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North American Mitchell B-25 B-25D B-25J

North American B-25J Mitchell Mk. III
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The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American medium bomber that was introduced in 1941 and named in honor of Major General William "Billy" Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. Used by many Allied air forces, the B-25 served in every theater of World War II, and after the war ended, many remained in service, operating across four decades. Produced in numerous variants, nearly 10,000 B-25s were built.

The North American B-25 Mitchell was flown by the RCAF during and after the Second World War. The RCAF flew the B-25 Mitchell for training during the war and continued flying operations after the war, in Canada with most of 162 Mitchells received. The first B-25s had originally been diverted to Canada from RAF orders. These included one Mitchell Mk. I, 42 Mitchell Mk. IIs, and 19 Mitchell Mk. IIIs. No 13 (P) Squadron was formed unofficially at RCAF Station Rockcliffe in May 1944 and flew Mitchell Mk. IIs on high-altitude aerial photography sorties. No. 5 OTU (Operational Training Unit) at Boundary Bay, British Columbia and Abbotsford, British Columbia, operated the B-25D Mitchell in a training role together with B-24 Liberators for Heavy Conversion as part of the BCATP. The RCAF retained the Mitchell until October 1963.

No. 418 (Auxiliary) Squadron received its first Mitchell Mk. IIs in January 1947. It was followed by No. 406 (Auxiliary), which flew Mitchell Mk. IIs and Mk. IIIs from April 1947 to June 1958. No. 418 Operated a mix of Mk. IIs and Mk. IIIs until March 1958. No. 12 Squadron of Air Transport Command also flew Mitchell Mk. IIIs along with other types from September 1956 to November 1960. In 1951, the RCAF received an additional 75 B-25Js from USAF stocks to make up for attrition and to equip various second-line units.. Wikipedia and Harold Skaarup web page

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last update: 2021-09-23 15:53:49

Mitchell 212

s/n
 212

Known Squadron Assignments: 406

last update: 2024-March-18
1954-August-12 KIFA RCAF Squadron Leader Neville Barson DFC, CD 2023-06-30
1954-August-12 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Frank Isaac Klassen 2023-06-30
1954-August-12 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Victor John Loewen 2023-06-30

Mitchell 259

s/n
 259

Known Squadron Assignments: 418

last update: 2024-March-18
1955-January-22 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Clifford Raymond Jones 2023-05-12
1955-January-22 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer John Kutyn 2023-06-22
1955-January-22 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Richard Grant Officer 2023-03-30
1955-January-22 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Douglas Merrill Ward DFC 2023-06-22

Mitchell 325

s/n
 325

Known Squadron Assignments: 2

last update: 2024-February-19
1956-December-06 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Donald Gordon Oliver Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 2023-05-11

Mitchell 891

s/n
 891
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Built for USAAF as B-25D-1, serial number 41-29886. Converted to F-10 photo survey configuration before delivery to RCAF. Operated by the Photographic Flight, later known as No. 13 (P) Squadron, from RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, with tri-camera survey installation, 1944 to 1947. With 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 1947 to 1948. Mid-air collision with 893 in the cuircuit at Kapuskasing on 1 August 1947, both aircraft landed safely. With 418 (Aux) Squadron, RCAF Station Namao, Alberta, in 1956, coded "HO*891". last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-24 Taken on Strength 2020-09-23
   1956-November-23 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 217

Mitchell 892

s/n
 892
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Built for USAAF as B-25D-1, serial number 41-29924. Converted to F-10 photo survey configuration before delivery to RCAF. Operated by the Photographic Flight, later known as No. 13 (P) Squadron, from RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, with tri-camera survey installation, 1944 to 1947. With 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 1947 to 1948. Forced landing at Rockcliffe following an engine failure on 16 July 1947, due to engine oil plug being left out after oil change. Airman responsible was charged. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-31 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1955-June-12 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 217

Mitchell 893

s/n
 893
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Built for USAAF as B-25D-10, serial number 41-30195. Converted to F-10 photo survey configuration before delivery to RCAF. Operated by the Photographic Flight, later known as No. 13 (P) Squadron, from RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, with tri-camera survey installation, 1944 to 1947. Blew a tire on takeoff from Rockcliffe on 6 June 1946, no further damage. Seen at Kapuskasing, Ontario in 1947. Mid-air collision with 891 in circuit at Kapuskasing on 1 August 1947, both aircraft landed safely. Parts of this aircraft used in repair of 891. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-April-06 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1947-December-06 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 217

Mitchell 894

s/n
 894
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments: 13P;413

Built for USAAF as B-25D-1, serial number 41-29877. Converted to F-10 photo survey configuration before delivery to RCAF. Operated by the Photographic Flight, later known as No. 13 (P) Squadron, from RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, with tri-camera survey installation, 1944 to 1947. Operated in BC fall of 1946, passing through Winnipeg on 27 September 1946 en route to BC. With 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 1947. To Penticton, BC with Detachment #11 in 1947. Reported overdue out of Penticton on 18 October 1947, aircraft and 7 occupants never found. last update: 2024-March-18
   1945-April-23 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20

Transport 1947-10-18 to 1947-10-18

413 (R) Photo Wing (RCAF) RCAF Rockcliffe

413 (Photographic) Squadron (Ad vigilamus undis) RCAF Rockcliffe. B-25 Mitchell aircraft 894 was missing on flight from Calgary, Alberta to Penticton, British Columbia. The aircraft encountered poor weather with icing conditions, fog and low visibility and crashed in a mountainous area near Nelson, BC with no survivors

LAC WH Molyneux (RCAF), F/L JL MacLeod DFC (RCAF), F/O AG Robertson (RCAF), F/O B Cook DFM (RCAF), F/O GY Lebel DFC (RCAF), LAC BES Bowman (RCAF), Cpl JN Sabourin (RCAF) and two Canadian civilians, husband and wife Fred and Beulah Knight were all missing, presumed killed in this flying accident

A massive search was undertaken, covering 30,000 square miles, which failed to find the aircraft or survivors after a search lasting four weeks

On October 7, 1952, Mr Wilf Gibbard caught sunlight glinting off a piece of aluminum high on Record Mountain, near Rossland, BC while out hunting and Mitchell 894 was finally found

No human remains were found at the crash site and the missing have no known grave. They are commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial. A cairn was also erected at the crash site, October 14, 1952 to commemorate all lost in the crash

RCAF 894 was built for the USAAF as B25D-1 serial 41-29877 and converted to F-10 photo configuration before delivery to RCAF on 23 April 44. She was part of the ‘Photographic Flight,’ later known as No. 413 (P) Squadron, from RCAF Rockcliffe, Ontario with tri-camera survey installation. She operated in British Columbia in late 1947 until lost

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   1948-May-14 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1947-October-18 KIFA RCAF Leading Aircraftman Bliss Eugene Stradie Bowman 2022-11-03
1947-October-18 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Benjamin Thomas Cook DFM 2024-04-01
1947-October-18 KIFA Civilian Beulah Jane Knight 2023-01-14
1947-October-18 KIFA Civilian Frederick M Knight 2023-01-14
1947-October-18 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Georges Yvon Lebel DFC 2022-11-03
1947-October-18 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant John Leslie MacLeod DFC 2022-11-03
1947-October-18 KIFA RCAF Leading Aircraftman William Hugh Molyneux 2022-11-03
1947-October-18 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Arthur Gold Robertson 2022-11-03
1947-October-18 KIFA RCAF Corporal James Noah Sabourin 2022-11-03
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 217

Mitchell 5200

s/n
 5200
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30267. To Training Command at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 9 August 1951. To North West Industries at Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and inspection 28 January to 8 May 1953. To stored reserve with No. 25 Air Material Base when completed. Back to North West Industries on 20 November 1953, for inspection by Air Material Command representative. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-June-29 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1953-December-11 to USAF Returned to USAF 2019-08-20
   1953-December-11 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5201

s/n
 5201
m/d
 NA‑108
c/n
 108‑33668

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30393. May have initially been a Mk. 3PT. Fitted with APG 40 radar, exact date uncertain. To No. 25 Air Material Base in August 1951. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for prototype modifications, from 13 September 1951 to 26 June 1952. To Training Command at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan when completed, delivered there on 3 October 1952. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 31 December 1954. Back to Training Command on 21 April 1955. To workshop reserve at Lincoln Park on 11 July 1955. To Hughes Aircraft in the US on 2 August 1955, for modification to TB-25M configuration, probably designated Mk. 3AIA from that time. To Air Defence Command on 2 May 1956, for use by No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta. To Training Command on 17 December 1957, for use by No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To Bristol Aerospace for modifications, back to No. 2 AOS on 29 January 1958. To Bristol again for completion of modifications and installation of Stromberg carburetors, back to No. 2 AOS on 26 August 1958. To inactive reserve at Lincoln Park on 21 September 1961. Pending disposal there from 23 November 1961. Sold to Woods Body Shop of Lewistown, Montana. To US civil register as N92873. To Stanley T. Edwards of Northville, Michigan in September 1962. To Robert A. Ball of Flint, Michigan in November 1962. To Carolina Aircraft Corp. of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in August 1964. To Greene International Food Co. of Arlington, Maine in September 1964. To C.I.T. Corp. of Boston, Maine in November 1964. To W. F. Waugh of Arlington in November 1964. To I.J. Banta of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands in August 1965, still with this owner in 1970. Registered as N522DB by then, but reported out of service in 1971, and this registration re-allocated in 2007. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-June-29 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1962-May-23 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5202

s/n
 5202
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30812? NOTE: USAF serial has been corrected on History card, might be 44-30882 or 44-30842. Issued to Training Command at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 9 August 1951. Assigned to North West Industries in Edmonton on 10 November 1952, for modifications and major inspection. Delivered there on 19 November 1952. To Training Command on 30 December 1952. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications, 17 April to 27 November 1958. Back to Training Command for use by No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 7 October 1960. To stored reserve at Lincoln Park on 2 February 1961. To storage with No. 6 Repair Depot at Dunnville, Ontario from 13 July 1961. Pending disposal there from 4 February 1963. Sold into US. May have been registered as N92890, which was exported to Venezuela in 1963. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-June-29 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1963-November-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5203

s/n
 5203
m/d
 NA‑108
c/n
 108‑37518
c/r
 CF‑NTU

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-86724. Issued to Training Command at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 9 August 1951. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta from 10 November to 30 December 1952, for modifications and major inspection. To Training Command when completed, for use by Flying Instructors School at Trenton. To Bristol Aerospace for modifications, 17 April 1958. To Central Flying School at Trenton on 10 March 1959. With this unit when it moved to RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 27 May 1959. Noted "for disposal" on 5 January 1961. Pending disposal at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta from 17 March 1961. Sold to Avaco Services of Salmon Arm, BC. To civil register as CF-NTU. Ferried to Kamloops, BC in 1962, stored outside, derelict, until at least 1971. To Canadian Forces for restoration in 1974, displayed at CFB Winnipeg by 2002. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-July-06 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1962-April-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5204

s/n
 5204
m/d
 NA‑108
c/n
 108‑47474

Known Squadron Assignments: 1AFS

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-86820. Issued to Training Command at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 9 August 1951. To North West Industries in Edmonton for major inspection, 10 November to 30 December 1952. To stored reserve at No. 25 Air Material Base when completed. Issued to Training Command on 24 June 1953. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft at Winnipeg on 27 January 1955. To No. 1 Advanced Flying School at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan next day. Seen at Dorval airport in October 1957. Flying Officer T.W. Clark reported killed in this aircraft on 21 February 1958, no details. To Bristol Aerospace at Winnipeg on 17 April 1958 for modifications. To Training Command at Saskatoon on 14 October 1958. To RCAF Station Winnipeg on 26 November 1958. To Inactive Reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 27 September 1961. Pending disposal there from 23 November 1961. Sold to Woods Body Shop of Lewiston, Montana. To US civil register as N92874. To Atlantic Trading Corp. of West Palm Beach, Florida in October 1962, registered as N232S. To Walter Quick Freeze Corp. of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands in March 1963. To Santiago Perez & Ronald Chase of Miami, Florida in November 1965. To Paramount Aquarium Inc. of Vero Beach, Florida in March 1966. To Jets International of Coconut Grove, Florida in August 1966. To Transportes Aereos Bolivianos of La Paz, Bolivia in March 1967. To F. Garcia/Transportes Aereos Bolivianos, La Paz, Bolivia in April 1967. Registered as CP-808. Crashed at Itagua, Bolivia, on 19 April 1967, repaired. To Servicios Aeros Bolivianos Bolivariana de Aviacon-Bolivariana, La Paz, Bolivia in 1972. Crashed on 21 November 1977. last update: 2024-March-18
   1951-July-06 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20

Operational 1958-02-21 to 1958-02-21

1 (OT) AFTS (RCAF) RCAF Station Saskatoon

1 Advanced Flying School, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Flying Officer T W Clark (RCAF) had returned to base having just completed an efficiency check flight in Mitchell 3PT aircraft 5204, when upon disembarking from the aircraft, slipped and fell into the spinning left propeller. Seriously injured, Flying Officer Clark was rushed to hospital but succumbed to his injuries before going into surgery. No other crew members were injured in this accident

Flying Officer Clark had also served in the RCAF during the Second World War


   1962-May-23 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
1958-February-21 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Thomas Wesley Clark 2024-02-28
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5205

s/n
 5205
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-86879. Issued to Training Command at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 9 August 1951. To North West Industries in Edmonton for inspection and modifications, 25 January to 8 May 1953. To storage at No. 24 Air Material Base when completed. Back to North West on 20 November 1953, for inspection by Air Material Command representative. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-July-06 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1953-December-11 to USAF Returned to USAF 2019-08-20
   1953-December-11 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5206

s/n
 5206
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-15/17-NC serial number 44-28847. Issued to Training Command at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 9 August 1951. To North West Industries in Edmonton for inspection and modifications, 28 January to 8 May 1953. To storage at No. 24 Air Material Base when completed. Back to North West on 20 November 1953, for inspection by Air Material Command representative. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-July-06 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1953-December-11 to USAF Returned to USAF 2019-08-20
   1953-December-11 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5207

s/n
 5207
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30391. To North West Industries in Edmonton for modifications and major inspection, 10 November 1952 to 30 December 1952. To Training Command when completed. Delivered to Flying Instructors School at RCAF Station Trenton on 24 March 1953. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta, then to No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg on 8 August 1957. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg, back to No. 2 AOS on 15 November 1957. To Bristol again, 18 November 1958 to 20 February 1959, for fitment of modified Holly carburetor air scoop. To Inactive Reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta from No. 2 AOS on 21 September 1961. Sold to Woods Body Shop of Lewistown, Montana. Registered as N92888, reported out of service by end of 1963. NOTE: some sources also report this US serial number going to Netherlands East Indies AF, their serial N5-257. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-July-06 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1963-June-13 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5208

s/n
 5208
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30304. Issued to Training Command at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 9 August 1951. To North West Industries in Edmonton for inspection and modifications, 28 January to 8 May 1953. To storage at No. 24 Air Material Base when completed. Back to North West on 20 November 1953, for inspection by Air Material Command representative. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-July-06 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1953-December-11 to USAF Returned to USAF 2019-08-20
   1953-December-11 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5209

s/n
 5209
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30402. Issued to Training Command at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 9 August 1951. To North West Industries in Edmonton for inspection and modifications, 15 December 1952 to 8 May 1953. To storage at No. 24 Air Material Base when completed. Back to North West on 20 November 1953, for inspection by Air Material Command representative. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-July-06 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1953-December-11 to USAF Returned to USAF 2019-08-20
   1953-December-11 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5210

s/n
 5210
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-30935. Received from Hughes Aircraft, Culver City, California. To North West Industries in Edmonton for modifications and major inspection, 27 February to 12 June 1953. To No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit at North Bay when completed. To Training Command on 4 March 1954, for use by No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 25 September 1958. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-October-25 Taken on Strength Air Defence Command at RCAF Station 2019-08-20
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5211

s/n
 5211
c/n
 108‑33529
c/r
 CF‑MWC

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25J-25/27-NC Mitchell 44-30254. Received from Hughes Aircraft in Culver City, California. To North West Industries in Edmonton for modifications and major inspection, 2 to 26 February 1953. To Air Defence Command at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario when completed, delivered there on 1 May 1953. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg on 17 August 1954 for rewiring of ADG33 armament system, and installation of AN/APX-6 transponder. To Training Command on 29 February 1956, for use at No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications, back to No. 2 AOS on 12 August 1957. To Bristol again for installation of Stromberg carburetors, back to No. 2 AOS on 26 August 1958. To Inactive Reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 9 December 1960. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Cascade Drilling Company of Calgary, Alberta. To civil register as CF-MWC. Still airworthy 1976, used as a diesel tanker by Northwestern Air Lease of St. Albert, Alberta. To G&M Aircraft of St. Albert on 28 April 1981, used as fire bomber #2, later #337. Deleted from Canadian register on 19 June 1995. To Vintage Wings of Arlington, Washington on 28 June 1995, registered as N41123. To Flying Heritage Collection of Bellevue, Washington on 22 February 1999. Delivered to Chino, California for restoration in May 1999. Later to Aero Trader in Chino, still undergoing restoration in 2002. Registered to Vulcan Warbirds of Seattle, Washington on 12 May 2004. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-October-25 Taken on Strength Air Defence Command at RCAF Station 2019-08-20
   1961-November-07 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289 | 1968 633

Mitchell 5212

s/n
 5212
m/d
 NA‑108
c/r
 CF‑NTP

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-30947. Received from Hughes Aircraft at Culver City, California. To North West Industries in Edmonton for modifications and major inspection, 27 February to 25 April 1953. To Air Defence Command at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario when completed. To long term storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 24 April 1955. To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot on 6 February 1957, for modifications. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications on 29 July 1957. To RCAF Station Winnipeg on 31 March 1958. To Bristol again on 9 June 1958 for installation of modified Holly carburetor air scoop, and prototype installation of AN/APX25A(?). To No. 2 Air Observer School at Winnipeg on 24 September 1958. To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 9 December 1960. Pending disposal there from 22 February 1961. Sold to Cascade Drilling of Calgary, Alberta. To civil register as CF-NTP. This registration re-assigned by 1975. Also reported on US register as N92880, out of service by end of 1964. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-October-25 Taken on Strength Air Defence Command 2019-08-20
   1961-November-07 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2020-10-04
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289 | 1968 633

Mitchell 5213

s/n
 5213
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30479. Received from USAF at Mobile, Alabama. To Training Command at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 1 December 1951. To Advanced Flying School at Saskatoon on 7 January 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection, 6 October to 8 November 1952. Back to Training Command when completed. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for minor inspection on 19 August 1954. To Hughes Aircraft for modification to TB-25M configuration, including APG40 radar, on 23 September 1954. Probably redesignated Mk. 3AIA at this time. To Air Defence Command on 22 June 1955, for use by No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg on 17 December 1957 for modifications. To No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg on 20 May 1958. To Bristol again for installation of Stromberg carburetors, back to No. 2 AOS on 26 August 1958. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 7 October 1960. Stored at Claresholm, Alberta. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Cascade Drilling of Calgary, Alberta. Later to US register as N8012, out of service by 1965. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-November-26 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1961-November-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5214

s/n
 5214
m/d
 NA‑108
c/n
 108‑33756?

