Taken on charge

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in 1941, serial ET854.  Also assigned USAAF serial 41-36208, as a P-40E-1.  Category A crash at Fournier, Ontario on 25 May 1942, probably while ferrying to west coast.

 

last date: 6 October 1942 - Struck off

726

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

IA

 

 

Model 87A-4

1317

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1942 - Taken on charge

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in 1941, serial ET856.  Also assigned USAAF serial 41-36210, as a P-40E-1.  Damaged in a crash on 25 May 1942, while with No. 132 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, apparently repaired.  Category A crash at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 14 January 1945.

 

last date: 28 February 1945 - Struck off

727

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

IA

 

 

Model 87A-4

1319

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1942 - Taken on charge

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in 1941, serial ET858.  Also assigned USAAF serial 41-36212, as a P-40E-1.  With No. 132 (F) Squadron, Western Air Command, in 1942.  Initially operated with only USAAF serial marked, coded "ZR*D".

 

last date: 23 August 1946 - Struck off

728

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

IA

 

 

Model 87A-4

1321

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1942 - Taken on charge

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in 1941, serial ET860.  Also assigned USAAF serial 41-36214, as a P-40E-1.  With No. 132 (F) Squadron, Western Air Command, in 1942.

 

last date: 9 October 1942 - Struck off

729

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

IA

 

 

Model 87A-4

1323 (or 18874?)

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1942 - Taken on charge

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in 1941, serial ET862.  Also assigned USAAF serial 41-36216, as a P-40E-1.  With No. 132 (F) Squadron, Western Air Command, in 1942.  Used by No. 133 (F) Squadron, RCAF Stations Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, 1944 or 1945, coded "S".  Sold post war, transported by barge from Patricia Bay to Boeing Field, Seattle in 1947.  Sold to V.B. Roberts of Seattle, registered as N1236N.  Sold to Bell Air Services of Seattle, reported scrapped at Boeing Field, date unclear.

 

last date: 23 August 1946 - Struck off

730

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

IA

 

 

Model 87A-4

1324

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1942 - Taken on charge

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in 1941, serial ET863.  Also assigned USAAF serial 41-36217, as a P-40E-1.  With No. 132 (F) Squadron, Western Air Command, in 1942.

 

last date: 3 September 1942 - Struck off

731

Curtiss

 

Kittyhawk

IA

 

 

Model 87A-4

1327

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1942 - Taken on charge

 

Diverted from RAF order placed in 1941, serial ET866.  Also assigned USAAF serial 41-36220, as a P-40E-1.  Damaged while with No. 132 (F) Squadron during its formation at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 5 June 1942, still marked with RAF serial number.  Operated by No. 163 (F) Squadron, RCAF Stations Sea Island or Patricia Bay, 1943/44.  With No. 133 (F) Squadron, Western Air Command, at time of crash.

 

last date: 31 August 1944 - Struck off, after Category A crash on 18 August 1944.

738

Douglas

 

Digby

Mk. I

 

 

 

1630

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 December 1939 - Taken on charge at No. 1 (E) Depot at Ottawa

 

Used by Air Force Headquarters Communications Flight (formed from  No. 7 (GP) Squadron in September 1939, and sometimes still identified as this unit into 1940),  RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, for VIP flights from May 1940.  First aircraft to regularly fly IFR missions with this unit.  Fly A/V/M Croil to Dartmouth, NS on 30 May 1940.  To Eastern Air Command later in 1940, for use by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth.  Crashed in flames near Fresh Water Bay, Newfoundland on 2 January 1942.  Ownership passed to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB that date, for write off.

 

last date: 22 June 1942 - Struck off

739

Douglas

 

Digby

Mk. I

 

 

 

1631

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 December 1939 - Taken on charge at No. 1 (E) Depot at Ottawa

 

First used at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  To RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario from 24 May to 31 July 1940, then back to Rockcliffe.  To stored reserve with Eastern Air Command at Halifax on 9 August 1940.  Issued to No. 10 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS on 14 December 1940.  Also used by A flight of this Squadron at RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland.  Coded "P".  Disappeared while on patrol on 14 July 1942.  Wreckage not located until August 1956, when it was found by RCMP Beaver CF-MPN, 20 miles east of Port Saunders, Newfoundland.

 

last date: 7 December 1942 - Struck off

740

Douglas

 

Digby

Mk. I

 

 

 

1632

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 December 1939 - Taken on charge at No. 1 (E) Depot at Ottawa

 

To RCAF Station Trenton on 17 May 1940.  With No. 10 (BR) Sdn, Eastern Air Command, at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS from 17 June 1940; coded "PB-L", later "R". Carried out first RCAF attack on u-boat on 25 October 1941, while coded "PB-L".  This was EAC's first u-boat sighting and first attack.  Both depth charges failed to explode.  Loaned, with crew, to No. 164 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Moncton, NB, 24 January to 22 March 1943.  Flew freight to Goose Bay, Newfoundland.  Used by No. 167 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1943.  To No. 4 Repair Depot for scrapping, in lieu of overhaul, on 18 November 1943.

 

last date: 16 May 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

741

Douglas

 

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1633

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 December 1939 - Taken on charge at No. 1 (E) Depot at Ottawa

 

To RCAF Station Trenton on 22 May 1940.  To Eastern Air Command on 6 July 1941, for use by No. 10 (BR) Squadron.  Category C14 damage at "Newfoundland Airport" at 18:30 on 18 April 1941.  Ownership transferred from 10 Squadron to "RCAF Station Newfoundland" on 30 July 1941.  Back to No. 10 Squadron at Gander, Newfoundland on 26 September 1941.  To Eastern Air Command on 2 December 1941.  Loaned, with crew, to No. 164 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Moncton, NB, 24 January to 22 March 1943.  Flew freight to Goose Bay, Newfoundland.  Later with No. 161 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1943/44.  Stored by 14 July 1944.  Pending disposal at No. 5 (E) Depot at Scoudouc, NB from 25 March 1946.  Had 2413:25 logged time when struck off.

