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Serial Numbers
RCAF 951 to 1000
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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

951

Supermarine

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Stranraer

 

 

 

 

CV 230

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 November 1941 - Taken on charge

 

Serving with No. 120 (BR) Squadron, out of RCAF Station Coal Harbour, Vancouver Island, when it ditched. Reported by radio that it had engine problems.  Crew later sighted by 952, then 950, but these aircraft diverted to reported submarine in area, weather closed in, and crew never sighted again.  Memorial service for crew held in Victoria, BC on 23 August 2002.

 

last date: 26 September 1942 - Struck off, after going missing on operational patrol 23 August 1942, see comments.

952

Supermarine

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Stranraer

 

 

 

 

CV 231

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 November 1941 - Taken on strength

 

Served with No. 120 (BR) Squadron, out of RCAF Station Coal Harbour, Vancouver Island.

 

last date: 16 October 1944 - Struck off

953

Supermarine

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Stranraer

 

 

 

 

CV 232

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 November 1941 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 6 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Alliford Bay, BC, when it crashed on 31 August 1942.  Repaired and returned to service.  Operated in utility role by No. 166 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island, 1943/1944.  To civil register as CF-BYC, registered to W.C. Siple of Montreal on 6 April 1945.  Exported to Aero Transport Corporation of Tampa, Florida, registration unknown.

 

last date: 7 February 1945 - Struck off, later sold.

954

Supermarine

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Stranraer

 

 

 

 

CV 233

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 November 1941 - Taken on strength

 

Served with No. 4 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Jericho Beach and Ucluelet, BC, from 1939 to 1941.  Operated by No. 7 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Prince Rupert, BC, 1941 to 1943.  Operated in utility role by No. 166 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island, 1943.

 

last date: 25 November 1943 - Struck off, after Category A crash on 26 September 1943.

955

Supermarine

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Stranraer

 

 

 

 

CV 234

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 November 1941 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 13 (OT) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, 1941 to 1942.  Category C accident in BC, on 20 July 1942.

 

last date: 7 February 1945 - Struck off

956

Supermarine

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Stranraer

 

 

 

 

CV 235

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 November 1941 - Taken on strength

 

Operated by No. 7 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Prince Rupert, BC, 1941.  Operated by No. 9 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Bella Bella, BC, 1941 to 1944.  Category C damage at Patricia Bay, BC on 29 April 1942.

 

last date: 7 February 1945 - Struck off

957

Supermarine

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Stranraer

 

 

 

 

CV 236

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 November 1941 - Taken on strength

 

To Western Air Command in 1942.

 

last date: 7 February 1945 - Struck off

960

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IIIU

 

 

 

12267

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 February 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-5-DK serial number 42-92464, ex RAF FZ675.  Used by No. 164 (HT) Squadron at RCAF Station Edmonton, when this unit was renumbered No. 435 (T) Squadron in August 1946.  Flew medevac mission to Whitehorse, 7 August 1946.  Delivered patient to Vancouver, BC.  Round trip Edmonton to Whitehorse on 24 January 1947.  Reported as struck off 1 November 1951, also reported as becoming instructional airframe A.628 on 14 February 1959?  Sold by Crown Assets Disposal Corporation, to civil register as CF-OVW, still airworthy with this registration in 1976.  Registration cancelled on 22 September 1998.  Later registered as N983DC, airworthiness certificate dated 16 October 1998, as DC-3C1C3G.  Still airworthy 18 May 2004.

 

last date: 1 November 1951 - Struck off, later sold

961

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IIIR

 

 

 

12289

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 February 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-5-DK, serial number 42-92483.  Used by No. 164 (HT) Squadron at RCAF Station Edmonton, when this unit was renumbered No. 435 (T) Squadron in August 1946.  Delivered to Rockcliffe on 17 January 1947, for use by Photo Wing.  Based at RCAF Station Centralia, Ontario, in November 1953, when it searched for a missing USAF F-89 over Lake Michigan.  Sold by Crown Assets Disposal Corporation, on civil register as CF-AAB, still airworthy 1976.  Later to US civil register as N2290L.

 

last date: 17 August 1964 - struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale.

962

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. III

 

 

 

12544

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 February 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-5-DK, serial number 42-92713.  Used by No. 124 (Ferry) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, to pick up and deliver ferry pilots across Canada.  Crashed while delivering ferry pilots to pick up Cornells.  This was greatest loss of life in any RCAF accident up to that time.  Struck off 25 October 1946.

 

last date: 15 (or 16?) September 1946 - Crashed at Estevan, Saskatchewan, 19 fatalities.