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30481. Received from USAF at Mobile, Alabama. To storage with Training Command at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 1 December 1951. To Advanced Flying School at Saskatoon on 7 January 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection, 6 October to 8 November 1952. To Training Command when completed, delivered to Saskatoon on 22 December 1952. To workshop reserve at Lincoln Park on 19 August 1954, for minor inspection. To Hughes Aircraft for modification to TB-25M configuration, including APG40 radar, on 23 September 1954. Probably redesignated Mk. 3AIA at this time. To Air Defence Command on 22 June 1955, for use by No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta. Seen at Malton, Ontario in October 1957, coded "JF*214". To No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba on 17 December 1957. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications, back to No. 2 AOS on 4 February 1958. To Bristol again for installation of Stromberg cerebrates, back to No. 2 AOS on 26 August 1958. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 7 October 1960. Stored at Claresholm, Alberta. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Camper(?) Air Transport of Calgary, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-November-26 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1962-February-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5215

s/n
 5215
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments: ;CEPE;Air

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30485. Received from USAF at Mobile, Alabama. To storage with Training Command at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 1 December 1951. To Advanced Flying School at Saskatoon on 7 January 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection, 10 November 1952 to 27 January 1953. To storage at No. 25 Air Material Base when completed. Assigned to Central Experimental and Proving Establishment on 18 April 1953, for use at CARDE (Canadian Armament Research and Development Centre) at Valcartier, Quebec. Delivered to Valcartier on 5 May 1953, by No. 129 (A&F) Flight. To No. 6 Repair Depot on 15 July 1955, for various modifications, including installation of MN53 marker beacon system and replacement of 8 channel VHF with ARC502, and insulation of bomb bay and crew space. To CEPE at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario when completed. Struck off by this unit, possibly following an accident on 2 March 1957. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-November-26 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1957-March-20 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1957-March-01 KIFA RCAF Leading Aircraftman Kenneth Oliver Doerksen 2023-05-24
1957-March-01 KIFA RCAF Wing Commander James Garvin Easson DFC, CD 2021-05-15
1957-March-01 KIFA RCAF Corporal Ronald Wesley Faulkner 2023-02-07
1957-March-01 KIFA RCAF Leading Aircraftman Joseph Maurice Gauthier 2023-06-19
1957-March-01 KIFA RCAF Wing Commander Walter Sherwood Johnson CD 2023-03-30
1957-March-01 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant John Douglas Mawson DFC, CD 2023-03-09
1957-March-01 KIFA RCAF Air Vice Marshal Robert Campbell Ripley OBE, CD 2022-01-18
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5216

s/n
 5216
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-86731. Received from USAF at Mobile, Alabama. To storage with Training Command at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 1 December 1951. To Advanced Flying School at Saskatoon on 7 January 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for major inspection and modifications, 26 September to 20 November 1952. To Training Command when completed, delivered to AFS at Saskatoon on 31 October 1952. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for repairs, 27 January to 26 May 1955. To ready reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, and storage at Carberry, Manitoba on 26 May 1955, pending availability of a centre section for further repairs. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-November-26 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1957-December-30 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and scrap 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5217

s/n
 5217
m/d
 NA‑108
c/r
 CC‑CLK

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30483. With Advanced Flying School at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from 26 January 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications, 25 September to 31 October 1952. Back to AFS at Saskatoon when completed. To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for minor inspection on 19 August 1954. To Hughes Aircraft for modification to TB-25M configuration, including APG40 radar, on 23 September 1954. Probably redesignated Mk. 3AIA at this time. To Air Defence Command on 22 June 1955, for use by No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta. Coded "JF*217 while there. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications, then to Training Command for use by No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for repairs and modifications, back to No. 2 AOS on 17 December 1957. To Bristol again for installation of Stromberg carburetors, back to No. 2 AOS on 27 August 1958. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 21 September 1961. Pending disposal there from 23 November 1961. Sold to Woods Body Shop of Lewistown, Montana. To US civil register as N3504G. To Chile as CC-CLK, reported out of service by 1963. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-November-21 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1963-January-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5218

s/n
 5218
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC, serial number 44-31504. To storage with Training Command at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 1 December 1951. To Advanced Flying School at Saskatoon on 26 January 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection, 6 October to 8 November 1952. Back to Training Command when completed. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications on 17 April 1958. To No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg on 20 February 1959. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 7 October 1960. Stored at Claresholm, Alberta, pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Cansfer(?) Air Transport of Calgary, Alberta. Registered to A.J. Warlick & J.E. Kowing of Seattle, Washington in November 1961 as N9753Z. To Flair, Inc. of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii in May 1963. Delivered to Honolulu from San Francisco, CA for use in film "In Harms Way", shot in Hawaii in 1965. To Technical Trade School at Honolulu Airport from 1971 to 1974. To Pacific Aerospace Museum in Honolulu from 1977 to 1993. Also reported with USAF Museum, Hickam AFB, Hawaii from 1977 to 2002. Displayed in USAAF markings. Later moved to Ford Island, Hawaii. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-November-21 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1962-February-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5219

s/n
 5219
m/d
 NA‑108
c/n
 108‑34803

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC, serial number 44-30478. To storage with Training Command at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 21 November 1951. To Advanced Flying School at Saskatoon on 7 January 1952. Category B crash at Saskatoon on 26 June 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta on 30 June 1952, for repairs and winterization modifications. Back to Advanced Flying School on 9 March 1953. To Hughes Aircraft for modification to TB-25M configuration, including installation of APG40 radar, on 23 September 1954. Probably redesignated Mk. 3AIA at this time. To Air Defence Command on 22 June 1955, for use by No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta. To Training Command on 17 December 1957, for use by No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg. To Bristol Aerospace for modifications, back to No. 2 AOS on 8 April 1958. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 7 October 1960, stored at Claresholm, Alberta. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Canspec(?) Air Transport of Calgary, Alberta. To US civil register as N9754Z. Used in movie "In Harm's Way", shot in Hawaii in 1965. Converted to resemble a Douglas A-20 Havoc for the movie "Tora Tora Tora", released in 1970. Severely damaged during filming, scrapped by 1969. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-November-21 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1962-February-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5220

s/n
 5220
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments: ;412;Air

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC, serial number 44-86729. To storage with Training Command at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 21 November 1951. To Advanced Flying School at Saskatoon on 7 January 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta 2 November to 19 December 1952, for modifications and major inspection. To Training Command when completed, delivered to No. 1 Advanced Flying School at Saskatoon by No. 129 (A&F) Flight on 22 April 1953. Fitted with solid nose, highly polished finish, and VIP interior from 6 September 1956, at No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton. Operated by No. 412 (T) Squadron from RCAF Station Uplands from 9 October 1956. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for fitment of dual ARN6 radio compasses, back to 412 Squadron on 20 June 1957. Redesignated Mk. 3ST on 17 March 1958. To Bristol again, back to 412 Squadron on 16 January 1959. To No. 6 Repair Depot for wiring modifications, back to 412 Squadron on 23 September 1959. Destroyed during crash landing at Milwaukee, USA following propeller run away on 19 April 1960. All 6 on board killed, including A/C J.G. Stephenson OBE, AFC, CD.. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-November-21 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20

Transport 1960-04-29 to 1960-04-29

412 (T) Sqn (RCAF) RCAF Uplands

412 RCAF Air Transport Command (Falcon) Squadron, Uplands, Ottawa. B-25 Mitchell III aircraft 5220 had just taken off from Milwaukee airport with an intended destination of Truax Field Air National Guard Base at the Dane County Regional Airport near Madison, Wisconsin. However, with one engine out of control and with a over-speeding propeller, the Mitchell was forced to turn back. Tragically, it crashed into the Milwaukee Harbour of Lake Michigan, 1 mile off shore, three miles short of the runway at Billy Michell Field, Milwaukee. All six crew members on board the aircraft perished in the accident

Air Commodore JG Stephenson OBE AFC CD (RCAF), Wing Commander GW Kusair DFC CD (RCAF), Flyong Officer RP Howard (RCAF), Flight Lieutenant DE Dyck (RCAF), Sergeant LUJ Bisson (RCAF) and Leading Aircraftman NA Porteus (RCAF) were all killed in the crash

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   1960-June-15 Struck off Strength Struck off at crash site, see comments 2019-08-20
1960-April-29 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Lawrence Ulrich Joseph Bisson 2023-05-02
1960-April-29 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Delmar Edward Dyck 2023-05-02
1960-April-29 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Robert Paul Howard 2023-05-02
1960-April-29 KIFA RCAF Wing Commander George Walter Kusiar DFC, CD 2023-05-02
1960-April-29 KIFA RCAF Leading Aircraftman Neil Allan Porteous 2023-05-02
1960-April-29 KIFA RCAF Air Commodore John Gay Stephenson OBE, AFC, CD 2023-05-02
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5227

s/n
 5227
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-86735. To Training Command on 21 November 1951. Delivered to storage at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 24 January 1952. Issued from storage on 31 March 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton for modifications and major inspection on 7 April 1952. To Training Command at Saskatoon on 25 August 1952. Category A crash at Winnipeg on 21 February 1957. Aircraft was arriving from Vancouver, BC and ran out of fuel on appraoch due to faulty fuel gauge, plus higher than expected fuel consumption. Came to rest with nose inside a house in St. James neighbourhood of Winnipeg. Pilot was later court marshalled, found guilty of unlawfully deviating from authorized orders, failing to make a refueling stop at Rivers, and failing to take appropriate landing action on approaching the Winnipeg last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-November-21 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1957-February-27 Struck off Strength Written off, reduced to spares and scrap 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5228

s/n
 5228
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-31506. To storage with Training Command on 15 January 1952, delivered to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 30 January 1952. Issued from storage on 18 February 1952. Assigned to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection on 31 October 1952, delivered there on 10 November 1952. To Training Command on 27 November 1952. To Hughes Aircraft for modification to TB-25M configuration, including installation of APG40 radar, on 2 August 1955. Probably redesignated Mk. 3AIA at this time. To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 2 May 1956. To serviceable reserve there on 6 February 1957. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications on 26 April 1957. To No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg on 17 December 1957. To Bristol again for further modifications including installation of Stromberg carburetors, back to No. 2 AOS on 26 August 1958. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 21 September 1961. Pending disposal there from 23 May 1961. Sold to Woods Body Shop of Lewistown, Montana. To US civil register as N92877, reported destroyed in 1966. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-January-15 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1962-November-28 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5229

s/n
 5229
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J, probably serial number 44-86738 (note: History Card lists both 44-86738 and 44-86735, both crossed out). To storage with Training Command on 15 January 1952, delivered to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 30 January 1952. Issued from storage on 18 February 1952. Assigned to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection on 6 October 1952, delivered there on 10 November 1952. To Training Command on 8 November 1952. To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 11 July 1955. To Hughes Aircraft for modification to TB-25M configuration, including installation of APG40 radar, on 2 August 1955. Probably redesignated Mk. 3AIA at this time. To Air Defence Command at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta on 2 May 1956. To Training Command on 17 December 1957, for use at No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To Bristol Aerospace for retrofit, back to No. 2 AOS on 8 April 1958. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 23 September 1961. Pending disposal there from 23 November 1961. Sold to Woods Body Shop of Lewistown, Montana. To US civil register as N92878. Exported to Venezuela in 1963. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-January-15 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1963-June-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 289

Mitchell 5230

s/n
 5230
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC, serial number 44-86727. Assigned to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications, winterization, and major inspection on 15 January 1952. To Training Command at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 10 July 1952. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications on 17 April 1958. To No. 1 Advanced Flying School at Saskatoon on 31 October 1958. To No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg on 26 November 1958. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 21 September 1961. Pending disposal there from 23 November 1961. Sold to Woods Body Shop of Lewistown, Montana. To US civil register as N92875. To South West Air Contractors of Deming, New Mexico in September 1962. To Meteorology Operations Inc. of Hollister, California in April 1968. To A. W. McDonnell of Mojave, California in May 1973. To L. Sansom of Daytona Beach, Florida in October 1978. To USMC Museum at MCAS Quantico, Virginia c.1976 to 1979, displayed as USAAF 43-28217, marked as 328217. Displayed at MCAS El Toro, California, 1987 to 1999. To USMC Museum at MCAS Miramar, California in 1999. To Flying Leather Necks Aviation Museum at MCAS Miramar in 2002, still there 2004. Displayed outside, marked as a PBJ-1J. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-January-15 Taken on Strength No. 10 Technical Support Unit at North West Industries 2019-08-20
   1962-May-23 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5231

s/n
 5231
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC, serial number 44-30475. To storage with Training Command on 15 January 1952. Issued from storage on 18 February 1952. Assigned to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications, winterization, and major inspection on 7 April 1952. Assigned to Training Command on 1 October 1952. Delivered to Saskatoon by "A&FF Calgary" on 24 October 1952. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for minor inspection on 19 August 1954. To Hughes Aircraft for modification to TB-25M configuration, including installation of APG40 radar, on 23 September 1954. Probably redesignated Mk. 3AIA at this time. To Air Defence Command for use by No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta on 22 June 1955. To Training Command on 17 December 1957, for use by No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To Bristol Aerospace for modifications, back to No. 2 AOS on 8 April 1958. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 21 September 1961. Pending disposal there from 23 November 1961. Sold to Woods Body Shop of Lewistown, Montana. To US civil register as N92884. To Venzuelan Air Force in 1963. last update: 2024-February-19
   1951-November-28 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2020-10-04
   1963-June-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5232

s/n
 5232
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-31494. Delivered to storage at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 30 January 1952. Issued from storage on 18 February 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection, 14 July to 24 October 1952. To Training Command when completed, for use by No. 1 Advanced Flying School at Saskatoon. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications on 17 April 1958. To Training Command at RCAF Station Winnipeg on 27 November 1958. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 21 September 1961. Pending disposal there from 23 November 1961. Sold to Woods Body Shop of Lewistown, Montana. To US civil register as N92885. To Venezuelan Air Force in 1963. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-January-15 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1963-June-13 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5233

s/n
 5233
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-86736. Delivered to storage at No. 25 Air Material Base. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection, 7 April 1952. To Tactical Group on 23 April 1952, for use by No. 418 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Edmonton, Alberta. Back to North West for further modifications on 15 September 1952, to 418 Squadron when completed. To Training Command on 19 August 1954, for use by No. 1 Advanced Flying School at RCAF Station Saskatoon. To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park on 11 July 1955. To Hughes Aircraft for modification to TB-25M configuration, including installation of APG40 radar, on 2 August 1955. Probably redesignated Mk. 3AIA at this time. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg on 3 May 1956, for modifications of the wing to fuselage attachment frame, and prototype installation of ignition analyzer. To Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario on 1 October 1957. Back to Bristol in April 1958 for installation and testing of modified carburetor air scoop, then to No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg on 2 September 1958. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 21 September 1961. Pending disposal there from 23 November 1961. Sold to Woods Body Shop of Lewistown, Montana. To US civil register as N92886. To Venezuelan Air Force in 1963. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-March-08 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1963-June-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5234

s/n
 5234
m/d
 NA‑108
c/n
 108‑37474
c/r
 CF‑NTV

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC, serial number 44-31399. Delivered to storage with Training Command at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. To No. 25 Air Material Base on 5 March 1952 To Tactical Group on 25 April 1952, for use by No. 418 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Edmonton, Alberta. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection on 24 October 1952. Back to 418 Squadron on 21 January 1953. To Training Command on 19 August 1954, for use by No. 1 Advanced Flying School at Saskatoon. To Bristol Aerospace at Winnipeg on 17 April 1958, for modifications. To No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg on 12 January 1959. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 7 October 1960, stored at nearby Claresholm, Alberta. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Avaco Services of Salmon Arm, BC. Later to civil register as CF-NTV. This registration re-assigned in 1965. Stored outdoors at Kamloops, BC for many years, seen there as late as 1974. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-January-15 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1962-April-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5235

s/n
 5235
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC, serial number 44-86730. Delivered to stored reserve with Training Command at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 30 January 1952. Issued from storage on 18 February 1952, for use at Saskatoon. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection on 31 October 1954. Back to Training Command on 27 November 1952. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications, to No. 1 Advanced Flying School at Saskatoon on 22 January 1958. Category B crash on 3 July 1958. Assigned to RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 24 July 1958. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-January-15 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1958-September-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, probably scrapped 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5236

s/n
 5236
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-20/22-NC serial number 44-29128. Received from USAF at Mobile, Alabama. Assigned to stored reserve with Training Command at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 30 January 1952, delivered there on 20 February 1952. To storage at No. 25 Air Material Base on 27 February 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection on 17 April 1952. Back to Training Command at Saskatoon on 10 September 1952. To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 11 July 1955. To Hughes Aircraft for modification to TB-25M configuration, including installation of APG40 radar, on 2 August 1955. Probably redesignated Mk. 3AIA at this time. To RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta on 2 May 1956. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications on 17 December 1957. To No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg on 20 March 1958. Back to Bristol for installation of Stromberg carburetors, returned to No. 2 AOS on 26 August 1958. To inactive reserve with Lincoln Park on 7 October 1960, stored at Claresholm. Pending disposal there from 4 October 1961. Sold to Woods Body Shop of Lewistown, Montana. To US civil register as N92872. To R. M. Egeland of Missoula, Montana in April 1962. To Air Cargo Enterprises of Pocatello, Idaho in October 1962. Back to R.M. Egeland in February 1963. To Midwest Aviation of Portland, Oregon in March 1964. Back to R.M. Egeland again in July 1964. To Lebate Corp. of Culver City, California from 1966-1970. To Museum of Technology, Mexico City, 1972. Reported displayed on a pole at Technical Museum, Chapultepec Park, Mexico City in 2002. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-January-24 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1962-May-23 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5237

s/n
 5237
m/d
 NA‑108
c/n
 108‑37520
c/r
 CF‑NTP

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC, serial number 44-86726. Received from USAF at Mobile, Alabama. Assigned to storage with Training Command at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, delivered there on 20 February 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection on 14 July 1952. Back to Training Command at Saskatoon on 1 October 1952. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications on 17 April 1958. To No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg on 23 March 1959. To inactive reserve with Lincoln Park on 7 October 1960, stored at Claresholm. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1962. Sold to Skyline Development of Calgary, Alberta. To civil register as CF-NTP. This registration re-assigned in 1964. Displayed at Belmore's Altamont Museum in Coutts, Alberta, 1981 to 1988. Displayed, unrestored, at Reynolds Museum, Wetaskiwin, Alberta from 1992. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-January-24 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1962-February-19 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5239

s/n
 5239
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC, serial number 44-86697. Received from USAF at Mobile, Alabama. To stored reserve at No. 25 Air Material Base on 5 March 1952. To North West Industries on 14 May 1952 for modifications and major inspection. To Central Experimental & Proving Establishment on 25 June 1952, for use at Canadian Armament Research Establishment at Valcartier, Quebec. May have been designated as Mk. 3U while there, perhaps unofficially. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta on 24 April 1953, for modifications and major inspection. To storage at No. 25 Air Material Base on 15 July 1953. To No. 10 Technical Support Unit at Trans Canada Airlines on the same day, for "purpose of surveying maintenance problems". To Training Command on 19 August 1954 for use by No. 1 Advanced Flying School at RCAF Station Saskatoon. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications on 17 April 1958. To No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg on 12 January 1959. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 21 September 1961. Pending disposal there from 23 November 1961. Sold to Woods Body Shop of Lewistown, Montana. To US civil register as N62163, then to Venezuelan Air Force as FAV 0953. Back to US register as N62163. Reported operational at Kissimmee, Florida c.2000. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-January-24 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1962-May-23 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5242

