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7800

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1243

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First assigned to No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category C14 damage at Brandon aerodrome at 13:50 on 13 August 1941.  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 7 January to 29 March 1943.  to storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 27 May 1943.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 13 April 1945.  Stored at No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 3228:35 total time, 1946:05 since overhaul.  By 27 November 1945 on the books of Material Command, stored at the Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Saskatoon.  Sold to A.J. Leeward of Montreal.  To US civil register as N59517.

 

last date: 13 July 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7801

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1244

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 3 September to 9 November 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 27 September 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 204 Equipment Holding Unit at Estevan, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2096:00 logged time since overhaul.

 

last date: 20 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7802

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1245

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 25 September 1942 to 8 January 1943.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 25 September 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 204 Equipment Holding Unit at Estevan, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 3379:55 total time, 2095:30 time since overhaul.  The preserved airframe at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, marked as 7829,  includes parts from this aircraft.

 

last date: 20 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7803

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1246

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First used by No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category C10 damage at Brandon at 22:45 on 23 August 1941.  This aircraft  collided with Crane 7751, starboard wingtip  damaged, one propeller bent.  Category C2 damage at 22:45 on 5 May 1942, reported by No. 10 Service Flying Training School at Dauphin, Manitoba.  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 13 January to 19 April 1943.  to No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Totally destroyed in a Category A crash.  Ownership to No. 8 Repair Depot on 19 October 1944 for write off.

 

last date: 11 November 1944 - Struck off, reduced to produce

7804

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1247

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First used by No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category C7 damage at Neepawa, Manitoba at 14:50 on 24 November 1941.  Category C3 damage at the Chater relief aerodrome at 16:15 on 31 January 1942.  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 8 December 1942 to 9 February 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 4 Training Command on 9 August 1943, for use by No. 2 Flying Instructor School at Pearce, Alberta.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  To storage on 23 January 1945.  Pending disposal from 28 June 1945.  Stored at No. 2 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was noted with 2920:05 total time, 1631:40 since overhaul.  Sold to Siple Aircraft of Montreal.  To US civil register as N61710.

 

last date: 31 October 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7805

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1248

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First used by No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category C2 damage at the Oberon relief aerodrome at 14:35 on 19 September 1941.  Later with No. 10 Service Flying Training School at Dauphin, Manitoba.  Category B damage at Dauphin, at 11:35 on 12 March 1942.  To Prairie Airways for repairs, 21 March to 2 June 1942.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 23 July 1942.  With No. 3 Service Flying Training School at Calgary, Alberta when it was destroyed in a Category A crash.

 

last date: 24 September 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce by No. 10 Repair Depot

7806

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1249

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First used by No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category C2 damage at the Brandon aerodrome at 12:00 on 16 September 1941.  Category C7 damage at the Chater relief aerodrome at 16:55 on 31 January 1942.  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 17 December 1942 to 24 March 1943.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 8 April 1943.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 11 April 1945.  Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at No. 204 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite Dauphin, Manitoba, where it was noted with 3244:50 total time, 1942:05 since overhaul.  Sold to A.J. Leeward of Montreal.  To US civil register as N69459.

 

last date: 22 June 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7807

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1250

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First used by No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category C2 damage at the Brandon aerodrome at 12:00 on 16 September 1941.  Category B damage at Brandon aerodrome at 15:45 on 16 July 1942.  Pending disposal from 13 June 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 204 Equipment Holding Unit, where it was noted with 2098:10 total time, never overhauled.

 

last date: 20 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7808

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1251

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 July 1941 - Taken on strength

 

First used by No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category C2 damage at the Oberon relief aerodrome at 09:00 on 14 October 1941.  Category D3 damage on 6 December 1941, when this aircraft taxied into Crane 7744.  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 21 May to 3 August 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To storage with No. 1 Training Command on 17 February 1943, issued from storage on 1 April 1944.  Back to storage on 11 May 1944.  to No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in storage.  Pending disposal from 2 May 1945.  Stored at No. 6 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 1975:55 total time, 17:15 since overhaul.  Sold to Aircraft Industries of Canada, of Montreal.  Registration applied for on 27 August 1945 by Aircraft Industries of Canada, of St. Johns, PQ.  CF-BPL granted, but possibly never marked.  Exported to Cuba, registration CU-N60 issued, no further information.