963

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IIIN

 

 

 

12543

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 March 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-5-DK, serial number 42-92712.  Used by No. 164 (HT) Squadron at RCAF Station Edmonton, when this unit was renumbered No. 435 (T) Squadron in August 1946.  To Baker Lake, NWT on 16 August 1946, for paradrop.  To Churchill, Manitoba, and Baker Lake, NWT, 26 August 1946.  To Fargo, ND on 30 August 1946, to pick up Cornell ferry pilots.   With Winnipeg Detachment by September 1946.  To Churchill, Manitoba most of October 1946, to fly US Army stores out of Coral Harbour, NWT.  Delivered to Rockcliffe on 20 January 1947, for use by Photo Wing, but back with 435 Squadron on 26 February 1947, when it damaged a wing tip on landing at Fort St. John, BC.  Carried fuel between Norman Wells, NWT and Sawmill Bay, NWT for Photo Wing detachments, summer of 1947.  Sent to Montreal 19 July 1948 for overhaul by civil contractor (Canadair?).  Served with the Air Navigation School at CFB Winnipeg, after integration but before serial was changed.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Became CAF 12950, which see.

964

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IIIR

 

 

 

12411

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 March 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-5-DK, 42-92593, ex RAF KG381.  RAF serial number never carried.  Used by No. 164 (HT) Squadron at RCAF Station Edmonton, when this unit was renumbered No. 435 (T) Squadron in August 1946.  Still with this unit on 17 April 1947, when it was badly damaged in forced landing at the Pas, Manitoba, following an engine failure.  Still operational in February 1968.  Served with the Air Navigation School at CFB Winnipeg, after integration but before serial was changed.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Became CAF 12951, which see.

965

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IIIR

 

 

 

12876

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 April 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-20-DK, serial number 42-93012.  Used as radio trainer during war.  Still operational in February 1968, but never received new serial number.  Served with the Air Navigation School at CFB Winnipeg, after integration.  Sold to ALPA Aerotaxis of Peru, registered OB-T-1043.

 

last date: 15 May 1970 - Struck off, and sold.

966

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. III

 

 

 

12877

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 April 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-20-DK, serial number 42-93013.  Used by No. 165 (T) Squadron in western Canada at time of crash.

 

last date: 11 August 1944 - written off, after crash on 18 July 1944

967

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. III

 

 

 

13086

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 April 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47 A-20-DK serial number 42-93201.  With Winnipeg Detachment of No. 435 (T) Squadron in 1947.  Delivered skiis for Norseman 371 on 1 January 1947, needed for medevac flight into NWT.  Some confusion on dates here: struck off date is from Griffin, service history in 1947 is from Squadron Diary.

 

last date: 14 February 1947 - Struck off, after crashing at Gander on 27 September 1946.

968

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. III

 

 

 

13087

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 April 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-20-DK, serial number 42-93202.  Operated by No. 165 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, c.1944 to 1945.  Used by No. 164 (HT) Squadron at RCAF Station Edmonton, when this unit was renumbered No. 435 (T) Squadron in August 1946.  To Fargo ND 8 August 1946 to pick up ferry pilots.   With Winnipeg Detachment by September 1946.  Dropped paratroopers at Carberry, Manitoba on 9 September 1946.  Reported u/s at Churchill, Manitoba on 1 October 1946.  Towed Army gliders at Gimili, Manitoba and Carberry, Manitoba in October and November 1946.  Transferred to main squadron, at Edmonton, in November 1946. Still there on 9 June 1947, when it carried the RCAF Band to Vancouver, BC.  Carried English Air Cadets across Canada, July and August 1947.  To No. 6 RD, RCAF Station Trenton, for installation of Gyro Fluxgate Compass and Dead Reckoning Master Unit, 2 to 30 September 1947.  Carried Air Marshall Curtis and General Foulkes on Arctic tour, October 1947.  Carried VIPs on Arctic tour, 24 and 25 May 1948.  Carried Air Commodore Carscallon on tour of NWAC, March 1949.  Still operational February 1968.  Served with the Central Flying School at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba, dates unknown.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Became CAF 12952 (which see).

969

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IIIN

 

 

 

13343

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 May 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-20-DK, serial number 42-93432.  Assigned to Air Force Headquarters in 1944.  With No. 435 (T) Squadron, Winnipeg Detachment, by September 1946.  Loaned to main unit in Edmonton, 28 March 1947, for Operation Beetle.  Still with this unit in October 1950.  Still operational in February 1968.  Served with the Air Navigation School at CFB Winnipeg, after intergration but before serial was changed.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Became CAF 12953.