s/n
 5242
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments: ;3

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC, serial number 44-86733. Received from USAF at Mobile, Alabama. To stored reserve at No. 25 Air Material Base on 5 March 1952. To Tactical Group on 25 April 1952, for use by No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection, 15 September 1952. Back to 406 Squadron on 3 November 1952. To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 May 1954. To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 20 July 1954. To Hughes Aircraft for modification to TB-25M configuration, including installation of APG40 radar, on 24 September 1954. Probably redesignated Mk. 3AIA at this time. To Air Defence Command at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta on 22 June 1955, for use by No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit. Category A crash at Cold Lake on 19 July 1955. Flight Lieutenant H.A.K. Fisher killed. Scrapped on site by 10 August 1955, by crews from Lincoln Park and Canadian Pacific Airlines. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-January-24 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1955-August-10 Struck off Strength Struck off, scrapped 2019-08-20
1955-July-18 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Howard Allan Keating Fisher 2023-06-13
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5243

s/n
 5243
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-86725. Received from USAF at Mobile, Alabama. Delivered to RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan by No. 6 Repair Depot crew on 20 February 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection on 31 October 1952. To Training Command on 19 December 1952, for use by No. 1 Advanced Flying School at Saskatoon. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications, 22 January to 12 June 1958. Back to Saskatoon when completed. To Bristol again from 18 November 1958 to 14 April 1959, for fitment of modified Holley carburetors and air scoops. To No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg when completed. To Central Experimental & Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Uplands on 14 May 1959. Still there on 10 April 1961. To storage with No. 6 Repair Depot at Dunnville, Ontario on 26 September 1962. Pending disposal from 4 February 1963. Sold to C.L. Woods of Lewistown, Montana. To Bellomy Aviation of Miami, Florida in October 1963. On US civil register as N92889, dates not known. To FAV (Venezuelan AF) in December 1963 as 5880. Later to FAB (Bolivian AF) as FAB 541, later TAM541. Displayed as gate guardian at La Paz, Bolivia. Returned to USA and restored by C.A. Bird from July 1984. Registered as N25NA in May 1985, to Doan Helicopters Inc. of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Force-landed in Everglades near Titusville on 2 April 1987 following failure of both engines, recovered and under restoration from 1992. To Jim Morgan of Salem, Oregon in November 1996. Flown marked as USAAF 486725, "Super Rabbit". Still active in 2008. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-January-25 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1963-November-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5244

s/n
 5244
m/d
 NA‑108
c/n
 108‑47453

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC, serial number 44-86699. Received from USAF at Mobile, Alabama. Taken on strength at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta on 10 November 1952, for modifications and major inspection. Back to Training Command on 30 December 1952, for use at Flying Instructors School at Trenton. Served with No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Saskatoon, coded "QP*244" in 1950s, exact dates unknown. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg on 17 April 1958. To No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg on 4 March 1959. To Central Experimental & Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario on 25 October 1960. Still there on 10 April 1961. To active reserve with No. 6 Repair Depot at Dunnville, Ontario on 20 September 1962. To inactive reserve there on 1 February 1963. To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot on 11 February 1964. To museum at Rockcliffe, Ontario on 8 May 1964. With National Museum of Science and Technology in 1970s. Restored to RAF 98 Squadron markings at National Aviation Museum by 1982, still there 2002. Reported on US civil register in 1977 as N62163, registered to Tri Con Group, but this is actually ex 44-86697. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-January-25 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1965-February-25 Museum / Display Transferred to Secretary of State for museum use 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5245

s/n
 5245
m/d
 NA‑108
c/n
 108‑37566

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-31491. Received from USAF at Mobile, Alabama. Taken on strength at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta on 15 September 1952, for modifications and major inspection. To Tactical Air Group on 19 March 1953, for use by No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Delivered to Saskatoon on 27 March 1953. To stored reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 May 1954. Back to Saskatoon on 19 August 1954, for use by No. 1 Advanced Flying School. To RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 28 August 1956, for use by Central Flying School. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications on 7 April 1958. Back to CFS on 31 October 1958. Still with this School when it moved to Saskatoon on 27 May 1959. Pending disposal, in storage at Lincoln Park, from 17 March 1961. Sold to Cascade Drilling of Calgary, Alberta. Sold October 1963 to Bellomy Aviation of Miami, Florida, registered as N8013. Sold to Intercontinental Trading Corporation in 1964, reported as exported in 1967. Reportedly used by Biafran Air Force in Biafran civil war from 1969. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-January-25 Taken on Strength No. 10 Technical Support Unit 2019-08-20
   1961-November-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5246

s/n
 5246
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-31346. Assigned to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta on 15 January 1952, for winterization modifications and major inspection. Delivered there on 10 March 1952. To Training Command at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 10 July 1952, for use by No. 406 Squadron. Went missing from Saskatoon on 29 January 1953, search called off on 5 March 1953. Wreckage later located in Rockie Mountains above Pitt Lake in fall of 1954, no survivors. Was being operated by No. 1 Advanced Flying School, on a cross country training flight to Sea Island, when it crashed. Flying Officer M.D. Hill, Flying Officer J.W. McIntosh, and Flying Officer E.D. Thygesen killed. Wreckage still on site in 2009. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-January-15 Taken on Strength No. 10 Technical Support Unit 2019-08-20
   1953-March-19 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1953-January-29 KIFA RCAF Aircraftman 1st Class Ian Martin De Witt 2023-06-09
1953-January-29 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Murray Donald Hill 2023-03-03
1953-January-29 KIFA RCAF Leading Aircraftman Kirk Gerald McGinnis 2023-06-04
1953-January-29 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Jack Wayne McIntosh 2023-07-04
1953-January-29 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Ernest Dorph Thygesen 2023-06-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5247

s/n
 5247
m/d
 NA‑108
c/n
 108‑47482
c/r
 CF‑NTW

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC, serial number 44-86728. Assigned to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta on 15 January 1952, for winterization modifications and major inspection. Delivered there on 3 April 1952. To Central Experimental & Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Namao, Alberta on 9 September 1952. Back to NWI from 1 April to 30 April 1953, for repair of corroded wing attachment flange and prototype installation of engine crankcase breather. Back to CEPE at Namao when completed. To Training Command on 19 August 1954, for use by No. 1 Advanced Flying School at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for repairs to rib bolts and braces, then to No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba from 26 March 1957. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications on 17 April 1958, back to No. 2 AOS on 27 November 1958. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 7 October 1960, stored at Claresholm, Alberta. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Avaco Services of Salmon Arm, BC. Reported derelict at Kamloops, BC in 1970s, registered as CF-NTW. Scrapped by 1973. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-January-15 Taken on Strength No. 10 Technical Support Unit 2019-08-20
   1962-April-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5248

s/n
 5248
m/d
 NA‑108
c/n
 108‑47452
c/r
 CF‑NWU, C‑GUNO

Known Squadron Assignments:

last update: 2024-February-19
   1945-June-15 Ex USAAF B-25J-30/32-NC accepted by USAAF at Kansas City, Kansas as surplus to needs. 2023-11-17
   1945-July-17 To storage at Salina, Kansas 2023-11-17
   1945-September-09 To Independence Army Air Force Base storage at Independence, Missouri. 2023-11-20
   1947-September-02 To Pyote Air Force Base at Pyote, Texas for storage. 2023-11-17
   1951-October-25 To Brookley Field, Alabama for maintenance 2023-11-17
   1952-January-15 TAKEN ON STRENGTH OF RCAF 2023-11-20
   1952-March-10 Delivered to Northwest Industries at Edmonton, Alberta for winterization mods and major inspection 2023-11-17
   1952-August-26 To Training Command for use at RCAF Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 2023-11-17
   1956 To Workshop Reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot RCAF at Trenton, Ontario 2023-11-17
   1956-May-02 To Central Experimental & Proving Establishment at RCAF Rockcliffe, Ontario 2023-11-17
   1956-September-12 To No. 12 Training Squadron RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario 2023-11-17
   1957 To Bristol Aerospace at Winnipeg, Manitoba for installation of dual ARN6 compasses. 2023-11-17
   1957-June Back to 412 Squadron, Uplands. 2023-11-17
   1958 To Bristol Aerospace at Winnipeg for '6B Retrofit' mods. 2023-11-17
   1958-October-22 Back to 412 Squadron, Uplands 2023-11-17
   1960-November-17 To Stored Reserve with No. 6 Repair Depot RCAF at Dunnville, Ontario. 2023-11-17
   1961-February-22 Pending disposal at No. 6 Repair Depot, Dunnville, Ontario. 2023-11-17
   1961-November-30 Struck off Strength, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2023-11-17
   1961-December Sold to Hicks and Lawrence Ltd of Ostrander, Ontario. Later registered as CF-NWU. 2023-11-20
   1965-May Sold to Eldon M. Armstrong of Toronto, Ontario 2023-11-17
   1965-October To Charles E. Graham of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 2023-11-17
   1967-August-12 To L.H. Vance and T.M. Cooper of Addison, Texas. Registered as N543VT. 2023-11-20
   1968-August-14 To Texas United Flyers of Dallas, Texas. 2023-11-17
   1969-June-01 To I.N. 'Junior' Burchinal of Paris, Texas. Used at Flying Tiger Air Museum and Flight Training School. 2023-11-17
   1975-September-25 To Daniel B. Jackson of Seymour, Texas. Later leined by Reyline Aviation of Kissimmee, Florida. 2023-11-17
   1982-August-31 To G&M Aircraft Ltd of St. Alberta, Alberta. Registered as C-GUNO. Flew as Fire Bomber #3, later #338. 2023-11-17
   1992 Withdrawn from service by G&M Aircraft. Reported as last operational B-25 Fire Bomber. 2023-11-17
   1998-October To Aerocrafters of Santa Rosa, California. Registered as N325N. 2023-11-17
   1998-November-05 To Mitchell Mania LLC of Santa Rosa, California. Between 1998 & 2001 was restored to military configuration with an 8-gun nose, flown as 'Sunday Punch.' 2023-11-17
   2012-May-17 To Fagen Fighters WWII Museum in Granite Falls, Minnesota. After extensive restoration, including a glass nose, she carries the markings of 'Paper Doll,' an aircraft that served with USAAF 321 Bomb Group, 477 Bomb Squadron, Corsica in 1944. 2023-11-17
   2023-November-17 Still with Fagen Fighters, still airworthy. 2023-11-17
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290 | 1968 633

Mitchell 5249

s/n
 5249
m/d
 NA‑108
c/r
 CF‑NTX

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-31493. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 3 June 1952. To Training Command on 10 September 1952, for use by Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. Back to NWI for further modifications. To Training Command at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 13 January 1955. To Bristol Aerospace for modifications, to RCAF Station Winnipeg on 31 March 1958. Back to Bristol on 9 June 1958, for installation of modified Holley carburetors. To Saskatoon on 4 October 1958, for use at No. 1 Advanced Flying School. To No. 2 Air Observer School at Winnipeg on 26 November 1958. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 7 October 1960, stored at Claresholm, Alberta. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Avaco Services of Salmon Arm, BC. Later to civil register as CF-NTX. This registration re-assigned in 1964. Reported derelict at Kamloops, BC airport in 1974. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-April-03 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1962-April-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5250

s/n
 5250
m/d
 NA‑108
c/n
 108‑34809

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-30484. Received from Hughes Aircraft in Culver City, California. Delivered to RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario on 17 June 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 27 April 1953. To Air Defence Command on 12 June 1953, for use by No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit. To stored reserve with No. 6 Repair Depot on 29 April 1955. To No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba on 16 June 1955. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg on 12 August 1957. To RCAF Station Winnipeg on 31 March 1958. Back to Bristol on 9 June 1958, for fitment of modified Holley carburetors. To No. 2 Air Observer School at Winnipeg on 19 September 1959. To stored reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 27 November 1959. To active reserve at Claresholm, Alberta on 2 February 1961. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Cascade Drilling of Calgary, Alberta. Later that year to Woods Body Shop of Lewistown, Montana. Registered as N92882. To A&A Enterprises of Bozeman, Montana in April 1963. Noted impounded at Port-au-Prince, Haiti in March 1974. Reported derelict there in 1976. May have still been at Port-au-Prince as late as 1994. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-May-09 Taken on Strength Air Defence Command 2019-08-20
   1961-November-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5251

s/n
 5251
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC , serial number 44-30315. Received from Hughes Aircraft at Culver City, California. Delivered from No. 6 Repair Depot to RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario on 12 June 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection, 2 to 26 February 1953. Back to ADC at North Bay when completed. To Training Command on 4 March 1954, for use at No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 25 September 1958. Noted as "for disposal" on 11 January 1960. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-May-08 Taken on Strength Air Defence Command 2020-10-16
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5252

s/n
 5252
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC , serial number 44-30714. Received from Hughes Aircraft at Culver City, California. Delivered from No. 6 Repair Depot to RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario on 12 June 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection, 27 February to 31 July 1953. Back to ADC at North Bay when completed. To No. 6 Repair Depot for storage on 29 April 1955. To workshop reserve at No. 6 RD for modifications on 6 February 1957. Scheduled for retrofits at Bristol Aerospace in July 1957, but apparently cancelled. Pending disposal at No. 6 RD from 28 April 1960. Sold to Aircraft Parts & Supply of Montreal, Quebec. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-May-09 Taken on Strength Air Defence Command 2019-08-20
   1960-November-15 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5253

s/n
 5253
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC, serial number 44-30317. Received from Hughes Aircraft at Culver City, California. First used at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection, 27 April to 31 July 1953. To Training Command when completed, for use by No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 15 October 1958. Noted as "for disposal" on 11 July 1960. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-May-09 Taken on Strength Air Defence Command 2019-08-20
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5254

s/n
 5254
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC, serial number 44-30612. Delivered to Ancienne Lorette, Quebec on 19 June 1952, for use by Central Experimental & Proving Establishment detachment working with the Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment (CARDE) at Valcartier, Quebec. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection, 18 June to 30 July 1953. To Central Experimental & Proving Establishment CARDE detachment when complete. To No. 2 Air Navigation School, RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. Coded "SV*254". Assigned to serviceable reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot on 7 February 1957, delivered there on 13 February 1957. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications "6A and 6B" on 25 June 1957. To RCAF Station Winnipeg on 31 March 1958. Back to Bristol on 9 June 1958 for installation of modified Holley carburetor scoops. To No. 2 Air Observer School at Winnipeg on 24 September 1958. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 9 December 1960. Pending disposal there from 22 February 1961. Sold to Cascade Drilling of Calgary, Alberta. Photo, with radar nose, in "the Avro CF-100" by Milberry. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-June-10 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1961-November-07 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5255

s/n
 5255
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC, serial number 44-30128(maybe). Received from Hughes Aircraft at Culver City, California. First used at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection, 27 April to 22 September 1953. To Training Command when completed, for use by No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta. Pending disposal from 27 February 1961, stored at Claresholm, Alberta by then. Sold to Canspec Air Transport of Calgary, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-August-11 Taken on Strength Air Defence Command 2019-08-20
   1962-February-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5256

s/n
 5256
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-20/22-NC, serial number 44-29251?. Received from Hughes Aircraft at Culver City, California. Delivered to RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario on 2 January 1953. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection, 27 February to 18 June 1953. To Air Defence Command when completed, for use by No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit at North Bay. Category A crash at North Bay on 8 September 1954. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-December-19 Taken on Strength Air Defence Command 2019-08-20
   1954-September-20 Struck off Strength Struck off by No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5257

s/n
 5257
m/d
 NA‑108
c/r
 CF‑NTS

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC, serial number 44-30641. Received from Hughes Aircraft at Culver City, California. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization modifications and major inspection, 7 January to 27 January 1953. To Air Defence Command when completed, delivered to RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario on 4 March 1953. To long term storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 29 April 1955. To workshop reserve at No. 6 RD on 6 February 1957 for modifications. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg on 29 July 1957, for "6A and 6B" modifications. To RCAF Station Winnipeg on 31 March 1958. Back to Bristol for fitment of modified Holley carburetor air scoops, 4 June 1958. To No. 2 Air Observer School at Winnipeg on 9 October 1958. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 9 December 1960. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. sold to Fairey Aviation of Canada, Victoria International Airport. To civil register as CF-NTS. Reported scrapped by 1970. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-December-19 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1962-January-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290 | 1968 633

Mitchell 5258

s/n
 5258
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC, serial number 44-30642. Received from Hughes Aircraft at Culver City, California. Delivered to stored reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization modifications and major inspection, 20 January to 26 February 1953. To Air Defence Command when completed, delivered to RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario on 1 May 1953. To Training Command on 5 March 1954, for use at No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for inspection on 8 June 1954, back to No. 2 ANS on 2 September 1954. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 25 September 1958. Noted as "for disposal" on 11 July 1960. last update: 2024-February-19
   1952-December-19 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5259

s/n
 5259
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30601. Delivered to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization modifications and major inspection on 24 February 1953. To Tactical Air Command on 22 September 1953, for use by No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Coded "XK*259" while with this unit. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 March 1958. May have been stored at Fort McLeod, Alberta. Pending disposal from 20 October 1959. Sold to Canadian Consolidated Salvage of Edmonton, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-February-18 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1961-January-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5260

s/n
 5260
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30828. Delivered to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization modifications and major inspection on 3 March 1953. To Tactical Air Command on 17 March 1954, for use by an Auxiliary squadron. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 March 1958. May have been stored at Fort McLeod, Alberta. Pending disposal from 20 October 1959. Sold to Canadian Consolidated Salvage of Edmonton, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-February-18 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1961-January-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5261

s/n
 5261
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30639. Delivered to stored reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot. Delivered to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization modifications and major inspection on 8 July 1953. To Tactical Air Command on 17 March 1954, for use by an Auxiliary squadron. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 March 1958. May have been stored at Fort McLeod, Alberta. Pending disposal from 20 October 1959. Sold to Canadian Consolidated Salvage of Edmonton, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-April-07 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1961-January-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5262

s/n
 5262
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30652. Delivered to stored reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot. Delivered to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization modifications and major inspection on 8 July 1953. To Tactical Air Command on 17 May 1954, for use by an Auxiliary squadron. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 March 1958. May have been stored at Fort McLeod, Alberta. Pending disposal from 20 October 1959. Sold to Canadian Consolidated Salvage of Edmonton, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-April-07 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1961-January-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5263

s/n
 5263
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30615. Delivered to stored reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot. Delivered to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization modifications and major inspection on 21 May 1954. To Tactical Air Command on 18 October 1954, for use by an Auxiliary squadron. To Air Material Command on 18 November 1954, for use by Central Experimental & Proving Establishment Detachment at Suffield, Alberta. To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 10 December 1957, then to workshop reserve there on 7 August 1958. Back to CEPE at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta on 25 August 1958. To No. 129 (A&F) Flight Detachment at Lincoln Park on 22 September 1958. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 20 May 1959. Pending disposal from 20 October 1959. Sold to Canadian Consolidated Salvage of Edmonton, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-April-07 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1961-January-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5264

s/n
 5264
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30612. Delivered to stored reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot. Delivered to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection on 18 February 1954. To Tactical Air Command on 7 July 1954, for use by an Auxiliary squadron. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 March 1958. May have been stored at Fort McLeod, Alberta. Pending disposal from 20 October 1959. Sold to Canadian Consolidated Salvage of Edmonton, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-April-07 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1961-January-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5265

