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Consolidated Canso Catalina PBY PB2B A-10 OA-10 Black Cat

RCAF Canso A (Serial No. 9754), No. 162 Squadron, F/L David Ernest Hornell aircraft.

The Consolidated Catalina and Canso were close cousins. The Canso was the true amphibious version of the design and therefore included a conventional undercarriage to allow for either water or land use. The Canso provided more than two decades of valuable service to the RCAF. The Catalina variant came first and was produced beginning in 1935 for the United States Navy. The amphibious version, designated PBY-5A, came in service early in 1941 and the RCAF began using the aircraft on anti-submarine patrols that same year. After the Second World War, the RCAF used Cansos for search and rescue, Arctic survey missions and various transport operations. RCAF

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last update: 2022-03-15 19:52:22

Canso 2325

s/n
 2325

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1

VP-71 last update: 2024-February-19

Canso 2388

s/n
 2388

Known Squadron Assignments: ;2

last update: 2024-February-19

Canso 9701

s/n
 9701
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 282

Known Squadron Assignments: ;3

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5, on 23 November 1940 (batch of 50 ordered at that time as direct purchase). Diverted to RAF before delivery, serial VA701 assigned but never marked. Returned to RCAF shortly after completion, for use on "North West River flights". (This was probably transport duties in support of the construction of Goose Bay airport in Labrador.) Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. First delivered to No. 116 (BR) Squadron on the east coast. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and/or Quebec, 1942 and 1943, coded "N". Overhauled on 1 December 1943. To No. 4 (BR) Squadron at Ucluelet, BC on 12 January 1944. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 17 July 1944 for engine change, modification, and repairs. To No. 3 (OTU) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 5 January 1945, to No. 3 RD for repairs same day. Crashed in Saanich Inlet, BC on approach for landing after a bombing exercise on 12 February 1945. Blamed on glassy water conditions, and sun angle on the water. 8 on board, 4 fatalities. Wreckage located by a privately owned submersible vehicle being towed by the Canadian Coast Guard Ship John P. Tully, on maintenance test, summer of 2005. The remotely operated vehicle was operated by the Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-August-25 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-March-18 Accident: 117 Squadron Loc: Apron Of U Hangar Names: Coffey | Fogarty | Hext | Hope | Komarzyca | Lyons | Selby
1944-April-19 Accident: 4 Squadron Loc: Ucluelet Names: Braid | Downton | Kendall | Kirkland | Lynch | Starrett
1945-February-10 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Brooker | Clapperton | Conlin | Craig | Davidson | Edworthy | Harbord | Rose | Webber
1945-February-12 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Patricia Bay British Columbia Names: Boalch | Crawford | Desjardine | Fraser | Golis | Harris | Kingswood | Maclean
   1945-April-30 Struck off Strength Struck off after crash, see notes 2019-08-20
1945-February-12 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Frederick Ernest Boalch 2023-02-08
1945-February-12 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Allan Bruce Crawford 2024-05-13
1945-February-12 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Rupert Brooke Fraser 2024-05-13
1945-February-12 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Gordon Thomas Kingswood 2023-02-09
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9702

s/n
 9702
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 283

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Diverted to RAF before delivery, serial VA702 assigned but never marked. Returned to RCAF shortly after completion, for use on "North West River flights". Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. First delivered to No. 116 (BR) Squadron on the east coast. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and/or Quebec, 1942 and 1943, coded "K". Flew this unit's first operation on 13 May 1942, from North Sydney, NS - patrol from Cabot Strait to western end of Anacosti Island. To Western Air Command on 12 January 1944. To Canadian Pacific Airlines on 17 March 1944, for overhaul. To stored reserve on 10 June 1944, after completion of overhaul. With No. 6 (BR) Squadron, Coal Harbour, BC, from 8 January 1945. Forced down Japanese fire balloon on 12 March 1945, over Rupert Inlet, BC. Stored at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC from 7 August 1945. Had 2204.65 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-August-28 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-November-01 Accident: 117 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Dunbar | Fieghen | Green | Harper | Haynes | Hird | Koester | Morrison | Trembley
   1946-August-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9703

s/n
 9703
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 284

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAFas a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Diverted to RAF before delivery, serial VA703 assigned. Transferred to RAF to replace Catalina supplied earlier, may have briefly been in Canada, but was only on RCAF books one day. Accepted by British Air Commission in the US on 1 September 1941. Delivered to Lough Foyle, UK on 17 April 1942, carrying RCAF serial number. Renumbered VA703 at Saunders Roe at Beaumaris, delivered to No. 209 Squadron, RAF. Coded "WQ*M" in RAF service.

Canada Primary Source RCAF - Accident Investigation File

last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-20 Struck off Strength 2020-10-08
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9704

s/n
 9704
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 285

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Diverted to RAF before delivery, serial VA704 assigned but never marked. Re-diverted to RCAF to meet urgent need for patrol aircraft over North Atlantic. First delivered to No. 116 (BR) Squadron. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and/or Quebec, 1942 and 1943, coded "O". To Western Air Command on 12 January 1944. To Canadian Pacific Airlines for overhaul on 26 January 1944, completed on 10 July 1944. To stored reserve, issued to No. 7 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Alliford Bay, BC on 15 December 1944. Back to storage on 20 July 1945, at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC by 27 November 1945. Had 2058:00 airframe time when struck off, 100 hours since last overhaul. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-September-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1946-September-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9705

s/n
 9705
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 286

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. Diverted to RAF before delivery, serial VA705 assigned but never marked. Re-diverted to RCAF to meet urgent need for patrol aircraft over North Atlantic. First delivered to No. 116 (BR) Squadron. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and/or Quebec, 1942 and 1943, coded "L". To Clark Ruse Aircraft for overhaul on 2 April 1943, completed 3 September 1943. To RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS on 3 March 1944, for modifications needed for use at Western Air Command. To WAC on 22 May 1944. Stored at No. 3 Repair Depot, Vancouver. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 9 June 1945. Back to storage, at Patricia Bay, on 26 July 1945. Had 1856:00 airframe time when struck off.

Canada Primary Source RCAF - Accident Investigation File

last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-September-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-March-26 Accident: 117 Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Seaplane Base Names: Hnateuko | Hooper | Hutchins | Knox | Kooster | Leveille | Madsen | Mckilligan | Pike | Richards
   1946-August-21 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for sale. 2020-10-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9706

s/n
 9706
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 287

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and/or Quebec, 1942 and 1943, coded "P". Category C accident at Dartmouth, NS on 23 December 1942, while with this unit. Had 1645:00 airframe time on that date. To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Dartmouth on 4 September 1943 for overhaul, completed on 3 July 1944. Returned to Eastern Air Command, to be modified for use on west coast. To Western Air Command on 24 October 1944. To No. 3 Repair Depot, Vancouver for repairs and modifications on 15 March 1945. Back to storage at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 11 May 1945. Had 1672:00 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-September-17 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-December-23 Accident: 117 Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Nova Scotia Names:
   1946-August-21 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9707

s/n
 9707
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 288

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. First delivered to No. 116 (BR) Squadron. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and/or Quebec, 1942 and 1943, coded "Q". With Gaspe detachment of this unit in May 1942. To Clark Ruse Aircraft in Dartmouth, NS for overhaul on 17 June 1942, completed on 11 July 1942. To Clark Ruse again on 7 September 1943. Modified from 6 July 1944 for Western Air Command, to WAC on 7 September 1944. Stored at No. 3 Repair Depot, Vancouver. Issued to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 14 May 1945, back to storage on 7 June 1945. Had 1694:15 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-September-17 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1946-August-07 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9708

s/n
 9708
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 289 (273?)

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Also assigned RAF serial VA708, never marked. Accepted in US by British Air Commission on 13 September 1941, received temporary ferry markings "V9708". Ferried by civilian crews to Australia, arriving 14 April 1942, received RAAF serial A24-25 on arrival. Used by No. 11 Squadron, RAAF. Crashed on 28 February 1943, while on patrol north of Green Island, Queensland. ADF Serials web site reports company number as 273, Griffin reports it as 289. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-October-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9709

s/n
 9709
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 290

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. First delivered to No. 116 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in fall of 1941. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and/or Quebec, 1942 and 1943, coded "R". To Clark Ruse Aircraft on 19 January 1943 for overhaul, completed on 26 June 1943. To Western Air Command on 12 January 1944. Under repair at RCAF Station Alliford Bay, BC 15 to 24 January 1945. Crashed shortly after this. At No. 3 Repair Depot for survey by 17 April 1945, written off and reduced to spares on 11 August 1945. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-September-17 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1945-January-12 Accident: 7 BR Squadron Loc: Alliford Bay Names: Blizzard | Duckmanton | Helter | Major | Mcauley | McCallum | Turcotte | Tweedale
   1945-August-11 Struck off Strength Struck off after crash, see comments. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9710

s/n
 9710
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 291 (or 285?)

Known Squadron Assignments: ;20

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Also assigned RAF serial VA710, never marked. Accepted in US by British Air Commission, received temporary ferry markings "V9710". Ferried by civilian crews to Australia, arriving 30 March 1942, received RAAF serial A24-22 on arrival. Used by No. 11 Squadron, RAAF. Caught fire in flight and crashed near Lae/Gasmata on 8 March 1943. All on board killed. ADF Serials web site reports company number as 285, Griffin reports as 291. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-20 Ownership Transferred (? date) Transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-October-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
1943-March-08 KIA RAAF Sergeant John Edward Dewhurst 2023-07-24
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9711

s/n
 9711
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 292

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Delivered new to Australia, as RAF Catalina GR. IIA, serial number VA711. Received RAAF serial A24-26 on arrival on 14 April 1942. To No. 11 Squadron, RAAF on 18 May 1942. To No. 3 OTU, RAAF on 15 September 1943. To Australian civil registry post war, as VH-BDP. First sold to N.R. Carpenter Pty Ltd., later to J.Botterill & Fraser of Melbourne. Next sold to An American pilot named Tucker, than on 24 May 1948 to Richard Conway Aviation Co. To Indonesian Airways, operated in support of rebel forces, their serial RI-005. Allegedly used to transport opium, to fund the Indonesian rebellion. Stranded in Jambi River in November 1948 on one of these flights, with engine problems. Attempted single engine takeoff from here on 29 December 1948 to escape approaching Dutch troops, crashed and sank. Crew reported to include British citizens. Wreckage recovered in several steps, in August 1949 and in 1991. May be restored for local museum. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-October-21 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
   1941-October-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9712

s/n
 9712
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 293

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA712. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Marked "V9712" for ferry flights within US. Never operated by RCAF. Used by RAF Ferry Command for crew training at Bermuda, c.1942/1943, possibly with RCAF serial marked or V9712. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-20 Ownership Transferred (? date) Transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-October-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9713

s/n
 9713
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 294

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA713. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Paper ownership passed to No. 3 Training Command on 15 November 1941, but no record that this aircraft was ever in RCAF hands. Operated by No. 209 Squadron, RAF over Indian Ocean. Lost on 8 September 1942, crashed shortly after night takeoff from RAF Pamanzi, Madagascar. 10 fatalities, including Pilot Officer F. W. Henderson, RCAF. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-October-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
   1941-November-15 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9714

s/n
 9714
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 295 (or 304?)

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA714. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. May have briefly been in Canada, but was only on RCAF books one day. Marked "V9714" for ferry flights within US. Used by RAF Ferry Command for crew training at Bermuda, c.1942/1943, with RCAF serial marked. Delivered to Lough Erne, UK with RCAF serial marked. Later operated by No. 240 Squadron, RAF, marked VA714. At Redhills Lake, Madras, India with this unit. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-October-21 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British air Commission. 2019-08-20
   1941-October-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9715

s/n
 9715
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 296

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA715. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never operated by RCAF. Paper ownership passed to No. 3 Training Command on 15 November 1941, but no record that this aircraft was ever in RCAF hands. Marked "V9715" for ferry flights within US. Used by RAF Ferry Command for crew training at Bermuda, c.1942/1943, possibly with RCAF serial marked or V9715. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-15 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British Air Commision. 2019-08-20
   1941-November-15 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9716

s/n
 9716
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 297 (or 312?)

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA716. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Operated by No. 240 Squadron, RAF, marked VA716. At Redhills Lake, Madras, India with this unit. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-October-21 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British Air Commission 2019-08-20
   1941-October-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9717

s/n
 9717
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 298 (316?)

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Also assigned RAF serial VA717, never marked. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Accepted in US by British Air Commission, received temporary ferry markings "V9717". Ferried by civilian crews to Australia, arriving on 14 April 1942, received RAAF serial A24-27 on arrival. Seerved with Nos. 11, 20 and 107 Squadrons, RAAF, and later with No. 3 OTU, RAAF. Sold to Kingsford-Smith on 3 October 1946. ADF Serials web site reports company number as 316, Griffin reports it as 298. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-October-21 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British Air Comission. 2019-08-20
   1941-October-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9718

s/n
 9718
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 299 (or 318?)

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA718. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Paper ownership passed to No. 3 Training Command on 15 November 1941, but no record that this aircraft was ever in RCAF hands. Used by the RAF in the US for some time for crew training. Operated by No. 240 Squadron, RAF, marked VA718. At Redhills Lake, Madras, India with this unit. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-15 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British Air Commision. 2019-08-20
   1941-November-15 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9719

s/n
 9719
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 300
c/r
 CF‑HHR

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Also assigned RAF serial VA719, never marked. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Accepted in US by British Air Commission, received temporary ferry markings "V9719". Intended for Australia, crashed in USA before delivery flight. An aircraft with this company number was registered as CF-HHR, to Avalon Aviation of Red Deere, Alberta in 1976, origins unknown. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9720

s/n
 9720
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 301

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA720. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Operated by No. 240 Squadron, RAF, marked VA720. At Redhills Lake, Madras, India with this unit. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9721

s/n
 9721
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 302

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never operated by RCAF. Also assigned RAF serial VA721, never marked. Accepted in US by British Air Commission, received temporary ferry markings "V9721" for flight within the US. Crashed on delivery flight to the UK, off Northern Ireland coast near Malin Head, Donegal on 6 March 1942. Bow broke off during attempted takeoff in heavy seas. Civilian crew all rescued. Later sank during attempted tow to shore. Probably had RCAF serial marked when it crashed. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9722

s/n
 9722
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 303

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA722. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Marked "V9722" for ferry flights within US. Used by RAF Ferry Command for crew training at Bermuda, c.1942/1943, possibly with RCAF serial marked or V9722. Operated by No. 210 Squadron, RAF as VA722. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British Air Commission 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9723

s/n
 9723
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 304

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA723. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Operated by No. 240 Squadron, RAF, marked VA723. At Redhills Lake, Madras, India with this unit. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British Air Commission 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9724

s/n
 9724
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 305

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Also assigned RAF serial VA724, never marked. Accepted in US by British Air Commission, received temporary ferry markings "V9724". Intended for Australia, crashed in USA before delivery flight. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British Air Commission 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9725

s/n
 9725
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 306

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA725. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Operated by No. 210 Squadron, RAF as VA729. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British Air Commission 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9726

s/n
 9726
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 307 (or 356?)

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA726. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Operated by No. 240 Squadron, RAF, marked VA726. At Redhills Lake, Madras, India with this unit. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British Air Commission 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9727

s/n
 9727
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 308

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA727. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Ownership Transferred Transferred to British Air Commission 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9728

s/n
 9728
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 309

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA728. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Accepted by British Air Commission on 20 November 1941. Reported operated by No. 210 Squadron, RAF as VA728. Crashed on 4 November 1943, overshot while landing at Oban, Scotland. Operated by No. 302 Ferry Training Unit at that time. All 6 occupants killed, including Sgt. N.F.A. Whyte, after whom the Aird Whyte Challenge Trophy (awarded annually since 1960 by the RAF for excellence in air gunnery and bomb aiming) was named. This is commonly called the Fincastle Trophy today, since the competion is held each year at RAF Fincastle. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9729

s/n
 9729
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 310 (or 368?)

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA729. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Operated by No. 240, and later 210 Squadrons, RAF as VA729. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9730

s/n
 9730
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 311 (371?)

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Also assigned RAF serial VA730, never marked. Accepted in US by British Air Commission, received temporary ferry markings "V9730". Ferried by civilian crews to Australia, arriving on 30 March, received RAAF serial A24-23 on arrival. Operated by No. 11 Squadron, RAAF. Damaged by enemy action at Tulagi on 5 May 1942, destroyed on 14 June 1942. ADF Serials web site reports company number as 371, Griffin reports it as 311. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9731

s/n
 9731
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 312

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA731. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Operated by No. 240 Squadron, RAF as VA731. Dispatched to India with this unit, but returned to UK after being damaged on ferry flight, never used in India. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9732

s/n
 9732
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 313

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Also assigned RAF serial VA732. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Operated by No. 240 Squadron, RAF, marked VA732, coded "J". At Redhills Lake, Madras, India with this unit. Used to deliver agents behind enemy lines in April 1943. Damaged by fire from Allied ship at night on 16 August 1944. Beached on returning to base, not known if it was repaired. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9733

s/n
 9733
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 314 (380?)

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Also assigned RAF serial VA733, never marked. Accepted in US by British Air Commission, received temporary ferry markings "V9733". Ferried by civilian crews to Australia, 8 to 23 March 1942, received RAAF serial A24-24 on arrival. Operated by several units, and by Qantas. Crashed 18 August 1943 at Bowen, Queensland. Griffin reports company number as 314, ADF Serials web site reports it as 380. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9734

s/n
 9734
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 315 (382?)

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Also assigned RAF serial VA734, never marked. Accepted in US by British Air Commission, received temporary ferry markings "V9734". Ferried by civilian crews to Australia, arriving on 10 March 1942, received RAAF serial A24-19 on arrival. Operated by No. 20 Squadron, RAAF and No. 3 OTU, RAAF. Sold to Kingsford-Smith Aviation Services on 3 October 1946. Griffin reports company number as 315, ADF Serials web site reports it as 382. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9735

s/n
 9735
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 316 (386?)

