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Manufacturer

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variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

751

Douglas

 

Digby

Mk. I

 

 

 

1643

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 March 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

To RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 11 July 1940.  Used briefly by No. 12 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe from 30 September 1940.  Served with Test and Development Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe from 18 January 1941.  To Eastern Air Command on 2 October 1941, for use by No. 10 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS.  Coded "Y".  Back to T&D Establishment, 25 November 1941 to 17 January 1942, then back to No. 10 (BR) Squadron.  Fitted with special radio equipment during this period.  With No. 161 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1943/44, coded "Y".  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 10 May 1944, for scrapping, in lieu of overhaul.  Reported with 2337:45 total time while at Scoudouc.  Pending disposal at No. 5 (E) Depot in Scoudouc from 25 March 1946.

 

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

752

Douglas

 

Digby

Mk. I

 

 

 

1644

 

 

 

 

first date: 2 May 1940 - Taken on charge at No. 1 (E) Depot at Ottawa

 

To No. 10 (BR) Squadron on 14 May 1940.  Still with this unit when it was reported missing in Newfoundland, night of 21/22 June 1941.  Located by early July 1941, when salvage was being arranged.

 

last date: 22 September 1941 - Struck off, after crash

753

Douglas

 

Digby

Mk. I

 

 

 

1645

 

 

 

 

first date: 2 May 1940 - Taken on charge at No. 1 (E) Depot at Ottawa

 

With No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Dartmouth, NS and Gander, Newfoundland from 7 May 1940.  Coded "PB-D".  Category A crash at Gander, Newfoundland on 26 March 1942.  To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Gander on 27 March 1943.

 

last date: 19 December 1942 - Struck off, after crash

754

Douglas

 

Digby

Mk. I

 

 

 

1646

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 March 1940 - Taken on charge by Eastern Air Command

 

With No. 10 (BR) Squadron in 1940, RCAF Stations Dartmouth, NS and Gander, Newfoundland.  To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs overhaul, 22 October 1941 to 29 June 1942.  Category B damage in Newfoundland at 12:15 on 11 October 1941, while landing down wind.  Records show "cause of accident obscure.  This is the 3rd a/c crashed by this pilot."  To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs overhaul, 22 October 1941 to 29 June 1942.  Had 721:35 total time when it arrived.  With No. 161 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1943/44, coded "B".  Pending disposal at No. 5 (E) Depot at Scoudouc, NB from 25 March 1946, reported with 2099:00 total time.

 

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

755

Douglas

 

Digby

Mk. I

 

 

 

1647

 

 

 

 

first date: 2 May 1940 - Taken on charge at No. 1 (E) Depot at Ottawa

 

To RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 19 May 1940.  Used by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Halifax, NS, Dartmouth, NS, or Gander, Newfoundland, from 17 June 1940 to 1943.  Coded "J".  Used by No. 167 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1943 to 1944.  Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for write off on 10 May 1944.  Pending disposal with Eastern Air Command from 24 July 1944.  At No. 5 (E) Depot at Scoudouc on 25 March 1946, still pending disposal.  Reported with 2525:45 total time logged while in storage.

 

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

756

Douglas

 

Digby

Mk. I

 

 

 

1648

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 May 1940 - Taken on charge at RCAF Station Trenton

 

Arrived in Canada 20 March 1940, stored at Winnipeg before proceeding to Trenton.  Used by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Halifax, NS, Dartmouth, NS, or Gander, Newfoundland, from 12 June 1940 to 1943.  Coded "M".  With No. 161 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1943, coded "M".  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 18 December 1943, stored pending decision on overhaul or disposal.

 

last date: 16 May 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at No. 4 Repair Depot

757

Douglas

 

Digby

Mk. I

 

 

 

1649

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 May 1940 - Taken on charge at RCAF Station Trenton

 

Arrived in Canada on 31 March 1940, stored at Winnipeg before proceeding to Trenton.  Used by No. 10 (BR) Squadron, Dartmouth NS, from 17 June 1940.  Coded "PB-K".  Completed this squadron's first war mission on 3 July 1940, patrol from Dartmouth.  Sank U-520 on 3 October 1943.  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 10 May 1944, for write off.