s/n
 5265
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments: ;129

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30629. Scheduled for delivery to North West Industries on 21 May 1954, but this was cancelled. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-April-07 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1954-June-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, scrapped 2019-08-20
1954-June-08 KIFA RCAF Corporal Joseph Adelard Aubry 2023-03-09
1954-June-08 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Terence Patrick Benedict O'Byrne 2021-05-09
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5266

s/n
 5266
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30599. Delivered to long term storage at No. 6 Repair Depot. Assigned to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization modifications and major inspection on 18 February 1954. To Tactical Air Command on 13 August 1954, for use by No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 March 1958. May have been stored at Fort McLeod, Alberta. Noted as "wings removed to facilitate inside storage" on 8 June 1958. Pending disposal from 11 July 1960. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-April-07 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1960-August-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2020-10-04
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5267

s/n
 5267
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30625. Delivered to long term storage at No. 6 Repair Depot. Assigned to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization modifications and major inspection on 18 February 1954. To Tactical Air Command on 4 October 1954. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg, then to No. 406 (LB) Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 27 January 1955. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for rewiring of bombing system, back to 406 Squadron on 22 September 1955. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 March 1958. May have been stored at Fort McLeod, Alberta. Pending disposal from 20 October 1959. Sold to Canadian Consolidated Salvage of Edmonton, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-May-01 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1961-January-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5268

s/n
 5268
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30645. Delivered to long term storage at No. 6 Repair Depot. Assigned to North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization modifications and major inspection on 15 January 1954. To Tactical Air Command on 16 June 1954, for use by an Auxiliary squadron. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 March 1958. May have been stored at Fort McLeod, Alberta. Pending disposal from 20 October 1959. Sold to Canadian Consolidated Salvage of Edmonton, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-May-01 Taken on Strength No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1961-January-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5269

s/n
 5269
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30234. Received from Hughes Aircraft in Culver City, California. First assigned to No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta from 20 August to 21 October 1953, then back to No. 2 ANS. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications, then to No. 2 Air Observer School in Winnipeg on 12 August 1957. Back to Bristol for completion of installation of Stromberg carburetors, then to No. 2 AOS on 26 August 1958. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 27 November 1959, stored at Claresholm, Alberta. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Canspec Air Transport of Calgary, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-August-20 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1962-February-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5270

s/n
 5270
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30239. Received from Hughes Aircraft in Culver City, California. First assigned to No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 11 September 1953 to 20 May 1954, then to storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta. Back to No. 2 ANS on 23 August 1954. To workshop reserve at Lincoln Park for repair or replacement of fuselage frame at station 523, then back to No. 2 ANS on 13 October 1955. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications. To No. 2 Air Observer School at Winnipeg on 12 August 1957. Back to Bristol for further modifications and installation of Stromberg carburetors. Back to No. 2 AOS on 26 August 1958. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 9 December 1960. Pending disposal from 27 February 1961. Sold to Fairey Aviation of Canada, Victoria Airport, BC. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-August-20 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1962-January-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5271

s/n
 5271
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30375. Received from Hughes Aircraft in Culver City, California. First assigned to No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 11 September to 27 October 1953, then back to No. 2 ANS. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 1 October 1958. Noted as "for disposal" on 11 July 1960. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-August-20 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1960-August-08 Struck off Strength 2020-10-04
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5272

s/n
 5272
m/d
 NA‑108
c/n
 108‑33696
c/r
 CF‑OVN

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30421. Received from Hughes Aircraft in Culver City, California. First assigned to No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To No. 10 Technical Support Unit at North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 11 September to 27 October 1953, then back to No. 2 ANS. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications. To No. 2 Air Observer School at Winnipeg on 12 August 1957. Back to Bristol for further modifications and installation of Stromberg carburetors. Back to No. 2 AOS on 26 August 1958. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 7 October 1960. Stored at Claresholm. Alberta. Pending disposal from 27 February 1961. Sold to Canspec Air Transport of Calgary, Alberta. Later to I.J. Dowler of Vancouver, BC. To civil register as CF-OVN. To Columbia Airmotive of Troutdale, Oregon in January 1969. Registered as N7674. To Historical Aircraft Preservation Group of Borrego Springs, California in June 1978. Restored to airworthy, Certificate of Airworthiness issued in August 1978. To Wings & Wheels of Burlington, North Carolina in March 1979. Reported crashed and then scrapped in Columbia, c.1980. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-August-20 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1962-February-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5273

s/n
 5273
m/d
 NA‑108
c/n
 108‑34066

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30791. Received from Hughes Aircraft in Culver City, California. First assigned to No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To No. 10 Technical Support Unit at North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 11 September 1953. To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 2 September 1954. To Training Command on 29 February 1956, for use by No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications. To No. 2 Air Observer School on 12 August 1957. Back to Bristol for further modifications and installation of Stromberg carburetors. Back to No. 2 AOS on 26 August 1958. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 7 October 1960. Stored at Claresholm. Alberta. Pending disposal from 27 February 1961. Sold to Skyline Development of Calgary, Alberta. Later to Northwestern Air Lease of St. Albert, Alberta. Some parts sold, hulk stored on farm near St. Albert for several years. Trucked to Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton, Alberta in April 2002, placed in storage. Reported under restoration in Edmonton in 2008, to be marked as a 418 Squadron aircraft. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-August-20 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1962-February-19 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5274

s/n
 5274
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-20/22-NC serial number 44-29726A. First assigned to No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To No. 10 Technical Support Unit at North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 13 to 27 October 1953, back to No. 2 ANS when completed. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 25 September 1958. Noted as "for disposal" on 11 July 1960. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-September-18 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1960-August-08 Struck off Strength 2020-10-04
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5275

s/n
 5275
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30359A. First assigned to No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To No. 10 Technical Support Unit at North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 13 to 27 October 1953, back to No. 2 ANS when completed. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg on 12 July 1956, for repairs following a Category B crash, plus modifications. Delivered from RCAF Station Winnipeg on 23 November 1956. To No. 2 Air Observer School at Winnipeg on 12 August 1957. Back to Bristol for modifications and installation of Stromberg carburetors, to No. 2 AOS on 26 August 1958. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 7 October 1960. Stored at Claresholm. Alberta. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Canspec Air Transport of Calgary, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-September-18 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1962-February-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5276

s/n
 5276
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments: ;RCAF;2

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30250A. First assigned to No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To No. 10 Technical Support Unit at North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 13 October 1953 to 2 March 1954, back to No. 2 ANS when completed. Category A crash on 7 December 1954, near Headingly, Manitoba (7 miles west of RCAF Station Winnipeg). Flying Officer J.W. Daly kiled. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-September-18 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1954-December-22 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1954-December-07 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Andrew Gilmour Adam 2023-04-13
1954-December-07 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Gordon Roy Hans 2023-07-03
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5277

s/n
 5277
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-20/22-NC serial number 44-29750A. First assigned to No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To No. 10 Technical Support Unit at North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 13 October to 4 December 1953, back to No. 2 ANS when completed. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 15 October 1958. Stored at Claresholm. Alberta. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Canspec Air Transport of Calgary, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-September-18 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1962-February-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5278

s/n
 5278
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-20/22-NC serial number 44-29699. First assigned to No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To No. 10 Technical Support Unit at North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 23 November to 4 December 1953, back to No. 2 ANS when completed. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 17 December 1958. Stored at Claresholm. Alberta. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Canspec Air Transport of Calgary, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-October-08 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1962-February-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5279

s/n
 5279
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-20/22-NC serial number 44-29907. First assigned to No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To No. 10 Technical Support Unit at North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 23 November 1953 to 10 March 1954, back to No. 2 ANS when completed. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 17 December 1958. Stored at Claresholm. Alberta. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Canspec Air Transport of Calgary, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-October-08 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1962-February-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5280

s/n
 5280
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30366. First assigned to No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To No. 10 Technical Support Unit at North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 23 November 1953 to 4 February 1954, back to No. 2 ANS when completed. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 17 December 1958. Stored at Claresholm. Alberta. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Canspec Air Transport of Calgary, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-October-08 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1962-February-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5281

s/n
 5281
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-25/27-NC serial number 44-30786. First assigned to No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To No. 10 Technical Support Unit at North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 23 November 1953 to 7 April 1954. To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta when completed. To Training Command on 21 December 1954, for use at No. 2 Air Navigation School, replacing Mitchell 5276. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 21 December 1958. Noted as "for disposal" on 11 July 1960. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-October-08 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5282

s/n
 5282
m/d
 NA‑108
c/n
 108‑47527

Known Squadron Assignments:

May have been ex USAF B-25J-30/32-NC serial number 44-86773. First assigned to No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To No. 10 Technical Support Unit at North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 23 November 1953 to 12 May 1954. To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta when completed. To serviceable reserve at Lincoln Park on 6 May 1957. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications on 26 April 1957. To RCAF Station Winnipeg, possibly on 31 May 1957. Back to Bristol on 4 June 1958 for fitment of modified Holley carburetor air scoop, to No. 2 Air Observer School at Winnipeg on 14 October 1958. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 7 October 1960. Stored at Claresholm. Alberta. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Cascade Drilling Company of Calgary, Alberta. To US civil register as N8010, first with Bellomy Aviation of Miami, Florida and later with Jovan Corp. of Florida. To Venezuela in December 1964, to Tranarg C.A. of Caracas. Registered as YV-E-IPU c.1965, to S.A. Proyectos Y Levantamientos Aereos Y Terrestres (SAPROLATE). Also reported as YV-19CP, c.1975. Damaged in accident on 11 August 1975. Reported derelict at Caraca-Maiquetia, Venezuela in 1983. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-October-08 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1961-November-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 5283

s/n
 5283
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAF B-25J-20/22-NC serial number 44-29903. First assigned to No. 2 Air Navigation School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To No. 10 Technical Support Unit at North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications and major inspection from 23 November 1953 to 4 February 1954, back to No. 2 ANS when completed. To inactive reserve with RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 25 September 1958. Noted as "for disposal" on 11 July 1960. last update: 2024-February-19
   1953-October-08 Taken on Strength Training Command 2019-08-20
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 290

Mitchell 458883

s/n
 458883
m/d
 108‑47734
c/n
 108‑47723

Known Squadron Assignments:

From Joe Baugher:

8883 (MSN 108-47734) N75755, then C-GCWA (ntu), then C-GCWM. Airworthy with Canadian Warplane Heritage, Hamilton, Ontario.

Restored as HD372 of 98 Sqn RAF.

From CWHM:

The Museum's B-25J Mitchell was assembled in Kansas City in early 1945, but never saw military service. It was operated as a civilian transport for over 25 years and the Museum found it abandoned at Wilmington Airport, Delaware, in 1975. After repairs, the aircraft was flown to the Museum, where it underwent extensive restoration. The aircraft now displays the markings of a B-25J of RAF No. 98 Squadron, which fought over North West Europe during 1944-45. It is dedicated to the Canadians who flew with that squadron.

last update: 2024-February-19

Mitchell 4112858

s/n
 4112858

Known Squadron Assignments: 12

last update: 2024-March-18
1942-September-14 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Edward Wilhelm Haglund 2021-08-09

Mitchell 4113190

s/n
 4113190

Known Squadron Assignments: 12

last update: 2024-March-18
1943-April-29 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Forbes Robertson 2023-08-06

Mitchell 4113849

s/n
 4113849

Known Squadron Assignments: 81BS

last update: 2024-March-18
1942-September-14 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Cyril James Howard Fry 2021-08-06

Mitchell 4129693

s/n
 4129693

Known Squadron Assignments: 81BS

last update: 2024-March-18
1943-August-05 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Leonard Thomas Joseph Kelly 2021-08-12

Mitchell 4430314

s/n
 4430314
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Originally built as a B-25J-25-NC, converted to TB-25 while with US. Assigned to No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 16 May 1955, for major inspection and general clean up. last update: 2024-February-19
   1954-August-26 Taken on Strength Air Defence Command on loan from USAF 2019-08-20
   1955-June-23 to USAF Returned to USAF 2019-08-20
   1955-June-23 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 596

Mitchell 4430390

s/n
 4430390
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Originally built as a B-25J-25-NC, converted to TB-25 while with US. Assigned to No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario on 26 August 1954. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 16 May 1955, for major inspection and general clean up. last update: 2024-February-19
   1954-August-26 Taken on Strength Air Defence Command on loan from USAF 2019-08-20
   1955-June-23 to USAF Returned to USAF 2019-08-20
   1955-June-23 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 596

Mitchell 4430439

s/n
 4430439
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Originally built as a B-25J-25-NC, converted to TB-25 while with US. Assigned to No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 16 May 1955, for major inspection and general clean up. last update: 2024-February-19
   1954-August-26 Taken on Strength Air Defence Command on loan from USAF 2019-08-20
   1955-June-23 to USAF Returned to USAF 2019-08-20
   1955-June-23 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 596

Mitchell 4430442

s/n
 4430442
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Originally built as a B-25J-25-NC, converted to TB-25 while with US. Assigned to No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario on 26 August 1954. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 16 May 1955, for major inspection and general clean up. last update: 2024-February-19
   1954-August-26 Taken on Strength Air Defence Command on loan from USAF 2019-08-20
   1955-June-23 to USAF Returned to USAF 2019-08-20
   1955-June-23 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 596

Mitchell 4430444

s/n
 4430444
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Originally built as a B-25J-25-NC, delivered to USAAF on 19 January 1945, never served outside of US. Stored from 10 February 1945. Converted to TB-25L in July 1953, then to TB-25M in August 1954. Assigned to No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario on 26 August 1954. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 16 May 1955, for major inspection and general clean up. Returned to Boeing Aircraft at Birmingham, Alabama for modifications. Later served with 3565th Observer Training wing in Texas, to storage again in April 1955. Preserved after retirement from USAF, displayed at General Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1960. last update: 2024-February-19
   1954-August-26 Taken on Strength Air Defence Command on loan from USAF 2019-08-20
   1955-June-23 to USAF Returned to USAF 2019-08-20
   1955-June-23 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 596

Mitchell 4430449

s/n
 4430449
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Originally built as a B-25J-25-NC, converted to TB-25 while with US. Assigned to No. 3 (AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario on 26 August 1954. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 16 May 1955, for major inspection and general clean up. last update: 2024-February-19
   1954-August-26 Taken on Strength Air Defence Command on loan from USAF 2019-08-20
   1955-June-23 to USAF Returned to USAF 2019-08-20
   1955-June-23 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 596

Mitchell FK164

s/n
 FK164
m/d
 NA‑62B

Known Squadron Assignments:

Equivalent to B-25B. Intended for use by No. 2 Operational Training Unit at Pennfield Ridge, NB. Delivered to Pennfield Ridge on 30 June 1942, and placed in storage pending formation of No. 2 OTU. Returned to Dorval on 24 July 1942, after decision to not proceed with No. 2 OTU. Ownership returned to RAF at request of British Aircraft Commission, with the concurrance of the UK Air Liaison Mission. Later used by RAF at No. 111 Operational Training Unit in the Bahamas. last update: 2024-March-18
   1942-July-10 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
   1942-August-06 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Mitchell FK166

s/n
 FK166
m/d
 NA‑62B

Known Squadron Assignments:

Equivalent to B-25B. Intended for use by No. 2 Operational Training Unit at Pennfield Ridge, NB. Delivered to Pennfield Ridge on 30 June 1942, and placed in storage pending formation of No. 2 OTU. Returned to Dorval on 24 July 1942, after decision to not proceed with No. 2 OTU. Ownership returned to RAF at request of British Aircraft Commission, with the concurrance of the UK Air Liaison Mission. Later used by RAF at No. 111 Operational Training Unit in the Bahamas. last update: 2024-March-18
   1942-July-10 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
   1942-August-06 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Mitchell FK171

s/n
 FK171
m/d
 NA‑62B

Known Squadron Assignments:

Equivalent to B-25B. Intended for use by No. 2 Operational Training Unit at Pennfield Ridge, NB. Delivered to Pennfield Ridge on 30 June 1942, and placed in storage pending formation of No. 2 OTU. Returned to Dorval on 3 August 1942, after decision to not proceed with No. 2 OTU. Ownership returned to RAF at request of British Aircraft Commission, with the concurrance of the UK Air Liaison Mission. Later used by RAF at No. 111 Operational Training Unit in the Bahamas. last update: 2024-February-19
   1942-July-10 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
   1942-August-06 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Mitchell FK176

s/n
 FK176
m/d
 NA‑62B

Known Squadron Assignments:

Equivalent to B-25B. Intended for use by No. 2 Operational Training Unit at Pennfield Ridge, NB. Delivered to Pennfield Ridge on 30 June 1942, and placed in storage pending formation of No. 2 OTU. Returned to Dorval on 22 July 1942, after decision to not proceed with No. 2 OTU. Ownership returned to RAF at request of British Aircraft Commission, with the concurrance of the UK Air Liaison Mission. Later used by RAF at No. 111 Operational Training Unit in the Bahamas. last update: 2024-February-19
   1942-July-10 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
   1942-August-06 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Mitchell FK177

s/n
 FK177
m/d
 NA‑62B

Known Squadron Assignments:

Equivalent to B-25B. Intended for use by No. 2 Operational Training Unit at Pennfield Ridge, NB. Delivered to Pennfield Ridge on 30 June 1942, and placed in storage pending formation of No. 2 OTU. Returned to Dorval on 24 July 1942, after decision to not proceed with No. 2 OTU. Ownership returned to RAF at request of British Aircraft Commission, with the concurrance of the UK Air Liaison Mission. Later used by RAF at No. 111 Operational Training Unit in the Bahamas. last update: 2024-February-19
   1942-July-10 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
   1942-August-06 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Mitchell FK178

s/n
 FK178
m/d
 NA‑62B

Known Squadron Assignments:

Equivalent to B-25B. Intended for use by No. 2 Operational Training Unit at Pennfield Ridge, NB. Delivered to Pennfield Ridge on 30 June 1942, and placed in storage pending formation of No. 2 OTU. Returned to Dorval on 24 July 1942, after decision to not proceed with No. 2 OTU. Ownership returned to RAF at request of British Aircraft Commission, with the concurrance of the UK Air Liaison Mission. Later used by RAF at No. 111 Operational Training Unit in the Bahamas. last update: 2024-February-19
   1942-July-10 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
   1942-August-06 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Mitchell FK180

s/n
 FK180
m/d
 NA‑62B

Known Squadron Assignments:

Equivalent to B-25B. Intended for use by No. 2 Operational Training Unit at Pennfield Ridge, NB. Delivered to Pennfield Ridge on 30 June 1942, and placed in storage pending formation of No. 2 OTU. Returned to Dorval on 22 July 1942, after decision to not proceed with No. 2 OTU. Ownership returned to RAF at request of British Aircraft Commission, with the concurrance of the UK Air Liaison Mission. Later used by RAF at No. 111 Operational Training Unit in the Bahamas. last update: 2024-February-19
   1942-July-10 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
   1942-August-06 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Mitchell FL181

s/n
 FL181

Known Squadron Assignments: ;98

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-13 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Joseph Edward Allen 2023-07-26
1944-April-13 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Earle Cullen 2024-05-25
1944-April-13 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Glen Richard Dunn 2022-07-18

Mitchell FL184

s/n
 FL184

Known Squadron Assignments: ;111

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-21 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer James Robert McLean 2023-02-13
1943-April-21 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer John Vallance 2023-02-16

Mitchell FL192

s/n
 FL192

Known Squadron Assignments: ;226

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-19 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Conrad Peter Vivian Biddlecombe 2021-08-28
1944-June-19 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Rayburn William Thomas Ulens 2021-07-14

Mitchell FL193

s/n
 FL193

Known Squadron Assignments: ;13

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-21 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Andrew Goodwin Olson 2021-08-18

Mitchell FL197

s/n
 FL197
as/n
 41-12757

Known Squadron Assignments: ;98

last update: 2024-May-12

Bombing Boulogne France 1943-05-13 to 1943-05-13

98 (B) Sqn (RAF) RAF Fou;sham

Mitchell II aircraft FL 197 crashed in the sea near Hardinot, France.