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Also assigned RAF serial VA735, never marked. Accepted in US by British Air Commission, received temporary ferry markings "V9735". Ferried by civilian crews to Australia, delivered on 10 March 1942, received RAAF serial A24-20 on arrival. Operated by No. 20 Squadron, RAAF. Crashed off Misima Island, Coral Sea on 6 May 1942. 9 fatalities. Griffin reports company number as 316, ADF Serials web site reports 386. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9736

s/n
 9736
m/d
 28‑5MC
c/n
 317 (389)

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Transferred to RAF before completion, to repay loan of RAF Catalinas to RCAF in early 1941. Never carried RCAF serial, never operated by RCAF. Also assigned RAF serial VA736, never marked. Accepted in US by British Air Commission, received temporary ferry markings "V9736". Ferried by civilian crews to Australia, arriving on 10 March 1942, received RAAF serial A24-21 on arrival. Operated by Nos. 20 and 107 Squadrons, RAAF; No. 3 OTU, RAAF; and Qantas. Sold 1 April 1948. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1941-November-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, transferred to British Air Commission. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9737

s/n
 9737
m/d
 28‑5AMC

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Order converted to amphibian before completion. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron from 16 December 1941, in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec, coded "E". Seen at Mt.-Joli, Quebec, late 1942, with full code "QN-E". With this unit at Gander in January 1943, being flown by a crew of No. 162 Squadron, and famed Hudson pilot S/L N.E. Small, DFC, on mission to determine maximum useful range of Cansos over the North Atlantic. Small and crew were on loan to 5 Squadron to determine what could be done to extend useful range of the Canso. Took off at 06:30 AM local time on 7 January 1943, at maximum weight, and soon struck turbulence. Struck trees near Gander Lake, then crashed and caught fire. Wreckage not sighted for several days. 4 fatalities, including S/L Small, 3 survivors. last update: 2024-May-12
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-December-11 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-January-07 Accident: 5 BR Squadron Loc: Gander Names: Banning | Hudson | Mangan | Small | Tingle | White | Wilson

Operational 1943-01-07 to 1943-01-07

5 (AC) Sqn (RCAF) Gander, Newfoundland

5 Army Co-Operation Squadron (Volando Vincimus), Gander, Newfoundland. Canso aircraft 9737 QN-E was outward bound on an anti-submarine patrol, being flown by a crew from 167 Squadron RCAF when it crashed and burned three miles south of Gander Lake, Newfoundland

Investigation showed that the aircraft was loaded with fuel, ammunition and depth charges to within a few pounds of its maximum allowable take-off weight. While crossing Gander Lake the crew experienced the severe turbulence and shortly after passing over the lake, as the aircraft started to turn, it clipped the tops of trees in rising ground and crashed

S/L NE Small DFC AFC (RCAF), Pilot Officer DL Hudson (RCAF), Flying Officer AM Tingle (RCAF), FS JT Mangan (RCAF), and Sergeant HE White (RCAF) were all killed in action

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   1943-May-19 Struck off Strength Struck off by No. 19 Sub-Repair Depot at Torby, Newfoundland after crashing, see comments. 2019-08-20
1943-January-07 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Donald Leslie Hudson 2023-05-02
1943-January-07 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Thomas Mangan MiD 2022-12-13
1943-January-07 KIA RCAF Squadron Leader Norville Everett Small DFC, AFC 2022-12-13
1943-January-07 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Aubrey Maxwell Tingle 2022-12-13
1943-January-07 KIA RCAF Sergeant Harold Ernest White 2022-12-13
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9738

s/n
 9738
m/d
 28‑5AMC
c/r
 CF‑FOQ

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Order converted to amphibian before completion. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron from 30 December 1941, in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec, coded "E". Painted white by Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Dartmouth, March 1943. To Clark Ruse Aircraft in Moncton, NB for repairs on 3 November 1943, following a Category B crash. Completed on 7 August 1943. Had 1410:20 airframe time when struck off. Sold post war to Charles H. Babb Company of New York. Later on Canadian civil register as CF-FOQ, operated by the Hudson Bay Company from 1947, named "Polar Bear". To Queen Charlotte Airlines in April 1951. Crashed at Mount Benson, BC on 17 October 1951, 23 fatalities. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-December-22 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-October-26 Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Gander Airport Names: Burrows | David | Denton | McCuaig | Nash | Plochl | Shaw
   1946-April-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362 | 1968 627

Canso 9739

s/n
 9739
m/d
 28‑5AMC

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Order converted to amphibian before completion. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. Accepted at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario. Held there until ferry arrangements were made. Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec, coded "K". To the US summer of 1942, for installation of radar. Still with 5 Squadron in January 1943. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for overhaul on 21 July 1943, returned to Eastern Air Command on 29 February 1944. Spraying equipment installed from 16 April to 2 May 1945 at No. 6 Repair Depot, for use over infected forests. Transferred to No. 2 Air Command on completion. In storage from 16 July 1945. Sold post war. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-December-30 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1945-July-24 Accident: 170 Ferry Squadron Loc: Moose Jaw Saskatchewan Names: Baster | Fast | Hanna | Palmer
   1946-August-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9740

s/n
 9740
m/d
 28‑5AMC

Known Squadron Assignments: ;6

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Order converted to amphibian before completion. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. First delivered to No. 5 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec, coded "L". Category C crash at Fourchu Bay, NS on 21 February 1942. To Clark Ruse Aircraft on 19 March 1942 for repairs, returned to No. 5 Squadron on 30 March 1942. Category B crash at Gander, Newfoulndland on 19 February 1943, 15 people on board. To Clark ruse again for repairs on 23 February, back to No. 5 Squadron on 15 June 1943. Used by the Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario from 16 August to 1 November 1943, and 17 December 1943 to 21 February 1944. Used for trials of "secret weapon", possibly homing torpedo. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for overhaul on 4 April 1944. To storage at Ancienne Loirette, Eastern Air Command on 7 July 1944. Had 2301:50 airframe time when struck off. Sold post war to Charles Babb Company of New York. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-December-30 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-February-21 Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Fourchu Bay Nova Scotia Names: Best | Brown | Denton | Henry | Quickfall | Stallwood | Vinnicombe
1943-February-19 Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Coffyn | Fountain | Gilbertson | Goldberg | Grant | Harling | Mallo | Martin | Morrice | Quickfall | Richard | Thompson
   1946-February-09 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9741

s/n
 9741
m/d
 28‑5AMC

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Order converted to amphibian before completion. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. First delivered to No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia. Transferred to No. 5 (BR) Squadron c.1943, used in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec, coded "B". To Clark Ruse Aircraft for overhaul on 21 July 1943, completed on 23 May 1944. Category C crash in early 1945, to No. 4 Repair Depot for repairs on 14 March 1945. To storage with No. 1 Air Command on 2 June 1945. Stored at Ancienne Loirette, Quebec by 8 August 1945. Sold post war, no details. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-December-30 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1945-January-19 Accident: 161 Squadron Loc: Yarmouth Nova Scotia Names: Coombs | Fuglem | Harrow | Lambert | Mill | Pankiw | Pomerleau | Robinson | Torgerson
   1947-February-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9742

s/n
 9742
m/d
 28‑5AMC
c/n
 407

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Order converted to amphibian before completion. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. Category B crash 1/2 mile north of RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 5 January 1942. Reported with No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia in "RCAF Squadrons and Aircraft", but not confirmed by RCAF Movement Records. To No. 5 (BR) Squadron from January 1942, in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec, coded "X". Category B crash at Bomb Range near Gander, Newfoundland on 31 January 1942. To RCAF Station Moncton, NB on 18 December 1944, for modifications. Spraying equipment installed at No. 1 Air Command on 2 May 1945. To storage with No. 2 Air Command on 16 July 1945, stored at No. 10 Repair Depot, RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan by 1 June 1946. To US civil register after war, as N68740, purchased by Charles Babb. Converted to "Landseaire" configuration by Southern California Aircraft Corp. Last recorded airworthiness date 24 June 1983. Seen at Lone Star Flight Museum in Houston, Texas in 2006. Reported damaged at this museum by Hurricane Ike in September 2008, present status unknown. Still at Museum in 2012, inside, in USN markings. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
1942-January-05 Accident: MISC FerryING Loc: North Rockcliffe Names: Cooke | Forester | Hale | Torontow
   1942-November-02 Taken on Strength 2020-10-08
1943-January-31 Accident: 5 BR Squadron Loc: Soulies Lake Names: Burgess | Etherington | Fountain | Langmuir | Leblanc | McLeod | Seaman | Stevenson | Williams | Wilton
   1946-September-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9743

s/n
 9743
m/d
 28‑5AMC

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Order converted to amphibian before completion. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. To No. 5 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS on 6 January 1941, coded "N". Category B crash at Gander, Newfoundland on 15 December 1942, still with this unit. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs on 18 December 1942, completed on 15 April 1943. Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, c.1943/45. Coded "B". Back with No. 5 Squadron when it carried out Eastern Air Command's last u-boat attack, on 3 May 1945, while on convoy escort out of Yarmouth, NS. No observed results. To storage on 6 June 1945. At Ancienne Loirette, Quebec by 8 August 1945. Sold post war, To Argentina, their serial 0275. Operational as late as November 1958. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-02 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-August-30 Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bruneau | Colborne | Costello | Elden | Irving | Thomson | Watson
1942-December-15 Accident: 5 BR Squadron Loc: Gander Newfoundland Names: Edwards | Kirkham | MacAndless | McLeod | Perry | Seaman | Stevenson | Templeman
   1947-February-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 362

Canso 9744

s/n
 9744
m/d
 28‑5AMC

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Order converted to amphibian before completion. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. To No. 5 (BR) Squadron on 6 January 1942, served in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec, coded "P". Category B crash at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS during the night of 24 July 1942, while with this unit. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repair, completed on 18 May 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot for radio installation on 10 October 1944. Spray gear installed on 16 April 1945. Removed on 11 May 1945? To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 16 July 1945. Stored at RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan by 1 June 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-July-24 Accident: 5 BR Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Adams | Burrows | Denton | Emmons | Landry | Miles | Mitchell | Snyder
1943-January-15 Accident: 5 BR Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Blain | Colborne | Duncan | Irving | Leclair | Thomson | Watson
   1946-September-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9745

s/n
 9745
m/d
 28‑5AMC

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Order converted to amphibian before completion. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia from 6 January 1942. Transferred to No. 5 (BR) Squadron c.143, used in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec, coded "O". To No. 19 Repair Depot at Gander Newfoundland on 20 March 1944, possibly after crash. Propellers salvaged, sent to Canadian Pratt and Whitney.

Canada Primary Source RCAF - Accident Investigation File

last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-05 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
1943-October-30 Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Torbay Newfoundland Names: Froehler | Kleiman | Mcdairmid | Mclaurin | Promane | Rubin | Vanichuk | Wheatcroft
1944-March-16 Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Torbay Newfoundland Names: Conley | Halstead | Hoehn | Luque | Macneil | Rhodes
   1944-July-04 Struck off Strength Struck off after Category A crash, reduced to spares and produce. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9746

s/n
 9746
m/d
 28‑5AMC
c/n
 417

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Order converted to amphibian (Model 28-5AMC) before completion. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia from 14 January 1942. With No. 162 (BR) Squadron on 2 January 1943, when it suffered a Category B crash at Gander, Newfoundland, at 15:00 on 2 January 1943. Had 807:20 airframe time on this date. To No. 19 Sub Repair Depot at Torbay, Newfoundland on 4 January 1943, for repairs. Back to Eastern Air Command on 2 March 1944. To No. 6 Repair Deport on 16 April 1945. Spray gear installed. To No. 2 Air Command on 4 May 1945. Issued to No. 170 (Ferry) Squadron for spraying of infected forests. To storage on 16 July 1945. Stored at RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan by 1 June 1946. To US register as N5PY. Later fitted with four engines. Reported under restoration to original configuration in Oregon in 2007. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-13 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-January-02 Accident: 162 BR Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Gander Names: Banning | Coffyn | Goldberg | Grant | Hardy | Hudson | Lawless | Managan | Quickfall | Sherwood | Tingle | White | Wilson
   1946-September-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9747

s/n
 9747
m/d
 28‑5AMC
c/n
 420

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Order converted to amphibian before completion. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. With No. 5 (BR) Squadron from 6 January 1942, used in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec, coded "W". Used for camouflage trials in April 1942, painted white overall. Still with this unit when it sank U-630 at 56-38N, 42-32W on 4 May 1943, while on close convoy escort out of Gander, Newfoundland. Pilot was S/L B. H. Moffit. Eastern Air Command's 4th kill. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for overhaul on 4 September 1943, completed 13 June 1944. With Meteorological Flight at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS 1944/1945. To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945. Stored at Ancienne Loirette, Quebec by 29 November 1945. Had 2401:50 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Frank Ambrose Aircraft Ltd. On French civil register as F-BBCB, cancelled on 21 June 1951. To Thai civil register as HS-POF, first with Pacific Overseas Airlines (Siam) Ltd from July 1951. To Thai Airways Co Ltd on 1 November 1951, possibly still in service 1954.

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last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
unkown date Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Pine Point Names: Austin | Bell | Diver | Kilvingston | Rosart | Taylor | Therington
   1942-January-05 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
1942-January-24 Accident: 118 Fighter Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Aerodrome Names: Laralson | Pearce | Skilleter
   1946-February-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9748

s/n
 9748
m/d
 28‑5AMC

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Order converted to amphibian before completion. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia from 14 January 1942. Coded "J". With No. 5 (BR) Squadron, date unknown. Also with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, on east coast and / or in Iceland. Flew this unit's first operational mission, patrol from Yarmouth, NS on 25 May 1942. To Clark Ruse Aircraft on 20 November 1942, for repair after a Category B crash. Back to Eastern Air Command on 27 April 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot for radio modifications on 10 October 1944. To storage with No. 1 Air Command on 2 June 1945. Stored at Ancienne Loirette by November 1945. Had 1393:20 airframe time when struck off. Sold post war, no details. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-13 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-June-19 Accident: 162 Squadron Loc: Greenwood Nova Scotia Names: Aldwinckle | Moore | Pope | Richard | Thomson | Tripp
1942-November-05 Accident: 162 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bramford | Brown | Cousins | Cowan | Cunningham | Grant | Roy | Shields
   1947-February-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9749

s/n
 9749
m/d
 28‑5AMC

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Order converted to amphibian before completion. To Eastern Air Command on 14 January 1942. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia from 14 January 1942. With No. 10 (BR) Squadron in March 1942, when it was sent to Yarmouth, NS as part of a squadron detachment. Flown to Yarmouth by detachment commander, Flight Lieutenant N.E. Small. Detachment dissolved on 18 May 1942, aircraft to No. 162 (BR) Squadron at Yarmouth next day, one of the first aircraft with this unit. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repairs or overhaul on 8 June 1942, returned to No. 162 Squadron on 18 July 1942. Transferred to No. 5 (BR) Squadron, some time after 19 December 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 6 November 1944, for radio and radar modifications. To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945. Stored at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec by 29 November 1945. Had 1601:55 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Frank Ambrose Aircraft Ltd. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-13 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-March-20 Accident: 10 DETACH Loc: Rcaf Stnorth Yarmouth Names: Bruns | MacCormack | Magnon | Pope | Remwick | Small
   1946-February-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9750

s/n
 9750
m/d
 28‑5AMC
c/n
 427
c/r
 CF‑DIL

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered by RCAF as a Catalina, equivalent to PBY-5. Order converted to amphibian before completion. Renamed Canso on 22 December 1941. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia from 14 January 1942. Transferred to No. 5 (BR) Squadron. Later with No. 161 (BR) Squadron, on the east coast. Overhauled by Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB from 22 May to 27 October 1944. To No. 1 Technical Storage Unit at RCAF Station Derbert, NS on 21 April 1945, for "dog installation". To storage at Mt. Pleasant, PEI on 22 August 1945. Had 1517:45 airframe time when struck off. Sold post war, to Canadian civil register as CF-DIL. Registered to Can-Air Services of Edmonton, Alberta in 1976, this registration cancelled on 27 May 1982. To Flying Firemen of Sidney, BC. Their registration cancelled on 22 October 1987. To Awood Air of Sydney and Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1987, last registration cancelled in 1993. Used as a fire bomber in Spain and France, registered as EC-313 and EC-FRG. Later on US register as N314CF to C.S. Flora of Boulder, Colorado, stored for several years at Geybull, Wyoming. Reported that it was to be used in search for Amelia Earhart, but this never happened. Re-registered as N206M in 2004. Registration issued to Black Cat Aviation of Indianapolis, Indiana on 8 July 2008. Reported under restoration at Terra Haute, Indiana in November 2008, for planned round the world flight. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-13 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1946-March-23 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363 | 1968 623

Canso 9751

s/n
 9751

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by the Test and Development Establishment, probably at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario. To Canadian Vickers in Montreal on 23 March 1943, for special tests on radio equipment installation. To Eastern Air Command on 1 April 1943. To Clark Ruse Aircraft in Moncton, NB for repairs or overhaul on 6 May 1943, completed on 21 May, back to EAC. To stored reserve at Mount Pleasant, PEI on 25 July 1945. Available for disposal from 2 June 1946. Had 384:55 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-October-15 Taken on Strength No. 3 Training Command 2019-08-20
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9752

s/n
 9752
c/n
 21981

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 120 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Coal Harbour, BC in 1943. To Canadian Pacific Airlines at Vancouver, BC on 31 March 1943 for repairs, following "mechanical failure". Completed on 7 May 1943. Had 120:00 airframe time by then. Also used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron for training, at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC in 1943, before this unit transferred to Eastern Air Command. Back to Canadian Pacific Airlines on 3 June 1944, for overhaul. To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot at Sea Island, BC for repairs on 26 October 1944, completed on 6 February 1945. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC following repairs. To stored reserve at Abbotsford, BC on 26 July 1945. Had 1834:00 total time and 348:00 since overhaul when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-December-03 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-October-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9753

s/n
 9753

Known Squadron Assignments:

Accepted at the Boeing Canada factory by No. 13 Aircraft Inspection Detachment. Held by this unit pending completion of radio installation. To Western Air Command on 27 February 1943. Reported with No. 5 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec, coded "C", but this is not supported by the Aircraft Record Card. With No. 120 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Coal Harbour, BC in 1943. To Canadian Pacific Airlines in Vancouver, BC on 10 July 1943 for repairs, following Category B crash. Completed on 8 May 1944, delivered to stored reserve at WAC. Issued to unknown unit on 24 August 1944. Back to storage on 7 August 1945, with No. 2 Air Command.

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last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-February-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-July-09 Accident: 120 (B4) S Loc: Sea Island British Columbia Names: Benton | Day | Hibbert | Mclean | Mctavish
   1946-August-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2020-10-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9754

s/n
 9754
c/r
 C‑FPQL

Known Squadron Assignments: 162

Accepted at the Boeing Canada factory by No. 13 Aircraft Inspection Detachment. Held by this unit pending completion of radio installation. To Eastern Air Command on 3 March 1943. Carried name "Mary K" on nose, without squadron codes, date unknown. Coded "P" of No. 162 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron, RAF Wick, Scotland.

