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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

KH945

Waco

Commonwealth

Hadrian

Mk. II

 

 

first date: 28 September 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Ex USAAF CG-4A-CM serial number 42-74524.  Ex RAF KH945, but delivered direct to RCAF, no RAF history.  First assigned to No. 6 Operational Training Unit.  To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot at Vancouver on 28 March 1945 for modifications.  To stored reserve with Western Air Command on 26 June 1945.  Issued from storage on 20 August 1945.  Noted as being held by No. 2 Air Command, pending formation of No. 164 (T) Squadron on 15 September 1945, stored with No. 2 Air Command.  This probably referred to the pending split of 164 (T) Squadron into 426 and 435 Squadrons.  To storage with No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba on 1 June 1946.  To No. 1 Air Command on 5 July 1946, for use as training aid at No. 2 Technical Training School at Camp Borden, Ontario.  Pending disposal there from 10 February 1949.  Noted on 10 July 1949 with 371:15 total time.

 

last date: 4 August 1949 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

KH946

Waco

 

Hadrian

Mk. II

 

 

first date: 28 September 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Ex USAAF CG-4A-WO serial number 42-79361.  Ex RAF KH946, but delivered direct to RCAF, no RAF history.  First assigned to No. 6 Operational Training Unit.  To stored reserve with No. 2 Air Command on 15 September 1945, noted as being held pending formation of No. 164 (T) Squadron.  This probably referred to the pending split of 164 (T) Squadron into 426 and 435 Squadrons.  To storage with No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba on 1 June 1946.  To No. 9 (T) Group on 8 July 1946, possibly for Arctic exercise.  Back to storage at Gimli on 26 March 1947.  To North West Air Command on 3 September 1947, for use by No. 112 (T) Flight at Rivers Camp, Manitoba.  Used to train Army glider pilots, and in airborne landing exercises.

 

last date: 14 November 1947 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

KH947

Waco

 

Hadrian

Mk. II

 

 

first date: 28 September 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Ex USAAF CG-4A, History Card reports US serial number as 42-42236, but this was a Vultee BT-13.  Baugher reported this aircraft as ex 43-42236, a CG-4A-NW.  First assigned to No. 6 Operational Training Unit.  To stored reserve with No. 2 Air Command on 15 September 1945, noted as being held pending formation of No. 164 (T) Squadron.  This probably referred to the pending split of 164 (T) Squadron into 426 and 435 Squadrons.  To storage with No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba on 1 June 1946.  To No. 9 (T) Group on 8 July 1946, possibly for Arctic exercise.  Back to storage at Gimli on 26 March 1947.  To North West Air Command on 3 September 1947, for use by No. 112 (T) Flight at Rivers Camp, Manitoba.  Used to train Army glider pilots, and in airborne landing exercises.

 

last date: 14 November 1947 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

KJ641

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25J / Mk. III / 3U / 3LB

 

 

NA-108

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 March 1945 - Received on loan from British Aircraft Commission

 

Loaned to No. 2 Air Command, for use at Canadian Winter Experimental Establishment at Suffield, Alberta.  Noted on 1 December 1947 with 430:15 total time, condition good, fitment standard.  On 1 March 1948 had 454:45 logged time.  On 1 April 1949 had 617:00 logged time.  To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario on 8 November 1949, for fitment of complete de-icing system, plus inspection and repairs to hydraulic system.  To No. 6 Repair Depot on 7 February 1950, for "elimination of snags" and preparation for ferry back to CWEE.  To Northwest Air Command on 18 February 1950, and returned to CWEE at Suffield.  To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization, 9 to 23 January 1952.  To Tactical Group at Suffield when completed.  To Air Material Command on 20 August 1952, when the CWEE at Suffield became the Central Experimental & Proving Establishment Detachment Ralston (name of airport at Suffield).  To North West Industries for installation of heater and air conditioning, back to CEPE on 9 April 1953.  To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for modifications, 13 December 1954.  Probably redesignated as Mk. 3LB during this time.  To No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 12 November 1957.  To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 March 1958.  Pending disposal there from 20 October 1959.  Sold to Canadian Consolidated Salvage of Edmonton.

 

last date: 5 June 1961 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale

KJ764

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25J

 

 

NA-108

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1945 - Received on loan from No. 45 Group, RAF

 

To No. 1 Air Command at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, on special loan from RAF Ferry Command at Dorval, PQ.  To No. 9 (T) Group on 5 July 1946, for use by Test and Development Establishment, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  To storage with No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Mountain View, Ontario on 9 October 1946.  Noted on 6 January 1948 with 204:40 total time, condition good, fitment "Gunnery".  To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario on 5 January 1949, for use in prototyping nose section modifications, and then to be scrapped.  Category B crash on 8 January 1949.  Always identified as B-25J in RCAF records.

 

last date: 31 January 1949 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

KJ827

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

14166/25611

 

 

 

 

first date: 2 September 1944 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-1-DK serial number 43-48350, ex RAF KJ827.  Delivered to USAAF on 11 August 1944, to RAF on 18 August 1944.  Delivered direct to RCAF, no RAF service.  At Pennfield Ridge in March to May 1945, probably with the Transport Conversion Squadron.  Transferred from RCAF Station Pennfield Ridge, NB to No. 6 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Comox, BC in September 1945.  Later with No. 412 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Seen at Dorval airport in October 1957.  Still with 412 Squadron at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario in 1964.  Later carried 14166 in place of serial number.  With No. 102 (K) Unit at CFB Trenton, Ontario after Integration, but never received CF serial number.  Later to civil register as CF-BYK, noted as a DC-3C in 1976 when it was registered to Superior Airways of Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Off Canadian register by 1988.  To US civil register as N2922Z.  Converted to turboprops, probably while on US register.  US registration cancelled by 2008.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Struck off