P/O GA Calder (RCAF) and Sgt F.P.C. Gower (RAFVR) were killed. F/O IW Tweddell (RCAF)and Sgt J Gale (RAF) were take as Prisoners of War. While a PoW F/O Tweddell received textbooks and material from the University of Saskatchewan so he could continue his studies in engineering (T. Barris). F/O Tweddle was interred in Stalag Luft L3, location of the Great Escape


1943-May-13 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Gordon Alexander Calder 2023-12-02
1943-May-13 PoW RCAF Flight Lieutenant Ian William Tweddell 2023-02-20

Mitchell FL685

s/n
 FL685

Known Squadron Assignments: 180

last update: 2024-May-12

Bombing 1944-03-28 to 1944-03-28

180 (MB) Sqn (RAF) RAF Dunsfold

180 Squadron RAF (Saeviter in modo, fortiter in re) RAF Dunsfold. Mitchell II aircraft FL 685 EN-V was likely shot down by flak during an operation against V1 rocket positions at Bonnieres, France. Oddly, the rest of the squadron returned without bombing (no explanation in the ORB)

Flying Officer H R Baldwin (RCAF), Sergeant A J Guluche (RCAF), Flight Sergeant G R McGillvray (RCAF) survived and were all aided by the French Resistance but were all ultimately captured to become Prisoners of War

Pilot Officer H R A Catt (RCAF) evaded briefly before being captured to become a Prisoner of War

General Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database

General Search for France-Crashes 39-45


1944-March-28 PoW RCAF Flying Officer Frederick Alexander Baldwin 2023-11-23
1944-March-28 PoW RCAF Pilot Officer Herbert Ross Allison Catt 2024-01-20
1944-March-28 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Albert James Guluche 2023-11-23
1944-March-28 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Gordon Robertson McGillivray 2023-11-23

Mitchell FL696

s/n
 FL696

Known Squadron Assignments: ;180

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-26 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Clarence Gerald Kernaghan 2021-08-12
1943-May-26 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Raymond Earl Manser 2021-08-14
1943-May-26 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Hugh Manson Wygle 2021-03-31

Mitchell FL697

s/n
 FL697

Known Squadron Assignments: ;111

last update: 2024-February-19

Operational 1943-03-19 to 1943-03-19

111 (OT) OTU (RAF) Nassau, Bahamas

111 Operational Training Unit, Nassau, Bahamas. Mitchell II aircraft FL 697 suffered a starboard engine fire at 800 feet while on a training flight and crashed at New Providence, Bahamas

Pilot Officer AJ Daiken (RCAF), Pilot Officer BH Zdan (RCAF) and Pilot Officer DT Hollowell (RCAF) were severely injured and all three died the next day from their injuries

RAF Commands

General 1941USAAF Serial Numbers (41-24340 to 41-30847


1943-March-19 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Alex John Daiken 2023-01-16
1943-March-19 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Donald Terence Hollowell 2023-01-16
1943-March-19 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Benjamin Henry Zdan 2023-01-16

Mitchell FL707

s/n
 FL707

Known Squadron Assignments: ;180

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-November-26 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Samuel Robert Troman 2021-07-14

Mitchell FL708

s/n
 FL708

Known Squadron Assignments: ;98

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-30 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant George Thomas Coubrough 2024-04-30

Mitchell FR148

s/n
 FR148

Known Squadron Assignments: ;45

last update: 2024-February-19

Ferry Flight 1943-02-23 to 1943-02-23

45 () Group (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

45 Group RAF Transport Command, Dorval, Quebec. Mitchell II aircraft FR148 lost without a trace during a trans-Atlantic flight from Gander, Newfoundland to Prestwick, Scotland

Canadian civilian Radio Officer CD Saugstad, Navigator Flying Officer LE Triplett (RCAF)(USA) and American civilian Pilot Captain DL Annibal (ATA) were all missing presumed killed in this flying accident

The missing have no known graves. Saugstad and Annibal are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial and Triplett is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie, page 318

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...


1943-February-23 KIFA ATA Civilian Pilot (Captain) Donald Lee Annibal 2023-01-14
1943-February-23 KIFA RAF Civilian Radio Officer Clifford Donald Saugstad 2023-01-14
1943-February-23 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Leslie Edward Triplett 2023-01-14

Mitchell FR203

s/n
 FR203

Known Squadron Assignments: ;45

last update: 2024-February-19

Ferry Flight 1943-11-08 to 1943-11-08

45 () Group (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

45 Group RAF Transport Command Dorval, Quebec. Mitchell II aircraft FR 203, engaged in a trans-Atlantic ferry flight from Canada to the UK. On the flight between Bluie West-1, Greenland and Reykjavik, Iceland, a distress signal was sent stating that the aircraft was on fire approximately 50 miles west of Reykjavik. A second contact was made a few moments later but then now further contact could be established. Air-Sea Rescue operations were initiated but no trace of the aircraft or crew was ever found

Canadian Civilian Pilot, Gay Thomas Record, Navigator F/O Frederick Avery Beyer (RAAF) and British Civilian Radio Officer Owen Geraint Davies were all missing, presumed killed in this flying accident

The missing have no known grave and all are commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie page 321

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...

General World War II Crash Sites in Iceland - B25 Mitchell, Crashed into Sea...


1943-November-08 KIFA RAAF Flying Officer Frederick Avery Beyer 2022-12-10
1943-November-08 KIFA RAF Civilian Owen Geriant Davies 2022-12-10
1943-November-08 KIFA RAF Civilian Gay Thomas Record 2022-12-10

Mitchell FR365

s/n
 FR365

Known Squadron Assignments: ;111

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-21 KIFA RNZAF Flying Officer Alastair Grant Cleary 2024-02-29
1943-May-21 KIFA RAF Sergeant Ernest William Durrant 2023-02-12
1943-May-21 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Meg Gedelian 2023-02-12
1943-May-21 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Howard Watson Guinter 2023-02-12
1943-May-21 KIFA RAF Flying Officer John Ewart Thomas 2021-06-02
1943-May-21 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Eric Douglas Todd 2023-02-16

Mitchell FR369

s/n
 FR369

Known Squadron Assignments:

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-15 Accident: RAF Ferry COMMAND Loc: At Sea Names: Gardner | Moss | Pook | Vine

Ferry Flight 1942-10-15 to 1942-10-15

45 (T) Group (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

45 Group RAF Transport Command, Dorval, Quebec. Mitchell I aircraft disappeared on a ferry flight over the Atlantic Ocean after leaving Gander, Newfoundland with the loss of the entire crew

Flight Lieutenant RL Moss (RAFVR), Pilot Officer FJ Pook (RAFVR), Sergeant MJ Gardner (RAFVR) and British civilian Radio Officer LRJ Vine were missing, presumed killed in this flying accident

The missing have no known grave. Moss, Pook and Vine are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Gardner is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie, pages 314, 395n52

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...


1942-October-15 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Michael John Gardner 2023-02-12
1942-October-15 KIFA RAFVR Flight Lieutenant Ronald Lawrence Moss 2023-01-11
1942-October-15 KIFA RAFVR Pilot Officer Francis John Pook 2023-01-11
1942-October-15 KIFA RAF Civilian Leonard Reginald Jack Vine 2023-01-11

Mitchell FR376

s/n
 FR376

Known Squadron Assignments: ;111

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-December-22 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Hilbert Douglas Frye 2023-02-12
1943-December-22 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer John Charles McLean 2023-02-13

Mitchell FR379

s/n
 FR379

Known Squadron Assignments: ;111

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-09 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Robert Lloyd Burchell 2023-02-08
1943-April-09 KIFA RCAF Sergeant George Fenton 2023-02-12
1943-April-09 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Benny Baldwin Goodman 2023-02-12
1943-April-09 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Gordon Wellsley Schafer 2023-02-15
1943-April-09 KIFA RCAF Sergeant George William Tompkins 2023-02-16
1943-April-09 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Alvin Bernard Waton 2023-02-16

Mitchell FR382

s/n
 FR382

Known Squadron Assignments: ;111

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-28 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Arthur Joseph Beaulieu 2023-02-08
1943-June-28 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Carl Eric Ogren 2023-02-15
1943-June-28 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer William Lorne Stinson 2023-02-16
1943-June-28 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Thomas Wallace 2023-02-16

Mitchell FR383

s/n
 FR383

Known Squadron Assignments: ;111

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-13 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Billy Daschuk 2023-02-11
1943-July-13 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Wilfred Johnson 2023-02-12
1943-July-13 KIFA RCAF Sergeant John Barth Koepke 2023-02-12
1943-July-13 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer James Brewer McArthur 2023-02-13
1943-July-13 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Robert Paul Meehan 2023-02-13

Mitchell FV907

s/n
 FV907

Known Squadron Assignments: ;21

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-06 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Milton George Gordon 2021-08-07
1943-June-06 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Leroy Joseph O'Connor 2021-08-17
1943-June-06 KIA RCAF Flying Officer John Rogers 2022-01-18

Mitchell FV910

s/n
 FV910

Known Squadron Assignments: ;226

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-February-25 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Rowland Bernard Wright 2021-07-06

Mitchell FV915

s/n
 FV915

Known Squadron Assignments: ;180

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-23 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Theodore Edward Chmielowiec 2024-02-15
1944-April-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Clifford Charles Haynes 2021-08-09
1944-April-23 KIA RCAF Sergeant Harry Gordon Thompson 2021-07-20

Mitchell FV924

s/n
 FV924

Known Squadron Assignments: ;226

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-01 KIA RCAF Flying Officer James Lyman Eagleson 2023-09-24

Mitchell FV927

s/n
 FV927

Known Squadron Assignments: ;226

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-November-08 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Carl Martin Berg 2023-12-15
1943-November-08 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class John Harrison Cowieson 2024-05-07
1943-November-08 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Joseph Amedee Grenier 2023-12-15

Mitchell FV932

s/n
 FV932

Known Squadron Assignments: ;226

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-30 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Richard Morley Christie 2024-02-19

Mitchell FV946

s/n
 FV946

Known Squadron Assignments: ;111

last update: 2024-February-19
1945-April-09 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Colin George Acton 2021-04-08
1945-April-09 KIFA RAFVR Flying Officer David Storar Dumble 2021-04-08
1945-April-09 KIFA RAFVR Flying Officer Dennis Peter Hallett 2021-04-08
1945-April-09 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Sidney Willlaim Hutchinson 2021-04-08
1945-April-09 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Thomas Moule 2021-04-08
1945-April-09 KIFA RAFVR Flying Officer Edward Scott 2022-01-15
1945-April-09 KIFA RAFVR Flight Sergeant William Wild 2023-02-16

Mitchell FV986

s/n
 FV986

Known Squadron Assignments: ;13

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-July-24 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Norman Angus Hartrick 2021-08-09

Mitchell FV987

s/n
 FV987

Known Squadron Assignments: ;45

last update: 2024-February-19
1945-April-28 Accident: 45 GROUP NO 313 FTU Loc: North Bay Airport Names: Davies | Gribbin | Lafrance | Rodger

Aircraft Ferrying 1945-04-28 to 1945-04-28

45 (T) Group (RAF) North Bay, Ontario

45 Group RAF Transport Command. Mitchell BIII aircraft FV 987, crashed in North Bay, Ontario while on a ferry training exercise, killing two of the four crew aboard

Pilot LW Davies (RAFVR) and Wireless Operator FS W Gribben (RAFVR) were killed in this flying accident

Two civilian crew were also aboard and both survived the crash but no detail as to their identity has been found to date

The four crew members were part of 313 Ferry Training Unit, located in North Bay, Ontario

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie page 328

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...

General The North Bay Airport & WWII - North Bay Museum


1945-April-28 KIFA RAFVR Flying Officer Leslie William Laurence Davies 2022-12-14
1945-April-28 KIFA RAF Flight Sergeant William Gribbin 2022-12-14

Mitchell FV989

s/n
 FV989

Known Squadron Assignments: ;226

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-August-18 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant James Henry Batt 2024-02-21
1944-August-18 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Robert Arthur Brett 2024-02-21

Mitchell FV990

s/n
 FV990

Known Squadron Assignments: ;45

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-November-28 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Gerald Raymond Styles 2023-02-16
1943-November-28 KIFA RAF Sergeant Eric Hanway Swanston 2022-12-07
1943-November-28 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Harold Alexander Wills 2023-03-28

Mitchell FV998

s/n
 FV998

Known Squadron Assignments: ;180

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-20 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Kelso Stenhouse 2023-09-14

Mitchell FW109

s/n
 FW109

Known Squadron Assignments: ;98

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-May-08 KIA RAF Wing Commander Roderick Keith Faulkner Bell-Irving MiD 2023-09-12

Mitchell FW124

s/n
 FW124

Known Squadron Assignments: ;180

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-August-21 KIA RCAF Flying Officer James Henry Bringloe 2023-09-12
1944-August-21 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Arthur James Venn 2023-09-12
1944-August-21 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Donald Stuart Whiting 2023-09-12

Mitchell FW129

s/n
 FW129

Known Squadron Assignments: ;98

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-13 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Verity Everest 2024-02-21

Mitchell FW138

s/n
 FW138

Known Squadron Assignments: ;45

last update: 2024-February-19

Ferry Flight 1943-11-06 to 1943-11-06

45 (T) Group (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

45 Group RAF Transport Command, Dorval, Quebec. Mitchell aircraft FW 138 disappeared between from Goose Bay, Labrador and Reykjavik, Iceland with the loss of the aircraft and the entire four man crew, cause unknown

The aircraft was damaged by a storm while on a stopover at station Bluie West 1, Greenland before carrying on for Iceland. Whether this was a factor in the subsequent loss is unknown

Navigator, F/L WL Halperin (RCAF), Pilot/Captain, F/O AC Monkiewicz (PAF), Wireless Operator, F/O SJ Hansen (RAAF) and Pilot/1st Officer, F/L DJ Pyne (RAFVR) were all missing, presumed killed in this flying accident

The missing have no known grave. Halpern, Hansen and Pyne are commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

Monkiewicz is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial at RAF Northholt

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie pages 321,373

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...


1943-November-06 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant William Lionel Halperin 2022-12-11
1943-November-06 KIFA RAAF Flying Officer Stewart James Hansen 2022-12-11
1943-November-06 KIFA PAF Flying Officer Aleksander Cezary Monkiewicz VM, KW & Bar 2022-12-11
1943-November-06 KIFA RAFVR Flight Lieutenant Derrick Joseph Oswald Pyne 2022-12-11

Mitchell FW150

s/n
 FW150

Known Squadron Assignments: ;111

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-November-24 KIA RAF Flying Officer John William Thomas Scammell 2023-02-15

Mitchell FW159

s/n
 FW159

Known Squadron Assignments: ;45

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-December-06 Accident: 45 (AT) Loc: Names: Forster | Richardson | Slamon

Ferry Flight 1943-12-06 to 1943-12-06

45 () Group (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

45 Group RAF Transport Command, Dorval Quebec. Mitchell II aircraft FW 159 missing between Goose Bay, Labrador and Reykjavik, Iceland, cause unknown. An air search was instituted but no trace of the aircraft or crew was found

Pilot P/O WF Forster (RCAF), British Civilian Pilot Captain HNE Salmon, Navigator P/O RD Darling (RAFVR) and Radio Operator F/O EA Richardson (RAAF) were all missing, presumed killed in this flying accident

The missing have no known grave and are commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command, Carl A Christie, page 322

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...

General World War II Crash Sites in Iceland - B-25 Mitchell, Missing. December 6...


1943-December-06 KIFA RAFVR Pilot Officer Robert Donnisthorpe Darling 2022-12-10
1943-December-06 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer William Frederick Forster 2022-12-10
1943-December-06 KIFA RAAF Flying Officer Eric Anthony Richardson 2022-12-10
1943-December-06 KIFA RAF Civilian Harold Nigel Egerton Salmon 2022-12-10

Mitchell FW163

s/n
 FW163

Known Squadron Assignments: ;226

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-November-04 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Thomas Vincent Flint 2021-09-24
1944-November-04 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert Alexander Smith 2021-07-26

Mitchell FW165

s/n
 FW165

Known Squadron Assignments: ;45

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-December-18 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Melvin Henry Ramsay 2023-07-16
1943-December-18 KIFA RAF Captain William Verne Walker 2023-07-16

Mitchell FW169

s/n
 FW169

Known Squadron Assignments: ;180

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-30 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Ieuan Haddock 2022-09-27

Mitchell FW183

s/n
 FW183

Known Squadron Assignments: ;226

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-October-28 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John William Schleihauf 2021-08-04
1944-October-28 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Julius Spiegel 2021-07-23

Mitchell FW184

s/n
 FW184

Known Squadron Assignments: ;98

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-11 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer William Ivan Girvin 2023-09-21
1944-June-11 PoW RCAF Flight Sergeant Arthur Ferdinand Zado 2023-02-23

Mitchell FW188

s/n
 FW188

Known Squadron Assignments: ;98

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-08 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer George Churchard 2024-02-21
1944-September-08 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Russell David Durling 2021-08-04
1944-September-08 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Robert Fraser Logie 2021-08-13
1944-September-08 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Denis Llewellyn Loveridge 2021-09-23

Mitchell FW210

s/n
 FW210

Known Squadron Assignments: ;226

last update: 2024-February-19

Bombing 1944-07-24 to 1944-07-24

() Sqn (RAF) Hartford Bridge

Ramrod

Mitchell aircraft FW 210 was hit by flak during a bombing operation against enemy troop concentrations south of Caen, France. The crew was forced to bail out over the English Channel west of Brest, France. F/Os G. Green and L.W. Pattyson were also killed. One Canadian member of the crew states he was the first out of the aircraft and saw three other parachutes. Air-sea rescue stated there were other boats in the vicinity that might have picked up the others who bailed out.