On 24 June 1944, with Flight Lieutenant D.E. Hornell and crew, sank U-1225 at 63-00N 00-50W. U-boat was sited at 19:00, one engine shot off during attack but aircraft pressed on and dropped several depth charges around the sub. As a result of AA fire from the U-boat, the Canso was on fire and had to ditch. The crew spent 21 hours in the water with one dinghy. Two members died before they were rescued. Flight Lieutenant Hornell died shortly after rescue and was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross "for inspiring leadership, valoUr and devotion to duty". Note that the Canso displayed at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton with this serial is actually ex C-FPQL, ex RCAF 11084.

last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1944-June-24 Accident: 162 Squadron Loc: North Atlantic Names: Bodnoff | Campbell | Cole | Denomy | Hornell | Matheson | Scott | St Laurent

Convoy Patrol 1944-06-24 to 1944-06-24

162 (BR) Sqn (RCAF) RAF Wick

162 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron RCAF (Sectabimur usque per ima) RAF Wick, Scotland. Canso A aircraft 9754 P was about ten hours into an antisubmarine patrol off the coast of Norway when it spotted German submarine U-1225 on the surface. The Canso turned to attack, exchanging gunfire with the U-boat and suffering catastrophic damage, including loss of an engine, in the process of dropping depth charges on and sinking the submarine. The Canso was forced to ditch at sea. The entire crew was able to abandon the sinking aircraft

Citation (edited):
Distinguished Service Order: Flying Officer Bernard Charles DENOMY.
Distinguished Flying Cross: Flying Officer Graham CAMPBELL, Flying Officer Sidney Edward MATHESON
Distinguished Flying Medal: Flight Sergeant Israel Joseph BODNOFF, Flight Sergeant Sidney Reginald COLE.
These officers and airmen were members of the crew of the aircraft captained by Flight Lieutenant Hornell, who successfully engaged a U-boat in northern waters. In the engagement they displayed a high degree of courage, discipline and devotion to duty, co-operating splendidly with their captain in his determination to destroy the enemy submarine. Subsequently they suffered great hardships whilst adrift on the sea. During this long period each member of the crew assisted the others to the utmost extent unmindful of his own distress. (London Gazette No. 36630, Dated 1944-07-28)

General U Boat 1225 (uboat.net)

General 162 Squadron Catalina 9754 'P' Fl/Lt. Hornell, RAF Wick, U-1225


   1944-August-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, after being lost on 24 June 1944, see comments. 2019-08-20
1944-June-24 Survived RCAF Flight Sergeant Israel Joseph Bodnoff DFM 2022-11-07
1944-June-24 Survived RCAF Flight Sergeant Sidney Reginald Cole DFM 2024-03-18
1944-June-24 Survived RCAF Wing Commander Bernard Charles Denomy DSO 2022-03-22
1944-June-24 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant David Ernest Hornell VC 2022-11-07
1944-June-24 Survived RCAF Flying Officer Sidney Edward Matheson DFC 2022-08-20
1944-June-24 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald Stewart Scott MiD 2024-03-16
1944-June-24 KIA RCAF Sergeant Fernand St Laurent MiD 2021-11-23
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9755

s/n
 9755
c/r
 CF‑CRV

Known Squadron Assignments:

Accepted at the Boeing Canada factory by No. 13 Aircraft Inspection Detachment. Held by this unit pending completion of radio installation. To Eastern Air Command on 3 March 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Scoudoc, NB on 5 February 1945, for major repairs. To storage at No. 6 RD on 2 June 1945. Had 1591:30 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Aircraft Industries of Canada Ltd., Montreal, Quebec. To Canadian civil register as CF-CRV. In commercial operation at Yellowknife, NWT by end of 1946. Was owned by Canadian Pacific Airlines when it crashed during landing in Prince Rupert, BC harbour on 11 May 1953. Bounced several times, final bounce tore off nose section. 2 fatalities. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1946-April-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363 | 1968 620

Canso 9756

s/n
 9756

Known Squadron Assignments:

Accepted at the Boeing Canada factory by No. 13 Aircraft Inspection Detachment. Held by this unit pending completion of radio installation. To Eastern Air Command on 13 March 1943. Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec, coded "M". To storage at No. 4 Repair Depot, RCAF Station Scoudoc, NB on 22 February 1945. Had 1590:10 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-January-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1946-December-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9757

s/n
 9757
c/r
 CF‑SAT

Known Squadron Assignments:

Accepted at the Boeing Canada factory by No. 13 Aircraft Inspection Detachment. Held by this unit pending completion of radio installation. To Eastern Air Command on 18 March 1943. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1945. Coded "C". To stored reserve with EAC on 10 July 1945. Stored at Mont Joli, Quebec by 14 January 1946. Had 866:20 airframe time when struck off. To civil register as CF-SAT. Last registered to Can-Air Services of Edmonton, Alberta. With this owner in 1976, their registration cancelled in 1986. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-January-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-April-13 Accident: 124 Ferry Squadron Loc: 2 Service Flying Training School Names: Burden | Mcelrea
1943-November-01 Accident: 123 Squadron Loc: Scoudouc Names: Laycock
   1946-November-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363 | 1968 635

Canso 9758

s/n
 9758

Known Squadron Assignments:

Accepted at the Boeing Canada factory by No. 13 Aircraft Inspection Detachment. Held by this unit pending completion of radio installation. To Eastern Air Command on 16 March 1943. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1945. Coded "J". To Clark Ruse Aircraft in Moncton, NB on 4 April 1944 for repairs, completed on 26 September 1944. Leigh Light installed on 4 December 1944. Destroyed in hanger fire at Sydney, NS in early 1945. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-January-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1945-March-19 Struck off Strength Struck off, after being destroyed, see comments. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9759

s/n
 9759

Known Squadron Assignments:

Accepted at the Boeing Canada factory by No. 13 Aircraft Inspection Detachment. Held by this unit pending completion of radio installation. To Eastern Air Command on 17 March 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudoc, NB for inspection on 6 June 1944. Coded "W" of No. 162 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron, from 27 July 1944. Based at RAF Wick, Scotland on 4 August 1944, when Flying Officer W.O. Marshall and crew damaged U-300. Back to No. 4 RD for inspection on 21 September 1944. In storage at No. 6 RD from 2 June 1945. Assigned to No. 1 Air Command, stored at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec by 6 March 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-January-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1947-February-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9760

s/n
 9760

Known Squadron Assignments:

Accepted at the Boeing Canada factory by No. 13 Aircraft Inspection Detachment. Held by this unit pending completion of radio installation. To Eastern Air Command on 22 March 1943. Ferried from factory to Halifax by No. 124 (Ferry) Squadron in April 1943. To Clark Ruse aircraft for repairs on 22 August 1944, completed on 3 November 1944, delivered to stored reserve with EAC. With Meteorological Flight at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS 1944/1945. To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 2 June 1945. Reported still serviceable on 17 September 1945. Had 843:10 total time, 340:00 since overhaul, when struck off.

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last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-January-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-July-11 Accident: 4 Repair Depot Loc: Scoudouc Tarmac Names: Blackwood | Eckel | Gordon | Newton | Prentice
   1947-January-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9761

s/n
 9761
inst
 A 525

Known Squadron Assignments:

Accepted at the Boeing Canada factory by No. 13 Aircraft Inspection Detachment. Held by this unit pending completion of radio installation. To Western Air Command on 20 April 1943. To Canadian Pacific Airlines in Vancouver, BC for repairs or overhaul on 24 September 1943. Back to WAC on 19 November 1943. To No. 3 Repair Depot at Sea Island, BC on 23 March 1945, following Category B crash. Converted to synthetic trainer while there, completed by 26 April 1945. Classified as Instructional Airframe A 525 on 25 July 1946 last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-February-18 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1945-March-19 Accident: 4 Squadron Loc: Tofine British Columbia Names: David | North | Ryniak
   1946-July-25 Classified Instructional A 525 2020-06-11
   1954-April-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2020-10-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363 | 1968 489

Canso 9762

s/n
 9762

Known Squadron Assignments:

Accepted at the Boeing Canada factory by No. 13 Aircraft Inspection Detachment. Held by this unit pending completion of radio installation. To Western Air Command on 1 April 1943. Used by No. 6 (BR) Squadron at Alliford Bay, Queen Charlotte Islands, in 1943, and again at Coal Harbour, BC in 1944. Loaned to BCATP on 30 August 1944, for use at No. 3 Operational Training Unit. Struck in the starboard float by a motor vehicle while with this unit, on 16 May 1945, cost $985.61 to repair. To No. 3 Repair Depot at Sea Island, Vancouver on 25 May 1945, for repairs to nosewheel. In storage at Abbotsford, BC by 27 November 1945. Reported as servicable on 11 October 1945. Had 1056:00 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-February-18 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1945-May-24 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Sea Island British Columbia Names: Burton | Culbage | Dingwall | Duggleby | Martin | Mcadam
   1946-October-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9763

s/n
 9763

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ferried from Vancouver to Dartmouth 7 - 13 January 1943 by No. 124 (Ferry) Squadron. To No. 21 Repair Depot at Moncton, NB on 28 April 1944. To No. 4 RD at Scoudoc, NB on 28 June 1944. Back to EAC on 1 July 1944. Back to No. 4 RD on 9 October 1944 for major inspection. To No. 6 RD on 2 June 1945. Stored at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec by 17 January 1946. Had 1201:30 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-January-20 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-February-19 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9764

s/n
 9764

Known Squadron Assignments:

Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec, coded "D". Also with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, on east coast and / or in Iceland, coded "D". To No. 21 Sub Repair Depot at Gander, Newfoundland on 28 February 1944, for scrapping.

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last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-January-29 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-February-22 Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Torbay Names: Castle | Hadden | Rhodes | Smith
   1944-July-04 Struck off Strength Struck off after crashing. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9765

s/n
 9765

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudoc, NB on 12 June 1944, for majoe inspection. Back to EAC on 10 July 1944. To No. 4 RD again on 28 September 1944 for inspection. To No. 6 RD on 2 June 1945. Had 789:00 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-January-21 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-January-15 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9766

s/n
 9766

Known Squadron Assignments:

Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, on east coast and in Iceland, coded "K". Flew escort of Queen Mary on 1 February 1944, out of Reykjavik. Flight time was 11.5 hours. To No. 4 Repair Depot for major inspection on 30 May 1944. Back to No. 162 Squadron on 5 July 1944. To No. 4 RD again on 21 September 1944 for inspection. To No. 6 RD for storage on 2 June 1945. Had 1199:55 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-February-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-January-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9767

s/n
 9767
c/n
 21996
c/r
 CF‑CRR, C‑FCRR

Known Squadron Assignments:

Coded "S" of No. 162 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron at Reykjavik, Iceland. On 17 April 1944 at 08:17 GMT, with Flying Officer T.C. Cooke and crew, sank U-342 at 60-23N 29-20W, using 3 depth charges. The U-boat was surfaced to transmit weather data, and was found visually. Ironically, the Canso was on a combined ASW patrol and weather observation flight, carrying an RAF weather observer. The first of 6 kills by this unit, on the first operational flight by this crew. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudoc, NB on 14 June 1944 for inspection. Back to EAC on 3 August 1944. Back to No. 4 RD on 31 January 1945 for major inspection. To No. 6 RD for storage on 2 June 1945. Stored at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec by 17 January 1946. Had 1197:10 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Aircraft Industries Limited. To civil register as CF-CRR. Operated by Candian Pacific Airlines on the west coast of Canada during the 1950s. To Northland Aviation in Winnipeg in 1960. Later with Midwest Airlines in Winnipeg. Registered as C-FCRR with Avalon Aviation of Red Deere, Alberta in 1976, as a model 285ACF. With Avalon Aviation Ltd. Of Parry Sound, Ontario in 1985 to 1992 (at least)as a water bomber coded "791", their registration cancelled on 28 February 1995. Stored at Perry Sound in late 1980s, early 1990s. To Powell Corporation (doing business as Avalon Aviation) from 28 February to 14 September 1995. To 949033 Ontario Ltd. (doing business as Canadian Air Legend), Perry Sound, from that date to 4 October 1995. To Enterprise Air Inc. of Oshawa, Ontario on that date, for use in France. Canadian registration cancelled in 2005. Reported airworthy in France in 2009, registered to Enterprise Air Inc, Orly, Paris. Used to make several documentary TV programs in Africa. Flown across south Atlantic c.2009. By 2010 back in France, registered as N9767. Active on the European air show circuit in 2011. Damaged in September 2011 when it drifted into a buoy after engines had been shut down on the water at the Fermanagh Seaplane Festival in Northern Ireland. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-March-04 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-April-01 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363 | 1968 620

Canso 9768

s/n
 9768

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, c.1943. Coded "G". To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudoc, NB for repair and overhaul on 9 May 1944. Transferred to No. 21 RD at Moncton, NB on 24 May 1944, to complete overhaul. Back to EAC on 3 July 1944. Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, on east coast and / or in Iceland, coded "M". To stored reserve with No. 1 Air Command on 2 June 1945. Available for disposal at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec on 29 November 1945. Had 1253:10 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-February-27 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-January-04 Accident: 162 Loc: Goose Bay Names: Colmer | Haggerstone | Halpen | King | Klager | MacDonald | Raymond | Sully
   1947-February-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9769

s/n
 9769

Known Squadron Assignments:

Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, on east coast and / or in Iceland, coded "N". To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudoc, NB on 19 August 1944 for modifications and inspection. To No. 6 RD for storage when completed, on 8 June 1945. To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 7 September 1945, reported servicable at that time. Available for disposal at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec on 29 November 1945. Had 1196:15 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Charles H. Babb Co. of New York. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-February-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-April-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2020-10-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9770

s/n
 9770

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 21 Repair Depot on 24 May 1944 for inspection. With Meteorological Flight at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS 1944/1945. To No. 4 RD at Scoudoc, NB on 14 September 1944 for radar installation. To RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS on 27 March 1945, for replacement of fabric on trailing edges and tail surfaces. Back to EAC on 5 May 1945. To stored reserve with No. 1 Air Command on 2 June 1946. Available for disposal at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec on 29 November 1945. Had 1202:25 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Charles H. Babb Co. of New York. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-February-27 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-May-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9771

s/n
 9771

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 160 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC for this unit's initial training, before it transferred to Eastern Air Command. With No. 4 (BR) Squadron later in 1943, at Ecluelet, BC. To Canadian Pacific Airlines at Vancouver on 23 August 1944, for repairs. Returned to No. 3 Repair Depot at Sea Island on 2 October 1944 for write off and scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-April-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1944-December-21 Struck off Strength Struck off and scrapped 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9772

s/n
 9772
inst
 A 510

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1945. Coded "Z". To Clark Ruse Aircraft on 24 April 1943, for repairs following a Category B crash. Back to EAC on 5 July 1943. Ran aground in early 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudoc, NB on 26 May 1944 for removal of secret equipment, and then to No. 17 Aircraft Inspection Detachment in Moncton, NB for hull repairs on same day. To stored reserve with EAC on 30 September 1944, then issued to a unit on 4 December 1944. Back to storage on 10 July 1945. Stored post war at Mont Joli, Quebec. Converted to Instructional Airframe A 510 on 22 June 1946, for use at Camp Borden. In use at Initial Training School at Borden as late as 5 December 1951. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-March-18 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-May-10 Accident: 116 Squadron Loc: NEast River Labrador Names: Cochrane | Cussons | Gilbank | Irving | Lamarre | Nottingham | Reimer | Sanford
   1946-June-22 Classified Instructional A 510 2020-06-11
   1953-February-23 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363 | 1968 489

Canso 9773

s/n
 9773

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5;CACD

Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec, coded "G". Missing on 20 May 1944, on mission to dispose of unserviceable dynamite and pyrotechnics. All crew and 4 passengers (at least one Army) killed. Took off from Torbay, Newfoundland for this mission. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-March-18 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-May-20 Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Cape St Francis Newfoundland Names: Byers | Campbell | Clow | Herman | Mcgimsie | Murray | Nolan | Poole
   1944-July-21 Struck off Strength Written off, after going missing on operations. 2019-08-20
1944-May-20 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Alan Gordon Byers 2023-02-08
1944-May-20 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Archibald Burton Campbell 2023-12-10
1944-May-20 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Charles Bernard Everett Clow 2024-03-06
1944-May-20 KIFA Army Lieutenant G Garand 2021-09-21
1944-May-20 KIFA Army Captain Joseph Alphonse Paul Eugene Gauthier 2021-08-07
1944-May-20 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald Lawrence Herman 2023-02-12
1944-May-20 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Bruce Reginald McGimsie 2023-02-13
1944-May-20 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Leo James Murray 2023-02-15
1944-May-20 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Walter Francis James Nolan 2023-02-15
1944-May-20 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Joseph Basil Poole 2023-02-15
1944-May-20 KIFA RCN Leading Seaman Harvey Aylmer Garnons Williams 2023-04-25
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9774

s/n
 9774

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 19 Sub Repair Depot at Gander, Newfoundland on 23 February 1944 following a crash, originally classified as Category B damage. Not repaired, scrapped.

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last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-March-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-February-20 Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Torbay Names: Bailey | Billingsley | Mcnaughton | Palmer | Pillgram | Rosart | Steed | Wylie
   1944-July-04 Struck off Strength Written off, scrapped. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9775

s/n
 9775

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 4 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Scoudoc, NB on 20 November 1944 for repairs. Diverted to storage at No. 6 RD on 8 June 1945. Stored at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec by 6 March 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-March-15 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-February-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9776

s/n
 9776

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ferried from factory to Halifax by No. 124 (Ferry) Squadron in April 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudoc, NB on 3 April 1945 for repairs. To Canadair at Montreal on 11 April 1945 for fabric replacement. Back to stored reserve at EAC on 8 June 1945. Stored at Mont joli, Quebec post war. Had 1601:00 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-March-30 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-November-29 Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Drake | Macfarlane | Morphy | Nevins | Paul | Tickle
   1946-November-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9777

s/n
 9777
c/n
 22006

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 5 (BR) Squadron at Torbay, Newfoundland on 6 August 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 27 November 1943, probably for overhaul. To No. 21 RD at Moncton, NB on 21 January 1944. Back to EAC on 4 April 1944. Arrived at Reykjavik, Iceland with No. 162 (BR) Squadron on 17 May 1944, coded "C". Returned to Scoudouc for overhaul on 11 August 1944. Issued to No. 116 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sydney, NS on 25 March 1945. Coded "R". Placed in storage on 10 July 1945. Stored post war at Mont Joli, Quebec. Had 947:10 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Paniar de Brasil, via Charles Babb Co., registered as PP-PCX, on 11 September 1947. In service in Brazil by December 1947, named "Bandeirante Antonio Pedroso de Alvarenga". Inspected at Belem, Brazil on 20 June 1948, had 952:00 airframe time. Provisional License (LPN) issued 3 days later. Full registration issued on 2 December 1948. Damaged in water incident at Itacoatiara, Amazonas, Brazil on 5 September 1953. Broke away from moorings while being tied up after engines stopped. Pilot restarted one engine, struck a float and two boats. Breached hull while attempting to land at Lake of Tefe, State of Amazonas on 3 January 1955. Pilot lifted off, flew to Manaus were aircraft landed successfully and was repaired. Last recorded inspection at Belem on 24 January 1964, had 25,839:42 airframe time. Registration cancelled on 17 December 1971. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-March-19 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
1943-October-30 Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Torbay Newfoundland Names: Froehler | Kleiman | Mcdairmid | Mclaurin | Promane | Rubin | Vanichuk | Wheatcroft
   1946-November-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9778

s/n
 9778

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1945. Coded "R". To No. 21 Repiar Depot at Moncton, NB on 16 April 1944 for repairs. Back to EAC on 25 April 1944. Back to No. 21 RD on 3 October 1944 for skin repairs. Totally destroyed in hanger fire at Sydney, NS in early 1945. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-March-15 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1945-March-19 Struck off Strength Struck off after being destroyed, see comments. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9779

s/n
 9779

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudoc, NB on 23 June 1944, back to EAC on 3 August 1944. With No. 162 (BR) Squadron, when it suffered Category C damage at Reykjavik, Iceland at 20:50 on 16 November 1944. Back to No. 4 RD on 5 January 1945 for major inspection. To storage at No. 6 RD on 8 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 1091:25 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-March-18 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-November-16 Accident: 162 Squadron Loc: Reykjavik Iceland Names: Burwood | Girard | Honour | Mcnulty | Palmer | Peterson | Phillps | Silver
   1947-February-19 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9780

s/n
 9780

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, 1943/45. Coded "D". To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 1850:45 airframe time when struck off.Sold to Charles H. Babb Co. of NY. Reported as later registered in Indonesia as PK-AKC. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-April-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9781

s/n
 9781

Known Squadron Assignments: ;116

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, c.1943. Coded "M". Transferred to No. 5 (BR) Squadron. Broke up and sank off Labrador in February 1944, after forced landing during operational patrol. Wreckage found on the ice off Battle Harbour on 5 February 1944 by Liberator from 10 Squadron, which dropped supplies and rafts. Crew took to rafts on 6 February 1943 after aircraft sank, not rescued for 2 weeks.