 

last date: 21 September 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7809

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1252

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First used by No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category C10 damage at the Oberon relief aerodrome at 15:55 on 24 October 1941.  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 23 December 1942 to 13 March 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Issued from storage on 29 June 1943.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 13 April 1945.  Stored at No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 3127:50 total time, 1849:00 since overhaul.  By 27 November 1945 on the books of Material Command, stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at the Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Saskatoon.  Sold to A.J. Leeward of Montreal.  To US civil register as N59518.

 

last date: 13 July 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7810

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1253

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First used by No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category C10 damage at the Chater relief aerodrome at 11:45 on 11 January 1942, in a ground collision with Crane 7825.  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 10 December 1943 to 10 February 1944.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 25 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  To storage from 27 January to 13 February 1945.  Pending disposal from 13 April 1945.  Stored at No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2216:00 logged time, 324:35 since overhaul.  Sold to Siple Aircraft of Montreal.  To US civil register as N60546.

 

last date: 31 October 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7811

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1254

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

To Prairie Airways for repairs, 23 November 1942 to 13 February 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 4 Training Command on 9 August 1943, for use by No. 2 Flying Instructors School at Pearce, Alberta.  Still with this School in early 1944.  Pending disposal from 9 June 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 10 Repair Depot in Calgary, where it was noted with 2100:40 total time, never overhauled.

 

last date: 19 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7812

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1255

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First used by No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Category C5 damage at Moon Lake, Saskatchewan (10 miles south of the Saskatoon aerodrome) at To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 2 August to 14 September 1943.  to storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 4 Training Command on 11 December 1943.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 10 April 1945.  Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at No. 2 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit at Bowden, Alberta, where it was noted with 3411:25 total time, 1457:45 since overhaul.  To US civil register as N69546.

 

last date: 26 August 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7813

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1256

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 17 September to 1 December 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 28 November 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 407 Equipment Holding Unit, where it was noted with 3361:25 total time, 2083:05 since overhaul.  To US civil register as N61948.

 

last date: 21 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7814

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1257

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First used by No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Category B damage at 17:15 on 8 September 1941, 3 miles east of St. Brieux, Saskatchewan (65 miles north-east of Saskatoon).  To Prairie Airways for crash repairs, 19 September 1941, with 115:00 logged time.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command on 12 March 1942, issued from storage on 13 June 1942.  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 5 April to 1 June 1944.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 21 June 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 13 April 1945.  To civil register as CF-DCB.

 

last date: 23 March 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7815

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1258

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First used by No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Category C6 damage at 11:00 on 16 August 1941, 2 miles north of Dundurn, Saskatchewan (30 miles south-south-east of Saskatoon).  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 29 September to 16 December 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 4 December 1944.  Stored at No. 205 Equipment Holding Unit at Neepawa, Manitoba, where it was noted with 3374:30 total time, 2099:25 since overhaul.  By 6 December 1945 stored at No. 5 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit.  To US civil register as N69475.

 

last date: 5 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7816

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1259

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 6 October to 26 December 1942.  to No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 17 April 1945.  Stored at No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba, where it was noted with 3387:15 total time, 2110:05 since overhaul.  Sold to Siple Aircraft of Montreal.

 

last date: 9 November 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7817

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1260

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 23 September to 7 December 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 1 January 1945.  Stored at No. 3 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit.  Also stored at No. 407 Equipment Holding Unit at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 3375:15 total time, 2099:00 since overhaul.

 

last date: 1 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7818

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1261

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 July 1943 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 1 June to 16 August 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage in 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  to storage from 27 January to 13 February 1945.  Pending disposal from 13 April 1945.  Stored at No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 3655:55 total time, 2283:05 since overhaul.  Sold to Siple Aircraft Limited.  To US civil register as N66088.

 

last date: 9 November 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7819

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1262

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 18 September to 26 November 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 6 February 1945.  Stored at No. 3 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit.  Also stored at No. 407 Equipment Holding Unit at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 3433:10 total time, 2154:25 since overhaul.  To US civil register as N79273.  Registered to M.I. Lee of Pleasantville, New Jersey, registration revoked in 1977.

 

last date: 1 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7820

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1263

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 29 September to 21 December 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Category B crash, date not clear.  To No. 8 Repair Depot for write off action on 22 March 1944.