 

last date: 16 May 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at No. 4 Repair Depot

758

Barkley Grow

 

T8P-1

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 September 1939 - Purchased

 

Registered as CF-BMV to Canadian Car and Foundry Co. in 1939.  With the Test and Development Flight and No. 12 (Comm.) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Flew high ranking officers to Calgary and Lethbridge, Alberta, 7 to 15 November 1939, 10:20 flight time.  Flew Governor General Lord Tweedsmuir from Ottawa to Camp Borden on 24 November 1939.  Sold to Maritime Central Airways of Charlottetown, PEI on 30 October 1941, again registered as CF-BMV.  Sank after forced landing on ice pack, due to fog, near Angmagssalik, Greenland on 23 December 1942.

 

last date: 20 October 1941 - Struck off strength, sold.

759

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1740

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 September 1939 - Taken on charge at RCAF Station Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7344.  Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, from 23 September 1939.  To Eastern Air Command with this unit on 1 April 1940.  Category A crash in the Eastern Passage, at 08:25 on 15 July 1940.  Had 232:10 logged time when it crashed.

 

last date: 26 September 1940 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

760

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1741

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 September 1939 - Taken on charge at RCAF Station Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7345.  Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, from 15 September 1939, coded "OY*B".  To Eastern Air Command with this unit following transfer to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS on 1 April 1940 (this is date of ownership transfer, squadron move date is reported as 3 November 1939).  Category B damage at Dartmouth at 04:30 on 20 June 1942, when right undercarriage collapsed and aircraft ground looped.  To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 27 June to 3 September 1942.  To Eastern Air Command when completed.  Being operated by No. 145 (BR) Squadron based at Torbay, Newfoundland when lost at sea on 28 January 1943.  Crashed in vicinity of convoy while on escort mission, no survivors.

 

last date: 20 October 1943 - Struck off

761

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1742

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 September 1939 - Taken on charge at RCAF Station Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7346.  Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, from 15 September 1939.  To Eastern Air Command with this unit on 1 April 1940.  Flew this squadron's first war time mission, naval cooperation and height finding with HMS Repulse and Furious, 10 November 1939.  Aircraft had been on detachment to Torbay, Newfoundland, and was returning to Dartmouth for scheduled maintenance when it crashed at 17:42 on 6 May 1942.  Developed engine trouble on lift off, struck the ground wing low and cart wheeled.  Caught fire immediately.  8 fatalities, including pilot F/L H.J. Leblanc and people returning to Dartmouth on leave.  First fatal crash at RCAF Station Torbay, and the largest.

 

last date: 16 April 1943 - Struck off

762

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1743

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 September 1939 - Taken on charge at RCAF Station Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7347.  To No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Ottawa on 16 September 1943.  To Eastern Air Command with this unit in April 1940.  With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, dates unknown.  With No. 145 (BR) Squadron, Eastern Air Command, RCAF Station Torbay, Newfoundland, in 1942.  Category A crash at Charlottetown, PEI on 9 July 1943.  Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for write off on 13 July 1944.

 

last date: 22 September 1943 - Struck off

763

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1744

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 September 1939 - Taken on charge at RCAF Station Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7348.  With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, initially with RAF serial marked.  To No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Ottawa on 18 September 1939.  With this unit to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, in late 1939, coded "OY*F".  Still with this unit when it transferred to Eastern Air Command in April 1940.  Category C3 damage in the No. 5 hanger at Yarmouth, NS at 07:00 on 25 November 1942, when an out of control tractor struck the aircraft.  Loaned to Central Training Establishment, probably for use at an Operational Training Unit, on 21 October 1943.  Pending disposal from 8 August 1944, stored at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, reported with 1224:40 total logged time while there..  By 25 March 1946 stored at No. 5 (E) Depot at Scoudouc, NB, still pending disposal.