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last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-March-30 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-February-04 Accident: 116 Squadron Loc: Names: Boothe | Forth | Gillatt | Mcnicholl | Moon | Skilleter | Sloan | Starr
   1944-March-27 Struck off Strength Struck off after crash, see comments. 2019-08-20
1944-February-06 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class John Gordon Boothe 2023-02-08
1944-February-06 KIA RCAF Sergeant Roy Kitchener Forth 2023-02-12
1944-February-06 KIA RCAF Sergeant William Herbert Gillatt 2023-02-12
1944-February-06 KIA RCAF Flying Officer William Eugene McNicholl 2023-02-13
1944-February-06 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Edwin Stanley Moon 2023-02-13
1944-February-06 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Albert William Skilleter 2023-02-16
1944-February-06 KIA RCAF Sergeant Patrick Ernest Sloan 2023-02-16
1944-February-06 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Perry Raymond Starr 2023-02-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9782

s/n
 9782

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by the Test and Development Establishment, probably at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario. Served with No. 161 (BR) Squadron, on the east coast. Flew this unit's last operational mission, patrol from Yarmouth, NS on 22 May 1945. To stored reserve with No. 1 Air Command on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 621:10 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-April-12 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-February-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9783

s/n
 9783

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 1120:55 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-March-31 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-February-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2020-10-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9784

s/n
 9784

Known Squadron Assignments:

First issued to No. 160 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 30 August 1944. To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot at Sea Island for complete overhaul on 14 September 1944. In storage at Sea Island from 15 March 1945. Had 1003:20 airframe time when struck off. May have been converted to civil freighter at de Havilland Canada in 1947, but this may be confused with 9794 . last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-April-20 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-February-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2020-10-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9785

s/n
 9785

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron for training, at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC in 1943, before this unit transferred to Eastern Air Command. To Canadian Pacific Airlines at Vancouver on 22 September 1943, back to WAC on 19 November 1943. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 30 August 1944. To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot at Sea Island for repairs on 13 March 1945. Completed on 2 October 1945, placed in storage. Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC. Had 1483:55 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-April-28 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-October-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9786

s/n
 9786

Known Squadron Assignments: ;7

Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron for training, at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC in 1943, before this unit transferred to Eastern Air Command. Remained with WAC when this unit went east in June 1943. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-April-28 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-December-19 Accident: 7 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Duckworth | Fereday | Gannett | Kanonowicz | Lindsay | McCallum | Skelton | Smith | Spratt
   1944-April-24 Struck off Strength Struck off after Category A crash on 19 December 1943. 2019-08-20
1943-December-19 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Eric Joseph Fereday 2021-08-06
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9787

s/n
 9787

Known Squadron Assignments:

Reported with No. 6 (BR) Squadron at Alliford Bay, Queen Charlotte Islands, in 1943, but this may be a misprint. Ferried by civilian crew from No. 124 (Ferry) Squadron from Ottawa to Bagotville in May 1943. Took part in a serch there, with civilan crew, before being accepted by RCAF. Used by the Test and Development Establishment for "special work" from 14 July 1943. To Eastern Air Command on 22 November 1943, after being fitted with "special secret armament equipment." last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-14 Taken on Strength No. 3 Training Command 2019-08-20
   1945-March-19 Struck off Strength Struck off, after being destroyed in a hanger fire at Sydney, NS. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9788

s/n
 9788

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 6 (BR) Squadron at Alliford Bay, Queen Charlotte Islands, in 1943. To Canadian Pacific Airlines at Vancouver, BC on 20 October 1943. Back to WAC on 19 January 1944. Used by No. 7 (BR) Squadron at Alliford Bay or Prince Rupert, BC, late in war. In stored reserve from 7 August 1945. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-April-28 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-August-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9789

s/n
 9789

Known Squadron Assignments: ;9

Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron for training, at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC in 1943, before this unit transferred to Eastern Air Command. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-April-28 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-July-30 Accident: 9 Squadron Loc: Alarm Cove Bella Bella Names: Brown | Cowman | Jones | Joseph | Kershaw | Rawlinson | Shirra | Travis
   1943-October-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, after Category A crash on 30 July 1943. 2019-08-20
1943-July-30 KIA RCAF Sergeant James Allan Cowman 2024-05-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9790

s/n
 9790

Known Squadron Assignments:

Allocated to No. 160 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC when first received. Operated by No. 9 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Bella Bella, BC, 1943. To Canadian Pacific Airlines at Vancouver on 26 November 1943, back to WAC on 12 February 1944. Used by No. 6 (BR) Squadron on West Coast, c.1944. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 6 July 1944, for tank repairs, engine change, and major inspection. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 30 January 1945. To stored reserve with No. 2 Air Command on 25 July 1945. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-02 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-August-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9791

s/n
 9791

Known Squadron Assignments:

To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB on 29 March 1944 for "necessary repairs". Back to stored reserve at EAC on 24 August 1944. Issued to No. 162 (BR) Squadron on 22 September 1944, probably in Iceland. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudoc, NB on 29 November 1944, for major inspection. To No. 6 RD for storage on 8 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 377:10 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Frank Ambrose Aircraft Ltd. Registered as XT-1402 to China's Foshing Air Transport, ferried out through New Jersey. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-10 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-February-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9792

s/n
 9792
c/n
 22021

Known Squadron Assignments:

One of six Canso As assigned to 160 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, for training in May 1943. These aircraft left behind when unit transferred to Eastern Air Command on 28 June 1943. With No. 120 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Coal Harbour, BC from 10 July 1943. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 17 September 1943. To Canadian Pacific Airlines at Sea Island for overhaul on 8 November 1943. Back to WAC on 5 February 1944. With No. 7 (BR) Squadron at Prince Rupert, BC from 24 February 1944. Back to No. 3 OTU on 11 April 1944. In storage at RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan by 1 August 1945. Had 976:15 airframe time when struck off. One of 100 Cansos sold to Charles Babb Co. of New York in November 1947. Overhauled post war by Canadair at Cartierville, Quebec, sold to Panair de Brasil in 1950, via Charles Babb Co. Panair requested ferry marks on 23 February 1950, PP-PDB allocated on 3 March 1950. Arrived at Belem on 17 April 1950, in Rio de Janeiro next day. Final bill of sale was dated 26 April 1950. Provisional License (LPN) issued 12 July 1950. First inspection at Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro on 7 July 1950. Had 1,771:25 airframe time. Full registration issued on 8 February 1951. Minor accident 12 September 1953, repaired. Last inspection on 30 December 1955, had 10,549:01 airframe time. Destroyed in landing accident on 18 April 1956, at Parintins, State of Amazonas. Nose dug in after three rebounds on landing. Two crew and one passenger killed, 5 others injured. Wreckage recovered from river bottom, but never repaired. Registration cancelled on 29 May 1957. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-02 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1944-March-06 Accident: 7 Loc: Massett QCI Names: Barras | Chapplow | Fraser | Gordon | Johnson | Richmond | Van Houten
   1946-October-01 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9793

s/n
 9793

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, 1943/45. Coded "F". To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 1545:50 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Charles H. Babb Co. of NY. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-10 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-June-10 Accident: 160 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Ashbury | Brown | Buckingham | Charlton | Kereliuk | Knight | Mackay | Rainville
   1946-April-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9794

s/n
 9794
c/n
 22023?
c/r
 CF‑FAN

Known Squadron Assignments:

Initially allocated to No. 161 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS. Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, c.1943/45. Coded "G". To No. 21 Repair Depot at Moncton, NB on 26 July 1944, for removal of military equipment, following an accident. To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton for repairs, back to EAC on 3 November 1944. To No. 6 RD for storage on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 885:15 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Frank Ambrose Aviation of NY. Possibly to US register as NC79997 immediately after sale, but identity of this aircraft not confirmed. To civil register as CF-FAN in 1952, sold to Maritime Central Airways. Crashed in sandwich Bay, Labrador on 18 May 1952. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-02 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-July-18 Accident: 160 Squadron BR Loc: Aerodrome Names: Cavanagh | Dickson | Dutka | Dyke | Fletcher | Maloney | Stark | Wilson
   1946-April-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363 | 1968 625

Canso 9795

s/n
 9795

Known Squadron Assignments:

Accepted by No. 13 Aircraft Inspection Detachment at the Boeing Canada factory, for slavage and repair, on 15 May 1943. Allocated to Western Air Command on 24 March 1944. To No.3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 17 November 1944. To No. 3 Repiar Depot at Sea Island for inspection and repair on 8 June 1945. In storage at Abbotsford, BC from December 1945. Had 356:05 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
1943-May-10 Accident: 13 Air Inspection Detachment Loc: Jericho Beach Names: Atkinson | Hoosan | Hornell | Owen | Penny | Robertson | Thomlinson | Thomson
   1943-May-15 Taken on Strength Crashed on acceptance test flight before being 2020-10-08
   1946-October-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9796

s/n
 9796

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudoc, NB on 19 July 1944 for major inspection. To No. 21 RD on 8 November 1944 for repairs, back to EAC on 1 December 1944. Allocated to No. 161 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia on 4 December 1944. Category C crash while with this unit, on 8 December 1944. Back to No. 4 RD for repairs on 16 December 1944. With Meteorological Flight at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS 1944/1945. To No. 6 RD for storage on 8 June 1945. Reported servicable on 7 September 1945. Had 415:10 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Aircraft Industries of Canada, Montreal.

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RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-December-08 Accident: 161 Squadron Loc: Yarmouth Nova Scotia Names: Brown | Emburgh | Emerson | Fetterley | Kueske | Paraton | Roy | Stone | Towse
   1946-April-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9797

s/n
 9797
c/n
 22026
c/r
 CF‑BSK

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, c.1943/45. Coded "V". To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 1698:25 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Charles H. Babb Co., NY. To civil register as CF-BSK. Off register by 1972. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-24 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-April-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Asserts Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363 | 1968 613

Canso 9798

s/n
 9798

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, dates unknown. Coded "K". Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, dates unknown. Coded "J". To Clarke Ruse Aircraft of Moncton for repairs on 26 November 1943, back to EAC on 18 November 1943. To No. 21 RD on 6 June 1944 for repairs, diverted to No. 4 RD. To storage with EAC on 1 December 1944. Stored post war at Mont Joli, Quebec. Had 979:05 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-27 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-September-26 Accident: 160 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names:
1944-May-28 Accident: 160 Squadron Loc: Yarmouth Names: Bourget | Degrace | Dewar | Griffiths | Ledbetter | Leveille | Scott | Trottle
   1946-November-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9799

s/n
 9799

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, c.1943/45. Coded "P". To No. 4 Repair Depot for repairs on 9 October 1944. To No. 6 RD for storage on 8 June 1945. Reported servicable on 7 September 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-June-07 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-October-06 Accident: 160 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Baldwin | Denison | Edmondson | Frizzell | Hankinson | Mcauley | Mitchell | Turenne | Webber
   1947-February-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9800

s/n
 9800

Known Squadron Assignments:

Operated by No. 9 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Bella Bella, BC, c.1943 to 1944. To No. 3 Repair Depot at Sea Island, BC on 25 November 1944, for "complete check up of armament system". Back to WAC on 3 April 1945. To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 7 August 1945. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-21 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-August-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9801

s/n
 9801

Known Squadron Assignments:

To Canadian Pacific Airlines, Vancouver on 30 August 1943, for repairs or modifications. Back to WAC on 20 September 1943. To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot at Sea Island, BC on 13 March 1945. Struck off without repairs being completed. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-26 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1945-September-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9802

s/n
 9802

Known Squadron Assignments:

To Canadian Pacific airlines at Vancouver, BC on 12 July 1943, for repairs following a Category B crash. To stored reserve on 10 June 1944. Back to WAC on 29 September 1944. Back to storage with No. 2 Air Command on 7 August 1945. Stored at No. 2 REMU. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-June-21 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-July-09 Accident: 4 BR Squadron Loc: Ucluelet Inlet Names: Dessert | Drake | Love | Ozard | Pickett | Wiwcharuk
   1946-August-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9803

s/n
 9803

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 7 (BR) Squadron at Alliford Bay or Prince Rupert, BC, late in war, dates unknown. To Canadian Pacific Airlines at Vancouver, BC on 28 August 1943, for repairs or modifications. Back to WAC on 5 September 1943. Back to CP Airlines on 12 February 1944 for repairs. Back to WAC on 29 April 1944. To No. 3 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC for modifications on 5 May 1944. Returned to WAC on 26 June 1944. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 30 August 1944. To No. 3 RD for "special flight tests" and repairs on 20 December 1944. Placed in storage on 1 May 1945 after repairs completed. Back to No. 3 OTU on 29 May 1945. Stored from 28 August 1945, at Patricia Bay. Had 604:00 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-01 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-September-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9804

s/n
 9804

Known Squadron Assignments:

To Canadian Pacific Airlines at Vancouver, BC on 14 September 1944 for overhaul. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 2 October 1944, for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-15 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-December-08 Accident: 133 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Dawson | Fulcher | Honeyman | Jorgense | Leslie | Moore | Stewart
   1944-December-21 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9805

s/n
 9805

Known Squadron Assignments:

To Canadian Pacific Airlines at Vancouver, BC on 8 September 1943, for fuel tank repairs. Back to Western Air Command on 16 October 1943. With No. 120 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Coal Harbour, BC in 1943. Under repair at RCAF Station Alliford Bay, BC from 6 November to 5 December 1944. To No. 3 Repair Depot at Sea Island, BC on 1 June 1945, for "general shakedown inspection and repairs". To storage at Abbotsford, BC from 3 December 1945. Had 1485:35 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-15 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-April-06 Accident: 7 Loc: Massett QC Island Names: Allen | Barras | Brooker | Clausen | Garland | Garnett | Mackeen | Mckenzie | Pattison | Rowe | Timms | Van Houten | Volskie
1944-October-30 Accident: 7 Squadron Loc: Alliford Bay British Columbia Names: Rougeau | Talbot
   1946-October-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9806

s/n
 9806
c/n
 CV 240

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec as a transport, 25 April to 17 June 1943. Coded "M", named "Princess Alice". Ran aground on sandbar at Gaspe, replaced by 9818. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft in Moncton, NB on 22 June 1943 for repairs, back to EAC on 4 August 1943. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1945. Coded "P". To stored reserve on 10 July(?) 1945. Stored post war at Mont Joli, Quebec. Had 1,181:15 airframe time when struck off. Registered in Brazil in 1947 as PP-PCX, intended for Panair de Brasil, but it appears that RCAF 9777 was substituted before actual delivery. Also reported with Brazilian Air Force, their serial FAB CA-10. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-April-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-June-17 Accident: 117 det Loc: Gaspe Harbour Names: Acheson | Clarke | Fish | Josey | Koughan | Leaman | March | Mcdonald | Mcgown | Mcmillan | Pidduck | Pidock | Wood
   1946-November-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 363

Canso 9807

s/n
 9807
c/n
 CV 241

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec, coded "F". Crashed near Gander in early 1943 (or 1944?). To No. 19 Sub Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland on 6 May 1943. Wreckage still on site in 2012.

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last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-February-12 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-May-05 Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Barsalou | Casey | Cleeland | Dube | Millar | Morrice | Stallwood
   1944-March-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1943-May-05 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Jean Paul Barsalou 2023-04-30
1943-May-05 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Brian Anthony Casey MiD 2024-01-16
1943-May-05 KIA RCAF Flying Officer James Rayson Wallace Cleeland 2024-02-29
1943-May-05 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Herbert Millar 2023-04-30
1943-May-05 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Alexander Frederick Morrice 2023-04-30
1943-May-05 KIA RCAF Sergeant John Benjamin Stallwood 2023-04-30
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9808

s/n
 9808
c/n
 CV 242

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 162 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS from 9 March 1943, coded "O". With this unit when it moved to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS on 3 October 1943. Detached to Goose Bay, Labrador on 6 October 1943. Detached to Mon Joli, Quebec from 24 October to 26 November 1943. Moved with unit to Reykjavik, Iceland on 5 January 1944. Carried 4 ground crew on ferry flight. Left Dartmouth for Goose Bay on 4 January 1944. Weathered in there until 14 January, arrived at Reykjavik on 15 January. Flying from Reykjavik by 24 January 1944. Reported lost at Keflavik, Iceland on 6 April 1944 in some sources, but this must be a typo (see 9809). Returned to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for overhaul, allocated on 19 July, arrived on 23 July 1944. Issued to No. 116 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sydney, NS on 9 March 1945, coded "J". In storage from 10 July 1945. Stored post war at Mont Joli, Quebec. Had 917:45 airframe time when struck off. Sold on 5 December 1947, to Panair do Brasil, via Canadian Vickers and Charles Babb Co. In Brazil by January 1948, inspected on 2 April 1948 at Belem (with 950:15 airframe time), and issued a Provisional License (LPN) on 8 April. Full registration PP-PCY issued on 2 December 1948. Named "Bandeirante Antonio Dias Adorno". At last inspection, on 25 April 1961, had 20,340:11 airframe time. Burned out after emergency landing near Parintins, Brazil following in-flight explosion and fire, probably in cargo, on 24 October 1961. Was transporting dangerous goods from Manaus to Belem at the time. Some injuries, but no fatalities. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-February-27 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1946-November-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9809

s/n
 9809
c/n
 CV 243

Known Squadron Assignments: ;162

With No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Iceland when it crashed into the sea and sank 5 miles north of Keflavik on 6 April 1944 last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-March-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-April-06 Accident: 162 Squadron Loc: Kepflavik Iceland Names: Anklam | Bamford | Banning | Coffyn | Cunningham | Dumbell | Gratton | Kappus | Rankine | Sommerville
   1944-June-07 Struck off Strength Struck off after crashing, see comments. 2019-08-20
1944-April-06 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Richard Benner Bamford 2022-02-28
1944-April-06 KIA RCAF Flying Officer James Edgar Victor Banning DFC 2022-02-28
1944-April-06 KIA RCAF Flying Officer James Renton Maltman Rankine 2022-02-28
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9810

s/n
 9810
c/n
 CV 244

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 4 Repair Depot on 25 July 1944 for major inspection. Back to EAC, in stored reserve, on 16 September 1944. Issued to No. 161 (BR) Squadron at Torbay, Newfoundland on 16 December 1944. To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 947:10 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Swedish AF postwar, their serial number Fv 47001. Retired 1966 to Flygvapenmuseum in Sweden. Still there 1992, marked as "79". Reported for sale in 2008. Aslo reported being recovered, in October 2008. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-March-30 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-February-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9811

s/n
 9811
c/n
 CV 245

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 5 (BR) Squadron from summer of 1943. To No. 19 Sub Repair Depot at Gander, Newfoundland, probably in December 1943. Back there 9 February to 29 April 1944 for repairs, after it struck a sumerged object while taxiing at Torbay, Newfoundland. Stored post war at No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit t Mount Pleasant, PEI, ferrying there on 13 June 1945. Had 991:25 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-April-09 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-November-26 Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Bay Bulls Big Pond Names: Brownridge | Clow | Eldridge | Fallis | Hill | Mckellar | Shum | Viau
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9812

s/n
 9812
c/n
 CV 246

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, c.1943/44. Coded "K". Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, on east coast and / or in Iceland, coded "E". To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 28 September 1944 for major inspection. Diverted to No. 6 RD on 8 June 1945 for storage. Reported serviceable on 7 September 1945. Had 798:20 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-April-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-January-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9813

s/n
 9813
c/n
 CV 247

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and Torbay Newfoundland, 1943/45. Coded "L". With this unit when it moved from Yarmouth to Torbay on 1 August 1944. Flew this unit's last operational mission, escort of convoy ON301, from Torbay on 17 May 1945. To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 1727:20 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Siple Aircraft Ltd. of Montreal. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-April-02 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2020-10-08
   1946-April-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9814

s/n
 9814
c/n
 CV 248

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and Torbay Newfoundland, 1943/45. Coded "M". With this unit when it moved from Yarmouth to Torbay on 1 August 1944. To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 1547:15 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Charles H. Babb Co. of NY. Reported as later registered in Indonesia as PK-AKS. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-15 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-April-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9815

s/n
 9815
c/n
 CV 249
c/r
 CF‑NJB, C‑FNJB

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 9 Repair Depot on 24 September 1943 for reconditioning. To No. 21 Repair Depot at Moncton, NB on 27 January 1944 for storage. To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton on 16 March 1944, returned to Eastern Air Command on 31 July 1944. Converted to transport configuration at No. 6 RD, Trenton by 7 March 1945. Used by No. 13 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, from 14 February 1945. Dispatched to Hudsons Bay in August 1946 to rescue crew of grounded government vessel "The Beaver". Picked up crew on 22 August 1946, and then flew to Kapuskasing, Ontario. Further freighter modifications from 7 February 1947 at Fairchild Aircraft Ltd, Longueuil, Quebec. Damaged ast Norman Wells in July 1947, ferried to Calgary for repairs. Total airframe time on 25 August 1947 was 923:10. To No. 10 RD for repairs on that date, returned to No. 9 (T) Group on 11 September 1947. Airframe time in September 1947 was 1006:10, in December 1947 was 1144:25, in November 1948 was 1173:30. To de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario for fuel tank repairs on 17 March 1949, back to Air Transport Command on 2 May 1949. With No. 413 (P) Squadron in the field that summer. To No. 10 RD on 17 June 1949 for repairs, returned to North West Air Command on 30 November 1949. To RCAF Station Sea Island, BC the next day, probably for use with base flight or local search and rescue flight. Still there July 1951. Several modifications carried out in November 1955, including installation of ignition analyzer, a Homelite APU, and automatic electrical bilge pumps. Issued to No. 408 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe on 25 November 1955. To storage in June 1957, delivered to RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 17 July 1955. Sold to Frontier Air Transport of Calgary, Alberta. To civil register as CF-NJB. With Kenting Aviation of Toronto from 1963. Leased to Protection Civile in France, May to November 1966, registered as F-ZBAR. Leased to them again May to September 1968, as F-ZBBC.Registered as C-FNJB to North Canada Air Limited (Norcanair) of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in 1974. To Government of Saskatchewan on 23 June 1980, operated as "9", their registration cancelled on 13 May 1997. To Hicks & Lawrence of St. Thomas, Ontario on 4 September 1997. Last reported based in Nanaimo, BC, when it was permanently withdrawn from service in 2004. Reported under restoration at Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, BC in 2007. To US register as N249SB in June 2011, registered to Michael King Smith Foundation of McMinnville, Oregon. Seen at McMinnville in August 2011, where it will be restored for display at the Evergreen Museum. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-June-02 Taken on Strength No. 3 Training Command 2019-08-20
   1961-May-25 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364 | 1968 633

Canso 9816

s/n
 9816
c/n
 CV 250

Known Squadron Assignments: ;162

By June 1943 was being used by No. 161 (BR) Squadron to test four fixed nose guns. To Clark Ruse Aircraft in Moncton on 16 August 1943, probably for repairs. Back to EAC on 4 April 1944. Coded "T" of No. 162 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron, RAF Wick, Scotland. On 3 June 1944, with Flight Lieutenant R.E. MacBride and crew, sank U-477 at 63-59N 01-37E in the face of intense AA fire from the U-boat. On 13 June 1944, operating from Wick, Scotland with Wing Commander C.G.W. Chapman and crew, sank U-715 at 62-45N 02-59W. As a result of AA fire from the U-boat, the Canso had to ditch and the crew spent nine hours in the water; one crewman drowned. Two others died shortly after being rescued by an RAF launch.