 

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

7821

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1264

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First used by No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Category C2 damage at 14:45 on 2 September 1941.  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 19 August to 25 September 1943.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 19 October 1943.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 18 January 1945.  Stored at No. 3 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit, where it was noted with 3477:30 total time.  Sold to Herbert Honston of Montreal, PQ.  To US civil register as N52496.  This registration revoked in 1977.

 

last date: 10 December 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7822

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1265

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First assigned to No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category C14 damage at Stevenson Field, Winnipeg at 11:00 on 12 August 1941.  Pending disposal from 2 May 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 201 Holding Unit at Estevan, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2066:30 total time, never overhauled.

 

last date: 20 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7823

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1266

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First assigned to No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category C14 damage at Obern relief aerodrome at 15:00 on 15 August 1941.  Category C1 damage at Brandon aerodrome at 19:20 on 31 March 1942.  To Prairie Airways at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan for overhaul, 28 January to 14 March 1944.  To storage with No. 4 Training command when completed, issued from storage on 3 May 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1945.  To No. 10 Repair Depot on 19 May 1945, for write off.  Retained in whole state after write off.

 

last date: 27 June 1945 - Written off

7824

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1267

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First assigned to No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category C20 damage at Brandon aerodrome at 05:20 on 17 January 1942, in collision with Crane 7787.  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 17 October 1942 to 25 January 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 4 Training Command on 9 August 1943, for use by No. 2 Flying Instructor School at Pearce, Alberta.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command on 16 June 1944, issued from storage on 14 November 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 13 April 1945.  Stored at No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 1207:35 total time, 508:16 since overhaul.  By 27 November 1945 on the books of Material Command, stored at the Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Saskatoon.  To US civil register as N79207.

 

last date: 2 January 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7825

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1268

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First assigned to No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category D5 damage on 5 December 1941, when Crane 7810 collided with this aircraft on the ground.  Incident date also reported as January 1942?  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 22 September to 30 November 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 14 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 204 Equipment Holding Unit, where it was reported with 2101:00 total time, 821:75 since overhaul.

 

last date: 20 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7826

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1269

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First assigned to No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category A crash at 10:15 on 16 January 1942, 7 miles north-east of Rivers, Manitoba, following a mid-air collision.  This aircraft came up in front of Crane 7791 during formation training.  7791 returned to land without further damage, this aircraft crashed and was destroyed.  Scrapped by No. 12 SFTS.

 

last date: 3 February 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

7827

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1270

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 13 August to 24 October 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 1 August 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 204 Equipment Holding Unit at Estevan, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 3274:40 total time, 1794:40 since overhaul.

 

last date: 30 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7828

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1271

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 14 December 1942 to 25 March 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 19 January 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 11 April 1945.  Stored at No. 304 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite, where it was noted with 2190:30 total time, 908:20 since overhaul.  To civil register as CF-CSR.  Operated by the Winnipeg Flying Club.

 

last date: 22 November 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation at Ottawa for disposal

7829

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1272

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First assigned to No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category C1 damage at Brandon aerodrome at 12:37 on 2 May 1942.  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 9 December 1942 to 9 February 1943.  to storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To No. 4 Training Command on 9 August 1943, for use by No. 1 Flying Instructor School at Pearce, Alberta.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command on 16 June 1944, issued from storage to a No. 2 TC unit on 14 November 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 13 April 1945.  Stored at No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2313:50 total time, 1034:50 since overhaul.  Free issue from War Assets to Royal Canadian Flying Club Association at Ottawa.  Reported preserved, displayed at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.  This airframe includes parts from 7829, and 7802.

 

last date: 22 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7830

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1273

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 17 December 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command on 16 April 1943.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  To storage same day.  Pending disposal from 28 June 1945.  Stored at No. 2 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was noted with 2694:30 total time, 1415:00 since overhaul.  Sold to Siple Aircraft of Montreal.  To US civil register as N61952.  This registration revoked in 1977.

 

last date: 9 November 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7831

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1274

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First Assigned to No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Category C7 damage at the Saskatoon aerodrome at 09:15 on 22 August 1941.  Category B crash at 15:30 on 2 February 1942 near Moon Lake (18 miles south of Saskatoon), following a mid-air collision with Crane 7703.  To Prairie Airways for repairs, 11 February to 10 June 1942.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 8 September 1942.  Category A crash at Calgary on 15 December 1942.