 

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

742

Douglas

 

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1634

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 December 1939 - Taken on charge at No. 1 (E) Depot at Ottawa

 

To RCAF Station Trenton on 17 May 1940.  With No. 10 (BR) Squadron, Eastern Air Command, from 17 June 1940.  Operated from Gander, Newfoundland by A Flight.  Category A crash at 00:40 on 26 July 1941.  Had left Gander on escort of convoy WH140.  Recalled when weather closed in, arrived at Gander after dark, ceiling was 300 feet and dropping.  Wing struck the ground while maneuvering for fourth attempt at landing, shortly after midnight.  Crew of 6 all killed, and were the first RCAF casualties to be buried in Newfoundland.

 

last date: 1 October 1941 - Struck off

743

Douglas

 

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1635

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1940 - Taken on charge by Eastern Air Command

 

With No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS.  Category A crash at Dartmouth at 14:30 on 20 April 1940. Some parts salvaged when scrapped.

 

last date: 13 July 1940 - Struck off, scrapped by No. 10 Squadron

744

Douglas

 

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1636

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1940 - Taken on charge by Eastern Air Command

 

Used by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Halifax, NS, Dartmouth, NS, and Gander, Newfoundland, 1940 to 1943.  Attempted this squadron's first war mission on 17 June 1940, while with Gander Detachment.  Returned early due to "failing light".  Declared Category A after being lost at sea from Gander on 29 December 1941.  Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 28 January 1942.  Later reported scrapped at No. 4 Repair Depot.

 

last date: 16 October 1942 - Struck off

745

Douglas

 

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1637

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 March 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 25 July 1940.  To stored reserve with Eastern Air Command on 9 August 1940.  Issued to No. 10 (BR) Squadron, at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, on 4 December 1940.  Coded "W".  To No. 3 Training Command on 3 June 1944 (or 1943?).  Used by No. 167 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, c.1943 to 1945, coded "R".  Back with Eastern Air Command by 21 February 1944?  Pending disposal with EAC from 21 April 1945.  Stored at No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Mont Joli, PQ by 27 November 1945.  Had 2795:00 total time, 7:00 since overhaul, when placed in storage at Mont Joli.

 

last date: 22 November 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

746

Douglas

 

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1638

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 March 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To Eastern Air Command on 13 July 1940, for use by No. 10 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS.  Category A crash at 11:10 on 12 December 1940 at Dartmouth.  Destroyed by fire and bomb explosion.

 

last date: 5 March 1941 - Struck off

747

Douglas

 

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1639

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 March 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To Eastern Air Command on 11 July 1940.  Coded Z and later "X", No. 10 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron at Gander, Newfoundland from 1940.  Flown by Flight Lieutenant D.F. Raymes and crew, on 30 October 1942, sank U-520 with four 250-pound (113.4 kg) depth charges at 47-47N 49-50W. The aircraft was returning from patrol of convoy ON140 when it spotted the U-boat.  This was the squadron's seventh u-boat attack, and EAC's third kill.  Used by No. 167 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1943 to 1944.  To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for scrapping on 10 May 1944.

 

last date: 16 May 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

748

Douglas

 

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1640

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 March 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 11 July 1940.  To storage with Eastern Air Command on 9 August 1940.  Issued from storage on 18 June 1941, for use by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, and Gander, Newfoundland.  Coded "PB-V".  Reported Category A in Newfoundland on 3 October 1941.  Aircraft settled into trees shortly after takeoff.  This was second aircraft crashed by pilot F/L R.A. Butts.  To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 13 December 1941 for repairs.  Returned to service at Gander on 15 September 1942.  To Clark Ruse aircraft for further work, 27 October 1942 to 30 August 1943.  To Eastern Air Command when completed.  Used by No. 167 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1943 to 1945.  Pending disposal from 21 August 1945.  Stored at No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Mont Joli, PQ by 27 November 1945, when it had 985:00 total time.

 

last date: 22 March 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

749

Douglas

 

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1641

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 March 1940 - Taken on charge by Eastern Air Command

 

Category A crash near Riviere du Loup, Quebec on 18 November 1940.  Aircraft was en route from Newfoundland to St. Hubert, PQ when it was forced to divert due to bad weather.  Crew abandoned aircraft, probably as fuel ran low.  Aircraft not located for some time.  Ownership assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot in Scoudouc, NB on 3 March 1941, for write off.

 

last date: 3 August 1941 - Struck off

750

Douglas

 

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1642

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 March 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 11 July 1940.  To Eastern Air Command on 12 July 1940.  Operated by No. 10(BR) Squadron.  Category B damage in Newfoundland on 11 September 1941, when it crashed on takeoff.  Preliminary investigation faulted pilot F/O R.A. Butts (see also 748).  To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Dartmouth for repairs, 29 September 1941 to 5 September 1942.  Had 470:00 logged time when it arrived there.    Loaned, with crew, to No. 164 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Moncton, NB, 24 January to 22 March 1943.  Flew freight to Goose Bay, Newfoundland.  Flew 164 Sdn's first operation, Moncton to Goose Bay with 2,634 pounds of freight, on 25 January 1943.  Back to Clark Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs on 12 August 1943.  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 20 October 1943 for scrapping.

 

last date: 16 May 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce


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