 

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

764

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1745

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 September 1939 - Taken on charge at RCAF Station Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7349.  Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Ottawa from 16 September 1939, then with this unit to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in late 1939, coded "OY*G".  Still with this unit when it transferred to Eastern Air Command in April 1940.  Category C damage at Dartmouth on 1 November 1940.  To Western Air Command on 4 March 1941, operated by No. 120 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, March to late 1941.  Back to Eastern Air Command on 30 July 1942.  To Clark Ruse Aircraft for overhaul, 29 August to 25 September 1942.  To Eastern Air Command when completed.  Loaned to Central Training Establishment from 21 October 1943, probably for use at an Operational Training Unit.  To stored reserve with Eastern Air Command on 22 May 1944.  Pending disposal from 28 June 1944.  Reported with 1460:35 total time while in storage at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB.

 

last date: 2 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

765

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1746

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 September 1939 - Taken on charge at RCAF Station Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7350.  Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Ottawa from 16 September 1939, then with this unit to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in late 1939.  To Western Air Command on 4 March 1941.  Operated by No. 120 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, March to late 1941.  Serving with No. 13 (OTU) Squadron when it crashed and burned on takeoff from Bellingham, Washington State at 16:18 on 6 July 1942.  3 fatalities, including both P/O R. McLachlen, second pilot and radio operator, Sgt./WAG Victor A. Utting; 4 passengers seriously injured.  Information provided by Sgt. Utting's younger brother, Phillip S. Utting.

 

last date: 3 September 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at No. 3 Repair Depot, Vancouver

766

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1748

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 September 1939 - Taken on charge at RCAF Station Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7352.  Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Ottawa from 20 September 1939, then with this unit to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in late 1939.  Still with this unit when it transferred to Eastern Air Command in April 1940.  To Western Air Command on 4 March 1941.  Operated by No. 120 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, March to June 1941.  Crashed at Patricia Bay at 17:00 on 2 June 1941.  Originally classified as Category A, but to Boeing Aircraft in Vancouver, BC for repairs, 8 July 1941 to 10 March 1942.  To Western Air Command when completed, for use by No. 13 (OTU) Squadron.  To No. 13 (OTU) Squadron on west coast in 1942.  Category C damage at Patricia Bay while with this unit, probably in spring 1942.  To Boeing Aircraft again for repairs, 23 April to 18 July 1942.  To Eastern Air Command on 30 July 1944, probably for use by No. 145 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Torbay, Newfoundland.  To stored reserve with Eastern Air Command on 22 May 1944.  Pending disposal from 28 June 1944.  Reported with 799:10 total time, 383:00 since overhaul, while in storage at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB.

 

last date: 2 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

767

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1751

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 September 1939 - Taken on charge at RCAF Station Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7354.  Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Ottawa from 18 September 1939, then with this unit to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in late 1939.  Probably first RCAF Hudson loss.  Force landed in sea at 16:40 on 30 December 1939, near Pleasant point, NS.  Pounding of waves stove in port fuselage, and aircraft sank.  Had 70:00 logged time when lost.

 

last date: 25 February 1940 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

768

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1752

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 September 1939 - Taken on charge

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7355.  Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Ottawa from 18 September 1939, then with this unit to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in late 1939.  To Eastern Air Command with this unit in April 1940.  Category A crash in Newfoundland on 28 January 1942.  Reported encountering bad weather returning from patrol, then went missing.  Wreckage not located until February 1942.  Ownership to RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland on 18 February 1942 for scrapping.

 

last date: 12 January 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland

769

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1753

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 February 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 1 Aircraft Depot

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7356.  To RCAF Station Rockcliffe on 2 July 1940.  To Communications Flight on at Rockcliffe on 30 July 1940.  To Test and Development Flight at Rockcliffe on 24 August 1940, reported with RAF serial while with this unit.  To stored reserve with Eastern Air Command on 13 September 1940.  With No. 110 (BR) Squadron, Eastern Air Command, from 5 June 1941.  To No. 3 Training Command, for use by Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 21 April 1942, for testing of short range homing antennae.  Back to Eastern Air Command on 21 May 1942.  To workshop reserve at No. 19 Sub-Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 30 November 1942.  Back to Eastern Air Command on 8 August 1943.  To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc on 21 March 1944, for scrapping

 

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

770

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1757

 

 

 