 

last date: 12 March 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

7832

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1275

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 23 September to 2 December 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To Prairie Airways again 5 January to 20 April 1943.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  To storage on 19 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still in storage.  Pending disposal from 28 June 1945.  Stored at No. 2 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was noted with 2878:35 total time, 1564:15 since overhaul.  Sold to Siple Aircraft of Montreal.  To US civil register as N66136.  This registration revoked in 1977.

 

last date: 9 November 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7833

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1276

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First Assigned to No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Category B crash at Saskatoon aerodrome at 12:33 on 30 November 1941.  Collided with Crane 7633 while both were landing, at an altitude of 25 feet.  To Prairie Airways for repairs on 9 December 1941, with 410:20 logged time.  To storage with No. 4 Training Command on 4 June 1942, issued from storage on 23 July 1942.  With No. 3 Service Flying Training School at Calgary when it was destroyed in a Category A crash.

 

last date: 13 December 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

7834

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1277

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First assigned to No. 12 Service Flying Training School at Brandon, Manitoba.  Category C1 damage at Brandon aerodrome at 16:40 on 30 December 1941.  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 13 October 1942.  Overhaul completed by January 1943, but held pending wing modifications.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command on 6 April 1943, after these were completed.  Issued from storage on 22 May 1943, delivered on 30 July 1943.  To storage on 19 October 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still in storage.  Pending disposal from 28 June 1945.  Stored at No. 2 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was noted with 3841:00 total time, 1768:05 since overhaul.  Sold to A.J. Leeward of Montreal.  To US civil register as N59511.  Registered to J.J. Rohan of Brooklyn, New York when the registration was revoked.

 

last date: 15 July 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7835

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1278

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 14 September 1942 to 8 January 1943.  to No. 2 Training command when completed.  Pending disposal from 1 August 1944.  To No. 2 Training command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, where it was noted with 3345:55 total time, 2065:55 since overhaul.  Later stored at No. 3 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit.  To US civil register as N79277.

 

last date: 1 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7836

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1279

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command

 

First assigned to No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Category C5 damage at Saskatoon aerodrome at 13:00 on 26 July 1941.  Category C10 damage 20 miles south of Saskatoon at 12:05 on 18 February 1942.  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 16 October 1942 to 8 January 1943.  to No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 28 November 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 405 Equipment Holding Unit, where it was noted with 3363:45 total time, 2084:50 since overhaul.  Later stored at No. 3 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit.

 

last date: 1 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7837

Lockheed

 

Electra Junior

 

 

 

Model L-12A

1222?

 

 

 

 

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

 

NOTE: some sources report c/n of this aircraft as 1205, but RCAF records and subsequent records of CF-MZE report it as 1222.  Built in 1937.  Previous owners of c/n 1222 included Varney Air Transport 1937, Continental Airlines 1937, registered as NC18125.  Purchased second hand in the US, through the Charles Babb company.  To Department of National Defence with temporary registration CF-BRQ in 1940, for import to Canada.  Value when first received reported as $33,500.  Used primarily at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario by various training units.  Category C7 damage at Trenton at 11:35 on 26 November 1940.  To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton on 4 July 1941.  Re-assigned to Trans Canada Airlines on 16 September 1941.  Back to No. 1 Training Command on 24 March 1942.  To storage on 8 May 1942.  To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot on 23 June 1942.  To Visiting Flight of Central Flying School at Trenton on 1 August 1942.  Noted on 25 September 1944 with 1941:50 total time, 507:50 since overhaul.  Pending disposal from 3 January 1945.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  While in storage at No. 6 Repair Depot noted with 1993:15 total time, 559:35 since overhaul.  Canadian registration CF-BZM allocated in April 1945 to McInnes Products Corp. of Edmonton, not taken up due to wing corrosion.  (This registration later issued to Noorduyn Norseman, ex RCAF 694.)  Back to US civil register as NC18125, later N18125.  Subsequent owners include The Texas Co (TEXACO) in 1945, Nobel Drilling in 1948, Tulsa Beechcraft in 1948, and Colgate Darden in 1966.  Re-imported to Canada in 2007, registered as CF-MZE, under restoration at St. Catharines, Ontario.  Canadian registration cancelled on 29 January 2010.

 

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

7838

Lockheed

 

Electra Junior

 

 

 

Model L-12A

1205?