970

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IIIN

 

 

 

13342

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 June 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-20-DK, serial number 42-93431.  Assigned to Air Force Headquarters in 1944.  With No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta, in August 1946.  To Rockcliffe and Toronto, 16 August 1946.  To Fargo to pick up ferry pilots, 21 August 1946.  With  Winnipeg Detachment by September 1946.  Blew tire on landing at Winnipeg on 27 September 1946, no injuries.  Dropped supplies to HB Co. supply ship Neophyte, frozen in near Chestefield Inlet, NWT, in October 1946.  To Churchill, Manitoba most of October 1946, to fly US Army stores out of Coral Harbour, NWT.  Towed gliders for the Army, December 1946.  Accompanied Norseman 371 on medevac into NWT in January 1947.  Delivered patient from Southhampton to Winnipeg, via Churchill, on 7 January 1947.  With No. 112 (T) Flight on 12 June 1947, when it was detached to Norman Wells, NWT, to carry fuel for Photo Wing detachments operating in the area that summer.  Took part in Operation Assinaboine, November 1950 (6 plane paradrop at Camp Shilo, Manitoba).  In storage at the Technical Storage Detachment at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in late 1960s.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Became CAF 12954 (which see).

971

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IIIS&R

 

 

 

13925/25370

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 July 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-30-DK, serial number 43-48109.  Operated by No. 168 (HT) Squadron, UK Detachment, c.1944 to 1946.  Carried members of No. 424 (Aux) Squadron from Hamilton to Little Norway in summer 1948 or 1949 for summer camp.  Unit unknown, carried registration "VCDGA", still camouflaged.  With No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton, when it searched for missing Norseman between Churchill, Manitoba and Baker Lake, NWT, on 4 January 1954.  With No. 105 (CR) Flight in 1956.  Still operational in February 1968.  Written off, date unknown, did not receive CAF serial number.

 

last date: c.1968 - Struck off

972

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. III

 

 

 

13926/25371

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF serial number C-47A-30DK, 43-48110.  Modified for photo survey work on 8 February 1947.  Serving with No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton on 13 to 19 December 1951, when it carried out AIREV mission (delivery of Korean War wounded from Tacoma, Washington to hospitals across Canada).  Served with No. 109 (KU) Composite Unit at Marville France, dates unknown.  Still operational February 1968.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Became CAF 12955.

973

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IIIF

 

 

 

13923/25368

 

 

 

 

first date: 31 July 1943 - Transferred from USAF

 

Ex US C-47A-30-DK 43-48107.  Operated by No. 168 (HT) Squadron, UK Detachment, c.1944 to 1946.  Ferried by 435 Squadron crew from storage at Calgary, Alberta to Cartierville, PQ on 24 January 1947.  Operated by No. 14 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 1947.  Later used by RCAF Station Cold Lake Base Flight.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Became CAF 12956 (which see).

974

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IIIR

 

 

 

13924/25369

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 August 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-30-DK, serial number 43-48108.  With No. 165 (T) Squadron in 1944.  Used by No. 164 (HT) Squadron at RCAF Station Edmonton, when this unit was renumbered No. 435 (T) Squadron in August 1946.  Still with this unit on 21 April 1947, when it diverted to Grande Prairie with engine trouble.  To civil register as CF-AAC, registered to Austin Airways on 27 April 1965.  Off register by 1976.

 

last date: 17 August 1964 - struck off, later sold by Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

975

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IVM

 

 

 

14558/26003

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 August 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-30-DK, serial number 43-48742.  With No. 168 (HT) Squadron in 1944.  Operated by No. 6 Repair Depot, RCAF Station Trenton, post war (possibly by No. 129 AF Flight).  Delivered pilots and pay to outlying bases.  Ferried to Europe by 435 Squadron crew 1 April 1954, for use by RCAF units in France.  Probably converted to Mk. III standard, date unknown.

 

last date: 29 July 1959 - Written off, details unknown.  Date also reported as 21 December 1958, by Baugher, this may be date of crash.

976

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk.IVMN/ III

 

 

 

14557/26002

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 September 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex US C-47A-30-DK 43-48741.  Used by No. 164 (HT) Squadron, Winnipeg Detachment, when this unit was renumbered No. 435 (T) Squadron in August 1946.  Compass swing performed 21 August 1946.  With Winnipeg Detachment by September 1946.  Paradrop at Carberry, Manitoba, in November 1946.  Still with this unit on 21 March 1947, when it dropped supplies to Army, out of Churchill, Manitoba, and when written up by DOT for low flying over Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta in April 1949.  Last Dakota in camouflage with this unit, in September 1949.  Took part in Operation Assinaboine, 14 November 1950 (6 plane paradrop at Camp Shilo, Manitoba).  Converted to Mk. III, date unknown.  Served with the Air Navigation School at CFB Winnipeg, after intergration but before serial was changed.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - To CAF as 12957 (which see)