KJ828

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

14167/25612

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 August 1944 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47-1-DK serial number 43-48351, ex RAF KJ828.  Delivered to USAAF on 1 August 1944, to RAF on 16 August 1944.  At Pennfield Ridge in April to August 1945, probably with the Transport Conversion Squadron.  Transferred from RCAF Station Pennfield Ridge, NB to No. 6 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Comox, BC in September 1945.  With Radar and Communications School Flight at RCAF Station Centralia, Ontario from 25 July 1947.  With No. 109 (K) Unit at Lahr, Germany at time of Integration.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Renumbered as CF 12948 (which see)

KJ936

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

14664/26109

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 October 1944 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-5-DK serial number 43-48848, ex RAF KJ936.  Delivered to USAAF on 25 September 1944.  Delivered direct to RCAF, no RAF service.  At Pennfield Ridge in April to August 1945, probably with the Transport Conversion Squadron.  Transferred from RCAF Station Pennfield Ridge, NB to No. 6 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Comox, BC in September 1945.  Later assigned to No. 9 (T) Group.  Delivered to No. 412 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, in April 1949.  Used for pilot training for VIP Dakotas, coded "AO*H".  With No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton by July 1949, still with this unit when it crashed on landing at Whitehorse, Yukon during Operation Sweetbriar, on 29 February 1950.

 

last date: 2 March 1950 - Struck off after crash

KJ956

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

14803/26248

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 September 1951 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-10-DK serial number 43-48987, ex RAF KJ956.  Delivered to USAAF on 11 October 1944, to RAF on 25 October 1944.  Sold by RAF as scrap on 5 September 1950.  Coded "CC*A" during Arctic operations c.1954.  Served with Training Air Command, possibly based at Rivers, Manitoba.  Took part in Operation Loup Garou (airborne assault on Sept Isle, PQ) February 1954.  Coded "KT*956" in 1957, serving on west coast.  With No. 412 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario when it transported AM Dunlap from Debert, NS to Ottawa on 1 June 1962.  With No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Namao, Alberta, in 1964.  With No. 104 (K) Unit at CFB St. Hubert, PQ after Integration.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Renumbered as CF 12949 (which see)

KK101

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

14995/26440

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 November 1944 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-10-DK serial number 43-49179, ex RAF KK101.  Delivered to USAAF on 27 October 1944, to RAF on 7 November 1944.  To Western Air Command.  Reported as marked 14995, not confirmed.  Had 492:25 logged time when struck off.

 

last date: 17 October 1947 - Struck off

KK102

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

14996/26441

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 November 1944 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-10-DK serial number 43-49180, ex RAF KK102.  Delivered to USAAF on 30 October 1944.  Registered as VC-CBG, marked as CB*G.  With No. 412 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario in 1964.  Served with No. 424 Squadron at CFB Trenton in late 1960s.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Renumbered as CF 12901 (which see)

KK143

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

15281/26726

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 July 1946 - Taken on strength, probably form RCAF Overseas

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-15-DK serial number 43-49465, ex RAF KK143.  Delivered to USAAF on 25 November 1944, with RAF later in 1944.  Also reported as transferred to RCAF on 7 April 1946, possibly from RCAF Overseas.  Used by Central Flying School at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba.  To civil register as CF-AUQ.  With Superior Airways of Thunder Bay, Ontario when it crashed on 6 December 1972, 11.9 miles south of Lac Randell, PQ.  From Aviation Safety Network web site: "The aircraft entered a spiral, while the captain was removing ice from the windscreen with a scraper. The violent correction caused a high speed stall. The DC-3 crashed in a nose and wing down attitude."  No fatalities.

 

last date: 31 January 1970 - Struck off

KK160

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV / 4FP

 

 

 

15299/26744

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 December 1944 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-15-DK serial number 43-49483, ex RAF KK160.  Delivered to USAAF on 28 November 1944, then to RAF on 14 December 1944.  Delivered direct to RCAF, no RAF service.  At Pennfield Ridge, NB in March to August 1945, probably with the Transport Conversion Squadron.  Took part in Operation Assiniboine, 14 November 1950 (6 plane paradrop at Camp Shilo, Manitoba), while with No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton.  Transferred (loan?) to Rockcliffe on 4 September 1950.  Possibly with No. 414 (P) Squadron at this time?  Took part in Operation Sundog II in February 1951 (airborne assault exercise out of Churchill, Manitoba).  Carried out AIREV mission (delivery of Korean War wounded from Tacoma, Washington to hospitals across Canada) to Vancouver, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Dorval, Quebec City and Halifax, July 1951; and August 1951.  Took part in Operation Assiniboine II, 9-14 November 1951 (series of multi-plane paradrops at Camp Shilo, Manitoba).  Participated in Operation Sundog III (airborne assault on Fort Chimo, PQ, from Goose Bay), February 1952.  Carried out AIREV mission, 23 - 25 March 1952.  Broke through ice while landing at Baker Lake, NWT on 15 June 1953.  Crew taxied aircraft to firm ground as is was sinking, awarded CAS Commendations for saving aircraft.  Carried members of Survival School to Cambridge Bay, NWT, on 14 December 1953.  Took part in Operation Bulldog (air drop of Army engineers and equipment, out of Fort Nelson, BC) in February 1954.  Searching near Grande Prairie, Alberta for missing Expeditor from C&R Flight, March 1954.  Found Expeditor on 20 March.  AIREV mission 24 - 30 March 1954, and last ever AIREV on 9 April 1954 (as far east as Goose Bay).  With No. 412 (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario, dates not known.  To US civil register, first as N502PA, later N300TX.  Off register by 2006.