 

first date: 31 January 1940 - Taken on charge at No. 1 (E) Depot at Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7360.  Assigned to RCAF Station Ottawa on 20 May 1940.  To No. 1 Training Command on 16 June 1940, still at Rockcliffe.  In use with Air Force Headquarters Communications Flight (recently formed from No. 7 (GP) Squadron), RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario as a VIP transport when it crashed 1 mile east of Newtonville, Ontario at 12:15 on 10 June 1940, carrying Minister of Defence Norman MacLeod Rogers.  Struck trees in a steep bank at high speed.  No survivors.  Was en route Rockcliffe to Toronto.  May not have had RCAF serial marked by time of crash.  Subsequent investigation faulted crew for pressing on into deteriorating weather, and faulted design of Hudson that made it impossible to maintain altitude in steep turns.  Had 48:55 logged time when it crashed.

 

last date: 4 November 1940 - Struck off

771

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1767

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 February 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7370.  With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS when this unit transferred to Eastern Air Command on 1 April 1940.   Later with No. 145 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Torbay, Newfoundland.  Flew this squadron's first operation, patrol on 2 June 1942.

 

last date: 20 October 1943 - Struck off at No. 21 Sub-Repair Depot

772

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 February 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7371.  With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, coded "OY*N", with non-standard fairing in place of turret.  Still with this unit when it transferred to Eastern Air Command in April 1940.  With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario from 25 November 1941.  Category B damage at Lismore, NS at 14:00 on 9 January 1942, when bad weather and low fuel resulted in a gear up forced landing.  Repaired on site at Dartmouth by 11 Squadron and mobile party from Clark Ruse Aircraft from 12 January 1942.  Ownership reverted to Eastern Air Command on 14 January 1942.  To workshop reserve at Dartmouth on 18 February 1942.  Back with 11 Squadron from 27 April 1942.  To Clark Ruse Aircraft from 16 November 1942 to 30 April 1943, then back to Eastern Air Command.  To No. 1 Training Command on 10 July 1943, for radio experiments with No. 1 (C) Flight.  To No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton on 29 June 1944, after a Category B crash.  Became instructional airframe A 420 on 5 July 1944, for use at Mountain View, Ontario.  With No. 1 Air Command when struck off.

 

last date: 23 July 1945 - Struck off

773

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1772

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 February 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Dartmouth

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7375.  Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, coded "OY*O".  Still with this unit when it transferred to Eastern Air Command in April 1940.  Category A crash at Dartmouth at 06:05 on 3 October 1941.  Ran off end of runway on takeoff and caught fire, later exploded.  All crew escaped before explosion.

 

last date: 6 November 1941 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce by No. 4 Repair Depot

774

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1777

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 February 1940 - Taken on charge by Communications Flight at RCAF Station Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7380.  With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, dates unknown.  Used by Communications Flight at Rockcliffe, Ontario for VIP transportation early 1940, still with RAF serial.  Carried 11 doctors from Rockcliffe to Trenton on 2 May 1940, while only equipped with 2 passenger seats.  Served with No. 13 (OT) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC from 6 August 1940.  To storage at Patricia Bay on 13 September 1940.  To Western Air Command on 3 March 1941.  To Eastern Air Command on 30 July 1942.  To Clark Ruse Aircraft from 17 August to 3 September 1942.  Back to Eastern Air Command when completed.  To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot on 13 October 1943 for overhaul.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command on 17 May 1944.  Noted as pending disposal on 24 June 1944, with 1225:00 total time, 8:35 since overhaul.  To No. 4 Bombing & Gunnery School at Fingal, Ontario on 14 October 1944, for use as training aid.  Became instructional airframe A 430 on that date.  To No. 1 Air Command with this unit on 15 January 1945.  Became instructional airframe A 445 on 7 May 1945, used at RCAF Station Aylmer, Ontario.  Pending disposal from 3 January 1948.