977

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk.IVST/ III

 

 

 

14560/26005

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 September 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex US C-47B-5-DK, serial number 43-48744.  Operated by No. 12 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, post war.  Carried RCMP Band from Winnipeg to Ottawa in December 1946.  Participated in Operation Sundog III (airborne assault on Fort Chimo, PQ, from Goose Bay), February 1952, while with 412 Squadron.  Still with No. 412 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario  in 1956, and at integration in February 1968.  Converted to Mk. III, date unknown.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - To CAF as 12958

978

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

14559/26004

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 September 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-30-DK, serial number 43-48743.  With No. 168 (HT) Squadron, UK detachment.  Visited Pomigliano, Italy on 10 January 1945.  Crashed at RAF Biggin Hill, UK on 25 January 1945, destroyed by post impact fire.

 

last date: 4 July 1945 - struck off after crash, see comments

979

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IVM / III

 

 

 

15196/26641

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 October 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-15-DK, serial number 43-49380.  With No. 414 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario in 1949.  Took part in Operation Sundog II in February 1951 (airborne assault exercise out of Churchill, Manitoba), with 435 (T) Squadron.  To Fairbanks, Alaska, via Whitehorse, June 1951.  To Juneau, Alaska for 5 days in August 1951, to search for missing CPA airliner.  Carried out AIREV mission (delivery of Korean War wounded from Tacoma, Washington to hospitals across Canada), 29 January to 4 February 1952; and 14 to 20 February 1952.  Took part in Operation Bulldog (air drop of Army engineers and equipment, out of Fort Nelson, BC) in February 1954.  Used by No. 6 (S & R) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta in late 1960s.  Still operational in February 1968.  Converted to Mk. III, date unknown.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Became CAF 12959.

980

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk.IVM/ III

 

 

 

15199/26644

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 November 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-15-DK, serial number 43-49383.  Converted to Mk. III, date unknown.

 

last date: 20 May 1952 - struck off, after crashing at Frobisher Bay, NWT, on 6 May 1952

981

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IVM

 

 

 

15198/26643

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 November 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex US C-47B-15-DK 43-49382.  With No. 168 (HT) Squadron in 1945.  With No. 412 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe or Uplands, Ontario, post war.  With No. 412 (T) Squadron at CFB Uplands, Ontario after integration in February 1968.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - to CAF as 12960

982

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IVM / III

 

 

 

15197/26642

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 November 1944 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-15-DK, serial number 43-49381.  With No. 168 (HT) Squadron 1945.  With No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta by December 1948.  Converted to Mk. III, date unknown.

 

last date: 5 May 1949 - written off, details not known

983

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IVMF/III

 

 

 

15688/27133

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 January 1945 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-20-DK, serial number 43-49872.  With No. 435(T) Squadron, RCAF Stations Edmonton and Namao, Alberta, c.1946 to 1960.  Converted to Mk. III, date unknown.

 

last date: 12 March 1963 - To Indian Air Force, registered as VC-BNA, later BJ912.

984

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IVP / III

 

 

 

15690/27135

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 January 1945 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-20-DK, serial number 43-49874.   With No. 414 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, for photo surveys, 1947 to 1950.  Crashed at St. Hubert, PQ on 28 July 1952, Category A damage.  Became instructional airframe A.597 on 26 August 1952.  Converted to Mk. III, date unknown.

 

last date: 10 July 1958 - struck off

985

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IVT / III

 

 

 

15935/32683

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 February 1945 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-25-DK, serial number 44-76351.  Used as a target tug in 1951.  Converted to Mk. III, date unknown.

 

last date: 19 February 1953 - Struck off, after being reported missing on 23 July 1951.

986

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

15933/32681

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 February 1945 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-25-DK, serial number 44-76349.

 

last date: 12 November 1946 - Written off after crashing at Goose Bay, Newfoundland on 29 March 1946.

987

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV / III

 

 

 

16367/33115

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1945 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-30-DK, serial number 44-76783.  To No. 9 (T) Group in 1945.  With No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta, in August 1946.  Performed paradrop at Camp Shilo, Manitoba on 15 August 1946.  To Rockcliffe and return, later that month.   With Winnipeg Detachment by September 1946.  Delivered to Rockcliffe on 20 January 1947, for use by Photo Wing.  Converted to Mk. III, date unknown.

 

last date: 27 January 1949 - Written off.