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 October 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 1 Training Command

 

NOTE:  The previous identity of this second hand aircraft is not completely clear.  RCAF records identify it as c/n 1206, but that c/n was exported new to the UK before the war, impressed as RAF R8987, and destroyed in a crash in the UK in 1942.  RCAF records also identify the previous registration as NC13318, although this was actually a Boeing 247D that became RCAF 7638.  The book "Air Arsenal North America" by Phillip Butler identifies this aircraft as c/n 1222, and RCAF 7837 as c/n 1205.  I suspect this one is actually c/n 1205 but would welcome confirmation.  C/n 1205 was formerly NC16079, registered to the Continental Oil Company in 1936.  Purchased second hand in the US, through the Charles Babb company.  Temporary registration CF-BRV assigned for ferry flight to Canada.  With the Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton when it suffered Category C5 damage at Trenton aerodrome at 16:35 on 27 March 1942.  Reported on 25 September 1944 with 5861:30 total time, 2163:40 since overhaul.  Pending disposal from 18 December 1944.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal.  Stored by No. 6 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 5890:00 total time, 2192:15 since overhaul.  Sold in the US, where c/n 1205 was registered as NC33173, NC1001B, and N1001B.  Reported under restoration in Colorado in 2004.

 

last date: 9 May 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7839

Boeing

 

247

247D

 

 

 

1729

 

 

 

 

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

 

Was on US register as NC13347 from 1933 as a Model 247, delivered new to Pacific Air Transport which merged into United Airlines in 1934.  Converted to Model 247D in 1935.  To Pennsylvania Central Airlines in 1937.  Purchased second hand, at a reported cost of $32,500.  Temporary registration CF-BTD assigned for ferry flight to Canada.  Taken on strength at No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  To No. 4 Training Command on 15 October 1940.  To Eastern Air Command on 24 April 1941, for use by the EAC Communications Flight.  Loaned to Maritime Central Airways of PEI on 10 November 1941 for "approximately two months", registered as CF-BTB.  Reported with No. 121 (K) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, which was formed by merging the Comm Flight and other units on 10 January 1942.  Free issue to Department of Transport authorized on 2 April 1942, apparently still as CF-BTB.  Sold to H.G. Chatterton of Dayton, Ohio in March 1945, registered as N13347.  With Columbia Airlines in December 1945, when it was reported with 16,211 logged hours.  Later to Costa Rican register as TI-1011, with Aerovias Occidentales from 1951.  Damaged in a landing accident on 3 January 1952, grounded until 1954.  Back to US register as N3977C, registered to J. Bristow of Miami, Florida in March 1954, ferried to Florida in December 1954.  Used as a crop duster and cloud seeder aircraft till 1961 by various operators, then derelict at Taft Airport in California till 1966.  To Pacific Northwest Aviation Historical Foundation on 26 February 1966 for restoration, registered as N13347.  Restored to United Airlines markings and NC13347 registration by Museum of Flight in Seattle from 1981, regularly touring air show circuit in the US by 2001, 68 years after it first flew.

 

last date: 15 April 1942 - Free issue to Department of Transport

7840

Boeing

 

247

247D

 

 

 

1735

 

 

 

 

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

 

Built in 1933 as a Model 247.  On US register as NC13353 with United Airlines from May 1934.  To Pennsylvania Central Airlines in 1937.  Purchase value reported as $32,500.  Temporary registration CF-BTC allocated for import into Canada.  Taken on strength at No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  To Trans Canada Airlines for overhaul, 26 May 1941.  Reported with No. 121 Composite Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1942.  On indefinite loan to Department of Transport on 21 February 1942, for use by Quebec Airways.  Registered as CF-BVW around that time.  Free issue to Department of Transport approved on 2 April 1942.  Sold on 2 December 1942, one of six 247D aircraft sold by the federal government to Canadian Pacific Airlines for a total price of $125,000.  Registered as CF-BVW to Canadian Pacific Airlines on 1 October 1943.  Sold to Charles Babb Inc. of New York on 4 May 1945, registered as NC41814.  To Zimmerly Air Lines 1945 to 1946.  Reported with 16,922 logged hours in September 1945.  To Empire Airlines 1946 to 1948.  To Mexican register as XA-KAN in June 1951.  Operated by Aero Transportes and later Servicos Aereos de Chiapas.  Still in regular use in 1959.

 

last date: 15 April 1942 - Free issue to Department of Transport

7841

Lockheed

 

Electra

 

 

 

Model L-10

1012

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 October 1940 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command at Winnipeg.