 

last date: 16 February 1948 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

775

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1780

 

 

 

 

first date: 31 January 1940 - Taken on charge at No. 1 (E) Depot at Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7381.  To RCAF Station Trenton in May 1940, back to Rockcliffe on 3 July 1940.  Served with No. 13 (OT) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC from August 1940.  Later with the Photographic Flight, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, still carrying No. 13 Squadron codes.  Operated by No. 120 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, 3 March to July 1941, coded "MX*R".  To Eastern Air Command on 30 July 1942.  To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for overhaul, 18 to 25 September 1942.  Back to Eastern Air command when completed.  To Clarke Ruse again, 22 June 1943 to 25 January 1944.  To storage with Eastern Air Command when completed.  Reported in storage at No. 4 Repair Depot about this time, with 1269:00 total time, 1:30 since overhaul.  Pending disposal from 28 June 1944.

 

last date: 2 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

776

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1770

 

 

 

 

first date: 31 January 1940 - Taken on charge at No. 1 (E) Depot at Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7373.  To RCAF Station Trenton on 15 May 1940.  Back to Rockcliffe later that year.  To NO. 13 (OT) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC before end of 1940.  Operated by No. 120 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, March to July 1941, coded "MX*T".  Category A crash at Shoal Harbour, BC at 13:55 on 21 February 1942.  Pilot overshot on landing and dived into the sea.  Two bodies recovered, including pilot Sgt. W.M. Hatfield.

 

last date: 25 March 1942 - Struck off

777

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1781

 

 

 

 

first date: 31 January 1940 - Taken on charge at No. 1 (E) Depot at Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7382.  To RCAF Station Trenton in March 1940.  Back to Rockcliffe on 28 June 1940.  To  Test & Development Establishment at Rockcliffe on 12 July 1940, reported with RAF serial while there.  To storage on 1 October 1940.  To Eastern Air Command on 2 June 1941, for use by  No. 11 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS.  Destroyed in crash at Dartmouth at 13:45 on 15 October 1941.  Aircraft swung on takeoff, collapsing undercarriage.  Ensuing fire led to explosion.  No fatalities in 4 member crew, but all severely burned.

 

last date: 6 November 1941 - Struck off, reduced to produce by No. 4 Repair Depot

778

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1783

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 February 1940 - Taken on charge

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7384.  Taken on strength at No. 11 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS.  To Eastern Air Command with this unit in April 1940.  Category A crash at Dartmouth at 14:15 on 26 May 1941.

 

last date: 27 July 1941 - Struck off

779

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1782

 

 

 

 

first date: 31 January 1940 - Taken on charge at No. 1 (E) Depot at Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7383.  To RCAF Station Trenton form May 1940.  Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS from 8 June 1940.  To Clark Ruse Aircraft from 11 November 1942 to 27 March 1943, and again from 9 August to 30 September 1943.  Back to Eastern Air Command each time.  Category B crash in early 1944.  To No. 21 Repair Depot on 25 April 1944, for write off.  To No. 4 Repair Depot for scrapping, on 7 June 1944.

 

last date: 29 July 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

780

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1786

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 February 1940 - Taken on charge

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7387.  Taken on strength at No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS.  To stored reserve at Dartmouth on 15 July 1940, with No. 4 Repair Depot.  To Clarke Ruse Aircraft from 4 August 1941 to 20 June 1942.  To Eastern Air Command when completed.  Scheduled for work at Canadian Wright at Montreal from 22 December 1942, this may have been cancelled.  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 4 January 1943, back to EAC on 11 May 1943.  Loaned to Central Training Establishment from 21 October to 13 December 1943, probably for use at an Operational Training Unit.  To No. 3 Training Command on 13 February 1944.  To storage on 1 June 1944.  Pending disposal from 16 June 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 9 Repair Depot, where it was reported with 148:20 total time, 15:30 since overhaul.  Sold to L. Hardy of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.

 

last date: 12 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

781

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1784

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 February 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 1 Training Command

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7385.  With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, probably shortly after delivery.  Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS from 9 August 1940.  To storage on 11 November 1940, issued from storage on 4 March 1941.  To Clark Ruse Aircraft for accident repairs, 11 September to 5 November 1941.  Had 114:05 logged time when it arrived there.  To Eastern Air Command when completed, for use by No. 11 Squadron.  Category B damage at RCAF Station Torbay, Newfoundland, at 12:45 on 16 September 1942.  Reported by No. 145 (BR) Squadron.  Struck by wing tip of Hudson BW621 while on the ground.  To storage on 22 May 1944.  Pending disposal from 28 June 1944.  Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot, where it was reported with 1004:45 total time.