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last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-27 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-August-06 Accident: 161 Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Nova Scotia Names: Anderson | Clarke | Dorsey | Gibbs | Landy | Montgomery | Oliver | Renolfe | Womersley
1944-June-13 Accident: 162 Squadron Loc: Names: Bergevin | Chapman | Cromarty | Leatherdale | Macrae | Reed | Staples | Waterbury
   1944-September-05 Struck off Strength Struck off after ditching. See comments. 2019-08-20
1944-June-13 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Harry Clifford Leatherdale 2021-08-13
1944-June-13 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Frank Keith Reed 2021-08-10
1944-June-13 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Gerald Frank Staples 2022-01-03
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9817

s/n
 9817
inst
 A 507
c/n
 CV 251

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, 1943/45. Coded "N". Flew this unit's first operational mission, escorting the ferry Princess Helene through the Bay of Fundy, on 9 August 1943. To No. 21 Repair Depot on 29 September 1944 for inspection. Transferred to No. 4 RD charge when No. 21 RD disbanded on 4 December 1944. To No. 1 Air Command, for training use, on 7 February 1945. Classified as Instructional Airframe A 507 on 18 June 1946, used at No. 1 Initial Training School at Aylmer, Ontario. Available for disposal at Aylmer from 5 April 1948. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-31 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-September-27 Accident: 160 BR Loc: Torbay Newfoundland Names: Beattie | Bethune | Bobbs | Farquharson | Leahy | Love | Mosher | Munro | Rumble
   1946-June-18 Classified Instructional CA A 507 2020-06-11
   1948-November-25 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364 | 1968 489

Canso 9818

s/n
 9818
c/n
 CV 252

Known Squadron Assignments: ;7

Used by No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec as a transport, replacing 9806 after it ran aground in July 1943. Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and Torbay, Newfoundland, 1943/45. Coded "O". With this unit when it moved from Yarmouth to Torbay on 1 August 1944. To No. 1 Air Command stored reserve on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 1595:05 airframe time when struck off.
last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-June-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-February-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9819

s/n
 9819
c/n
 CV 253

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1945. Coded "F". Flew this unit's last operation, out of Sydney, NS, escort of Convoy HG9, on 2 June 1945. To stored reserve on 10 July 1945. Stored post war at Mont Joli, Quebec. Had 1193:35 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-June-07 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-November-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9820

s/n
 9820
c/n
 CV 254

Known Squadron Assignments:

Assigned to stored reserve with EAC on 10 February 1945, but may have been operational as late at April 1945 with No. 161 (BR) Sqaudron at Yarmouth, NS. Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI. Had 1456:35 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-June-08 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9821

s/n
 9821
c/n
 CV 255

Known Squadron Assignments:

Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 19 July 1943, following a crash. Classified as Category B damage, passed to Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs same day. Back to EAC on 25 September 1944. With No. 5 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Yarmouth in May 1945. To storage on 10 July 1945. Stored post war at Mt. Pleasant, PEI. Had 1054:15 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-01 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-July-16 Accident: 4 Repair Depot Loc: Aerodrome Names: Aitken | Gilbert | Hardy | Hawkins | Kiley | Oliver | Warner
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9822

s/n
 9822
c/n
 CV 256
c/r
 CF‑CRQ

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, c.1943/45. Coded "Q". To No. 21 Repair Depot at Moncton on 4 July 1944, following a crash. Passed to Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, returned to EAC on 27 November 1944. Assigned to No. 1 Photo Wing at Rockcliffe post war, but this was cancelled before aircraft was moved. To storage at No. 6 RD on 2 June 1945. Had 845:05 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Aircraft Industries of Canada, Montreal. To civil register as CF-CRQ. Off register by 1976. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-01 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-June-28 Accident: 160 Squadron Loc: Yarmouth Names: Beales | King | Marrack | Mcgregor | Pell | Pinkerton | Wegner
   1946-March-23 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War assets Corporation for sale. 2020-10-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364 | 1968 620

Canso 9823

s/n
 9823
c/n
 CV 257
c/r
 CF‑DTR

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1945. Coded "A". To No. 21 Repair Depot June or July 1944, for removal of operational equipment. To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB on 1 September 1944, for repairs. Back to EAC on 22 November 1944, to storage. Assigned to No. 1 Photo Wing at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 8 March 1945. To No. 6 RD at Trenton on 20 March 1945 for conversion to freighter, not clear if this was completed. Stored post war at No. 6 RD. Had 497:25 airframe time when struck off. To civil register as CF-DTR. Off register by 1958. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-08 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1945-September-28 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364 | 1968 623

Canso 9824

s/n
 9824
c/n
 CV 258

Known Squadron Assignments:

Burned out on ramp at Millinocket Airport, Maine, while on delivery flight to Eastern Air Command. Aircraft had forced landed due to electrical generator run away. Duyring an attempted engine start leaking fuel caught fire and quickly spread. Note that this is the same general area as the crash site of RCN Sea Fury TF997, ferrying from Ontario to Halifax in 1950.

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RCAF Aircraft Record Card
1943-July-13 Accident: 124 Ferry Squadron Loc: Millinocket Maine Names: Burr | Raven | Walker | Warrander | Wilson
   1943-August-03 Taken on Strength To No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Johns, PQ, for scrapping 2020-10-08
   1943-November-11 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9825

s/n
 9825
c/n
 CV 259

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1945. Coded "DZ*B". To stored reserve 10 July 1945. Stored at Mont Joli, Quebec post war. Reported on 6 January 1948 as "TSN 1293:35, TSO N/A, condition good, fitment std." Stored in pieces at Harold Carlaw Memorial Military Museum at Campellford, Ontario by 1995, in fake RCAF markings, coded "Z-DB". Still there in 2009. Fuselage listed for sale in spring of 2010. Moved by truck to Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton in late 2010, to be used for parts in another restoration project. Hulk sold. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-10 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1950-August-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, scrapped 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9826

s/n
 9826
c/n
 CV 260

Known Squadron Assignments:

Loaned to BCATP from 30 August 1944, probably for use at No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot on 18 December 1944, following a crash. Originally classified Category A, but reclassified as Category B. To No. 3 RD on 28 May 1945, for completion of repairs. Stored post war at Patricia Bay. Had 907:10 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-10 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-May-27 Accident: 9 Squadron Loc: Bella Bella Names: Baldwin | Burnett | Fairburn | O'Brien | Partolo | Schwartz | Stewart | Young
1944-December-13 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Patricia Bay British Columbia Names: Birnie | Birtles | Charman | Coates | Coulson | Gillies | Mcmillan | Meyer | Reeves
   1946-September-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9827

s/n
 9827
c/n
 CV 261

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, dates unknown. With No. 4 (BR) Squadron at Uclulet, BC when it crashed on landing at NAS Sitka, Alaska on 6 December 1943. Bow driven under water on touch down, blamed on turbulent air and sudden wind shift. No fatalities. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 29 December 1943, for reduction to spares and produce.

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RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-10 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-December-06 Accident: 4 Squadron Loc: 6 Naval Air Station Sitka Names: Cairns | Caldwell | Crosey | Elkington | Hovan | Kinnon | Love | Selpon | Starrett | Thompson | Woodward
   1944-January-28 Struck off Strength Struck off, scrapped 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9828

s/n
 9828
c/n
 CV 262

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1944. Coded "C". To RCAF Station Gander Newfoundland on 3 July 1944 for repairs, back to EAC on 14 September 1944. Category B crash at No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 14 December 1944. With Meteorological Flight at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS 1944/1945. To RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS for fabric repairs on 2 May 1945. In storage with No. 1 Air Command from 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 648:35 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-February-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9829

s/n
 9829
c/n
 CV 263

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1945. Coded "D". To stored reserve on 10 July 1945. Stored post war at Mont Joli, Quebec, and later at No. 6 Repair Depot, Dunnville, Ontario. Reported on 6 January 1948 as "TSN 1103:40, TSO N/A, condition good, fitment std." last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-29 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1950-August-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, scrapped 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9830

s/n
 9830
c/n
 CV 264
c/r
 CF‑PQK, C‑FPQK

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1944. Coded "P". To Clark Ruse Aircraft Limited for repairs on 17 July 1944, back to EAC on 30 September 1944. Radar, nose gun installed 2 December 1944. Redesignated as a Mk. 2R (search and rescue configuration) post war. Had 735:15 hours on 6 January 1948, when it was delivered to de Havilland Canada for modifications. To Canada Car and Foundry for repairs on 29 September 1949. Had 789:00 airframe time then. To No. 6 RD for repairs on 6 May 1950. To de Havilland for JATO installation on 25 August 1950. To Aircraft Industries Limited on 23 June 1951 for repair to nose gear door and adjacent area. With No. 103 (Rescue ) Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS in 1952. Back at AIL on 5 January 1953 for repair of "excessive leak" in starboard fuel tank. Was based at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS by then, with No. 103 Rescue Unit, coded CH*M". To No. 6 RD on 8 May 1953 for repairs, completed January 1954. To AIL on 29 October 1954 for electrical repairs and modifications. Still with 103 RU in March 1956. To No. 6 RD on 11 March 1957, for inspection and installation of SARAH radio homing equipment. To No. 11 Technical Support Unit (Montreal?) on 10 November 1958 for inspection and weighing. With No. 102 (KU) Composite Unit at RCAF Station Trenton by 3 April 1959. Took part in CNE airshow in September 1960, coded "QZ*830". Stored at No. 6 Repair Depot, Dunnville, Ontario by 23 February 1961. Sold to Department of Lands and Forests, Province of Quebec, operated as tanker "12". To civil register as CF-PQK. Still airworthy with Quebec in 1976, registered as C-FPQK by 1980. Sold to Foundation Aerovision of St. Hubert, Quebec on 1 June 1994, latest Certificate of Registration issued on 18 May 1998 as C-FPQK. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-31 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1961-September-26 Crown Assets Disposal Corporation (CADC) To Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
   1961-September-26 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364 | 1968 634

Canso 9831

s/n
 9831
c/n
 CV 265

Known Squadron Assignments:

First flight on 30 July 1943. Acceptance flight by Flying Officer W.J. Campbell on 31 July 1943. Taken on strength date also reported as 2 August 1943. Delivered from Montreal to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 7 August 1943. To No. 116 (BR) Squadron at Botwood, Newfoundland on 25 September 1943. Coded "G". Ground looped while landing at Botwood on 13 May 1944, only minor damage. Moved with this unit to Gander on 15 November 1943, then to RCAF Station Sydney, NS on 20 June 1944. To No. 161 (BR) Squadron at Gaspe, Quebec on 24 October 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 3 November 1944, for fabric repair. Delivered to RCAF Station Trenton on 30 June 1945. Reported serviceable on 7 September 1945. Reported with 821:00 airframe time on 12 December 1945. Sold to Danish Navy in December 1946. Inspected and overhauled by de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario, compnay test flights completed there on 26 May 1947. Accepted by Danish Navy at Downsview on 3 June 1947, their serial FM-56. Delivered to Denmark 3 to 6 June 1947. Named "Nauja" (Greenland Girl), serial later changed to 82-856. Last flight on 2 February 1955. Scraped at Varelose on 31 December 1955, with 2236:00 logged time. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-31 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-February-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2020-10-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9832

s/n
 9832
c/n
 CV 266

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1944. Coded "H". With Meteorological Flight at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS 1944/1945. To RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS on 2 May 1945, for fabric repair. To stored reserve with No. 1 Air Command on 26 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 1228:50 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Charles H. Babb Company of NY. Sold in 1946 to the Nedrlandsche Nieuw Guinee Petroleum Maatschappij (Royal Dutch Petroleum Company), Morotai, New Guinea, and registered PK-AKT. Withdrawn from service and de-registered in 1955, due to high maintenance costs. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-31 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-April-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9833

s/n
 9833
c/n
 CV 267

Known Squadron Assignments: ;116

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron at Botwood Bay, Newfoundland. Crashed into ditch at end of Runway 32 after landing at Gander on 8 December 1943. Only fatality was pilot Flight Lieutenant H. MacKay. To No. 19 Sub Repair Depot at RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland on 21 December 1943. Apparently not repaired.

Canada Primary Source RCAF - Accident Investigation File

last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-July-31 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-December-08 Accident: 116 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bickes | Chamber | Frost | Owen | Rae | Smith
   1944-April-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, scrapped. 2019-08-20
1943-December-08 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Hugh MacKay Rae 2023-04-30
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9834

s/n
 9834
c/n
 CV 268

Known Squadron Assignments: ;116

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Botwood, Newfoundland. Crashed during night landing on glassy water at Bay of Exploits, near Botwood, Newfoundland on 6 November 1943. Aircraft water looped and nosed under. Sank after 5 survivors exited aircraft, wreckage never located. 7 fatalities, 5 survivors. Was transporting senior officers touring the island from Torbay to Botwood. Official report classified cause of accident as "obscure". Several attempts were made to locate wreckage, but this was abandoned on 19 November 1943. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-August-04 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-November-08 Accident: 116 Squadron Loc: Botwood Names: Cairns | Dalgleish | Epstein | Hirtle | Ings | Jones | Lowther | Marsh | Mills | Morton | Redmand | Watson
   1944-March-27 Struck off Strength Struck off after crash, see comments 2019-08-20
1943-November-08 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Mandel Max Epstein 2023-02-12
1943-November-08 KIFA RCAF Wing Commander Ralph Royden Ings 2023-02-12
1943-November-08 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Robert Fleming Lowther 2023-02-12
1943-November-08 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Eric John Mills 2023-02-13
1943-November-08 KIFA Army Major Kenneth Storey Morton 2023-01-06
1943-November-08 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Joseph Coates Redmond 2023-02-15
1943-November-08 KIFA RCAFWD Section Officer Irene Watson 2023-02-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9835

s/n
 9835
c/n
 CV 269

Known Squadron Assignments:

On 18 January 1945 was planned to be made serviceable for EAC "mainland pool", and to be replaced by 11028, but this was cancelled. Reported as "repairable", in EAC storage, on 22 August 1945. Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI. Had 557:25 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-September-01 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9836

s/n
 9836
c/n
 CV 270

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1944. Coded "O". To RCAF Station Sydney, NS for fuel tank repairs on 7 October 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot 2 days later for further repairs. Transferred to No. 6 Repair Depot on 8 June 1945. Reported serviceable on 7 September 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-September-03 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-February-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9837

s/n
 9837
c/n
 CV 271
c/r
 CF‑CRP, C‑FCRP

Known Squadron Assignments:

9837 Canso A built Canadian Vickers Ltd, St Hubert, PQ (construction number CV-271); Eastern Air Command (HWE) 07Sep43; to 161 (BR) Sqn and arr 25Oct43 ex-Scoudouc [hull code ‘A’ by Mar44]; damaged after port u/c collapse on landing short of runway at Mingan, PQ 22Mar44; To Clark Ruse Aircraft Limited on 1 April 1944 for repairs, returned to EAC on 6 September 1944. Allocated to No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Iceland on 21 October 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 8 April 1945 for a major inspection. Transferred to No. 6 RD on 2 June 1945. Reported serviceable on 17 September 1945. Had 799:10 airframe time when struck off. Available for disposal from 29 November 1945. To civil register as CF-CRP. With Canadian Pacific Airlines 1945 to 1957. To Transport Labrador Airlines on 9 May 1957. To Eastern Provincial Airways of Gander, Newfoundland in 1970. Registered to Government of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1973, as a Model 285ACF. By 1980 registered as C-FCRP, operating as tanker "6". Minor damage to bow area after nosewheel collapse on landing at Deer Lake airfield, NL 28Aug84 Registration cancelled in 1990. To North Atlantic Aviation Museum in Gander, Newfoundland in 1990.