 

last date: 7 August 1968 - Struck off, later sold

KK237

Consolidated

Consolidated, Fort Worth

Liberator

B. Mk. VI

 

 

Model 32

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 November 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-95-CF serial 44-44308, ex RAF KK237.  Delivered to stored reserve, issued to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, Boundary Bay, BC on 11 December 1944.  Pending disposal from 16 October 1945, when it had 596:00 logged time.  Stored at Abbotsford, BC by 27 November 1945.  On strength with No. 7 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit by 1 February 1946.  Broken up and sold as scrap in 1946.  Hulk recovered from a farm in Chase, BC in 1971, and advertised for sale.

 

last date: 8 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

KK238

Consolidated

Consolidated, Fort Worth

Liberator

B. Mk. VI

 

 

Model 32

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 November 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-95-CF serial 44-44309, ex RAF KK238.  Delivered to stored reserve, issued to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, Boundary Bay, BC on 16 January 1945.  Pending disposal from 16 October 1945, when it had 595:00 logged time.  Stored at Abbotsford, BC by 27 November 1945.  On strength with No. 7 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit by 1 February 1946.  Broken up and sold as scrap in 1946.

 

last date: 8 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

KK239

Consolidated

Consolidated, Fort Worth

Liberator

B. Mk. VI

 

 

Model 32

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 November 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-95-CF serial 44-44310, ex RAF KK239.  Delivered to stored reserve, issued to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, Boundary Bay, BC on 16 January 1945.  Pending disposal from 16 October 1945, when it had 652:30 logged time.  Stored at Abbotsford, BC by 27 November 1945.  On strength with No. 7 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit by 1 February 1946.  Broken up and sold as scrap in 1946.

 

last date: 8 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

KK240

Consolidated

Consolidated, Fort Worth

Liberator

B. Mk. VI

 

 

Model 32

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 November 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-95-CF serial 44-44311, ex RAF KK240.  Delivered to stored reserve, issued to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, Boundary Bay, BC on 15 May 1945.  Pending disposal from 16 October 1945, when it had 307:15 logged time.  Stored at Abbotsford, BC by 27 November 1945.  On strength with No. 7 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit by 1 February 1946.  Broken up and sold as scrap in 1946.

 

last date: 8 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

KK241

Consolidated

Consolidated, Fort Worth

Liberator

B. Mk. VI

 

 

Model 32

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 November 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-95-CF serial 44-44312, ex RAF KK241.  Delivered to stored reserve, issued to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, Boundary Bay, BC on 21 May 1945.  Reported missing on cross country flight on 1 June 1945.  Ownership to No. 3 Repair Depot on 5 June 1945, for write off.  Wreckage later found on Mount Welch, BC (East of Chilliwack, now known as Welch Peak).

 

last date: 16 July 1945 - Struck off

KK242

Consolidated

Consolidated, Fort Worth

Liberator

B. Mk. VI

 

 

Model 32

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 November 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Ex USAAF B-24J-95-CF serial 44-44313, ex RAF KK242.  Delivered to stored reserve, issued to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, Boundary Bay, BC on 28 May 1945.  Pending disposal from 16 October 1945, when it had 225:10 logged time.  Stored at Abbotsford, BC by 27 November 1945.  On strength with No. 7 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit by 1 February 1946.  Broken up and sold as scrap in 1946.

 

last date: 8 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

KL133

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. 2PT

 

 

NA-87

87-8713

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 December 1944 - Taken on strength at No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-20-NA serial number 41-30548.  Identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records.  Delivered direct to RCAF, no RAF or USAAF service.  To Western Air Command for use by No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC on 14 May 1945, after modifications at No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot at Sea Island, BC.  To No. 2 Air Command on 30 July 1945.  To stored reserve on 14 September 1945, when it was reported serviceable.  Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at Gimli, Manitoba by 4 June 1946.  To Avro Canada in Malton, Ontario for reconditioning and modifications, 28 March 1949.  Had 705:45 total time, 102:05 since overhaul when it arrived there.  To North West Industries for modifications, 23 October 1951.  To Training Command on 28 July 1953.  To Bristol Aerospace at Winnipeg for modifications, 26 April to 22 July 1957.  To No. 2 Air Observer School at Winnipeg when completed.  To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 25 May 1959.  Noted as available for disposal on 11 July 1960.

 

last date: 8 September 1960 - Struck off

KL134

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 November 1945 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command as second hand aircraft

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-20-NA serial number 41-30596.  Identified as a B-25D Twin Engine Transport  in early RCAF records.  To No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot on 3 May 1945, for modifications.  To No. 2 Air Command on 31 July 1945.  To stored reserve on 14 September 1945, when it was reported as serviceable.  Transferred to No. 10 Repair Depot on 4 June 1946, still in storage.

 

last date: 24 August 1950 - Struck off at No. 10 Repair Depot

KL135

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. 2PT

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 October 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command as second hand aircraft

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-20-NA serial number 41-30637.  Identified as a B-25D Twin Engine Transport in early RCAF records.  First used by No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC.  To workshop reserve at Boundary Bay on 10 February 1945, for temporary repairs.  To No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 22 February 1945 for further repairs and modifications.  To storage with Western Air Command on 18 September 1945, noted as serviceable on this date.  Stored at Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite Abbotsford, BC from 27 November 1945.  Later stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba.  To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for overhaul and modifications, 18 February 1952 to 4 December 1953.  Probably converted to Mk. 2PT at this time.  To long term storage at No. 25 Air Material Base when completed.  To Tactical Air Command on 15 March 1955, probably for use by Auxiliary Squadrons.  To serviceable reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 22 January 1956.  Still there in February 1957.  To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for retrofits, 26 April to 31 October 1957.  To Training Command when completed.  To inactive reserve at Lincoln Park on 2 June 1959.  Noted as available for disposal on 11 July 1960.