 

last date: 2 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

782

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1785

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 February 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 1 Training Command

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7386.  To RCAF Station Ottawa on 18 July 1940.  With No. 11 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS from August 1940.  To storage at Halifax from 11 November 1940 to 4 March 1941.  Back with No. 11 Squadron when it crashed on Sable Island at 11:40 on 3 June 1941.  Struck radio tower in poor visibility, while searching for missing Bolingbroke (possibly 9007).

 

last date: 25 July 1941 - Struck off

783

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1787

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 March 1940 - Taken on charge at No. 1 (E) Depot, Ottawa

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7388.  To RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 15 May 1940.  Back to Rockcliffe on 2 July 1940.  Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS from 9 August 1940.  Stored at Halifax from 11 November 1940 to 4 March 1941.  With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario from 17 January 1942, for fitting of special radio equipment.  Back to No. 11 Squadron from 29 January 1942.  To Central Training Establishment on 21 October 1943, probably for use by an Operational Training Unit.  To storage on 22 May 1944.  Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, where it was reported with 1079:35 total time.  Pending disposal from 28 June 1944.

 

last date: 2 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

784

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1788

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 February 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7389.  With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, probably from 18 July 1940.  Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS from 14 August 1940.  To storage at Dartmouth on 11 November 1940.  Back to No. 11 Squadron on 29 May 1941, to replace 778 which had crashed.  To No. 145 (BR) Squadron, Eastern Air Command, RCAF Station Torbay, Newfoundland, in 1942.  While with this squadron, sank u-boat U-685, 320 miles east of St. John's.  The squadron's fourth attack, and EAC's second kill.  Loaned to the Central Training Establishment on 21 October 1943, for use by an Operational Training Unit.  Severely damaged in early 1944, no details.  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 15 February 1944, for salvage.  Discussion in documents of using fuselage as training aid at Sydney, NS but not clear if this was done.

 

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

785

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1789

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 February 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 12 Technical Detachment

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7390.  To RCAF Station Ottawa on 18 July 1940.  Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, from late July 1940, coded "OY*U".  Destroyed at Dartmouth at 22:33 on 30 July 1942, while being operated by No. 145 (BR) Squadron.  Overshot runway, caught fire and burned out.  Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 10 August 1942 for scrapping.

 

last date: 21 January 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

786

Lockheed

 

Hudson

I

 

 

Model 14

B14L-1790

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 March 1940 - Taken on charge by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Dartmouth, NS

 

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7391.  To Eastern Air Command in April 1940, when No. 11 Squadron cam under this Command.  With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario from 4 February 1942, for installation of radar.  Completed by 21 April 1942, back to No. 11 (BR) Squadron.  Loaned to the Central Training Establishment on 21 October 1943, for use by an Operational Training Unit.  To storage on 22 May 1944.  Pending disposal with Eastern Air Command from 28 June 1944.  Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, where it was reported with 1294:20 total time.

 

last date: 2 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

787

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV / VI

 

 

 

136

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 June 1943 - taken on strength

 

ex US UC-64 43-5145.  Converted to Mk. VI on 7 July 1943.  With 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, late 1940s, coded "AP*P".  Served with No. 408 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, in the 1950s, registered as VC-AKF, marked on fuselage as "AK*F".  Displayed at National Museum of Science and Technology in postwar colours, and later at National Aviation Museum at Rockcliffe.  Still on Canadian Forces books.

 

last date:  -

788

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV / VI

 

 

 

137

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 June 1943 - taken on strength

 

Ex US UC-64 43-5146.  Converted to Mk. VI on 7 July 1943.  First used by No. 3 Training Command, for survey work.  Used by No. 167 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 6 December 1943 to 1945.  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 14 May to 30 June 1945, for painting yellow and float installation.  To Eastern Air Command when completed.  To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 7 November 1945.  To civil register postwar as CF-EIB, registered to Mr. Kashower of Oshawa, Ontario in 1947.  To Austin Airways on 5 May 1947.  Certificate of Registration expired in 8 November 1957, reported as sold in damaged condition.  Registered in 1963 to Vaillancourt Air Service of Sherbrooke, PQ.  To St. Felician Air Services of St. Felician, PQ in 1965.  Certificate of Airworthiness expired 1970, later renewed.  Reported sunk in 1983.  Registration cancelled on 3 December 1985.  Deleted from register on 14 December 1987.  Fuselage may have been recovered, used in rebuilding CF-LFR (Noorduyn number N29-55), not confirmed.