12 Mitchell.II aircraft of 226 Squadron in company with 48 MITCHELLS from 139 WING were detailed to attack Wood U1160, containing a large concentration of troops, heavy and mobile guns. All aircraft did not bomb. The first box was unable to bomb, owing to the navigator of the lead aircraft being wounded on the bombing run and aircraft No.2 became out of control, with its port engine on fire. The second box was unable to bomb, owing to the G.H. operator of the leading aircraft being off track. 1 aircraft is missing, the crew baling out 30 to 40 miles N of CAEN and were seen to take to their K type dinghies, 1 Navigator was wounded in another aircraft. 1 aircraft landed in the beachead at B5. 4 aircraft received minor damage from flak. Very intense and accurate flak over the target area.

source: RAF Squadron 226 Operating Record Book


1944-July-24 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Richard Martyn Cole 2024-04-29
1944-July-24 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Gordon Arnold Green 2023-10-25
1944-July-24 KIA RAFVR Flying Officer William Henry James Mills 2023-10-25
1944-July-24 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Leonard William Pattyson 2023-10-25

Mitchell FW216

s/n
 FW216

Known Squadron Assignments: ;226

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-August-19 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Robert Edward Clarke 2024-02-28
1944-August-19 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph Robert Hunter 2023-09-12
1944-August-19 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Alexander Kozlof 2023-09-12

Mitchell FW220

s/n
 FW220
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-30-NA serial number 43-3540. Ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II, identified as B-25D when first taken on RCAF books. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To storage at Abbotsford, BC on 3 December 1945. Stored at No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 4 December 1946. Noted as being robbed for parts at Gimli on 5 February 1948, parts to be shipped to Trenton. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for reconditioning and modifications, 8 October 1948 to 20 May 1949. To storage with No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton on 21 May 1949. To Aircraft Armament School at Trenton on 25 August 1948. Redesignated as Mk. 2 in early 1950. Assigned to storage at Trenton on 27 November 1952, delivered there on 30 January 1953. To Avro again 14 May to 27 July 1954, for "fitment of Mk. 8 mods and winch", possibly a prototype target towing installation. Probably re-identified as a Mk. 2TT at this time. To Air Material Command when completed, for use by Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta on 28 October (or 3 November?) 1954, for Janitrol heater installation, inspection, repairs, and other modifications. Back to CEPE at Cold Lake on 7 January 1955. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 29 November 1955, for inspection. To ready reserve at Lincoln Park on 5 April 1956. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-16 Taken on Strength new aircraft by Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-December-06 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Boundary Bay British Columbia British Columbia Names: Foreman | Medley | Mellor | Wilson
   1957-December-30 Struck off Strength Struck off, scrapped at Lincoln Park 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 570

Mitchell FW228

s/n
 FW228

Known Squadron Assignments: ;180

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-November-11 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Deuel Dewitt Lloyd 2023-08-08
1944-November-11 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Douglas Stuart Martinson 2023-08-08

Mitchell FW237

s/n
 FW237
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-30-NA serial number 43-3557. Ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II, identified as B-25D when first taken on RCAF books. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To storage at No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Gimli, Manitoba by 2 February 1946. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for reconditioning and modifications, 8 October 1948 to 28 July 1949. To North West Air Command when completed, for use by No. 406 (LB) Squadron (Auxiliary), at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. To North West Industries for winterization modifications, 28 November 1949 to 20 January 1950. To NWAC when completed, again for 406 Squadron. Re-designated as Mk. 2 in early 1950. To storage with No. 6 Repair Depot on 24 November 1950. Still there in 1951, 1954, and 1955. Pending disposal at No. 6 Repair Depot from 28 April 1960. Sold to General Smelting Corporation of Hamilton, Ontario. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-22 Taken on Strength new aircraft by Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1960-November-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 570

Mitchell FW246

s/n
 FW246
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-30-NA serial number 43-3566. Ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II, identified as B-25D when first taken on RCAF books. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Stored post war at Gimli, Manitoba, where it was test flown on 14 January 1948. Used by Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, dates not known. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-22 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1957-December-30 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 570

Mitchell FW251

s/n
 FW251
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3686. Ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II, identified as B-25D when first taken on RCAF books. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To storage at No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba on 2 February 1946. To Avro Canada in Malton for reconditioning and modifications, 6 October 1948 to 18 March 1950, to North West Air Command when completed. Re-designated as Mk. 2 in early 1950. To North West Industries in Edmonton for winterization, 3 to 23 January 1952. To No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan when completed. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for overhaul, back to Tactical Air Group on 13 December 1953. Category B crash on 27 May 1957. This may have been when the aircraft struck a hanger at RCAF Station Edmonton after a brake failure, was operated by No. 418 Squadron at the time, coded "HO*251". To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 22 August 1957, struck off same day. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-22 Taken on Strength new aircraft by Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1957-August-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, probably scrapped 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 570

Mitchell FW259

s/n
 FW259
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3694. Ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II, identified as B-25D when first taken on RCAF books. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To No. 2 Air Command on 31 July 1945. To storage on 14 September 1945. Stored at No. 10 Repair Depot detachment at RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan by 4 June 1946. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for overhaul and modification to Light Bomber configuration, 23 June 1948 to 1 April 1950. To North West Air Command when completed. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization, 5 to 23 January 1953. To Tactical Air Group when completed, for use by No. 418 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station Namao. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg, Manitoba for overhaul, 10 December 1954. Still with No. 418 Squadron when it crashed on 22 January 1955. Struck a cable strung across the North Saskatchewan River. 3 fatalities. Wreckage to Canadian Pacific Airlines for scrapping on 4 February 1955. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-22 Taken on Strength new aircraft by Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1955-February-04 Struck off Strength Struck off at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 570

Mitchell FW260

s/n
 FW260
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3695. Ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II, identified as B-25D when first taken on RCAF books. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Coded "AL" while with this Unit. To stored reserve at No.3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit on 2 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba. To Avro Canada in Malton, Ontario for modifications and reconditioning, 16 May 1949 to 1 April 1950. To North West Air Command when completed. With No. 418 Squadron (Auxiliary) in Alberta in 1950s, coded "HO*260". To No. 10 Repair Depot on 27 April 1951, for investigation of nose gear modifications. To NWAC at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan when completed. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization, 6 November 1951 to 23 January 1952. To Tactical Air Group when completed, for use by No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Saskatoon. Category B crash at Whitehorse, Yukon on 7 July 1952. Back to NWI on 30 July 1952 for repairs. To Tactical Air Command on 1 February 1955. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 March 1958. Stored at Fort McLeod, Alberta, without engines, by fall of 1959. Pending disposal at Lincoln Park from 20 October 1959. Sold to Canadian Consolidated Salvage in Edmonton, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-22 Taken on Strength new aircraft by Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1961-January-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 570

Mitchell FW272

s/n
 FW272
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35 serial number 43-3710. Ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II, identified as B-25D when first taken on RCAF books. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To stored reserve at No.3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit on 2 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for modifications, 4 February 1947 to 28 October 1948. Had 646:05 logged time when it arrived there. To North West Air Command when completed, reported with 656:50 when it arrived there. Had 669:30 logged time by 1 March 1949. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization, 30 November 1949 to 20 January 1950. To NWAC when completed. To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 17 April 1950. To NWI for overhaul and modifications, 14 December 1951. Reported burned while with No. 6 Repair Depot. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-April-04 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1952-January-31 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 570

Mitchell FW273

s/n
 FW273
inst
 A 402
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3712. Ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II, identified as B-25D when first taken on RCAF books. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Classified as synthetic trainer A 402 on 12 May 1944. Noted as to be reduced to spares and produce on 13 August 1945, when it was assigned to workshop reserve at No. 3 Repair Depot. Had been RCAF FW273 last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-16 Taken on Strength new aircraft by Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-May-04 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: O'Driscoll | Watson
   1944-May-12 Classified Instructional CA A 402 2020-06-12
   1945-October-31 Struck off Strength Struck off, scrapped at No. 3 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 487 | 1968 570

Mitchell FW274

s/n
 FW274
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3718. Ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II, identified as B-25D when first taken on RCAF books. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Category A crash while with this School on 10 August 1944. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 15 August 1944 for scrapping last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-16 Taken on Strength new aircraft by Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-August-10 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Mud Bay British Columbia Names: Campbell | Diggins | Duff | Head | Hill | Jackson
   1944-September-19 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1944-August-10 KIFA RCAF Leading Aircraftman Norman Mccallum Campbell 2023-12-13
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 570

Mitchell FW278

s/n
 FW278
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3751. Ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II, identified as B-25D when first taken on RCAF books. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To workshop reserve at Boundary Bay for repairs, 5 to 27 October 1944. To stored reserve at No.3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit on 2 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for overhaul and conversion to Light Bomber, 8 October 1948 to 10 March 1950. To North West Air Command when completed. With No. 418 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Edmonton and / or Namao, Alberta, c.1950 to 1958. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization, 9 to 23 January 1952. Back to 418 Squadron when completed. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg, Manitoba for reconditioning, back to Tactical Air Group on 13 December 1954. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg in 1957 for installation of ARN6 radio compass, back to 418 Squadron on 3 June 1957. To Inactive Reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 March 1958. Pending disposal there from 20 October 1959. Stored at Fort McLeod, Alberta, without engines, by 23 October 1959. Sold to Canadian Consolidated Salvage of Edmonton, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-22 Taken on Strength new aircraft by Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1961-January-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 570

Mitchell FW279

s/n
 FW279
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3752. Ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II, identified as B-25D when first taken on RCAF books. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot at Sea Island, BC for repairs, 11 December 1944 to 12 February 1945. To storage with No. 2 Air Command when completed. Reported serviceable on 15 October 1945. Stored at Abbotsford, BC by 27 November 1945. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for overhaul and conversion to Light Bomber, 8 October 1948 to 15 March 1950. To North West Air Command when completed. To North West Industries for winterization, 27 December 1951 to 23 January 1952. To Tactical Air Group when completed, for use by No. 418 (LB) Squadron (Auxiliary) at Edmonton, Alberta. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft for reconditioning, 13 December 1954 to 23 January 1955(?). To Tactical Air Group when completed. To Inactive Reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 March 1958. Pending disposal there from 20 October 1959. Stored at Fort McLeod, Alberta, without engines, by 23 October 1959. Sold to Canadian Consolidated Salvage of Edmonton, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-22 Taken on Strength new aircraft by Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-December-02 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Boundary Bay British Columbia British Columbia Names: Morris | Pilling | Todd | Williamson
   1961-January-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 570

Mitchell FW280

s/n
 FW280
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3753. Ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II, identified as B-25D when first taken on RCAF books. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Coded "AT" while with this Unit. To stored reserve at No.3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit on 2 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for overhaul and conversion to Light Bomber, 16 March 1949 to 15 March 1950. To North West Air Command when completed, for use by No. 418 (LB) Squadron (Auxiliary) at Edmonton, Alberta. To North West Industries for winterization, 27 December 1951 to 23 January 1952. To Tactical Air Group when completed. To Canadian Pacific Airlines (Repair) for "installation tests", delivered to Suffield Experimental Station at Suffield, Alberta on 15 September 1952. Back to TAG and 418 Squadron on 28 October 1952. Category B crash at CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba on 28 November 1954. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for repairs, 8 December 1954 to 28 November 1955. To Tactical Air Group when completed. To Inactive Reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 March 1958. Pending disposal there from 20 October 1959. Stored at Fort McLeod, Alberta, without engines, by 23 October 1959. Sold to Canadian Consolidated Salvage of Edmonton, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-22 Taken on Strength new aircraft by Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1961-January-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 571

Mitchell HD310

s/n
 HD310
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3764, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD310. Officially identified as a B-25D in RCAF records. Delivered to stored reserve. Issued on 9 March 1944 to No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Crashed at Boundary Bay on 20 June 1945. Originally classified as Category B, but not repaired. To No. 3 Repair Depot at Vancouver, BC on 29 June 1945 for scraping. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-February-21 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
1945-June-20 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Mcfarlane | Wareham
   1945-July-13 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD311

s/n
 HD311
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments: ;3

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3779, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD312. Officially identified as a B-25D in RCAF records. Delivered to stored reserve. Issued on 9 March 1944 to No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Crashed at Toledo Airfield, Washington state, on 2 May 1945. Originally reported as Category C, revised to Category A. To No 3 Repair Depot on 10 May 1945 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-February-23 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
1945-May-02 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Toledo Airfield Wash USA Names: Evans | Hunter | Lyons | Needham | Slade | Smith
   1945-June-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, scrapped 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD312

s/n
 HD312
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3780, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD312. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Delivered to stored reserve. Issued on 9 March 1944 to No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Category C crash while with this Unit on 19 September 1944. Repaired by 5 OTU, returned to service status on 14 May 1945. Category B crash on 22 June 1945. Repaired on site by mobile party, returned to 5 OTU on 26 June 1945. To storage with Western Air Command on 3 October 1945, reported serviceable at that time. Stored at Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Abbotsford, BC by 27 November 1945. To No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 4 February 1946, later stored at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for conversion to Light Bomber, 1 June 1949 to 1 April 1950. To North West Air Command when completed. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization, 9 to 23 January 1952. To Tactical Group when completed, for use by No. 418 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Edmonton. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg, Manitoba for overhaul, 10 to 13 December 1954. To Air Transport Command when completed. Reported scraped on site, probably following a wheels up landing on 23 July 1957. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-February-23 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
1944-September-18 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Brennon | Ekeberg | McCoppen | Mostowy
   1957-September-11 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD313

s/n
 HD313
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3781, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD313. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Delivered to stored reserve. Issued on 9 March 1944 to No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To stored reserve with No. 2 Air Command on 31 July 1945. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan by 4 June 1946. To North West Air Command in April 1947, for use by No. 418 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Edmonton, Alberta. Reported on 30 November 1947 with 754:20 total time, condition fair, fitment standard. On 1 March 1948 had 784:35 logged time. On 1 March 1949 had 1038:20 logged time. Back to 10 RD for storage on 29 March 1950. Reported held at MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg, Manitoba on 31 May 1951. To North West Industries in Edmonton for modifications on 19 October 1951, reported as "the last one delivered to NWI". To Training Command on 2 May 1953. May have been used at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg in late 1957 for modifications. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 10 December 1958. Listed as available for disposal on 11 July 1960. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-February-21 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD314

s/n
 HD314
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3782, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD314. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Delivered to stored reserve. Issued on 9 March 1944 to No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Category A crash at Boundary Bay aerodrome on 11 May 1945. Allocated to No. 3 Repair Depot in Vancouver on 17 May 1945 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-February-21 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
1945-May-11 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Boundary Bay British Columbia Aerodrome Names: Jackson | Jones | Kitson
   1945-June-14 Struck off Strength Struck off, scrapped 2019-08-20
1945-May-11 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Frederick Jackson 2023-06-04
1945-May-11 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant John Arthur Jones 2023-06-04
1945-May-11 KIFA RAFVR Pilot Officer Derek Ronald Lonsdale Kitson 2023-06-04
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD315

s/n
 HD315
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3783, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD315. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Delivered to stored reserve. Issued on 9 March 1944 to No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Category A crash while with this unit on 23 December 1944. One engine failed shortly after takeoff, aircraft attempted to land back on, over ran end of runway and was destroyed by post impact fire. Only survivor was Flight Lieutenant R. Clothier, who would later play Relic on CBC series The Beachcombers. Allocated to No. 3 Repair Depot in Vancouver on 29 December 1944 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-February-21 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
1944-December-23 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Boundary Bay British Columbia British Columbia Names: Clouthier | Dutton | Spencer | Walmsley
   1945-January-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1944-December-23 KIFA RCAF Corporal Robert Edward Dutton 2023-06-23
1944-December-23 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer George Raymond Spencer 2023-01-19
1944-December-23 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Thomas Leslie Walmsley 2022-06-06
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD317

s/n
 HD317
inst
 A 547
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3785, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD317. Officially identified as a B-25D in RCAF records. Delivered to stored reserve. Issued on 9 March 1944 to No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To No. 2 Air Command on 21 March 1946, may have been stored before this. Seen at Suffield, Alberta, and Winnipeg, Manitoba, in November 1946. Converted to Instructional Airframe A547 on 7 February 1947, used by No. 418 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Edmonton, Alberta. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta on 26 September 1951, for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-February-21 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
   1947-February-07 Classified Instructional CA A 547 2020-06-11
   1953-November-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 489 | 1968 572

Mitchell HD318

s/n
 HD318
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3786, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD318. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Delivered to stored reserve. Issued on 9 March 1944 to No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Coded "J" while with this Unit. In storage by 3 December 1945, at the Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Abbotsford, BC. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada in Malton, Ontario for modifications and reconditioning, 4 February 1948 to 14 March 1949. To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot when completed. To Training Command on 4 October 1949, for use at the Aircraft Armament School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. Back to storage on 12 December 1952. In storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta by 13 March 1956. To Tactical Air Command on 5 April 1956, for use by 3043 TTU (Target Tug Unit?) at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Still with this unit when it Transferred to Training Command on 9 October 1958. Pending disposal at Saskatoon from 6 October 1959. Reduced to spares and scrap. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-February-21 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
   1960-January-05 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD319

s/n
 HD319
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3787, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD319. Officially identified as a B-25D in RCAF records. Delivered to stored reserve. Issued on 9 March 1944 to No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Reported missing on operations, 14 July 1944. Allocated to No. 3 Repair Depot at Vancouver for write off on 22 July 1944. Later found to have struck the side of Skihist Mountain (about 40 miles east of Whistler, BC), at the 700 foot level. Wreckage was reported in 1960, but crash site was not visited until 1961. No human remains were identified. Wreckage field suggested the aircraft struck high ground at high speed, and the pilot's seat was probably occupied when it crashed. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-February-21 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
1944-July-14 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Unknown Names: Hannah | Johnston | Reeve | Waters
   1944-August-03 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1944-July-14 KIFA RAFVR Flying Officer Lionel Richard Hannah 2023-02-12
1944-July-14 KIFA RAFVR Pilot Officer Douglas Johnston 2023-02-12
1944-July-14 KIFA RAFVR Pilot Officer John William Christopher Reeve 2023-02-15
1944-July-14 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Edward George Waters 2023-02-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD320

s/n
 HD320
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3788, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD320. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Delivered to stored reserve. Issued on 9 March 1944 to No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To storage at Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Abbotsford, BC on 3 December 1945. Assigned to No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 2 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for conversion to Light Bomber, 1 June 1949 to 14 March 1950. To North West Air Command when completed. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization, 1 to 23 January 1952. To Tactical Group when completed, for use by No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at RCAF Station Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. To No. 25 Air Material Base for repairs, 1 December 1952. Assigned to 406 Squadron on 26 February 1953, delivered there on 4 March 1953. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg, Manitoba for reconditioning, 13 December 1954. To Tactical Air Command on 1 March 1956. Stored at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications including camera installation, 30 July 1956. To Central Experimental & Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario on 22 August 1957. Noted as "equipped for napalm carrying", no date given. To inactive reserve at Lincoln Park on 19 February 1958. Noted as "for disposal" on 11 July 1960. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-February-23 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD322

s/n
 HD322
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD322. Aircraft History Card records USAAF serial as 43-3790, but that aircraft went to the Dutch East Indies and then Australia. Other sources identify RAF HD322 as ex 43-3793. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To storage with No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 2 February 1946. Stored at Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for conversion to Target Tug, 8 October 1948 to July 1949. To Training Command when completed. To No. 6 Repair Depot for repairs, 15 March 1950. To Training Command at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 15 December 1950. To de Havilland Canada early 1951, for repairs, reconditioning, and installation of prototype equipment. To Central Experimental & Proving Establishment on 8 January 1952. With CEPE detachment at RCAF Station Namao, Alberta by 20 June 1952. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for replacement of outer auxiliary fuel tanks and several minor modifications, from 14 November 1952 to 19 June 1953. To Central Experimental & Proving Establishment at Namao when completed. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for modifications to towing gear on 15 November 1955. Back to CEPE at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta when completed. Category A crash at RCAF Station Comox, BC on 10 July 1956. Ownership transferred to RCAF Station Lincoln Park on 17 July 1956, for disposal. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-May-09 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
1945-June-22 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Boundary Bay British Columbia Names: Barlow | Borden | Gale
   1956-August-16 Struck off Strength Struck off at crash site 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD323