988

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. III

 

 

 

16368/33116

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1945 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-30-DK, serial number 44-76784.  To No. 9 (T) Group in 1945.  Operated by No. 168 (HT) Squadron, UK Detachment, c.1945 to 1946.  Operated by No. 121 (KU) Composite Unit at RCAF Station Comox, BC, dates unknown.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Became CAF 12961 (which see).

989

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IVM

 

 

 

16718/33466

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 June 1945 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-30-DK, serial number 44-77134.  Delivered to Rockcliffe on 22 January 1947, by crew from 435 Squadron, for use by Photo Wing.  Operated by No. 14 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 1947.  With No. 414 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, for photo surveys, 1947 to 1950.  With No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton, by January 1951.  Carried out AIREV mission (delivery of Korean War wounded from Tacoma, Washington to hospitals across Canada) September 1951, 13 to 19 December 1951.  Participated in Operation Sundog III (airborne assault on Fort Chimo, PQ, from Goose Bay), February 1952.  Took part in Operation Bulldog (air drop of Army engineers and equipment, out of Fort Nelson, BC) in February 1954.  Reported scrapped in India, 14 March 1969.

 

last date: 12 March 1963 - To Indian AF, their serial number BJ913

990

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IVMN

 

 

 

16719/33467

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 June 1945 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-30-DK, serial number 44-77135.  To No. 9 (T) Group in 1946.  Used by No. 164 (HT) Squadron at RCAF Station Edmonton, when this unit was renumbered No. 435 (T) Squadron in August 1946.  With Winnipeg Detachment by 17 March 1947, when it went u/s at Regina, Saskatchewan with magneto problems.  Repair assistance from CP Airlines.  Blew tire on landing at Fort Nelson, BC on 29 May 1947, no further damage.  Air dropped supplies at Cambridge Bay, NWT on 21 July 1947.  With the Air Navigation School at CFB Winnipeg after integration, still with RCAF serial.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Became CAF 12962 (which see).

991

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IVP

 

 

 

16959/34218

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 September 1945 - taken on strength

 

Was US C-47B-45-DK  no. 45-0956. With No. 435(T) Squadron, RCAF Stations Edmonton and Namao, Alberta, c.1946 to 1949.  With No. 414 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, in 1949.  Transferred (loan?) to Rockcliffe on 4 September 1950, from 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton.  Took part in Operation Sundog II in February 1951 (airborne assault exercise out of Churchill, Manitoba).  Carried VIPs on west coast tour in April 1951.  To Cape Dorset, NWT on 5 to 7 March 1951.  Carried out AIREV mission (delivery of Korean War wounded from Tacoma, Washington to hospitals across Canada), 2 to 5 December 1951.  Participated in Operation Sundog III (airborne assault on Fort Chimo, PQ, from Goose Bay), February 1952.  Took part in Operation Bulldog (air drop of Army engineers and equipment, out of Fort Nelson, BC) in February 1954.  Now on display at RAAF Association Museum, WA.

 

last date: 27 December 1954 - written off

992

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. III

 

 

 

12217

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 August 1946 - taken on strength, from RCAF Overseas.

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-5-DK, serial number 42-92419, ex RAF FZ658.  Still operational in February 1968.  With the Air Navigation School at CFB Winnipeg after integration, still with RCAF serial.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Became CAF 12963.

993

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IIISR

 

 

 

12483

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 July 1946 - Taken on strength, from RCAF Overseas.

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-10-DK, serial number 42-92658, ex RAF KG448.  Still operational February 1968.  With the Air Navigation School at CFB Winnipeg after integration, still with RCAF serial.  On civil register by 1976, as C-GNNA.

 

last date: 3June 1970 - Became CAF 12964

994

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. III

 

 

 

13476

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 July 1946 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47A-25-DK, serial number 42-93552, ex RAF KG659.  Served with RCAF Station Goose Bay Station Flight, when it took part in Operation Loup Garou (airborne assault exercise on Sept Isle, PQ) February 1954.

 

last date: 30 October 1962 - to Indian AF, their registration BJ762.  Also reported as 6 November 1962?

1000

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

16604/33352

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 August 1946 - taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-35-DK, serial number 44-77020, ex RAF KN655.  With No. 12 (Com) and No. 412 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe or Uplands, Ontario, post war.  VIP interior, used for many VIP trips with Canadian and foreign dignitaries.  Typical trips:  General Revers, French Army C.of S., Ottawa to Washington on 8 April 1949; Governor General Viscount Alexander to Toronto and return on 30 April 1949.  Still operational as VIP transport February 1968, still with No. 412 Sdn.  Note: some sources identify this aircraft as ex KN665, which was in the RCAF, but was sold in 1947.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Became CAF 12965.


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