 

last date: 5 (or 2?) August 1946 - struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

789

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV / VI

 

 

 

138

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 June 1943 - taken on strength, from USAAF

 

Ex US UC-64 43-5147.  Converted to Mk. VI on 7 July 1943.  Survey operations on Baffin Island, summer of 1943.  Reported damaged and major rebuild including new fuselage, dates not confirmed.  Operated in Arctic post war, coded "GHD".  This was probably part of full ICAO registration VC-GHD.  Sold to Noorduyn Aircraft, to civil register as CF-INN.  Refurbished by Noorduyn to Mk. V standards, to Lamb Airways of La Pas, Manitoba, registered to them on 26 November 1956.  With Northward Aviation of Edmonton, Alberta from 7 August 1964, operated into NWT on skiis.  To Northlands Airlines of Winnipeg on 3 April 1967.  Total time on 23 May 1967 reported as 5720:00.  Crashed in Sharpe Lake, Manitoba on 23 June 1967, stalled while circling landing area, struck the water and sank.  Pilot and passenger swam ashore, pilot later died of exposure.

 

last date: 20 January 1956 - struck off, later sold

790

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV / VI

 

 

 

139

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 June 1943 - taken on strength, from USAAF

 

ex US UC-64 43-5148.  With the Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, dates unknown.  Converted to Mk. VI on 7 July 1943.  Operated post war as a SAR aircraft.  Delivered to No. 435 (T) Squadron, Winnipeg, from Rockcliffe on 28 October 1946.  Returned to Rockcliffe December 1946.  To civil register post war as CF-IJG, registered to Georgian Bay Airways of Perry Sound, Ontario on 25 August 1955, last C of A expired 1966.  In 1976 sale reported.  Was reported stored on farm near Gravenhurst, Ontario, no date given.  Registration cancelled in 1982, on sale of aircraft.  Reported sold again in 2004.

 

last date: 22 August 1955 - struck off, later sold

791

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV / VI

 

 

 

140

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 June 1943 - taken on strength, from USAAF

 

ex US UC-64 43-5149.  Converted to Mk. VI on 7 July 1943.  With No. 13 (P) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Operated around Ungava Bay July 1944.  To US civil register as N55444, registered to Fleetway Inc. of Burbank, California.  To Lineas Aeras de Transporte Nacional of Paraguay in 1954, registered as ZP-CAZ.

 

last date: 15 November 1944 - struck off

792

Noorduyn

 

Norseman

Mk. IV / VI

 

 

 

141

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 June 1943 - taken on strength, from USAAF

 

ex US UC-64 43-5150.  Converted to Mk. VI on 7 July 1943.  Operated by No. 12 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Seen on skiis while with this unit.  To civil register as CF-IGX, registered to Georgian Bay Airways of Perry Sound, Ontario in 1956.  With Mattagami Airways of Moonbeam, Ontario from 29 September 1958.  Certificate of Registration expired on 17 June 1965, cancelled in 1982.  Rebuilt by Gordon Hughes of Ignace, Ontario, registered to him in September 1990.  To J. Olsen and Eagle Air Service of Wollaston Lake, Saskatchewan on 24 September 1990, last registration to J. Olsen cancelled on 8 June 1994.  To David Lindskog of Winnipeg on 8 June 1994.  Still airworthy 2004, owned by David Lindskog of Winnipeg and Robert Polinuk of Selkirk, Manitoba.  Panoramic windows installed by then.

 

last date: 9 August 1955 - struck off, later sold

794

Handley Page

 

Harrow

Mk. I

 

 

H.P.54

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 October 1940 - Taken on charge

 

Ex RAF K6933, ex G-AFRG.  In Newfoundland for in-flight refueling trials when war broke out, purchased by RCAF.  With the Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, dates unknown.  May have been operated initially with civil registration.  Assigned to Eastern Air Command, no record of use.