 

last date: 8 September 1960 - Struck off

KL136

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 2 November 1944 - Taken on strength at No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-20 serial number 41-30757.  To Western Air Command, for use by No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC.  Flew photo chase for first CF-100 flight at Malton, Ontario on 19 January 1950.  Pilot was F/L Farlow.

 

last date: 8 September 1960 - Struck off

KL137

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 October 1944 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-20-NA serial number 41-30758.  To Western Air Command, for use by No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC.

 

last date: 24 August 1950 - Struck off

KL138

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 1944 - Taken on strength at No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-20-NA serial number 41-30759.  To Western Air Command, for use by No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC.

 

last date: 24 August 1950 - Struck off

KL139

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 November 1944 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-20-NA serial number 41-30760.  To Western Air Command, for use by No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC.  Stored at No. 7 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Vancouver by March 1946.  Category B crash at Edmonton, Alberta on 12 May 1953.  Probably with No. 418 Squadron (Auxiliary) at this time.

 

last date: 8 September 1960 - Struck off

KL140

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 October 1944 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-20-NA serial number 41-30814.  To Western Air Command, for use by No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC.

 

last date: 16 February 1962 - Struck off

KL141

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 October 1944 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-25-NA serial number 41-87146.  To Western Air Command, for use by No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC.

 

last date: 24 August 1950 - Struck off

KL142

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 October 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command as second hand aircraft

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-25-NA serial number 42-87288.  Identified as a B-25D Twin Engine Transport in early RCAF records.  First used by No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC.  To No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot on 20 February 1945, for repairs.  Scrapped without being repaired.

 

last date: 20 June 1945 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

KL143

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. 2PT

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 October 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command as second hand aircraft

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-25-NA serial number 42-87290.  Identified as a B-25D Twin Engine Transport in early RCAF records.  Delivered to stored reserve at Vancouver, BC.  Issued from storage on 3 November 1944, for use by No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC.  To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot for modifications, 20 February to 14 May 1945.  To storage with Western Air Command when completed, issued from storage on 7 July 1945.  To No. 2 Air Command on 31 July 1945.  To storage on 20 September 1945.  Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba from 4 June 1946.  Noted on 30 November 1947 with 601:00 total time, condition good, fitment standard.  To North West Air Command on 27 January 1948, for use by No.  418 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Edmonton and / or Namao, Alberta.  By 1 March 1948 had 621:40 total time.  To RCAF Station Gimli with Squadron in July 1948, for summer exercises.  On 1 March 1949 had 752:45 logged time.  To storage at No. 10 Repair Depot on 28 May 1950.  To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for reconditioning and modifications, 6 September 1951 to 18 September 1952.  To Training Command at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario when completed.  To Central Experimental & Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 5 March 1956.  To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for development of wing and nose modifications, back to CEPE on 29 May 1956.  To Bristol again for modifications on 1 May 1957.  To Training Command at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba on 25 September 1957.  To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 12 January 1959.  Noted as available for disposal on 11 July 1960.

 

last date: 8 September 1960 - Struck off

KL144

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 October 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command as second hand aircraft

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-25-NA serial number 42-87352.  Identified as a B-25D Twin Engine Transport in early RCAF records.  First used by No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC.  To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot for modifications, 26 March to 30 July 1945.  To No. 2 Air Command when completed.  To stored reserve on 20 September 1945, noted as serviceable on that date.  Stored with No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan from 14 June 1946.  Noted on 1 November 1947 with 530:05 total time, being prepared for flight by No. 10 Repair Depot, for allotment to North West Air Command.  To North West Air Command on 28 February 1949, for use by No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Nose gear damaged on take off while with this unit, on 9 March 1950.  To stored reserve with No. 10 Repair Depot, and noted as being held to next fiscal year, pending allotment to contractor, on 24 March 1950.

 

last date: 24 August 1950 - Struck off at No. 10 Repair Depot

KL145

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 2 November 1944 - Taken on strength at No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot at Vancouver

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-25 serial number 42-87379.  Identified as a B-25D early RCAF records.  Delivered to workshop reserve at No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot.  To No. 1 Training Command on 10 December 1944, for use by Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945.  To storage with No. 1 AC on 18 February 1947.  To No. 9 (T) Group on 24 April 1947, for use by No. 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Noted on 1 September 1947 with 650:05 total time, fitment standard, being used for spare parts only.  Noted on 24 March 1948 with 707:55 total time, fitment standard, condition fair.  To Air Transport Command on 1 April 1948.  To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 26 October 1948, with 768:20 total time.  To Avro Canada in Malton, Ontario on 21 January 1949, for reconditioning and conversion to tactical photographic configuration.

 

last date: 8 May 1951 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

KL146

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 November 1944 - Taken on strength at No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot at Vancouver

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3629.  Identified as a B-25D early RCAF records.  Delivered to workshop reserve at No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot.  To Western Air Command on 2 February 1945, probably for use at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC.  To No. 2 Air Command in December 1944.  To storage at No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit on 2 February 1946.  Later stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba.

 

last date: 24 August 1950 - Struck off by No. 10 Repair Depot

KL147

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 October 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-25 serial number 42-87501.  Identified as a B-25D early RCAF records.  Delivered to workshop reserve.  To No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC on 27 January 1945.  Category B crash at Boundary Bay airfield at 09:25 on 13 May 1945.  To No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot at Vancouver on 17 May 1945, for repairs.  To storage with Western Air Command on 18 September 1945.  Stored at Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite Abbotsford, BC from 27 November 1945.  Pending disposal at Abbotsford from 22 January 1946.  Ownership to No. 7 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit on 1 February 1946, still pending disposal.

 

last date: 8 October 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale.