s/n
 HD323
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments: ;418;123

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3794, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD323. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Delivered to stored reserve. Issued on 9 March 1944 to No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To storage at Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Abbotsford, BC on 3 December 1945. Assigned to No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 4 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for conversion to Light Bomber, 16 March 1949 to 1 April 1950. To North West Air Command when completed. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for sheet metal repairs and winterization, 28 November 1951 to 23 January 1952. To Tactical Group when completed, for use by No. 418 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Edmonton. Went missing 30 June 1952. 3 fatalities. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-01 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
   1952-October-25 Struck off Strength Written off, wreckage still not found by this date 2019-08-20
1952-June-30 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Peter Allen Davidson 2022-05-21
1952-June-30 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Michael Willoughby Hooper 2022-06-18
1952-June-30 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer John Albert Mortwedt 2022-05-21
1952-June-30 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Boris Jaroslav Pasichniack 2022-05-21
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD324

s/n
 HD324
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3795, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD324. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Delivered to stored reserve. Issued on 9 March 1944 to No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Assigned to No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 4 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for modifications and reconditioning, 4 February 1948 to 14 March 1949. Had 670:45 logged time when it arrived. To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot when completed. To Training Command on 26 November 1949 for use by Aircraft Armament School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. To workshop reserve at No. 6 RD for bomb sight installation, 21 to 27 April 1950. Back to Aircraft Armament School when completed. Assigned to Air Defence Command on 9 July 1952, delivered to RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario on 1 August 1952. To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot, delivered there on 3 September 1952. Assigned to Central Experimental & Proving Establishment on 19 March 1953, delivered to RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 1 May 1953. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg, back to CEPE at Rockcliffe on 29 December 1954. To Bristol Aerospace on 31 January 1957, for removal of camera which was then installed in Mitchell HD320. To ready reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta when completed. Pending disposal there from 11 July 1960. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-01 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD325

s/n
 HD325
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments: ;2

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3796, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD325. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Delivered to stored reserve. Issued on 9 March 1944 to No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Assigned to No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 4 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for conversion to Pilot Trainer, 1 June 1949 to 1 April 1950. To North West Air Command when completed. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for repairs and modifications, 6 July 1951 to 14 November 1952. To Training Command at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario when completed. Later to No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg. Category A crash while with this School on 6 December 1956. Also reported with No. 2 air Navigation School at time of crash. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-01 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
   1957-January-07 Struck off Strength Struck off and scrapped 2019-08-20
1954-December-07 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer John William Daly 2023-01-31
1956-December-06 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Robert Wendell Howe 2023-05-03
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD326

s/n
 HD326
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3797, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD325. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Delivered to stored reserve. Issued on 9 March 1944 to No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To workshop reserve at Boundary Bay on 5 October 1944 for repairs. Back in service from 8 February 1945. Assigned to No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 2 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for conversion to Target Tug, 10 October 1948 to 28 July 1949. To Training Command when completed, for use at Aircraft Armament School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 27 November 1952. Back to Avro Canada for installation of Mk. 8 Mod 0 winch, 14 May to 27 July 1954. To Air Material Command when completed, for use by Central Experimental & Proving Establishment detachment at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for installation of Janitrol heater, and inspection and repair of wiring, on 28 October 1954, back to CEPE at Cold Lake on 7 January 1955. With No. 3 Advanced Flying School at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba in 1958, coded "GM*L". To long term storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 16 June 1959. Pending disposal there from 11 July 1960. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-February-25 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD331

s/n
 HD331
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3844, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD331. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Category C damage while with this Unit on 15 November 1944. To No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot for repairs, 18 November 1944 to 16 May 1945. To storage at Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Abbotsford, BC on 3 December 1945. Assigned to No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 4 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for conversion to Light Bomber, 16 March 1949 to 15 March 1950. To North West Air Command when completed. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization, 9 to 23 January 1953. To Tactical Group when completed, for use by No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Emergency landing at Rivers, Manitoba on 16 February 1954, following an engine failure. Category B damage while with this squadron on 13 March 1954. Still with this unit when it crashed on 12/13 August 1954. 3 fatalties. Assigned to RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for scrapping on 2 September 1954. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-April-05 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
1944-November-14 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Sea Island Airport Names: Leavitt | Lowe | Milne | Morphy | Popovich | Robertson
   1954-September-02 Struck off Strength Written off, scraped 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD332

s/n
 HD332
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3845, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD332. Officially identified as a B-25D in RCAF records. First used by No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 30 January 1945, for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-24 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
1945-January-29 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Boundary Bay British Columbia Airport Names: Carroll | Garrard | Geddes | Gregory | Richardson | Stevenson
   1945-April-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2020-10-27
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD333

s/n
 HD333
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3846, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD333. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Assigned to No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 2 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for conversion to Bombing Trainer, 6 October 1948 to 21 May 1949. To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot when completed. To Training Command on 4 October 1949, for use at Aircraft Armament School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. Assigned to storage at No. 25 Air Material Base on 12 December 1952, delivered there on 2 February 1953. To ready reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 12 March 1956. To Tactical Air Command on 5 April 1956, for use by No. 3054 TTU at Edmonton, probably as a training aid. Still with this unit when it transferred to Training Command on 29 December 1958. Pending disposal at RCAF Station Namao, Alberta from 6 October 1959. Sold to Western Surplus Sales of Edmonton. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-24 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
   1960-October-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD334

s/n
 HD334
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3847, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD334. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To stored reserve at Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Abbotsford, BC on 3 December 1945. Assigned to No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 4 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for modifications, 4 March 1948 to 25 January 1949. Had 713:50 logged time when it arrived there. To North West Air Command when completed, for use by No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. By 1 April 1949 had 753:45 logged time. To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 24 March 1950. To Training Command on 22 September 1950. To Air Defence Command at RCAF Station St. Hubert, Quebec on 9 July 1952. Back to storage at 6 RD on 19 August 1952. Pending disposal there from 28 April 1960. Sold to General Smelting Company of Hamilton, Ontario. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-24 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
   1960-November-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD335

s/n
 HD335
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3848, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD335. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Coded "V" while with this Unit. To stored reserve at No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 2 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for conversion to Light Bomber, 16 March 1949 to 15 March 1950. To North West Air Command when completed. With No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in the 1950s. To No. 10 Repair Depot on 7 September 1950, for fitment of prototype exhaust stack collector ring. Back to 406 Squadron when completed. To North West Industries in Edmonton for winterization, 9 to 23 January 1952. To Tactical Group when completed. Assigned to MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg, Manitoba for reconditioning on 3 December 1954, but by 9 November 1955 was in ready reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta, noted as "not worked on by MBA". To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for inspection and modifications, 7 June to 12 December 1957, then back to Lincoln Park. Pending disposal there from 20 October 1959. Sold to Canadian Consolidated Salvage in Edmonton, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-31 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
   1960-December-14 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 572

Mitchell HD337

s/n
 HD337
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3850, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD337. Officially identified as a B-25D in RCAF records. Used by Test and Development Establishment, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, when it was damaged at Rockcliffe on 2 May 1944. Landing gear retracted early on take off, propellers bent and fuselage skin torn. Repaired. To No. 1 Training Command on 10 July 1944. To No. 6 Repair Depot on 17 November 1944, following another Category B crash (or does this refer to first crash at Rockcliffe?). Still there 29 November 1945. Pending disposal at 6 RD from 2 July 1946, with 126:45 logged time. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-24 Taken on Strength No. 3 Training Command 2019-08-20
1944-May-02 Accident: T & D ESTABLISHMENT ROCKLIFFE, ONT Loc: Aerodrome Names: Fenton | Hanson | Wiseman
1944-November-13 Accident: 1 CFS Loc: Trenton Names: Atkinson | Blake | Collins | Lavigne | Neuman | Weber | White | Withers
   1947-January-15 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 573

Mitchell HD338

s/n
 HD338
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3851, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD338. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To storage with Western Air Command on 8 February 1945. To stored reserve at Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Abbotsford, BC on 27 November 1945. Assigned to No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 4 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for conversion to Bomber Trainer, 8 October 1948 to 21 May 1949. To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot when completed. To Training Command on 4 October 1949, for use by Aircraft Armament School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. To Air Defence Command at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario on 9 July 1952. Assigned to AAS at Trenton on 20 August 1952, delivered there on 25 August 1952. Assigned to storage with No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton on 25 March 1953. Noted in ready reserve at Trenton on 12 March 1956. Pending disposal at Trenton form 28 April 1960. Sold to General Smelting Company of Hamilton, Ontario. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-April-04 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
   1960-November-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 573

Mitchell HD339

s/n
 HD339
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3852, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD339. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Assigned to No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 2 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for conversion to Bomber Trainer, February 1948 to 21 December 1948. Had 747:50 logged time when it arrived there. Not clear if identified as Mk. IIBT at this time. To North West Air Command when completed, for use by No. 418 (LB) Squadron (Auxiliary, at Edmonton, Alberta. To North West Industries in Edmonton for winterization, 30 November 1949 to 20 January 1950. To NWAC when completed. To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 17 April 1950. To North West Industries for reconditioning and further modifications, 13 June 1952 to 16 December 1953. Possibly converted to Mk. 2PT at this time. To storage at No. 25 Air Material Base when completed. To No. 2 Air Observer School at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba on 12 December 1956. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications, back to No. 2 AOS on 16 September 1957. To Bristol again, 1 April 1959 to 2 June 1959 for modifications of Stromberg carburetors, then back to No. 2 AOS. To inactive reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 15 March 1960, then to long term storage at Claresholm, Alberta. Pending disposal there from 27 February 1961. Sold to Canspec Air Transport of Calgary, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-31 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
   1962-February-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 573

Mitchell HD340

s/n
 HD340
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3853, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD340. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To workshop reserve at Boundary Bay on 25 October 1944 for repairs. To storage with Western Air Command on 3 October 1945, reported serviceable on that date. To stored reserve at Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Abbotsford, BC on 27 November 1945. Assigned to No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 4 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for reconditioning and modifications, 16 March 1949 to 15 March 1950. To North West Air Command when completed. To North West Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for winterization, 3 to 23 January 1952. To Tactical Group when completed, for use by No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for reconditioning, 10 to 13 December 1954. To Tactical Air Group when complete. To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 1 March 1956. To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for modifications, 30 October 1956. Stored at Fort McLeod, Alberta, without engines, by 23 October 1959. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-27 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
1944-October-05 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Boundary Bay British Columbia British Columbia Names: Hansen | Pollock
   1961-January-05 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 573

Mitchell HD341

s/n
 HD341
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3854, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD341. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. To No. 2 Air Command on 30 July 1945. To storage with No. 2 AC on 20 September 1945, reported serviceable on that date. To storage with No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba on 4 June 1946. To Avro Canada in Malton, Ontario for conversion to Bomber Trainer, 8 October 1948 to 29 April 1949. To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot when completed. To Training Command on 4 October 1949, for use at Aircraft Armament School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. Category A crash 7 miles south-east of Trenton on 11 December 1949, at least 3 fatalities, including Flying Officer L.V. Pepin. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-March-31 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20

Meteorological 1949-12-11 to 1949-12-11

1 () AAS (RCAF) RCAF Station Trenton

1 Air Armament School, RCAF Station Trenton. Mitchell aircraft HD 341, returning from a routine meteorological flight, when the port engine caught fire. The flames spread to the fuselage, and the Mitchell exploded in mid-air; it crashed in a field 7 miles south-east of RCAF Station Trenton, killing the aircraft’s crew of four. A local witness on the ground, stated that it appeared that the pilot deliberately avoided crashing into a populated area by veering the burning aircraft in another direction

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   1949-December-21 Struck off Strength Written off by No. 6 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
1949-December-11 KIFA RCAF Leading Aircraftman Allen Vincent MacIntosh 2023-06-04
1949-December-11 KIFA RCAF Leading Aircraftman William Garnett Nesom 2023-06-04
1949-December-11 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Leo Vincent Pepin 2023-06-04
1949-December-11 KIFA RAF Squadron Leader Denis Charles Leslie Webber DFC 2023-06-04
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 573

Mitchell HD342

s/n
 HD342
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3855, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD342. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Assigned to No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 2 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for conversion to Light Bomber, 16 March 1949 to 12 April 1950. To storage with No. 6 Repair Depot when completed. To North West Air Command on 25 August 1950, for use by Winter Experimental Establishment at Edmonton, Alberta. Still with WEE in June 1952, now at RCAF Station Namao, Alberta. To North West Industries in Edmonton for winterization, 23 October to 19 December 1952. To Tactical Air Group when completed, for use by No. 418 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Edmonton. Category A crash while with this squadron, on 16 August 1953. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-April-08 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
   1953-August-26 Struck off Strength Written off, reduced to spares and scrap 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 573

Mitchell HD343

s/n
 HD343
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3856 ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD343. Officially identified as a B-25D in RCAF records. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Stolen on 6 December 1944 by Sgt. D.P. Scratch, who flew the aircraft for several hours before crashing 4 miles north of Boundary Bay airport, killing himself. From the Globe and Mail newspaper, 9 December 1944: Scratch had enlisted in the RCAF on 18 July 1940. Court-martialled and dismissed from the service in August 1944 for conducting a similar unauthorized flight in a Liberator in Newfoundland. He was a commissioned officer at that time. He had been permitted "due to a scarcity of flying personnel" to re-enlist as a Sergeant (pilot). He had previously tried to steal a Liberator that night, but damaged it badly during attempted take-off. He then jumped in the Mitchell and proceeded to beat up the area for several hours before crashing. Declared Category A, to No. 3 Repair Depot on 8 December 1944 for scrapping last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-April-08 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
1944-December-06 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Boundary Bay British Columbia British Columbia Names: Scratch
   1945-January-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1944-December-06 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Don Palmer Scratch 2023-07-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 573

Mitchell HD344

s/n
 HD344
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3857, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD344. Officially identified as a B-25D in early RCAF records. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Assigned to No. 3 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Carberry, Manitoba on 2 February 1946. Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba by 1948. To Avro Canada at Malton, Ontario for conversion to Light Bomber, 16 March to 29 September 1949. To North West Air Command when completed. To North West Industries in Edmonton for winterization, 9 to 23 January 1952. To NWAC when completed, for use by No. 406 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Delivered to Saskatoon on 7 May 1952. To MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for reconditioning, 28 July 1954 to 6 July 1955. To Tactical Air Command when completed. To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 19 March 1958. Pending disposal there from 20 October 1959. Stored at Fort McLeod, Alberta, without engines, by 23 October 1959. Sold to Canadian Consolidated Salvage of Edmonton. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-April-08 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
   1961-January-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 573

Mitchell HD345

s/n
 HD345
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NA serial number 43-3858, ex RAF Mitchell Mk. II HD345. Officially identified as a B-25D in RCAF records. Taken on strength at No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Reported missing on cross country training flight on 29 May 1944. Later found to have flown into side of mountain and exploded. Location reported as near Mt. Whymper, on what was later named Crash Creek, on Vancouver Island. All 5 crew buried on sitye, all listed on Ottawa Memorial because gravesite is not accessible. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-April-08 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as a new aircraft 2019-08-20
1944-May-29 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Unknown Names: Johnson | Macgregor | Manson | Schell | Whitlock
   1944-July-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, not found by this date 2019-08-20
1944-May-29 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Clarence Arthur Johnston 2023-02-12
1944-May-29 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Harold Magnus Manson 2022-11-25
1944-May-29 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Bruce Walter McGregor 2023-02-13
1944-May-29 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Leonard Francis Schell 2023-02-15
1944-May-29 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Harold Brand Whitlock 2023-02-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 573

Mitchell HD365

s/n
 HD365
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments: ;98

Equivalent to USAAF B-25J. last update: 2024-February-19
1945-February-10 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Andrew Taylor Dick 2021-08-04
1945-February-10 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Jarvis Erwin Gallop 2021-08-07

Mitchell HD372

s/n
 HD372
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

Equivalent to USAAF B-25J. last update: 2024-February-19

Mitchell KJ588

s/n
 KJ588

Known Squadron Assignments:

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-August-25 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Archibald Donald Doner 2023-02-12

Mitchell KJ641

s/n
 KJ641
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

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. Still based at Suffield when it was used to bomb ice jam in the South Saskatchewan River on 31 March 1951, near Medicine Hat. 1000 pound bomb struck ice but did not dislodge the jam. 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. Still at Suffield in summer of 1953, when it was used in bombing trials. Took part in Exercise Coyote 2 at Wainwright, Alberta in July 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 update: 2024-February-19
   1945-March-20 Loan From Other Air Force Received on loan from British Aircraft Commission 2019-08-20
   1945-March-20 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
   1961-January-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2020-09-28
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KJ721

s/n
 KJ721

Known Squadron Assignments: ;45

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-December-10 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Frederick Charles Bower 2023-03-02

Mitchell KJ735

s/n
 KJ735

Known Squadron Assignments: ;45

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-December-26 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph John Sidney Roch Smith 2023-02-16

Mitchell KJ751

s/n
 KJ751

Known Squadron Assignments: ;45

last update: 2024-February-19
1945-January-03 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer James Parsloe Jenkins 2023-02-12

Mitchell KJ764

s/n
 KJ764
m/d
 NA‑108

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 1 Air Command at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, on special loan from RAF Ferry Command at Dorval, Quebec. 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 update: 2024-February-19
   1945-July-04 Loan From Other Air Force Received on loan from No. 45 Group, RAF 2019-08-20
   1945-July-04 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
   1949-January-31 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL133

s/n
 KL133
m/d
 NA‑87
c/n
 87‑8713

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-15-NC serial number 41-30548

One of 29 used late model B-25Ds (Mitchell II series ii) ordered in late 1944 in two batches (the first for 17 a/c, the second for 12) for the expansion of No. 5 Operational Training Unit (OTU) at Boundary Bay (Vancouver), British Columbia.

No. 5 OTU, operated by the RCAF British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), was an RAF heavy bomber conversion unit where Mitchells were a training step for aircrew destined to fly B-24 Liberators. B-25J model Mitchells were being produced at the time, but the RCAF wanted to match the B-25C/Ds already in service at Boundary Bay to limit confusion for crews in training, so they requested reconditioned used aircraft preferably from USAAF training bases. The RCAF specified no guns or armour protection were to be provided and related turrets removed if possible.

The USAAF could not source enough B-25D training versions and after discussion with RCAF officials the remainder of the order was filled with suitable Mitchells from combat and patrol units. All 29 aircraft were overhauled, including new engines as required, at Kelly Field Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. All were inspected and approved by S/L Black, RCAF Resident inspector at Kelly Field.

last update: 2024-March-24
   1943-May-08 Received at Kansas City by USAAF. Cost $181,074.00 2024-03-22
   1943-June-13 To North Africa/Algeria with 448 Bomb Squadron, 321 Bomb Group USAAF. 2024-03-22
   1944-June-13 Returned to US after 101 documented combat missions. 2024-03-22
   1944-August-05 To Kelly Field at San Antonio, Texas for overhaul. 2024-03-22
   1944-August-23 Reallocated to Britain. 2024-03-22
   1944-November-30 Ferried to Sea Island at Vancouver via San Antonio, Great Falls and Spokane 2024-03-22
   1944-December-05 Taken on Strength No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot, Sea Island BC (now Vancouver International) for modifications to RAF standards. 2024-03-24
   1945-May-14 To Western Air Command for use at No. 5 Operational Training Unit (OTU) at Boundary Bay, BC. Was not ever used by No. 5 OTU. 2024-03-23
   1945-July-30 To No. 2 Air Command. 2024-03-22
   1945-September-14 To Stored Reserve. Reported Serviceable. 2024-03-22
   1946-June-04 Stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at Gimili, MB 2024-03-22
   1949-March-28 To Avro Canada in Malton (Toronto) Ontario for reconditioning and modifications. Had 705:45 total time, 102:05 since overhaul. 2024-03-22
   1951-October-23 To Northwest Industries at Edmonton, AB for modifications. 2024-03-22
   1953-July-28 To Training Command. 2024-03-22
   1957-April-26 To Bristol Aerospace at Winnipeg for modifications 2024-03-22
   1957-July-22 To No. 2 Air Observer School at Winnipeg, MB. 2024-03-22
   1959-May-25 To Inactive Reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park (Calgary), Alberta. 2024-03-22
   1960-July-11 Calgary, AB Noted at RCAF Lincoln Park as available for disposal. 2024-03-22
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL134

s/n
 KL134
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-15-NC serial number 41-30596

One of 29 used late model B-25Ds (Mitchell II series ii) ordered in late 1944 in two batches (the first for 17 a/c, the second for 12) for the expansion of No. 5 Operational Training Unit (OTU) at Boundary Bay (Vancouver), British Columbia.