 

last date: 17 November 1941 - Struck off

795

Handley Page

 

Harrow

Mk. I

 

 

H.P.54

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 October 1940 - Taken on charge

 

Ex RAF K7029, G-AFRH.  In Newfoundland with Flight Refueling, Inc. for in-flight refueling trials when war broke out, purchased by RCAF.  With the Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, dates unknown.  May have been operated initially with civil registration.  Held for spares for 794.

 

last date: 22 January 1941 - Struck off, broken up for spares.

796

Grumman

 

Goose

Mk. II

 

 

G-21

1020

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 April 1942 - Taken on charge

 

Purchased second hand, was US registered as NC20650.  Manufactured in 1938.  Previous owners included Nevada Explorers and Gillie Aviation.  To No. 121 (K) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1942.  Damaged at Torbay, Newfoundland on 3 September 1942.  Used by No. 167 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1943 to 1944.  Postwar to Brazilian civil registry as PP-XAN, then to Icelandic register TF-RVA from 1946 to 1951.  Registered to Cordova Airlines of Cordova, Alaska as N1503V.  With Avalon Air Transport of Long Beach California when it crashed at Kodiak, Alaska on 25 December 1961.

 

last date: 29 August 1944 - Struck off

797

Grumman

 

Goose

Mk. II

 

 

G-21A

1059

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 June 1942 - Taken on charge

 

Was NC2788, registered to R. Lehman.   Manufactured in February 1939.  Served with No. 121 (K) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS from 1943.  To civil register postwar, Laurentian Air Services, Ottawa, 1944-1974, as CF-BXR.  To Trans Provincial Airlines, Prince Rupert, BC.  On 8 October 1979 struck deadheads while taking off at Seal Cove, BC.  Pilot beached aircraft and evacuated passengers, aircraft than drifted away and sank.  Recovered, repaired.  To Pattison Industries Richmond, BC 1988.  To Trans Provincial Airlines of Prince Rupert, BC, 1980 to 1989.  Reported sank at dock in Ketchikan, Alaska, date not confirmed.  Later to US register, Devcon Construction, Tualaton, Or. 1990 as N39FG.  Capsized in Rose Harbor, Washington in 2000, recovered and repaired.  Reported still airworthy c.2000, possibly with new registration, N39FG listed as "uncertain" by FAA by then.

 

last date: 25 October 1944 - Struck off

798

Grumman

 

Goose

Mk. II

 

 

G-21

1018

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1942 - Purchased second hand

 

Manufactured in July 1938 as  G-21-G-21A.  First registered as NC20648, to  Texas Co. (Texaco).  Used by No. 122 (K) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, 1942 and 1943.    Used by No. 166 Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, 1943 to 1945.  Sold In the USA, later to  Ecuador register as HC-SBV.  Crashed April 1949.

 

last date: 5 January 1945 - Sold as surplus

799

Fleet

 

Freighter

 

 

 

50K

202

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 October 1942 - Purchased second hand from Fleet

 

First flight 1939 as CF-BJU.  Leased to Canadian Airways and Canadian Pacific Airlines before sale to RCAF.  Converted to ambulance on 7 October 1943, painted white overall, and carried red crosses on fuselage.  To civil register as CF-BXP on 14 June 1944.  Sold to Labrador Mining & Exploration. Crashed 2 weeks after sale.  Ran onto beach during aborted water takeoff from Sandgirt Lake on 23 June 1944.  Salvaged from Labrador by Canadian Aircraft Museum in 1964, now on display at Rockcliffe.

 

last date: 27 July 1944 - Struck off, after being sold

800

Fleet

 

Freighter

 

 

 

 

204

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 November 1942 - Taken on strength

 

Last Freighter built, to RCAF order.  Served with Test and Development Flight at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, dates unknown.  Had 11:20 airframe time when sold.  To Mexican register as XA-DOE, crashed in 1946.

 

last date: 1 September 1944 - Struck off, sold


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