KL148

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II / Mk. 2PT

 

 

NA-87

100-23960

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command as second hand aircraft

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-35 serial number 43-3634.  Assigned to RAF while under production, and assigned serial KL148.  Diverted back to USAAC before completion, and served with 489th Bomb Squadron in Sicily.  Flew 7 or 8 combat missions in April and May 1944, still had visible flak repairs when retired from RCAF.  Had 156:56 logged flying time when it returned to Brooks Field, Texas for modifications before delivery to RAF.  Intended for No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC.  To No. Repair Depot for modifications to RAF standards on 21 January 1945.  To storage with Western Air Command on 12 June 1945, issued from storage on 7 July 1945.  To No. 2 Air Command on 31 July 1945.  To stored reserve on 20 September 1945.  Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot Detachment at RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan by 4 June 1946.  to North West Air Command on 27 January 1947, for use by No. 418 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Edmonton, Alberta.  Arrived at Edmonton in early February 1947.  Reported on 30 November 1947 with 475:40 total time, condition good, fitment standard.  On 1 March 1948 had 512:45 total time.  IFF installed at Edmonton, in June 1948.  Engine changed in the field at RCAF Station Gimli in July 1948, during summer exercises.  On 1 March 1949 had 709:50 total time.  To storage at No. 10 Repair Depot on 17 April 1950.  To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications, October 1951 to 24 June 1953.  Redesignated as Mk. 2PT by then.  To Training Command when completed, for use at Flying Instructors School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Still with FIS, coded "GO*148", when it landed with nose gear up, despite efforts of crew to lower it.  To No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton for temporary repairs on 28 September 1954, then to North West Industries for permanent repairs.  At MacDonald Brother Aircraft in Winnipeg in April 1955, for modifications by mobile party from NWI.  To storage at Lincoln Park on 14 March 1956.  To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for inspection on 14 September 1956.  To Training Command on 23 November 1956.  To Bristol Aerospace from 16 September 1957 to 31 March 1958, then back to RCAF Station Winnipeg.  With No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg in 1958, coded "SV*148".  To Bristol Aerospace again, from 9 June to 10 July 1958, for installation of modified Holley carburetor scoops.  With No. 129 (A&F) Flight at Trenton from 10 July 1958, coded "LK*148".  Used to transport ferry and acceptance crews across North America.  Assigned to inactive reserve with No. 6 Repair Depot at Dunnville, Ontario from 4 January 1961, but still flying on 8 February 1961, when it had logged 1695:00 total time.  Pending disposal at Dunnville from 22 February 1961.  To civil register as CF-NWV, sold to Hicks and Lawrence of Ostrander, Ontario.  Ferried to St. Thomas, Ontario on 2 August 1962.  Stored outdoors there until 1969.  To US civil register as NX3774 in 1969.  Early owners included R. McPherson of New Albany, Ohio; and G.H. Lamont of Detroit Michigan up to 1987.  To Yankee Air Museum, Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Michigan with US registration N3774 in 1987.  Restored to B-25D configuration 2000 to 2001, marked as USAAF B-25D, named "Yankee Warrior".  Still airworthy 2008.

 

last date: 18 June 1962 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale

KL149

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II / Mk. 2LB

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 1944 - Taken on strength by Western Air Command as second hand aircraft

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-35 serial number 43-3647.  Assigned to RAF while under production, and assigned serial KL149.  Diverted back to USAAC before completion.  Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC.  To No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot at Vancouver for modifications to RAF standards, 21 January 1945.  Loaned to No. 3 Repair Depot at Vancouver, used for Victory Loan display on 26 April 1945.  To No. 22 SRD again for repairs and modifications, 22 June 1945. To No. 2 Air Command on 30 July 1945.  To stored reserve on 20 September 1945.  Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan by 4 June 1946.  Noted as being prepared for flight by No. 10 Repair Depot on 1 November 1947, with 408:55 total flying time.  Same total time noted on 11 January 1948.  To North West Air Command on 1 June 1948, for use by No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Noted on 1 April 1949 with 490:20 logged time.  To storage with No. 10 Repair Depot on 24 March 1950.  To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta on 12 October 1951, for modifications.  To Tactical Air Group on 21 May 1953.  Served with No. 418 Squadron, RCAF Station Namao, Alberta, in mid 1950s, coded "HO*149".

 

last date: 9 August 1957 - Struck off and scrapped at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta

KL150

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II / Mk. 2PT

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 January 1945 - Taken on strength at No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot as second hand aircraft

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-30 serial number 43-3300.  Assigned to RAF while under production, and assigned serial KL150.  Diverted back to USAAC before completion.  Delivered to workshop reserve, to No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC on 13 February 1945.  To No. 2 Air Command on 31 July 1945.  To stored reserve on 20 September 1945.  Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot detachment at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan by 4 June 1946.  Noted as being prepared for flight by No. 10 Repair Depot on 1 November 1947, with 1876:25 total flying time, preparations completed in August 1948.  Noted on 1 April 1949 with 1952:00 total time.  With No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in late 1949.  Transferred to CJATC at Rivers Camp, Manitoba in December 1949.  To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications, 19 October 1951 to 2 December 1953.  To storage at No. 25 Air Material Base when completed.  To Air Material Command on 8 December 1954, for use by No. 129 (A&F) Flight at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 29 July 1958.  Noted as available for disposal on 11 July 1960.

 

last date: 8 September 1960 - struck off

KL151

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 December 1944 - Taken on strength at No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-30 serial number 43-3301.  Delivered to workshop reserve.  Issued to Western Air Command on 21 February 1945, for use at No. 5 Operational Training Unit, Boundary Bay, BC.  To storage at No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit on 2 February 1946.  Later stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at Gimli, Manitoba.

 

last date: 24 August 1950 - Struck off

KL152

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 December 1944 - Taken on strength at No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-30 serial number 43-3302.  Delivered to workshop reserve, for modifications before being issued.  Issued to Western Air Command on 26 January 1945, for use at No. 5 Operational Training Unit, Boundary Bay, BC.  To storage at No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit on 2 February 1946.  Later stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at Gimli, Manitoba.