 

On US register as NC3138 with Braniff Airlines (recorded in error as NC3128 in some RCAF records).  Purchased second hand, reported value $46,500.  Temporary registration CF-BSZ issued for ferry flight to Canada.  Probably used by No. 2 Training Command communications flights.  Category A crash near McGregor, Manitoba (midway between Winnipeg and Brandon) at 21:00 on 26 January 1942.  All 7 on board killed, including pilot F/L W.J. Dyson.  To No. 8 Repair Depot at Winnipeg for scrapping.

 

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

7842

Beechcraft

 

18

18B

 

 

18B

173

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 February 1941 - Taken on strength

 

Built in 1937 as a Model S18B.  Registered as NC18569 to Aerovias Nacionales de Puerto Rico.  Operated from Puerto Rico on floats.  Grounded by the CAA on 13 January 1940, sent to Miami for overhaul.  Appears to have repossessed by Beech, who paid for the overhaul and conversion to Model 18B.  Sold to Charles H. Babb Co. of New York in June 1940.  Purchased second hand in the US on 19 June 1940, for $34,500.  Had 1470 hours logged time when purchased.  Temporary registration CF-BRO assigned for ferry flight to Canada.  Crashed into Tampa Bay at St. Petersburg, Florida on 12 October 1940, after engine problems on take off on ferry flight to Canada.  Reported loss of power in one engine, propeller settings may have been wrong.  Trans Canada Airlines crew of Leech and Smith uninjured.  Some salvage and Jacobs engines forwarded to No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  (Thanks to Robert Parmerter of Air Britain and the Beech 18 Society for most of this information.)

 

last date: 1 February 1941 - Written off

7843

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1286

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command.

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 3 March to 3 June 1943.  To stored reserve with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 2 August 1943.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 27 March 1945.  Stored at No. 10 Service Flying Training School at Dauphin, Manitoba, where it was noted with 1847:45 total time, 1236:25 since overhaul.  Later stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at No. 304 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite.  Sold to A.J. Leward of Montreal.  To US civil register as N69473.

 

last date: 22 June 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7844

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1287

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command.

 

First assigned to No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Category C6 damage at "R2" (relief aerodrome at Osler, Saskatchewan) at 10:00 on 22 April 1942.  To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 29 September to 16 December 1942.  To No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 5 October 1944.  to No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored by No. 204 Equipment Holding Unit at Estevan, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 3379:55 total time, 2099:20 since overhaul.

 

last date: 20 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7845

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1288

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command.

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 29 March to 12 May 1943.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Stored at No. 10 Service Flying Training School at Dauphin, Manitoba, where it was noted with 2886:00 total time, 1603:00 since overhaul.  Later stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at No. 304 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite.  Sold to A.J. Leward of Montreal.  To US civil register as N69466.

 

last date: 22 June 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7846

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1289

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command.

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 6 August to 17 September 1943.  to storage with No. 2 Training command when completed.  To No. 4 Training Command on 11 December 1943.  To No. 2 Air command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 10 April 1945.  Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at No. 2 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit where it was noted with 3462:50 total time, 1501:15 since overhaul.  To US civil register as N69547.

 

last date: 26 August 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7847

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1290

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command.

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 11 June to 25 August 1943.  To storage with No. 2 Training Command when completed, issued from storage on 9 August 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 13 July 1945.  Stored at No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 2650:50 total time, 668:15 since overhaul.  By 27 November 1945 on the books of Material Command, stored at the Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Saskatoon.  Sold to Siple Aircraft.  To US civil register as N66122.

 

last date: 2 January 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7848

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1291

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command.

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 16 October 1942 to 8 January 1943.  to No. 2 Training Command when completed.  Pending disposal from 27 September 1944.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, still pending disposal.  Stored at No. 204 Equipment Holding Unit at Estevan, Saskatchewan, where it was noted with 3371:20 total time, 2094:20 since overhaul.

 

last date: 20 February 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal

7849

Cessna

 

Crane

Mk. I

 

 

 

1292

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 July 1941 - Taken on strength by No. 2 Training Command.

 

To Prairie Airways for overhaul, 23 September to 3 December 1942.  To No. 2 Training command when completed.  To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944, pending disposal from that date.  Stored at No. 205 Equipment Holding Unit at Neepawa, Manitoba, where it was noted with 3382:15 total time, 2101:05 since overhaul.  By 6 December 1945 stored at No. 5 Satellite Equipment Holding Unit.  To US civil register as N69476.

 

last date: 5 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal


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