See RCAF serial number KL133 for more order details.

last update: 2024-March-30
   1943-June-12 Received at Kansas City, KS by USAAF (Cost $181,074.00) 2024-03-31
   1943-July-30 To 10 Bomb Squadron, 25 Bomb Group, 6 Air Force USAAF in Caribbean (Panama) for Ocean Patrol/Anti Submarine duty. 2024-03-31
   1944-May-15 Returned to US (estimated date). 2024-03-31
   1944-June-19 To Brooks/Kelly Field, San Antonio, TX for conversion to CB-25D (Cargo version) 2024-03-31
   1944-August-24 Reallocated to Britain. 2024-03-31
   1944-November-17 Ferried via San Antonio Air Depot, Gore Field & Pendleton Field to Sea Island (now Vancouver International), BC for modifications to RAF standards. 2024-03-31
   1944-November-24 Taken on Strength by Western Air Command as second hand aircraft for use by No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. 2024-03-31
   1945-May-03 To No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot at Sea Island, BC for modifications. 2024-03-31
   1945-July-31 To No. 2 Air Command. 2024-03-31
   1945-September-14 To stored reserve; reported as serviceable. 2024-03-31
   1946-June-04 Transferred to No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary; still in storage. 2024-03-31
   1950-August-24 Struck off Strength Struck off at No. 10 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL135

s/n
 KL135
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-15-NC serial number 41-30637

One of 29 used late model B-25Ds (Mitchell II series ii) ordered in late 1944 in two batches (the first for 17 a/c, the second for 12) for the expansion of No. 5 Operational Training Unit (OTU) at Boundary Bay (Vancouver), British Columbia.

See RCAF serial number KL133 for more order details.

last update: 2024-May-09
   1943-May-14 Received at Kansas City by USAAF (Cost: $181,074.00) 2024-05-09
   1943-June-11 Delivered to Brooks/Kelly Field, Texas as a trainer. 2024-05-09
   1944-August-15 To Kelly Field for overhaul to RAF requirements for No. 5 Operational Training Unit. 2024-05-09
   1944-September-15 Reallocated to Britain. 2024-05-09
   1944-October-09 Ferried via San Antonio Air Depot - Love Field - Great Falls to Sea Island (now Vancouver International) British Columbia. 2024-05-09
   1944-October-21 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as second hand aircraft. First used by No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, British Columbia. 2024-05-09
1945-February-08 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Runway 25 Names: Dean | Higginson | McCartney | Ridley
   1945-February-10 To Workshop Reserve at Boundary Bay, BC for temporary repairs. 2024-05-09
   1945-February-22 To No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC for further repairs and modifications. 2024-05-09
   1945-September-18 To storage with Western Air Command. Noted as serviceable on this date. 2024-05-09
   1945-November-27 Stored at Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite Abbotsford, British Columbia. Later moved to storage at No. 10 Repair Depot, RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba. 2024-05-09
   1952-February-18 To Northwest Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for overhaul and Modifications to Mk2PT (Pilot Trainer) at this time. 2024-05-09
   1953-November-04 To long term storage at No. 25 Air Material Base, Calgary, Alberta. 2024-05-09
   1955-March-15 To Tactical Air Command for use by Auxiliary squadrons. 2024-05-09
   1956-January-22 To Serviceable Reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Calgary, Alberta 2024-05-09
   1957-April-26 To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg, Manitoba for retrofits. 2024-05-09
   1957-October-31 To Training Command 2024-05-09
   1959-June-02 To Inactive Reserve at Lincoln Park at Calgary, Alberta. 2024-05-09
   1960-July-11 Noted as available for disposal. 2024-05-09
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL136

s/n
 KL136
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-15-NC serial number 41-30757

One of 29 used late model B-25Ds (Mitchell II series ii) ordered in late 1944 in two batches (the first for 17 a/c, the second for 12) for the expansion of No. 5 Operational Training Unit (OTU) at Boundary Bay (Vancouver), British Columbia.

See RCAF serial number KL133 for more order detail.

Information required for periods 23 Dec 44 - 19 Jan 50 and 20 Jan 50 - 08 Sep 60

last update: 2024-June-02
   1943-June-16 Received at Kansas City by USAAF (Cost $187,074.00) 2024-06-02
   1943-July-31 Assigned to 12th Bombardment Squadron, 6th Air Force USAAF at Trinidad for ocean patrol/anti submarine duty. 2024-06-02
   1944-February-05 Returned to US. 2024-06-02
   1944-June-30 To Brooks/Kelly Field, Texas for overhaul 2024-06-02
   1944-August-24 Reallocated to Britain 2024-06-02
   1944-October-27 Ferried via San Antonio Air Base - Great Falls - Spokane to RCAF Sea Island (now Vancouver International), British Columbia. 2024-06-02
   1944-November-02 Taken on Strength No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot. Intended for use by No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC but was not in service there. 2024-06-02
   1944-December-15 Brought into No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot (Sea Island) for installation of Canadian mods. 2024-06-02
   1944-December-21 Test-flown at No. 22 SRD and found serviceable. 2024-06-02
   1944-December-23 Transferred to RCAF Trenton with KL145 2024-06-02
   1950-January-19 Flew photo chase for first CF-100 flight at Malton, Ontario. Pilot was F/L Farlow. 2024-06-02
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL137

s/n
 KL137
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1944-October-27 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1950-August-24 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL138

s/n
 KL138
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1944-October-18 Taken on Strength No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1950-August-24 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL139

s/n
 KL139
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1944-November-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL140

s/n
 KL140
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1944-October-27 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1962-February-16 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL141

s/n
 KL141
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1944-October-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1950-August-24 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL142

s/n
 KL142
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1944-October-27 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as second hand aircraft 2019-08-20
1945-February-12 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Elliott | Horton | Macintosh | Shaw
   1945-June-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL143

s/n
 KL143
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1944-October-27 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as second hand aircraft 2019-08-20
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL144

s/n
 KL144
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1944-October-27 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as second hand aircraft 2019-08-20
   1950-August-24 Struck off Strength Struck off at No. 10 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL145

s/n
 KL145
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1944-December-10 Taken on Strength No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot 2020-09-28
   1951-May-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL146

s/n
 KL146
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1944-November-14 Taken on Strength No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1950-August-24 Struck off Strength Struck off by No. 10 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL147

s/n
 KL147
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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. Still at Sea Island on 2 October 1945, preparing for ferry to Abbotsford. 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 update: 2024-February-19
   1944-October-27 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-May-13 Accident: 5 Operational Training Unit Loc: Boundary Bay British Columbia Names: Clowes | Gray | Johnson
   1946-October-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL148

s/n
 KL148
m/d
 NA‑87
c/n
 100‑23960
c/r
 CF‑NWV

Known Squadron Assignments:

last update: 2024-February-19
   unkown date Ex USAAF B-25D-35-NC 2023-11-19
   1943 Order Placed Assigned to RAF while under production and assigned serial KL148. 2023-10-09
   1944-April Diverted back to USAAC before completion and served with 489th Bomb Squadron in Sicily. Flew 8 combat missions in April and May 1944. 2023-11-15
   1944-June Had 156:56 logged flying time when it returned to Brooks Field, Texas for modifications before delivery to RAF. 2023-11-15
   1944-October-18 Taken on Strength of RCAF Western Air Command as second hand aircraft. Intended for No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Operated by the RCAF’s British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), No. 5 OTU was a Royal Air Force heavy bomber conversion unit where Mitchells were used as a training step for aircrew destined to fly B-24 Liberators. B-25Js were in production at the time but the RCAF wanted to match their B-25C/Ds already in service at Boundary Bay to eliminate possible confusion for crews in training; hence the request for reconditioned ‘used’ aircraft. 2023-11-19
   1945-January-21 Ferry Flight To No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot Sea Island (now Vancouver International) for modifications to RAF standards (T-1 bomb sight, dinghies, winterization, fire extinguisher system, insignia, etc.) on 21 Jan 45. 2023-11-08
   1945-June-12 To storage at No. 5 OTU with Western Air Command; she never did serve at Boundary Bay. 2023-11-19
   1945-July-31 To No. 2 Air Command 2023-11-19
   1945-September-07 Issued from No.5 OTU storage 2023-11-08
   1945-September-20 To stored reserve 2023-11-08
   1946-June-04 To storage at No. 10 Repair Depot, RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. 2023-11-08
   1947-January-27 To Northwest Air Command, for use by No. 418 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Edmonton, Alberta. 2023-11-08
   1947-February Arrived at 418 Squadron, Edmonton 2023-11-08
   1947-November-30 Recorded with 475:40 hours total time, condition good, fitment standard 2023-11-08
   1948-March-01 Total time 512:45 2023-11-08
   1948-June IFF installed at Edmonton 2023-11-08
   1948-July Still with 418 Squadron, KL148 had an engine changed in the field at RCAF Station Gimli, during Summer exercises. 2023-11-15
   1949-March-01 Total time recorded 709:50 2023-11-08
   1950-April-17 To storage at No. 10 Repair Depot 2023-11-08
   1951-October To Northwest Industries in Edmonton, Alberta for modifications. 2023-11-08
   1953-June-24 Redesignated as Mk. 2PT (Pilot Trainer), arrived at Flying Instructors School (FIS) at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. 2023-11-08
   1954-September Coded 'GO*148' while with FIS, landed with nose gear up despite emergency efforts of crew to lower it. 2023-11-08
   1954-September-28 To No. 6 Repair Depot for temporary repairs, then to Northwest Industries in Edmonton for permanent repair. 2023-11-08
   1955-April At MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in Winnipeg for unspecified modifications by mobile party from Northwest Industries. 2023-11-08
   1956-March-14 To storage at RCAF Lincoln Park (Calgary, Alberta) 2023-11-08
   1956-September-14 To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Lincoln Park. 2023-11-08
   1956-November-23 To Training Command at Winnipeg, Manitoba. 2023-11-08
   1957-September-16 To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg, Manitoba for unspecified work. 2023-11-08
   1958-March-31 Back to RCAF Station Winnipeg for use with No. 2 Air Navigation School. Coded 'SV*148. 2023-11-08
   1958-June-09 To Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for installation of modified Holley carburetor scoops. 2023-11-08
   1958-July-10 With No. 129 Acceptance & Ferry (A&F) Flight at Trenton, Ontario, coded 'KL*148'. Used to transport A&F crews across North America. 2023-11-08
   1961-January-04 Assigned to inactive reserve with No. 6 Repair Depot at Dunnville, Ontario. 2023-11-08
   1961-February-08 Recorded 1695:00 total flying time at Dunnville, Ontario. 2023-11-08
   1961-February-22 Pending disposal at Dunnville, Ontario. 2023-11-08
   1962-June-18 Struck off Strength, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2023-11-08
   1962-August-02 Sold to Hicks and Lawrence of Ostrander, Ontario. Ferried to St. Thomas Ontario, where she was stored outdoors. 2023-11-08
   1969 To US civil register as NX3774. Early US owners included R. McPherson of New Albany, Ohio; and G.H. Lamont of Detroit Michigan. 2023-11-08
   1987 To Yankee Air Museum, Willow Run Airport at Ypsilanti, Michigan with US registration N3774. From 2000 to 2001 she was restored to B-25D configuration and named 'Yankee Warrior.' 2023-11-08
   2021-March Still with Yankee Air Museum, she was repainted and renamed 'Rosie's Reply.' 2023-11-08
   2023-November-08 Still with Yankee Air Museum, still airworthy. 2023-11-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL149

s/n
 KL149
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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". Landing gear retracted early on take off on 24 July 1957, severly damaged in subsequent fire. last update: 2024-February-19
   1944-October-18 Taken on Strength Western Air Command as second hand aircraft 2019-08-20
   1957-August-09 Struck off Strength Struck off and scrapped at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL150

s/n
 KL150
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1945-January-05 Taken on Strength No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot as second hand aircraft 2019-08-20
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL151

s/n
 KL151
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1944-December-09 Taken on Strength No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1950-August-24 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL152

s/n
 KL152
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1944-December-12 Taken on Strength No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1950-August-24 Struck off Strength Struck off at No. 10 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL153

s/n
 KL153
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 Observer 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 update: 2024-February-19
   1945-January-19 Taken on Strength No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot as second hand aircraft 2019-08-20
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL154

s/n
 KL154
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1944-December-14 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1960-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL155

s/n
 KL155
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1

Ex USAAF B-25D-30 serial number 43-3307. Category A crash at Lachine, Quebec on 15 May 1953, while with No. 1 Flying Instructors School. Flying Officer C.F. Griffin, Flight Lieutenant L.H. Ferguson, Flying Officer W.L. MacDonald, Sgt. F.H. Paradis, Flying Officer P.M. Mallory, Flying Officer D.R. Robertson and Flying Officer K.E. Turner killed (total of 7 fatalities). last update: 2024-February-19
   1945-January-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1953-May-29 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1953-May-16 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Lorne Howard Ferguson 2023-02-27
1953-May-16 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Charles Francis Griffin 2023-05-07
1953-May-16 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer William Lawlence MacDonald 2023-05-17
1953-May-16 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Paul Mark Mallory 2023-03-09
1953-May-16 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Francois Hervey Theolodee Paradis 2023-05-07
1953-May-16 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Donald Ross Robertson 2023-06-23
1953-May-16 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Earl Turner 2023-06-14
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL156

s/n
 KL156
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 Observer 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 update: 2024-February-19
   1945-January-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1961-November-22 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 588

Mitchell KL157

s/n
 KL157
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USAAF B-25D-30 serial number 43-3310. Crashed in US on delivery flight, on RCAF books for accounting purposes only. last update: 2024-February-19
   1945-June-29 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1945-June-29 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 589

Mitchell KL158

s/n
 KL158
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1945-January-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1950-August-24 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 589

Mitchell KL159

s/n
 KL159
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 update: 2024-February-19
   1945-January-05 Taken on Strength No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot as second hand aircraft 2020-09-28
   1950-August-24 Struck off Strength Struck off at No. 10 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 589

Mitchell KL160

s/n
 KL160
m/d
 NA‑87

Known Squadron Assignments:

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 Observer 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 update: 2024-February-19
   1945-February-12 Taken on Strength No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot 2019-08-20
   1960-August-08 Struck off Strength 2020-09-28
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 589

Mitchell KL161

s/n
 KL161
m/d
 NA‑87
c/r
 CF‑OGQ, G‑BYDR

Known Squadron Assignments:

last update: 2024-February-19
   unkown date Ex USAAF B-25D-30-NC 2023-11-21
   unkown date 2023-11-21
   1943-October-27 Delivered to USAAF from North American Aviation Kansas City Plant. 2023-11-21
   1943-November-01 To USAAF La Junta, Colorado for use as trainer. 2023-11-21
   1944-November-11 To USAAF Kelly Field at San Antonio, Texas for overhaul prior to delivery to RCAF 2023-11-21
   1945-January-19 Taken on Strength of RCAF Western Air Command as second-hand aircraft. Intended for No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Boundary Bay, BC. Operated by the RCAF’s British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), No. 5 OTU was a Royal Air Force heavy bomber conversion unit where Mitchells were used as a training step for aircrew destined to fly B-24 Liberators. B-25Js were in production at the time but the RCAF wanted to match their B-25C/Ds already in service at Boundary Bay to eliminate possible confusion for crews in training; hence the request for reconditioned ‘used’ aircraft. Delivered to No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot Sea Island (now Vancouver International) for modifications to RAF standards (T-1 bomb sight, dinghies, winterization, fire extinguisher system, insignia, etc). 2023-11-21
   1945-April-05 Issued to Western Air Command for use at No. 5 Operational Training Unit, Boundary Bay, British Columbia. 2023-11-21
   1946-February-11 To No. 1 Air Command 2023-11-21
   1947-February-18 To storage at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario 2023-11-21
   1947-December-23 Reported at Trenton as 1832:15 logged time, condition fair, fitment standard. Issued to Central Air Command that day for use by Central Flying School at Trenton. 2023-11-21
   1948-March-15 No change in logged time. 2023-11-21
   1949-March-31 Had 2036:35 logged time. 2023-11-21
   1949-September-13 To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton, Ontario 2023-11-21
   1952-June-30 To Northwest Industries at Edmonton, Alberta for modifications. 2023-11-21
   1954-August-19 To Air Defense Command for use by No. 3 All Weather (AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF North Bay, Ontario. 2023-11-21
   1958-April-22 To Bristol Aircraft at Winnipeg, Manitoba for modifications. 2023-11-21
   1958-August-15 To Central Flying School at Trenton, Ontario. 2023-11-21
   1959-March-15 To Bristol Aircraft in Winnipeg for installation of Stromberg carburetors. 2023-11-21
   1959-June-16 To Central Experimental & Proving Establishment (CEPE) Aircraft Armament Detachment at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta. 2023-11-21
   1960-April-26 To CEPE at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario 2023-11-21
   1960-October-25 To inactive reserve at RCAF station Lincoln Park (Calgary), Alberta. 2023-11-21
   1961-February-27 Pending disposal at Lincoln Park. 2023-11-21
   1962-February Sold to Joe E. Goldney of Vancouver, British Columbia. Registered as CF-OGQ, ferried from Claresholm, Alberta to Vancouver. 2023-11-21
   1962-February-12 Struck off Strength, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation 2023-11-21
   1962-March Reported parked at Vancouver airport through 1964 2023-11-21
   1966-March To Sport Air of Seattle, Washington, registered as N88972. 2023-11-21
   1969-April To Colco Aviation in Fairbanks, Alaska 2023-11-21
   1969-December To North Star Aviation in Fairbanks, Alaska. Converted for river sanding and fire bombing 2023-11-21
   1977 Stored at Fairbanks, Alaska through 1981 2023-11-21
   1980-May To Noel Merrill Wein of Fairbanks and Kent, Washington. 2023-11-21
   1987-October To R.J. Pond of Plymouth, Montana. Restored by Aero Traders of Chino, California. 2023-11-21
   1999-March-22 To the Fighter Collection at Duxford, United Kingdom, registered as G-BYDR, coded 'VO-B' named 'Grumpy.' 2023-11-21
   2004-April-20 To Paul G. Allen of Vulcan Warbirds in Seattle, Washington. Based at North Weald, UK registered as N25644 2023-11-21
   2008 To John. T. Sessions based at Historic Flight Foundation, Felts Field, Spokane, Washington. 2023-11-21
   2023-September-07 To Hugo Mathys of 'Classic Formation Team' in Switzerland. 2023-11-21
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 589 | 1968 633

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