 

last date: 24 August 1950 - Struck off at No. 10 Repair Depot

KL153

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II / Mk. 2PT

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 January 1945 - Taken on strength at No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot as second hand aircraft

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-30 serial number 43-3303.  Delivered to workshop reserve, for modifications before being issued.  Issued to Western Air Command on 23 March 1945, for use at No. 5 Operational Training Unit, Boundary Bay, BC.  To No. 2 Air Command on 31 July 1945.  To storage with No. 2 Air Command on 20 September 1945.  Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan by 4 June 1946.  To North West Air Command on 9 April 1947, for use by No. 418 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Edmonton.  To storage with No. 10 Repair Depot on 28 March 1950.  To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications, 19 October 1951 to 22 September 1953.  To long term storage at No. 25 Air Material Base when completed.  To Training Command on 8 March 1955, for use by No. 2 Air Observers School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba.  To Bristol Aircraft for modifications, back to No. 2 AOS on 16 September 1957.  To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 27 November 1959.  Noted as available for disposal on 11 July 1960.

 

last date: 8 September 1960 - Struck off

KL154

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 December 1944 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-30 serial number 43-3304.  To Western Air Command, for use at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC.  Used post war by No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan..  Ferried to No. 10 Repair Depot for overhaul on 23 December 1949.

 

last date: 8 September 1960 - Struck off

KL155

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 January 1945 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-30 serial number 43-3307.  Category A crash at Lachine, PQ on 15 May 1953.

 

last date: 29 May 1953 - Struck off

KL156

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 January 1945 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-30 serial number 43-3308.  Stored at No. 7 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Vancouver, BC by March 1946.   Used as unit hack, visited Boeing Field, Seattle on 16 March 1946.  Used post war by No. 2 Air Observers School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba.  To US civil register when struck off, as N8011 with Bellomy Aviation of Miami, Florida.  To Aerovias Internacional Alianza in 1966, registered as HP-248.  To Transportes Aereos Benianos of La Paz in April 1970, as HP-428, later CP-915.  To Sudamerican, La Paz in 1976.  Sold to J. Sangueza of La Paz.  Reported derelict at La Paz in 1976.  Back to USA, bought by R.M. Stafford of Jacksonville, Florida in 1987.  Shipped to USA.  Restored and put on static display as PBJ-1D at USMC Museum, Quantico, Virginia from 1987 to 2003.  Loaned to Freedom Museum in Pampa, Texas, still in USMC colours, in 2003, having been traded for a real PBJ.

 

last date: 22 November 1961 - Struck off

KL157

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 June 1945 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-30 serial number 43-3310.  Crashed in US on delivery flight, on RCAF books for accounting purposes only.

 

last date: 29 June 1945 - Struck off

KL158

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 January 1945 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-30 serial number 43-3311.  To Western Air Command for use at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC.  Stored at No. 7 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Vancouver, BC by March 1946, where it was used as unit hack, to deliver ferry pilots to outlying facilities.

 

last date: 24 August 1950 - Struck off

KL159

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 January 1945 - Taken on strength at No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot as second hand aircraft

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-30 serial number 43-3312.  Delivered to workshop reserve, for modifications before being issued.  Issued to Western Air Command on 20 February 1945, for use at No. 5 Operational Training Unit, Boundary Bay, BC.  To storage at No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit on 2 February 1946.  Stored at No. 7 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Vancouver, BC by March 1946, where it was used as unit hack, to deliver ferry pilots to outlying facilities.  Transferred to storage at Patricia Bay, BC on 23 March 1946.  Later stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at Gimli, Manitoba.  Scheduled for modifications at Avro Canada from 18 March 1948, but this appears to have been cancelled.

 

last date: 24 August 1950 - Struck off at No. 10 Repair Depot

KL160

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II / Mk. 2PT

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 February 1945 - Taken on strength at No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-30 serial number 43-3316.  Delivered to workshop reserve, for modifications before being issued.  Issued to Western Air Command on 5 April 1945, for use at No. 5 Operational Training Unit, Boundary Bay, BC.  To storage at No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit on 2 February 1946.  Transferred to storage at Patricia Bay, BC on 23 March 1946.   Later stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at Gimli, Manitoba.  Assigned to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications on 19 October 1951, delivered there on 4 February 1952.  To long term storage at No. 25 Air Material Base on 25 August 1953.  To serviceable reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 6 February 1957.  To Bristol Aircraft on 26 April 1957 for modifications.  To No. 2 Air Observers School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba on 16 September 1957.  To workshop reserve at Lincoln Park on 24 March 1959 for inspection and survey report, then to inactive reserve on 16 April 1959.  Noted as available for disposal on 11 July 1960.

 

last date: 8 September 1960 - Struck off

KL161

North American

 

Mitchell

B-25D / Mk. II / Mk. 2PT

 

 

NA-87

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 January 1945 - Taken on strength at No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot as second hand aircraft

 

Ex USAAF B-25D-30 serial number 43-3318. Delivered to workshop reserve, for modifications before being issued.  Issued to Western Air Command on 5 April 1945, for use at No. 5 Operational Training Unit, Boundary Bay, BC.  To No. 1 Air Command on 11 February 1946.  To storage at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 18 February 1947.  Reported at Trenton on 23 December 1947 as 1832:15 logged time, condition fair, fitment standard.  Issued to Central Air Command that day, for use by Central Flying School at Trenton.  On 15 March 1948 had same logged time.  By 31 March 1949 had 2036:35 logged time.  To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 13 September 1949.  To North West Industries for modifications, 30 June 1952.  To Air Defence Command on 19 August 1954, for use by No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario.  To Bristol Aircraft for modifications on 22 April 1958.  To Central Flying School at Trenton on 15 August 1958.  Back to Bristol on 15 March 1959, for installation of Stromberg carburetors.  To Central Experimental & Proving Establishment Aircraft Armament Detachment at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta on 16 June 1959.  To CEPE at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario on 26 April 1960.  To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 25 October 1960.  Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961.  Sold to J.E. Goldring of Vancouver, BC.  Subsequently registered as CF-OGQ, ferried from Claresholm to Vancouver in February 1962.  Reported parked at Vancouver airport 1962 to 1964.  To Sport Air of Seattle, Washington in 1966, registered as N88972.  To North Star Aviation in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1969, converted for river sanding and fire bombing.  To Colco Aviation in Fairbanks in April 1969.  Stored at Fairbanks 1977 to 1981.  Sold to N.M. Wein of Fairbanks and Kent, Washington in May 1980.  To R.J. Pond of Plymouth, Montana in October 1987.  Restored by Aero Traders of Chino, California in 1987.  To the Fighter Collection at Duxford, UK, as G-BYDR from 22 March 1999, marked as KL161, coded "VO", named "Grumpy".  Sold in 2004 to Vulcan Warbirds of Seattle.  Based now at North Weald, UK, registered as N25644 from 20 April 2004.  Reported sold to J.T. Sessions and re-registered as N88972.  Seen at Abbotsford, BC in summer of 2009, en route to Paine Field, Washington.

 

last date: 12 February 1962 - Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

KN200

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

27004

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 January 1945 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-20-DK serial number 43-49743, ex RAF KN200.  Delivered to USAAF on 23 December 1944.  Delivered direct to RCAF, no RAF service.  At Pennfield Ridge, NB in March to July 1945, probably with the Transport Conversion Squadron.  To No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton, October 1950.  Carried out AIREV mission (delivery of Korean War wounded from Tacoma, Washington to hospitals across Canada) June 1951.  Participated in Operation Sundog III (airborne assault on Fort Chimo, PQ, from Goose Bay), February 1952.  Carried out AIREV mission 14 - 16 March 1952.  Took part in Operation Bulldog (air drop of Army engineers and equipment, out of Fort Nelson, BC) in February 1954.  Carried Air Commodore Orr and Air Cadet League officials on western tour, 19 - 27 February 1954.  Left squadron on 30 August 1954, leaving only one other Dakota with this unit.  Later with No. 442 Squadron at CFB Comox, BC.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Renumbered as CF12902 (which see)

KN201

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

27005

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 January 1945 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-20-DK serial number 43-49744, ex RAF KN201.  Delivered to USAAF on 29 December 1944.  Delivered direct to RCAF, no RAF service.  At Pennfield Ridge, NB in May to August 1945, probably with the Transport Conversion Squadron.  Transferred from RCAF Station Pennfield Ridge, NB to No. 6 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Comox, BC in September 1945.  At RCAF Station Summerside, PEI in early 1950s, used by Air Navigation School.  Later with Air Navigation School at CFB Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Renumbered as CF 12903 (which see)

KN256

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

27184

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-20-DK serial number 43-49923, ex RAF KN256.  Delivered to USAAF on 11 January 1945, to RAF on 24 January 1945.  Struck off by RAF by April 1946, probably to RCAF Overseas.  With No. 414 (P) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, c.1949.  To No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton, October 1950. Took part in Operation Sundog II in February 1951 (airborne assault exercise out of Churchill, Manitoba).  Carried Judicial Party to Cambridge Bay, NWT in April 1951 for murder trial there.  Loaned to No. 6 Repair Depot, Trenton, in May and June 1951, to deliver Harvard ferry pilots to various US destinations.  Carried RCMP Motorcycle Escort across Canada fall of 1951, in support of Royal Tour.  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.  Stored at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in late 1960s.  Re-designated as Mk. 4MFP by then.  To civil register as CF-KAH in 1968.  Severely damaged in accident at Norman Wells, NWT in January 1972, while being operated for Mackenzie Air.  Apparently not repaired.

 

last date: 27 November 1968 - Struck off

KN258

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

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

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-20-DK serial number 43-49926, ex RAF KN258.  Delivered to USAAF on 19 January 945, to RAF on 23 January 1945.  Struck off RAF books on 22 April 1946, probably to RCAF Overseas.  Participated in Operation Sundog III (airborne assault on Fort Chimo, PQ, from Goose Bay), February 1952, while serving with C & R Flight, RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta.  Dropped jumpers in 1968 Para Rescue Competition at CFB Trenton, Ontario.  With No.424 (T&R) Squadron at CFB Trenton, Ontario in 1970.  Located downed Cessna near Bagotville, PQ in June of that year.  Still with this unit when renumbered as 12907.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Renumbered as CF 12907 (which see)

KN261

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

first date: 17 June 1946 - Taken on strength, probably from RCAF Overseas

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-20-DK serial number 43-49929, ex RAF KN261.  Delivered to USAAF on 20 January 1945, to RAF on 26 January 1945.  Struck off RAF books on 8 April 1946, probably to RCAF Overseas.  To No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton, October 1950.  Took part in Operation Sundog II in February 1951 (airborne assault exercise out of Churchill, Manitoba).  Carried dynamite from Kamloops, BC to Medicine Hat, Alberta in April 1951, to break up ice jams.  Took part in Operation Assiniboine II, 9-14 November 1951 (series of multi-plane paradrops at Camp Shilo, Manitoba).  Participated in Operation Sundog III (airborne assault on Fort Chimo, PQ, from Goose Bay), February 1952.  Carried out AIREV mission (delivery of Korean War wounded from Tacoma, Washington to hospitals across Canada), 25 - 28 February 1952.  Took part in Operation Bulldog (air drop of Army engineers and equipment, out of Fort Nelson, BC) in February 1954.  Searching near Grande Prairie, Alberta for missing Expeditor from C&R Flight, March 1954.  Carried RCN Avenger ground crew from Calgary to Patricia Bay, BC 15 April 1954.  Carried out 435's last scheduled Dakota run, Service Flight 3, on 16 or 17 June 1954.  Later based at CFB North Bay, Ontario.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Renumbered as CF 12908 (which see)

KN269

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV / 4MFP

 

 

 

27202

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 June 1946 - Taken on strength, probably from RCAF Overseas

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-20-DK serial number 43-49941, ex RAF KN269.  Delivered to USAAF on 23 January 1945, to RAF on 28 January 1945.  Struck off RAF books on 22 April 1946, probably to RCAF Overseas.  To Canadian civil register as CF-PIK, registered to Arctic Air of Edmonton, Alberta in 1976.  Later C-FPIK, with Chaparral Charters of Dorval, PQ, this registration cancelled on 12 October 1982.  To Air Inuit of Kuujjuaq, PQ, this registration cancelled on 22 March 1984, when aircraft was exported.  To US civil register as N53NA, then N133FS with GD Aircraft of Atherton, California by 2006.

 

last date: c.1967 - Struck off

KN270

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

15758/27203

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 June 1946 - Received from RCAF Overseas

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-20-DK serial number 43-49942, ex RAF KN270.  Delivered to USAAF on 20 January 1945, to RAF on 30 January 1945.  Took part in Operation Canon (medevac of Canon J.H. Turner from Baffin Island) 2 October 1947, delivering medical and servicing crew from Rivers to Winnipeg, where they boarded Dakota 969 (which see).  Ferried from Rivers Camp, Manitoba to Edmonton, Alberta by 435 Squadron crew, on 25 October 1947, for use with North West Air Command K Flight.  from Appears to have maintained by and operated by 435 Squadron while with NWAC Headquarters.  To No. 10 Repair Depot, Calgary, Alberta, for repairs in September 1948.  Delivered to 435 Squadron, Edmonton, on 3 February 1949.  Coded "BN*B" with this unit.  Took part in Operation Assiniboine, 14 November 1950 (6 plane paradrop at Camp Shilo, Manitoba).  To No. 10 Repair Depot, Calgary, for storage December 1950.  Took part in Operation Bulldog (air drop of Army engineers and equipment, out of Fort Nelson, BC) in February 1954, while serving with No. 412 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe.  Based at RCAF Trenton in mid 1950s.  Serving with No. 448 Squadron, the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment support unit at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, after integration and before renumbering.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 12909, which see.

KN277

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV / 4FP

 

 

 

27212

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-20-DK serial number 43-49951, ex RAF KN277.  Delivered to USAAF on 24 January 1945, to RAF on 26 January 1945.  Struck off by RAF on 7 April 1946, probably to RCAF Overseas.  Ferried from No. 10 Repair Depot, Calgary, to Montreal by 435 Squadron crew in September 1948.  Served with No. 412 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, when it took part in Operation Bulldog (air drop of Army engineers and equipment, out of Fort Nelson, BC) in February 1954.  With No. 408 Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario by March 1955, when it was detached to Bermuda to collect air samples following US atomic bomb tests.  In storage at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan when struck off.  To civil register as CF-XXT, with Superior Airways of Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1976.  Withdrawn from use by early 1980s.

 

last date: 16 July 1968 - Struck off, later sold

KN278

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV / 4FP

 

 

 

27214

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-20-DK serial number 43-49953, ex RAF KN278.  Delivered to USAAF on 25 January 1945, to RAF on 30 January 1945.  Struck off by RAF on 22 April 1946, probably to RCAF Overseas.  With No. 414 (P) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario in the late 1940s.  Also with No. 435 (T) Squadron at Edmonton, Alberta, dates not known.  With No. 408 Squadron at Rockcliffe in early 1950s.  Received pinochio conversion (CF-104 nose cone with radar installed), operated in training role by No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  Named "Woody Woodpecker" while in this configuration.

 

last date: 8 August 1963 - Struck off

KN281

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

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

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-20-DK serial number 43-49957, ex RAF KN281.  Delivered to USAAF on 24 January 1945, to RAF on 28 January 1945.  Struck off by RAF on 22 April 1946, probably to RCAF Overseas.  Used by Air Navigation School at Winnipeg, Manitoba in late 1960s.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Renumbered as CF12910 (which see)

KN291

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

15792/32540

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 July 1946 - Taken on strength, probably from RCAF Overseas

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-25-DK serial number 44-76208, ex RAF KN291.  Delivered to USAAF on 26 January 1945, to RAF on 27 January 1945.  Operated by No. 12 (Com) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, after war.  Visited Edmonton in January 1947, carrying AOC No. 9 (T) Group, while with this unit.  Had engine changed at Edmonton by 435 Squadron.  Ferried to Cartierville on 30 January 1947.  Back in service with No. 12 Squadron by 20 February 1947, when it carried VIPs to Churchill, Manitoba.  With No. 412 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, in 1949, carried Governor General to Coral Harbour, NWT in July of that year.  U/s at Edmonton early December 1949, repaired by 435 Squadron and delivered to Rockcliffe by 435 Squadron crew on 9 December.  With No. 109 (K) Unit in Lahr, Germany in 1960s.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Renumbered as CF 12911 (which see)

KN392

Douglas

Douglas, Oklahoma City

Dakota

Mk. IV

 

 

 

16065/32813

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 November 1951 - Taken on strength

 

Ex USAAF C-47B-25-DK serial number 44-76481, ex RAF KN392.  Delivered to USAAF on10 March 1945, to RAF on 13 March 1945.  With Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at CFB Uplands, Ontario.

 

last date: 3 June 1970 - Renumbered as CF 12917 (which see)


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