Canada Primary Source RCAF - Accident Investigation File

last update: 2024-March-04
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-September-07 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-March-21 Accident: 161 Squadron Loc: Mingan Names: Crowell | Dunfield | Harrow | Jones | Overton | Paguin | Pool | Quinn
   1945-November-29 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2020-10-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364 | 1968 620

Canso 9838

s/n
 9838
c/n
 CV 272

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 3 Training Command on 23 October 1943. Used by the Test and Development Establishment, probably at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario. To No. 4 Training Command on 6 December 1943. To Western Air Command on 6 January 1944. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 June 1944. Category C crash while with this unit on 25 March 1945, repaired at Patricia Bay. Returned to WAC on 28 May 1945. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 5 June 1945, for repairs to hull panel section. To stored reserve with WAC on 3 October 1945, reported serviceable on that date. Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC. Had 738:10 airframe time when struck off. To Brazilian Air Force as a C-10A, their serial FAB C-10A 6525. Delivered to Belem-Alburquerque, New Mexico in July 984, registered as N4934H. To Airplane Sales International of Beverly Hills, California in May 1985. To USN Air Museum at Corpus Christi, Texas in 1988, displayed marked as USN 6525. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-September-20 Taken on Strength No. 11 Aircraft Inspection Detachment at the Canadian Vickers plant 2019-08-20
1945-March-25 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Patricia Bay British Columbia Names: Baxter | Loftus
   1946-October-31 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2020-10-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9839

s/n
 9839
c/n
 CV 273

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1945. Coded "G". To stored reserve with EAC on 10 July 1945. Stored post war at Mont Joli, Quebec. Reported on 6 January 1948 as "TSN 1193:50, TSO n/a, condition fair, fitment standard". last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-September-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-August-02 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Tarmac Names: Beach | Christianson | Elgie | Hlady | Holmes | Lowes | Naylor
   1950-August-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, scrapped 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9840

s/n
 9840
c/n
 CV 274

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ferried from Montreal to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 11 November 1943. Served with No. 161 (BR) Squadron, on the east coast early 1944, coded "J". To Clarke Ruse Aircraft in Moncton for major inspection on 4 April 1944, returned to EAC on 1 June 1944. Issued to unit on 28 June 1944. Arrived in Iceland on 13 July 1944, for use by No. 162 (BR) Squadron, coded "U". To No. 4 Repair Depot on 19 August 1944 for major inspection. Back to EAC on 28 October 1944. Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Station Torbay Newfoundland, coded "X". To stored reserve with No. 1 Air Command on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 748:10 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Frank Ambrose Aviation Company of NY. Sold to Danish Navy in 1946. Accepted in April 1947, their serial FM-51, with 755:10 flying time. Later re-numbered as 82-851. Had 1996:55 flying time when scrapped at Varelose, Denmark in 1956. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-September-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-April-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9841

s/n
 9841
c/n
 CV 275

Known Squadron Assignments:

Coded "A" of No. 162 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron, one of the first squadron aircraft sent to Iceland, transiting Bluie West 1 In Greenland on 5 January 1944. Attacked and damaged U-550 on 22 February 1944 at 61-03N 20-10W, striking the sub with depth charges and gun fire. DFCs awarded to pilot Flying Officer Cunnigham and front gunner Flying Officer J.E.V. Banning for this attack. Back to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 24 May 1944 for major inspection. Back to EAC on 17 June 1944. Based at RAF Wick, Scotland on 30 June 1944, when Flight Lieutenant R.E. MacBride and crew, damaged U-478 at 63-27N 00-50W; the U-boat was subsequently sunk by a Consolidated Liberator Mk V of No. 86 (RAF) Squadron, RAF Tain, Scotland. Some sources still list the kill to 9841. Damaged U-300 in attack on 4 August 1944, at 62-25N 14-30W. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 30 October 1944 for major inspection. To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 17 September 1945, reported serviceable on that date. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-October-04 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-June-30 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9842

s/n
 9842
c/n
 CV 276

Known Squadron Assignments: ;162

Coded "B" of No. 162 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron, RAF Wick, Scotland. On 11 June 1944, with Flying Officer L. Sherman and crew, sank U-980 at 63-07N 00-26E, using 4 depth charges. Lost at Reykjavik on 13 June 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-October-04 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-June-13 Accident: 162 Squadron Loc: Reykjavik Iceland Names: Besley | Dreger | Gislason | Harrison | Lawrence | Roberts | Sherman | Ward
   1944-September-21 Struck off Strength Struck off after crashing, see comments. 2019-08-20
1944-June-13 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Gordon Wilmer Besley 2022-05-29
1944-June-13 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Frederick Richard Dreger 2024-01-26
1944-June-13 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Magnus August Gislason 2022-05-29
1944-June-13 KIA RCAF Flying Officer John Lange Harrison 2022-05-29
1944-June-13 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Francis Winburn Lawrence 2022-05-29
1944-June-13 PoW RCAF Sergeant John Edward Roberts 2022-05-29
1944-June-13 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Lawrence Sherman DFC 2022-05-29
1944-June-13 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Ralph Reginald Ward 2022-05-29
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9843

s/n
 9843
c/n
 CV 277

Known Squadron Assignments:

Category C crash, mid 1944. To No. 21 Repair Depot for removal of military equipment on 24 August 1944, to Clarke Ruse Aircraft in Moncton same day for repairs. Returned to EAC on 3 November 1944, placed in stored reserve. Issued to unit on 23 April 1945. With Meteorological Flight at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS c.1945, coded "P". Back to No. 4 RD for wireless installation on 2 May 1945, completed by 19 May 1945. Used in mid 1945 by Eastern Air Command Met. Flight from Yarmouth, NS. Reported serviceable on 22 August 1945. Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI. Had 4 fixed nose guns when it arrived in storage. Had 988:30 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-October-14 Taken on Strength Eastern Air command 2019-08-20
1944-April-14 Accident: 161 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Ashcraft | Carey | Gillespie | Javerski | Lewis | Mcgregor | Miles | Willert
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 9844

s/n
 9844
c/n
 CV 278

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1945. Coded "N". With No. 161 (BR) Squadron at Yarmouth, NS in early 1945. With Meteorological Flight at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS c.1945. To stored reserve with No. 1 Air Command on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 1395:15 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Charles H. Babb Company of NY. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-October-14 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-April-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 364

Canso 11001

s/n
 11001
c/n
 CV 279

Known Squadron Assignments:

Listed as "prototype" on RCAF records. Used by the Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario. With this unit when it was destroyed by an explosion caused by fumes from a fuel leak on 20 November 1943, at Rockcliffe. Allocated to No. 9 Repair Depot on 29 November 1943 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-October-16 Taken on Strength No. 3 Training Command 2019-08-20
1943-November-20 Accident: T&D Loc: Aerodrome Names: Godbout | Patton
   1944-June-10 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11002

s/n
 11002
c/n
 CV 280

Known Squadron Assignments:

To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-October-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-February-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11003

s/n
 11003
c/n
 CV 281
c/r
 CF‑UKR, CC‑CDS

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 3 Repair Depot at Vancouver for repairs, 22 September 1944 to 2 March 1945.
To No. 2 Technical Signals Unit, No. 2 Air Command on 2 March 1945, for radar calibration duties.
Category C damage on 12 June 1945 while with this unit.
Converted to Mk. 2F freighter at de Havilland Canada from September 1948, arrived there with 854:15 airframe time.
With 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, from 2 May 1949, coded "AP*N". Squadron crest marked on forward fuselage, below cockpit.
Back to de Havilland on 18 April 1950 for JATO installation and repair of fuel tank leak, returned to 413 Sdn. on 1 May 1950.
To No. 6 RD on 19 July 1950 for further fuel tank repairs.
To No. 408 (P) Squadron at Rockcliffe on 19 December 1950.
To Aircraft Industries Limited on 7 May 1954 for tail light flasher installation.
In storage at No. 6 Repair Depot, Dunnville, Ontario by 28 November 1956.
Later to civil register as CF-UKR.
First sold to Timmins Aviation Limited of Montreal, Quebec. Registered to Field Aviation Company Limited, Malton, Ontario on 26 August 1966.
Also reported with Kenting Aviation in 1966.
Sold on 12 September 1967, to French register as F-ZBAX. To Aeronavale as F-YEIC, marked "No. 81".
Flown to Tahiti in 1968, retired there in 1971.
Donated to Chile by French government in 1973, registered there as CC-CDS to Aeroservices Parrague Ltda of Santiago-Los Cerillos in August 1973.
Crashed while fire bombing near Chiguaynate, Chile on 8 April 1979. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-November-16 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-June-12 Accident: 2 TSU Loc: Aerodrome Names: Aitkens | Balbraithe | Bomford | Brown | Dieringer | Doodson | Gauthier | Gingras | Hunter | Johns | Labbe | Standring | Veitch | Willis
   1961-January-06 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381 | 1968 636

Canso 11004

s/n
 11004
c/n
 CV 282

Known Squadron Assignments:

Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron, arriving at Torbay, Newfoundland on 14 January 1944. Served with No. 161 (BR) Squadron, by October 1944, coded "X". To No. 4 Repair Depot on 28 March 1945 for modifications. Placed in storage 29 May 1945. Had 853:15 airframe time when struck off. One of 100 Cansos purchased by Charles Babb Co. of New York in November 1947. Sold to Panair de Brasil on 5 December 1947, registered as PP-PCZ. In service in Brazil by December 1947. Named "Bandeirante come Raimundo de Noronha". Full registration issued on 4 January 1948. First inspection at Belem on 29 January 1948, had 892:05 airframe time. Struck submerged rock while taxiing at Tapuruquara, State of Amazonas on 27 March 1960, repaired. Lost control while landing in heavy winds at Portel, State of Para at 17:04 on 11 April 1964. Windshield stoved in on heavy touchdown, cabin flooded. Aircraft beached, no record of repair. Had 25,268:57 airframe time. Registration cancelled on 25 November 1964. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-October-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-November-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11005

s/n
 11005
c/n
 CV 283
c/r
 CF‑NJF, G‑PBYA, C‑FNJF

Known Squadron Assignments:

Operated by No. 9 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Bella Bella, BC, c.1943 to 1944. Flew this unit's last war time patrol on 21 August 1944. In storage with No. 2 Air Command from 20 July 1945. Stored at RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan from 19 August 1946. To de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario on 29 September 1948 for conversion to Mk. 2F freighter. Arrived there with 1585:50 airframe time, completed on 19 March 1949. To North West Air Command on that date, possibly for use by K Flight. To No. 10 Repair Depot, probably at Moose Jaw, for repairs on 12 August 1949. To No. 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario after this, used to deliver and support SHORAN installations across Canada. To Air Defence Command at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 8 December 1952, for use by No. 121 (CR) Flight. To Aircraft Industries Limited on 12 August 1953 for reconditioning. To RCAF Station Lincoln Park for repairs on 20 November 1956, returned to No. 121 (K) Unit at Sea Island. Stored at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta from 2 January 1959. Sold to Frontier Air Transport of Calgary, Alberta. To Kenting Aviation of Toronto, Ontario in 1963. Leased to Protection Civile, France May to November 1966, registered as F-ZBAY. Leased again May to September 1968, registered as F-ZBBD. With Kenting Aviation at Malton, Ontario in 1969, registered as CF-NJF, as a fire bomber. Operated in Chile in 1969. Still with Kenting in 1972. Registered as CF-NJF to North Canada Air Limited (Norcanair) of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan 26 April 1974. Later registered as C-FNJF, to Norcanair. To Saskatchewan government on 23 June 1980, based at La Ronge as a fire bomber, "7". This registration cancelled on 14 May 1997. To Hicks & Lawrence, a spray operator in St, Thomas, Ontario, on 4 September 1997. This registration cancelled on 30 December 2002. To Aero Service of Nanaimo, BC in 2002. To Donald McEwan of Parry Sound, Ontario on 3 February 2003, this registration cancelled on 20 October 2003. To Catalina Aircraft Ltd. of Duxford, UK, registered as G-PBYA. Operated by Plane Sailing Catalina Operations on a fractional ownership basis by 2006. Still operational spring of 2010. By 2011 painted in USAAF colours, carrying fake serial 44-33915. Operating tours around Greenland in 2015. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-October-27 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1961-May-25 Crown Assets Disposal Corporation (CADC) To Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
   1961-May-25 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11006

s/n
 11006
c/n
 CV 284

Known Squadron Assignments:

To storage with No. 2 Air Command on 7 August 1945. Stored post war at RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-October-28 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1950-May-01 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11007

s/n
 11007
c/n
 CV 285

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 6 (BR) Squadron on West Coast, c.1944. Used by No. 7 (BR) Squadron at Alliford Bay c.1944. With No. 6 (BR) Squadron on West Coast, at time of crash, on 8 February 1945. Took off from Tofino for Alliford Bay, engine failure shortly after take off, crash landed about 3 miles east of airport. All 12 on board survived. Wreckage still there in 1979, at 49.04.40N 125.49.11W, stripped of many parts by hikers. Reported with Commonwealth Aviation Museum of Sidney, BC in 1992, and with West Coast Museum of Flying in Sidney in 2002, awaiting restoration. These reports must refer to parts removed from the main wreckage, which was still at the crash site in 2012. last update: 2024-February-19
   1943-October-30 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-January-24 Accident: 7 Squadron Loc: Prince Ruper Harbour Names: Brownridge | Field
1944-June-06 Accident: RCAF STATION Loc: Aerodrome Names: Asher | Cahoon | Freeman | Hunt | Maclean | Mceachan | Moyles | Wood
1945-February-09 Accident: 6 Squadron Loc: Tofine Names: Bell | Campbell | Hacker | Henningsen | Knechtel | Lake | Pike | Sartorius | Scholes
   1945-April-13 Struck off Strength Struck off after crash, see comments 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11008

s/n
 11008
c/n
 CV 286

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered direct to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. To No. 2 Air Command on 25 July 1945 for storage. Stored post war at No. 10 Repair Depot. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-November-04 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1950-May-01 Struck off Strength Struck off, broken up for spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11009

s/n
 11009
c/n
 CV 287

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered direct to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 26 February 1945, for replacement of control cables. To No. 3 RD at Sea Island on 18 June 1945. To stored reserve on 2 August 1945. Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC. Had 812:00 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-November-05 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-October-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11010

s/n
 11010
c/n
 CV 288

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered direct to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 26 July 1945. Stored post war at No. 10 Repair Depot, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-November-06 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-January-04 Accident: 132 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Abbott | Asher | Crick | Lahey | Robertson | Stevenson
1944-May-04 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Names:
1945-November-09 Accident: 2 REMU Loc: Aerodrome Names: Brown | Labbe | Marshall | Mcburney | Milne
   1947-May-07 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11011

s/n
 11011
c/n
 CV 289

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered direct to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Destroyed in Category A crash while with this unit on 4 August 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-November-10 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-August-04 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Cohoe | Howe | Taylor | Ulvaan
   1944-October-26 Struck off Strength Written off after crash. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11012

s/n
 11012
c/n
 CV 290

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered direct to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Back to WAC for use by No. 6 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Coal Harbour, BC on 1 June 1944. Category C damage while with this unit on 26 September 1944. Repaired at Coal Harbour, back to No. 6 Sdn. On 19 October 1944. To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 7 August 1945. Stored post war at No. 10 Repair Depot, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-November-12 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-January-08 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Asher | Little | Murphy | Walsh | Yule
1944-September-26 Accident: 6 BR Loc: Aerodrome Names: Fallowfield | Harrison | Larson | Mackay | Mcadams | Mckechnie | Shaffer | Williams
   1950-May-01 Struck off Strength Struck off, broken up for spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11013

s/n
 11013
c/n
 CV 291

Known Squadron Assignments:

Planned for No. 3 Operational Training Unit, but appears to have been delivered new to No. 4 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Ucluelet, BC. Category C damage while with this unit at RCAF Station Tofino, BC on 11 June 1945. To RCAF Station Sea Island for repairs, completed on 2 August 1945. To No. 2 Air Command for storage on this date. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-November-19 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-April-16 Accident: 4 Squadron Loc: Tofino Stn Names: Caldwell | Clemens | Dennis | Eidem | Ewasiuk | Friesen | Leavitt | Parry | Relf
1945-June-11 Accident: 4 BR Squadron Loc: Tofino Aerodrome Names: Bruce | Buchanan | Chapman | Gair | Gardhouse | Harpelle | Riley | Sherwood | Stubbs
   1946-October-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11014

s/n
 11014
c/n
 CV 292

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered direct to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Category C crash at Patricia Bay while with this unit on 4 April 1944. To No. 3 Repair Depot at Sea Island, BC for repairs, completed on 19 September 1944. Returned to WAC on this day. To storage with No. 22 Sub Repair Depot at Sea Island on 5 March 1945. Stored post war by No. 10 Repair Depot at Patricia Bay. Had 418:45 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-November-19 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-April-18 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Charters | Crick | Eyles | Jones | Mcandless | Mckenzie
1945-February-25 Accident: 6 Squadron Loc: Holberg Inlet Names: Bangle | Braund | Brister | Marsh | Moodie
   1946-September-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11015

s/n
 11015
c/n
 CV 293

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered direct to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Category C crash while with this unit on 8 November 1944. Repaired at Patricia Bay, completed by 8 February 1945, when it returned to No. 3 OTU. To storage with No. 2 Air Command on 25 July 1945. To de Havilland Canada on 1 November 1948, for modification to Mk. 2SR search and rescue configuration. Had 1152:55 airframe time when it arrived. Completed by 5 April 1949, when it was passed to North West Air Command. To de Havilland Canada again 19 May to 15 June 1950 for installation of JATO provisions, then back to NWAC. To No. 10 Repair Depot on 4 November 1950 for repair of fuel leak, and installation of Goodyear pliable fuel cells. To DHC 26 April to 13 October 1951 for removal of Goodyear cells, and resealing of wing tanks. To Maritime Group when completed. To Aircraft Industries Limited on 13 February 1952 for inspection and overhaul. With No. 103 (Rescue ) Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS in summer of 1952. To Air Defence Command on 28 July 1953, for use at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC. Probably with No.121 (CR) Flight from this date. To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for modifications on 25 March 1957. Still with No. 121 (K) Unit, Air Transport Command at Sea Island in October 1961. To storage at Lincoln Park from 21 November 1961. Available for disposal from 5 February 1962. Sold to Mr. A. Meares of Calgary. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-November-22 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-November-08 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Patricia Bay British Columbia Names: Barber | Grieve | Hadwen | Mckenzie | Mynott | Pryshlak
   1962-June-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381 | 1968 626 | 1968 634

Canso 11016

s/n
 11016
c/n
 CV 294
c/r
 CF‑IHB

Known Squadron Assignments:

Served with No. 4 (BR) Squadron on west coast. To No. 3 Repair Depot at Vancouver on 25 March 1944 for repairs. Transferred to Canadian Pacific Airlines on 11 May 1944 to complete repairs. Back to WAC on 4 October 1944. To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 7 August 1945. To civil register as CF-IHB. With Austin Airways when it crashed at Povungntuk, Quebec in 1959. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-November-27 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-March-25 Accident: 4 Squadron Loc: William Head British Columbia Names: Foley | Gillies | Hegan | Mitchell | Paquin | Smith | Stewart | Toth
   1946-August-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381 | 1968 631

Canso 11017

s/n
 11017
c/n
 CV 295

Known Squadron Assignments: ;4

With No. 4 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Tofino, BC when it followed up submarine reported by Russian vessel at 50-52N, 139-39W. No contact. Still with this Squadron went missing on 14 November 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-November-27 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-May-27 Accident: 4 Squadron Loc: Ucluelet British Columbia Names: Dessert | Giles | Goertzen | Parry | Reynolds | Seldon
1944-August-18 Accident: 122 (COMPOSITE) Squadron Loc: Patricia Bay Names: Brownwell | Emerson | Fountain | Grant | Hornby | Mcmaster | Robinson | Seldon | Selwyn | Walsh
1944-November-14 Accident: 4 Squadron Loc: Patrol 39 Area Names: Blesky | Butler | Feil | Gartley | George | Lynam | Patterson | Thomson | Welsh | Westphal
   1945-January-11 Struck off Strength Struck off after going missing, see comments. 2019-08-20
1944-November-14 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Michael Harris Blesky 2023-02-08
1944-November-14 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant George Edwin Charles Butler 2023-02-08
1944-November-14 KIFA RCAF Leading Aircraftman Edward George Feil 2023-02-12
1944-November-14 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Earl Payson Gartley 2023-02-12
1944-November-14 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Alan Baldwin George 2023-02-12
1944-November-14 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Francis William Lynam 2023-02-12
1944-November-14 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer George Fredrick Patterson 2023-02-15
1944-November-14 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Ross Corrie Thomson 2023-02-16
1944-November-14 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer John Welsh 2023-02-16
1944-November-14 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer John Lorne Westphal 2023-02-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11018

s/n
 11018
c/n
 CV 296

Known Squadron Assignments:

With 9 (BR) Squadron at Bella Bella, BC 8 January to 21 August 1944. Category C crash on 21 September 1944, while with No. 4 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Tofino, BC. At No. 3 Repair Depot for repairs from 22 September 1944 to 11 April 1945. To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 7 August 1945. To de Havilland Canada for modifications on 1 November 1948. Had 1383:25 airframe time when it arrived there. Completed on 21 February 1949, to No. 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, coded "AP*J". Had 1403:05 airframe time on 6 April 1949. Back to DHC on 13 April 1949 for further work. Sank in Spitfire Lake, NWT (60-45N, 107-30W) on 15 July 1950, after striking a reef while taxiing. Ownership transferred to No. 10 RD on 18 September 1950, for write off. Wreckage reported still visible in lake in 2007. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-November-27 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-September-21 Accident: 4 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bruce | Cox | Dingwall | Hawkins | Hingham | Mcguffin | Murdock | Tompkins
   1950-October-31 Struck off Strength Struck off, after crashing 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11019

s/n
 11019
c/n
 CV 297

Known Squadron Assignments: ;4

With No. 4 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Ucluelet, BC when it crashed on landing in Ucluelet Inlet at 06:50 on 9 June 1944, at the end of a patrol. 8 of 9 crew members killed. Allocated to No. 3 Repair Depot at Vancouver on 19 June 1944 for striking off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-November-27 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-June-09 Accident: 4 Squadron Loc: Ucluelet Inlet Names: Amos | Barfoot | Coleman | Edwards | Herlen | Kee | Morrison | Rydholm | Wyatt
   1944-July-14 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1944-June-09 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph Colclough Barfoot 2023-01-31
1944-June-09 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Charles Francis Coleman 2024-03-17
1944-June-09 KIA RCAF Sergeant Charles Mervyn Edwards 2024-03-17
1944-June-09 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Ernest Osborne Herlen 2024-03-17
1944-June-09 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant John Gordon Kee 2024-03-17
1944-June-09 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Grant Reid Morrison 2024-03-17
1944-June-09 KIA RCAF Sergeant Allan Eber Rydholm 2024-03-17
1944-June-09 KIA RCAF Sergeant Frederick John Wyatt 2020-08-12
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11020

s/n
 11020
c/n
 CV 298

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. With No. 7 (BR) Squadron at Alliford Bay, BC from 1 June 1944. Category C crash while with this unit on 26 March 1945. To No. 3 Repair Depot for repairs and overhaul, 10 May to 11 July 1945. Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC. Had 1203:30 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-December-03 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-January-08 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Asher | Little | Murphy | Walsh | Yule
1944-January-14 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Sea Island British Columbia Names: Andrunyk | Grantham | Jones | Luke
1945-March-26 Accident: 7 Squadron Loc: Alliford Bay Names: Benson | Bullied | Craig | Gorrie | Kean | Lamb | O'Connor | Rogers
   1946-October-04 War Assets (WA) To War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
   1946-October-04 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11021

s/n
 11021
c/n
 CV 299

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. To No. 2 Air Command on 26 July 1945 for storage. Had 1077:25 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-December-03 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-August-19 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11022

s/n
 11022
c/n
 CV 300
c/r
 CF‑HHR

Known Squadron Assignments: ;3

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Category A crash with this unit on 13 November 1944, when it crashed and sank in Patricia Bay. At least two crew never recovered. Reported as recovered and repaired, registered as N18446, then CF-HHR, but this is probably another Canso. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
1943-November-12 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Patricia Bay British Columbia Names: Booth | Gordon | Harris | Jones | Morse | Rae | Young
   1943-December-04 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-January-20 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Archibald | Baldwin | Boyle | Coupland | Gray | Racchie | Young
   1945-January-10 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce. 2019-08-20
1944-November-13 KIFA RAF Sergeant E Gordon 2023-02-08
1944-November-13 KIFA RAF Flying Officer E Morse 2023-02-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11023

s/n
 11023
c/n
 CV 301

Known Squadron Assignments: ;7;162

Fitted with prototype red light installation. To Eastern Air Command on 17 April 1944, for use by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS. Coded "A". Category B crash summer of 1944. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 7 July to 30 November 1944. Stored until 20 April 1945, then served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, in Iceland, coded "E". First aircraft from this unit to return to Canada after VE day, leaving Reykjavik on 7 June 1945, flown by S/L J.C. Wade. To Rockcliffe for use by photo squadrons. Crashed while doing training circuits at Shirley Bay (near Ottawa) on 23 July 1945. Dug in a tip float, water looped, tipped over and sank. 5 crew killed, 2 survivors rescued by civilian boats. To No. 6 Repair Depot for scrapping on 27 July 1945. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-December-06 Taken on Strength No. 3 Training Command 2019-08-20
1944-June-22 Accident: 160 Squadron Y Loc: Presque Isle Army Airfield Names: Baldwin | Cavanagh | Dutka | Dyke | Fletcher | Hughes | Maloney | Miller | Wilson
1945-July-23 Accident: 162 BR Loc: Lake Deschenes Ottawa Names: Beattie | Brown | Bulley | Gerding | Murphy | Olson | Whitehead
   1945-September-19 Struck off Strength Struck off, scrapped. 2019-08-20
1945-July-23 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Stanley Wilfred Robert Brown 2022-10-25
1945-July-23 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Richard Lawrence Bulley 2023-03-02
1945-July-23 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Robert Gordon Murphy 2023-06-28
1945-July-23 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Stanley Martin Olson 2023-06-04
1945-July-23 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Laurel Melvin Whitehead 2023-06-15
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11024

s/n
 11024
c/n
 CV 302
c/r
 CF‑NTK ntu CF‑UAW

Known Squadron Assignments:

PBY-5A designation RCAF 11024 rolled off the production line in the fall of 1943 and TOS (taken on strength) December 7, 1943 by Western Air Command. RCAF Canso 11024 was ferried from Canadian Vickers manufacturing plant in Cartierville Quebec arriving at #3 Operational Training Unit RCAF Station Pat Bay on Vancouver Island.

The first operational record of flying was noted on January 23, 1944. The No. 3 O.T.U. Daily Diary entry showed 11024, coded "K" conducting night flying dual instruction with students of Course #20. It wasn't two days later that the aircraft suffered some minor damage and was out of commission until February 5th.

The next four months for "K" were busy. Training missions included over 40 flight / navigation exercises, 10 bombing and 6 gunnery. Other flying included air tests, air compass swings, photo work, dingy drills, water mooring and one search. With up to 20 other Cansos and 3 Lysanders, "K" provided support to training courses number 20 through 26 and Special Course I.

By the first week of June 1944 the Royal Air Force N0. 32 O.T.U. was re-assigned as R.C.A.F. No 6 O.T.U. and relocated to Comox, British Columbia from Pat Bay's East Camp. No. 3 O.T.U. was quick to move into many of the vacant buildings and hangers, giving them added ramp and storage space. It may be the reason that there was no record of 11024 flying until the first week of July.

On July 7th "K"was assigned a trip to Sea Island Vancouver BC. Following a water landing, the aircraft proceeded up the slipway and at the top, the brakes failed to function and the aircraft rolled down the other side. "K" contacted a fixed fuel tank and a building. Fortunately there were no injuries to crew members, however the PBY sustained serious damage to the wing tips, floats and nose, a category "C" accident. 11024 was sent to Canadian Pacific Airlines on the field where it underwent repairs until October 12 and was then stored.

Eighteen days after the accident, on February 26th, PBY Canso 11024 piloted by S/L Chasson arrived at Coal Harbour to replace the crashed PBY.

The first few flights in early March were in a transport role, including trips to Alliford Bay, Port Hardy and Comox British Columbia.

The first operational mission for PBY 11024 was a patrol on March 10, 1945 and it was not an auspicious event. Captained by S/L Chasson, the trip was marred by bad weather, severe icing and an unserviceable radio. The Station Daily Records deemed it a "Patrol Incomplete"

.

On March 15th, our PBY 11024 transported a group of personnel on a familiarization tour of Alaska. After stopping at Alliford Bay for a briefing, the group continued on to Yakutat and eventually Anchorage and Kodiak. they returned to Coal Harbour after the ten day trip piloted by F/L Fraser.

Over the next 2 1/2 months 11024 and crews were assigned over twenty operational patrol missions, the last on June 4, 1945. During this period the crews identified 15 ships and one aircraft. Several of the missions were either cancelled or not completed due to weather. the Coal Harbour Meteorological Office calculated that there were 26 days with rain in the month of April. Flights after that included radio range exercises, pilot navigation exercises, transport and a couple of aircraft searches.

On August 1, 1945, No. 6 BR Squadron conducted it's last operational patrol. the Daily Diary notes “No. 6 BR Squadron became non-effective as at 23:59 hrs today. On August 7, 1945 the last remaining aircraft left Coal Harbour for storage at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

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last update: 2024-March-13
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-December-07 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-July-07 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Vancouver British Columbia Names: Barker | Campbell | Davis | Eves | Findlay | Hattrick | Hawe | Hitchens | Hoskins | Murdock | Smith | Stevenson | Thelan | Wagner
   1961-October-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381 | 1968 633 | 1968 636

Canso 11025

s/n
 11025
c/n
 CV 303

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Coded "L" with this Unit. To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 25 July 1945. Stored post war at RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-December-08 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1950-May-01 Struck off Strength Struck off, scrapped 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11026

s/n
 11026
c/n
 CV 308

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 17 Aircraft Inspection Detachment from 5 April to 20 June 1944 for repairs. Back to Eastern Air Command on 30 August 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot for modifications on 6 April 1945. To storage at RCAF Station Mont Joli, Quebec on 13 June 1945. Back to EAC at Dartmouth on 24 October 1945 "for post war commitments". Stored at Dartmouth, available for disposal from 2 February 1946. Had 648:00 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-December-27 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-December-06 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11027

s/n
 11027
c/n
 CV 309

Known Squadron Assignments:

With Meteorological Flight at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS 1944/1945. With Eastern Air Command Liberator Meteorological Flight at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS in summer of 1945. Stored post war at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS. Had 1763:25 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-December-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-May-17 Accident: MET FLIGHT RCAF STN Loc: Between Runway 6-24 And Tarmac #1 Hangar Names: Bean | Biles | Gartley | Knight | Korlie | MacDonald | Martin
   1947-December-06 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11028

s/n
 11028
c/n
 CV 310

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 4 Repair Depot for fuel tank repairs from 30 October 1944 to 2 March 1945. To storage with Eastern Air Command on 29 August 1945, reported serviceable at that time. Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI. Had 800:35 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-December-29 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381 | 1968 628

Canso 11029

s/n
 11029
c/n
 CV 311
c/r
 CF‑IDS

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered to storage. Back to EAC on 10 March 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot for repairs from 27 November 1944 to 11 April 1945. Category C crash at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS on 15 April 1945, while with No. 5 (BR) Squadron. Repairs started at Yarmouth on 16 April, transferred to No. 4 RD for completion on 18 April 1945. To No. 6 RD in Ontario for storage on 2 June 1945. Had 718:45 airframe time when struck off. Reported converted to a motor cruiser post war, named "Sad Sack". Some sources report this aircraft becoming CF-IDS, but that is actually ex USN 34046. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-December-30 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-April-15 Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Yarmouth Stn Names: Boyle | Craig | Empringham | Fallows | Gonzalez | Leochko | Wright | Zettler
   1947-February-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2020-10-11
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11030

s/n
 11030
c/n
 CV 312

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 26 July 1945. Stored post war at No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary, Alberta. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-January-06 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1949-August-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11031

s/n
 11031
c/n
 CV 313

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot on 27 February 1945 for repairs, following a Category C crash. Transferred to No. 3 Repair Depot for completion of this repair on 18 June 1945. To storage on 2 August 1945. Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC. Had 514:55 airframe time when struck off.

Canada Primary Source RCAF - Accident Investigation File

last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-January-06 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-March-12 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Agostini | King | Landerville | Lynd | Stevenson | Younghusband
1945-February-24 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Patricia Bay British Columbia Names: Allen | Armstrong | Davidson | Gillespie | Haugen | Webber
   1946-October-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11032

s/n
 11032
c/n
 CV 314

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Converted to synthetic trainer on 20 March 1944. To No. 3 Repair Depot for scrapping on 19 April 1945.

Canada Primary Source RCAF - Accident Investigation File

last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-January-06 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-February-29 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Patricia Bay Names: Giles | Haywood | Hodgson | Hutton | Little | Mcara
   1945-August-21 Struck off Strength Struck off, scrapped. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11033

s/n
 11033
c/n
 CV 315
c/r
 CF‑OFJ

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by the Test and Development Establishment, at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, for tests of surface combustion heater. To Clark Ruse Aircraft on 23 August 1944 for repairs. Back to EAC on 6 November 1944. Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, probably from 27 March 1945, used in Iceland, coded "R". To storage at EAC on 7 August 1945. Listed as available for disposal on 1 March 1946, with 251:30 airframe time. To RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS on 12 June 1947 for use in Air Sea Rescue, assigned to 10 Group, for use by No. 103 (S&R) Unit. Reported in December 1947 as "Time since new 602:15, condition good, fitment Air Sea Rescue". Airframe time on 15 November 1948 was 692:50, on 31 March 1949 was 1015:45. To de Havilland Canada from 1 December 1949 to 17 May 1950 for overhaul and modifications. Coded "CH*J" when it arrived at Alert, NWT on 3 August 1950, to recover bodies from crashed Lancaster FM(?)965. Struck ice attempting take off from Alert on 6 August 1950, temporary repairs on site allowed the aircraft to depart on 10 August 1950. Back at DHC for hull repairs and JATO installation, 23 September to 7 December 1950, to North West Air Command when completed. To Air Defence Command for use at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 10 July 1951, used by No. 121 (S&R) Flight, later No. 123 (R) Unit. Sent to Lulu Island to investigate UFO on 14 June 1952, found to be US weather balloon. Reported reaching a height of 17,500 feet on this flight. To Aircraft Industries in June 1953 for installation of Homelite APU, automatic electric bilge pumps, APX-6 ignition analyzer, heater modifications, blanking of windows in compartment #3, and replacement of engine hoses. To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 2 September 1954. To Maritime Air Command, for use by No. 103 Rescue Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 13 December 1954. To Aircraft Industries Limited 24 to 27 February 1956 for repairs, then back to No. 103 RU. Inspection performed 30 June 1958. Still with No. 103 RU November 1958. To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot at Dunnville, Ontario on 12 June 1961. Available for disposal from 31 August 1961, with only one engine fitted. Sold to Newfoundland Department of Mineral Resources. Later to Eastern Provincial Airways, as CF-OFJ. Crashed during water pick up at Little Catalina Lake, Newfoundland on 23 June 1965. One fatality, pilot Paul Bjerg from Denmark. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-January-15 Taken on Strength No. 3 Training Command for Test & Development Establishment 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 381 | 1968 633

Canso 11034

s/n
 11034
c/n
 CV 316

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered direct to storage, first issued to a unit on 10 March 1944. Ferried from Scoudouc, NB to Dartmouth, NS on 6 April 1944, for use by No. 116 (BR) Squadron at Gander, Newfoundland and/or Sydney, Nova Scotia. Coded "A". To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 24 October 1944, for repairs. Assigned to No. 161 (BR) Squadron on completion, but this was cancelled and the aircraft was stored by EAC from 17 December 1945 to 3 April 1945. To No. 116 (BR) Squadron again, at Sydney. Back to storage on 7 August 1945. Stored post war at Sydney, NS. Had 713:00 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Danish Navy, their serial FM-53, then 82-853, then L-853 from 1960. Crashed on 11 December 1969 during pilot training, due to obscured horizon on water landing. Had 5274:25 logged time when it crashed. Propellor from this aircraft mounted on wall at Danish Defence Headquarters, Copenhagen. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-January-06 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-November-14 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11035

s/n
 11035
c/n
 CV 317

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. To storage with WAC on 18 September 1945, reported serviceable on that date. Stored post war at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-January-16 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1949-July-06 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2020-10-11
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11036

s/n
 11036
c/n
 CV 318

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Back to WAC on 8 August 1945, when it was sent to No. 10 Repair Depot for conversion to a freighter. To North West Air Command on completion, on 2 July 1946, used by K Flight at RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta. With No. 6 (Comm) Flight at Edmonton in March 1947. .Struck a sand bar on landing and sank on 16 July 1947, during Operation Beetle, at Kittigazuit Bay (near mouth of MacKenzie River), NWT. This operation involved installation of LORAN transmitters in the Canadian Arctic. Useful equipment removed and shipped to No. 10 RD at Calgary before scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-January-16 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-August-25 Struck off Strength Struck off after Category A crash, see comments 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11037

s/n
 11037
c/n
 CV 319

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Category C crash while with this unit on 12 December 1944. Repaired at Patricia Bay, from 12 December to 26 December 1944. Another Category C crash on 20 May 1945. To stored reserve with No. 2 Air Command on 24 July 1945. Stored post war by No. 10 Repair Depot at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Had 936:40 airframe time on 28 September 1945. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-January-16 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-December-11 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Patricia Bay British Columbia Names: Allen | Cranmer | Hawke | Scott | Taylor | Wilson
1945-May-19 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Patricia Bay British Columbia Names: Cooper | Elidoros | Hunter | Johanson | McCallum | Parkinson | Wheeler
1945-August-01 Accident: 2 REMU Loc: Aerodrome Names: Frede | Good | Joseph | Martman | Mcadam | Rudelf
   1946-August-19 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2020-10-11
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11038

s/n
 11038
c/n
 CV 320

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Category B crash while with this unit in summer of 1944. To Canadian Pacific Airlines in Vancouver for repairs on 20 July 1944. Repairs not completed, transferred to No. 3 Repair Depot at Vancouver on 2 October 1944 for strike off. Was "retained in whole state" after being struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-January-19 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-July-03 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: EWest Runway Names: Haughland | Larsen | Macfarlane | Mackay | Murphy
   1945-May-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, see comments. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11039

s/n
 11039
c/n
 CV 321

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered direct to stored reserve, not issued to a unit until 10 March 1944. To No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Iceland by 5 July 1944, coded "F". To No. 4 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Scoudouc, NB on 29 November 1944 for a major inspection. Back to No. 162 (BR) Squadron on 9 March 1945, still coded "F". Moved to Sydney, NS with squadron on 8 June 1945. To stored reserve on 7 August 1945. Stored post war at Sydney, NS. Had 802:45 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Danish Navy December 1946. To de Havilland Canada for modifications and repairs, accepted by Danish Navy in July 1947. Delivered to Copenhagen via Goose Bay, BW-1, and Iceland, 19 to 22 July 1947. Renumbered as 82-854 March 1948. Carried name "Taterat". Last flight on 9 April 1959, scrapped at Varelose in December 1959. Had 4459:40 logged time. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-January-19 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-November-14 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 381

Canso 11040

s/n
 11040
c/n
 CV 329

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered direct to stored reserve, not issued to a unit until 5 April 1944. To Clark Ruse Aircraft on 25 May 1944 for repairs. Back to EAC 7 August 1944 for storage, issued to unit on 16 September 1944. Served with No. 161 (BR) Squadron, on the east coast, dates unknown. Stored post war at Mont Joli, Quebec and at No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. Airframe time reported as 795:20 while at Mont Joli. Reported on 1 January 1948 as "797:00 time since new, condition fair, fitment standard". To de Havilland Canada for conversion to Mk. 2F freighter from 2 October 1948 to 24 January 1949. To No. 413 (P) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on that date. Back to DHC for inspection, 17 March to 5 April 1949 for inspection. To Air Defence Command on that date, probably for use at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC. To DHC for fuel tank repairs 29 March to 28 April 1950. Back to No. 413 Squadron on that date. To No. 6 Repair Depot for fuel tank repairs on 12 January 1953. To Aircraft Industries Limited for skin repairs from 17 September to 4 November 1953. To the Flying Boat School at Sea Island on that date. Back to AIL for inspection, repairs, and modifications on 7 April 1955. This included removal of APN2 radar beacon homer, plus associated wiring and antenna, and installation of an anti-surge valve. Reported on 29 June 1955 as "time since new 3426:40, Time since overhaul 2619:25". To No. 121 (CR) Flight at Sea Island on 8 May 1957. Stored at Vulcan, Alberta by 2 January 1959. To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 9 February 1961. Sold to Canspec (?) Transport of Calgary. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-February-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1961-November-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11041

s/n
 11041
c/n
 CV 331

Known Squadron Assignments:

Loaned to BCATP for use at No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 June 1944. To Canadian Pacific Airlines for repairs in July 1944, transferred to No. 22 Sub Repair Depot for completion of repairs on 9 December 1994, returned to WAC on 25 March 1945. To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 7 August 1945. Originally planned as a freighter conversion, was delivered to de Havilland Canada on 2 October 1948 for conversion to Mk. 2SR search and rescue configuration. Airframe time when it arrived was 512:55. Completed on 19 May 1949, to No. 6 Repair Depot in Ontario for storage. Assigned to RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 26 September 1949. Back to DHC on 15 June 1950 for installation of JATO provisions. To No. 6 RD for inspection on 11 September 1950. Issued to North West Air Command on 10 November 1950. At RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, used by No. 123 (R) Unit, in January 1951. Transferred to No. 121 (CR) Flight on 10 July 1951. To Kamloops, BC winter of 1951 for Operation Royce, coded ""QT*041". To Aircraft Industries Limited on 7 April 1955 for reconditioning, a major inspection, and modifications, including removal of the ARN2 radar homing receiver fixed provisions and wiring. On 29 June 1955 reported as 2270:10 airframe time since new, 1739:55 since overhaul. Assigned to be fitted with prototype SARAH VHF homing system on 11 September 1956. Back to No. 121 (CR) Flight on 28 November 1956. Still with this unit when it crashed during medevac mission at Prince Rupert, BC on 30 June 1959. Srtuck a submerged log while landing. Scrapped at Sea Island with assistance of Canadian Pacific Airlines. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-February-12 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1959-July-22 Struck off Strength Struck off after Category A crash, see comments 2019-08-20
1959-June-30 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Muriel Isabell Kerr 2021-03-11
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11042

s/n
 11042
c/n
 CV 333
c/r
 CF‑PQF, C‑FPQF

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 3 Repair Depot at Vancouver for repairs on 1 September 1944. Repairs completed with assistance of Canadian Pacific Airlines, returned to WAC on 11 May 1945. to No. 2 Air Command for storage on 20 July 1945. To No. 10 RD for conversion to freighter on 15 September 1945. To Aircraft industries Limited on 20 June 1951 for overhaul. Issued to No. 408 (P) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe on 25 September 1952. Transferred to Air Defence Command at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 26 January 1953. Back to 408 Squadron on 16 April 1953. To AIL again on 25 November 1955, for modifications, including installation of an ADX6 ignition analyzer, a Homelite APU, and automatic electric bilge pumps. Back to 408 Squadron when work completed. Coded "MN*042" while with 408 Sdn. To No. 6 RD at Fingal, Ontario for storage on 10 February 1956. Available for disposal from 16 August 1960. Sold to Quebec Department of Lands and Forests. Registered as CF-PQF, still in use in 1976 as a fire bomber. Registered as C-FPQF by 1980. This registration cancelled on 22 March 1994. To Pro Air Aviation International of Bonsecours, Quebec, first registration issued on 14 June 1994. This registration cancelled in 1994, no further information. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-February-12 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1960-December-15 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 634

Canso 11043

s/n
 11043
c/n
 CV 335

Known Squadron Assignments: ;6

To Canadian Pacific Airlines for repairs from 15 June to 7 July 1944. With No. 6 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Coal Harbour, BC when it crashed on 31 July 1945. Aircraft was returning from temporary detachment at Prince Rupert, with crew of 8, plus 6 groundcrew and spares. Touched down into setting sun on calm water in Holberg Inlet, near Coal Harbour, at sunset. Nosed in immediately, pilot may have misjudged height over smooth water or nosegear doors may not have been fully closed. Wing tore off as it flipped, fuselage came to rest upside down and floated for some time, as did wing with atttached depth charges. Navigator Flying Officer B. Hamilton killed when port propeller sliced through cabin as wing came off, all others survived. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-February-17 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-July-31 Accident: 6 BR Loc: Holberg Inlet Names: Banville | Cavanagh | Cook | Griffith | Guerard | Hamilton | Horton | Jordan | King | McLeod | Pinkerton | Roberts | Vatne | Winton
   1945-August-31 Struck off Strength Struck off oafter crash, see comments 2019-08-20
1945-July-31 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Benjamin George Hamilton 2023-06-13
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11044

s/n
 11044
c/n
 CV 337

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 6 (BR) Squadron on West Coast, c.1944 to 1945. To Canadian Pacific Airlines at Vancouver for repairs from 19 June to 12 August 1944. To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 7 August 1945. Stored at No. 2 REMU. To Aircraft Industries for modifications on 19 June 1953. May have been used for search and rescue post war, records unclear. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-February-18 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1954-December-22 Struck off Strength 2020-10-11
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11045

s/n
 11045
c/n
 CV 339

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 20 July 1945. Transferred to No. 10 Repair Depot, still for storage, on 15 September 1945. Scheduled for conversion to freighter at No. 10 RD, no record this was completed. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-February-24 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1950-August-21 Struck off Strength Struck off at No. 10 Repair Depot 2020-10-11
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11046

s/n
 11046
c/n
 CV 341

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 7 August 1945. Later to No. 10 Repair Depot, where it was cannibalized for spares. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-February-24 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1952-October-24 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11047

s/n
 11047
c/n
 CV 343
c/r
 CF‑OFI;C‑FOFI;N413CV;N413PB

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage, issued to first unit on 24 March 1944. Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, 1944/45. Coded "C". To No. 4 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Scoudouc, NB on 22 March 1945 for modifications. Stored post war at RCAF Station Mont Joli, Quebec. Listed as available for disposal September 1946, with 769:35 airframe time. To de Havilland Canada at Downsview for fuel tank repairs January 1948. Ferried from Downsview to Edmonton, by 435 Squadron crew, in August 1948. Used by North West Air Command K Flight, based at RCAF Station Edmonton. Visited Winnipeg 30 August 1948. With 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, late 1940s, coded "AP*W". To No. 10 RD on 28 February 1949 for installation of cargo floor and tie down rings. To DHC on 16 March 1949 for further modifications and fuel tank repairs, probably redesignated as Mk. 2SR at this time. Returned to NWAC on 20 May 1949. Operated from Sea Island, BC in summer of 1949, by No. 121 (K) Flight. Back to DHC 1 May to 18 May 1950, for JATO installation. Returned to NWAC for use by No. 123 (S&R) Flight. Back to DHC 12 October 1950 for repairs to nose wheel well and front fuselage, completed February 1951. Issued to Maritime Air Group on completion, for use by No. 103 (R) Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS. To Aircraft Industries Limited on 2 October 1951 for repairs. Still with No. 103 RU in summer of 1952. Issued to Maritime Air Group at Greenwood on 25 February 1953, having been delivered there by No. 129 (AF) Flight from No. 6 RD. Operated by No. 103 (S&R) Flight at Greenwood on 26 June 1953, when it recovered the bodies from the crash of Lancaster KB914 . Back to AIL on 6 December 1955 for repairs and modifications, including hull repairs, replacement of trailing edges, installation of an APX6 ignition analyzer, installation of a loud hailer, a Homelite APU, and electric bilge pumps. Astrodomes replaced, and centre section lower skin corrosion repaired. Windows in compartment number 3 blanked off. To No. 103 � Unit at Greenwood when completed. To No. 102 (CR) Unit at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 17 February 1957. To AIL on 19 March 1957 for overhaul, corrosion repair, and repainting. Still at Trenton when this unit became No. 102 KU of Air Transport Command on 25 August 1959. To storage at No. 6 RD on 27 September 1960. Available for disposal from 31 August 1961. Sold to Newfoundland Department of Mines and Resources. Registered as CF-OFI. By 1976 marked C-FOFI, still in use in 1980. This registration cancelled on 9 April 1996. To Hicks & Lawrence, a spray operator in St. Thomas, Ontario on 23 April 1996, this registration cancelled on 4 June 1996. To Buffalo Airways of Hay River, NWT on that date, Certificate of Registration issued on 20 June 1996. Reported seen at Glendale Municipal Airport, Arizona in February 2007, marked as N343CV. Reregistered N413PB October 2007. At Lauridsen Aviation Museum, Buckeye Municipal Airport, Buckeye, AZ. Damaged 20 Aug 2022 During a thunderstorm near Phoenix, AZ, the airframe was flipped over on its back. The wings spars were broken, the nacelles were pulled from the wing, the vertical fin was crushed and the fuselage back was broken. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-February-24 Taken on Strength Eastern Air command 2019-08-20
1944-August-21 Accident: 160 Squadron Loc: Rcaf Torbay Names: Jukes | Lachance | McLeod | Muller | Raabe | Sutman | Webb
   1962-April-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 633

Canso 11048

s/n
 11048
c/n
 CV 345

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 10 April 1944. Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, c.1944/45. Coded "R". To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945. Transferred to North West Air Command on 28 June 1945. Available for disposal from 14 February 1946. Had 1126:20 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-February-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-August-21 Accident: 160 Squadron Loc: Rcaf Torbay Names: Jukes | Lachance | McLeod | Muller | Raabe | Sutman | Webb
   1948-March-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11049

s/n
 11049
c/n
 CV 347

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage at Scoudouc, NB. First issued to a unit on 24 March 1944, ferried to No. 161 (BR) Squadron at Dartmouth, NS. Flown to No. 21 Repair Depot on 4 October 1944 for repairs. Arrived in Iceland on 7 November 1944, but not taken on strength by No. 162 Squadron? To stored reserve on 15 December 1944, out of stores on 14 March 1945 for ferry to Ancienne Lorette, Quebec, arriving there on 17 March 1945. May have been coded "X" at this time. To No. 1 Air Command, still in storage, on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 654:20 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Frank Ambrose Aviation Co. of New York. To Danish Navy in December 1946, via War Assets Adminstration. Inspected and modified by de Havilland Canada before departing for Denmark. Accepted in Denmark in March 1947, with 659:55 airframe time. Danish Navy serial FM-52, carried name "Papoose". Serial later changed to 82-852. Withdrawn from use by December 1960, with 4250:00 airframe time. Used for fire training at Varelose, later scrapped. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-March-02 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-April-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11050

s/n
 11050
c/n
 CV 349

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 8 April 1944. With No. 161 (BR) Squadron at Yarmouth, NS in February 1945. To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 1204:25 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Frank Ambrose Aviation Co. of New York. May have been sold in Columbia for commercial use. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-March-04 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-January-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11051

s/n
 11051
c/n
 CV 351

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 8 July 1944. To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot on 13 February 1945 for repairs following a Category C crash while with No. 162 (BR) Squadron at Reykjavik, Iceland on 20 December 1944. Received hull repairs, and new radio installation. Returned to WAC at Vancouver on 4 April 1945. To stored reserve on 20 September 1945. Reported serviceable on that date, with 731:10 airframe time. Stored at Abbotsford, BC. Undergoing modifications at No. 10 Repair Depot in Calgary in July 1947. To North West Air Command on 21 November 1947, for use at RCAF Station Fort St. John, BC by the Composite Flight. Had 738:50 airframe time on that date. Under maintenance at No. 10 Repair Depot in Calgary in January 1948. Category B crash on 14 April 1948, in Patricia Bay, BC. Aircraft water loped and then sank while being towed ashore, but was recovered and beached. Flown to No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary on 4 May 1948. Available for disposal from 22 July 1948. Had 877:15 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-March-07 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1948-November-13 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11052

s/n
 11052
c/n
 CV 353
c/r
 CF‑FVE

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 24 April 1944. Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec. To RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS on 9 March 1945, to start repairs following a Category C crash. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 20 March 1945 to complete these repairs. Back to EAC on 2 June 1945. With Eastern Air Command Liberator Meteorological Flight at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS in summer of 1945. To storage on 8 August 1945, with the note "not to be allocated out of S.R. E.A.C. Frozen Series.". Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI. Had 854:10 airframe time when struck off. To civil register as CF-FVE. Users included Wheeler Airlines. Stored, without engines or rudder, at St. Jean, Quebec in 1969. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-March-11 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 627

Canso 11053

s/n
 11053
c/n
 CV 355

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by the Test and Development Establishment, at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario for prototyping of LORAN installation. Ferried to Rockcliffe by No. 124 (F) Squadron. To Eastern Air Command on 14 September 1944, after completion of test work. To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 9 June 1945. Issued to No. 1 Air Command for one month, starting 11 August 1945, for conversion training. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-March-16 Taken on Strength No. 3 Training Command for Test & Development Establishment 2019-08-20
1945-September-06 Accident: 124 Ferry Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Ashworth | MacDonald
   1947-February-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11054

s/n
 11054
c/n
 CV 357
c/r
 CF‑JCV, C‑FJCV

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 14 April 1944. Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec. Flew this squadron's last war time mission on 1 June 1945, escort of convoy HGI/32, out of Sydney, NS.

To storage on 10 July 1945. Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI. Available for disposal from 23 January 1946. Had 1142:50 airframe time when struck off. Later to civil register as CF-JCV, later C-FJCV. Seen at Dorval airport in October 1957 as CF-JVC. Operated by Austin Airways, Aero Trades Western of Winnipeg in 1980, and others, in Canada. In Cost Rica in 1955, when it was converted to a Model 28-5ACF.

Sold in 1988 to a French company, The African Safari Company. Transported tourists between Egypt and Zimbabwe. Crossed Atlantic twice in 1993, on charter. Sold to Catalina Club of New Zealand in 1994. Had over 14,000 airframe time at this point. Ferried to New Zealand, taking 87 flying hours over 14 days. Registered as ZK-PBY on 23 March 1995. Now marked as NZ4017, "XX-T" of No. 6 Squadron, RNZAF. Still operated regulary in 2007. By April 2009 based at Ardmore, NZ, same markings and registration.

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last update: 2024-March-13
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-March-20 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2020-10-11
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 631

Canso 11055

s/n
 11055
c/n
 CV 359
c/r
 CF‑CKI

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 2 May 1944. Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec. To storage on 10 July 1945. Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI. Had 940:25 airframe time when struck off. To Kenting Aviation post war, registered as CF-CKI. Fitted with tail magnetometer for survey work. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-March-20 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 629

Canso 11056

s/n
 11056
c/n
 CV 361
c/r
 CF‑PQI

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 24 April 1944. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB on 1 September 1944, for repair of leaking fuel tanks. Returned to EAC for storage on 24 November 1944. Issued to No. 162 (B) Squadron on 8 January 1945, for use in Iceland, coded "Z". To No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary on 13 August 1945, for conversion to freighter. To North West Air Command on 15 September 1947, for use by No. 123 (SR) Flight at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC. Had 893:05 airframe time on 1 April 1949. . Back to No. 10 RD on 12 July 1949 for storage. To Aircraft Industries Limited on 20 June 1951 for modifications and reconditioning. To No. 408 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, on 12 March 1953, coded "MN*056". Back to AIL for fuel tank repairs on 15 December 1953. Again to AIL on 15 July 1954 and 7 January 1955 for repairs. To AIL on 25 November 1955 for modifications, including installation of an ADX16 ignition analyzer, Homelite APU, and electric bilge pumps. Always back to 408 Squadron during this time. To storage with No. 6 RD on 10 February 1956, stored at Fingal, Ontario. Available for disposal from 16 August 1960. Sold to Quebec Department of Lands and Forests. To civil register as CF-PQI, ownership later transferred to Provincial Air Services of Quebec. Loaned to Chile to fight fires in spring of 1969. Crashed 25 miles east of Curico, Chile on 11 March 1969, while fighting a fire in a valley. 2 injuries, no fatalities. Reported as leased to ASPAR at time of crash. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-April-01 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1960-December-15 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 634

Canso 11057

s/n
 11057
c/n
 CV 363

Known Squadron Assignments: ;111;104;Tactical

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 2 May 1944. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1944 to 1945. Coded "E". To Clark Ruse Aircraft on Moncton, NB on 23 June 1944 for repairs, back to EAC on 5 September 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot for major inspection on 8 March 1945. To storage at RCAF Station Mont Joli, Quebec on 31 May 1945. Listed as available for disposal on 2 February 1946, airframe time was 398:35. To de Havilland Aircraft Canada on 1 December 1947 for radio modifications and refurbishment. Airframe time when completed on 9 July 1948 was 408:00. To No. 413 (P) Squadron in July 1948, used from Eureka, NWT that summer. Back to DHC on 12 October 1948 for repair of leaking fuel tank and refurbishment. Completed on 10 November 1948, assigned to North West Air Command on that date. Used by No. 111 (K) Flight at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba, coded "CF*057". Crashed 21 August 1949, after encountering bad weather on medevac from Chesterfield Inlet, NWT via Churchill, Manitoba to Winnipeg. Was evacuating a family of 6 to 8 Inuit, several with possible polio. All on board killed: 7 RCAF, 4 Department of Transport employees, civil nurse and newspaper reporter. Wreckage located on 23 August 1949, east of Bigstone Lake near St. Theresa Point. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-March-23 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1949-September-08 Struck off Strength Struck off after Category A crash. 2019-08-20
1949-August-21 KIFA RCAF Leading Aircraftman Garnett Frederick Bull 2023-06-23
1949-August-21 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Albert George Eden 2023-05-21
1949-August-21 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer George Walter Lineker DFC 2023-06-20
1949-August-21 KIFA RCAF Corporal George Robert Mitchell 2023-06-30
1949-August-21 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant William Wishart Robson DFC 2023-06-22
1949-August-21 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Francis John Rush DFC & Bar 2023-06-30
1949-August-21 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Daniel Orlande Shumay 2020-09-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11058

s/n
 11058
c/n
 CV 365

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 9 May 1944. To storage from 10 July 1945. Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI. Had 972:45 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-March-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 630

Canso 11059

s/n
 11059
c/n
 CV 367

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 13 June 1944. With No. 5 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Yarmouth in May 1945. To storage on 10 July 1945. Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI. Available for disposal from 23 June 1946. Had 941:40 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-March-24 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-January-19 Accident: 1 Naval Air Gunnery School Loc: Aerodrome Names: Leslie | Meyers | Robertson
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11060

s/n
 11060
c/n
 CV 369

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 24 May 1944. To Clark Ruse Aircraft Limited in Moncton, NB on 15 June 1944 for repairs. Assigned to stored reserve on 7 August 1944, issued to a unit on 2 November 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 8 March 1945 for inspection. Stored from 2 June 1945, at Mont Joli, Quebec. Listed as available for disposal February 1946, airframe time was 399:00. To No. 9 (T) Group at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 22 April 1947 "for operational commitments", probably for Photo Wing. Damaged in Alaska in summer of 1947. To No. 10 Repair Depot for repairs on 2(?) August 1947, back to No. 413 (P) Squadron at Rockcliffe on 7(?) August 1947 (records hard to read). Reported on 1 September 1947 as "time since new 419:15, fitment standard". To No. 6 RD on 14 November 1947 for modifications, including installation of ASP-1 radar and radios for air sea rescue, but identified in records as a Mk. 2F freighter. Airframe time on arrival there was 628:05. To North West Air Command on 5 July 1948, for use by K Flight at RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta. Airframe time on 1 April 1949 was 943:50. To Aircraft Industries Limited on 14 July 1952 for modifications. To No. 121 (CR) Flight at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 26 June 1956. Stored at Vulcan, Alberta from 2 January 1959. Available for disposal 16 August 1960. Sold to Frontier Air Transport Co. Ltd. of Calgary. To US register as N609F, later N609FF. Later on Australian register as VH-EXG. By this time it had been converted to Wright Cylcvone R-2600 engines, and had been used as a water bomber and a survey aircraft. Reported under restoration in at the RAAF Museum at Point Cook, Melbourne, Australia in 2007. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-April-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1961-May-25 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11061

s/n
 11061
c/n
 CV 371

Known Squadron Assignments: ;162

Delivered new to storage. To Clark Ruse aircraft for repairs 30 June to 31 August 1944. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, 1944. Coded "M". With No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Iceland, probably from October 1944. Still with this unit when it struck a mountain south of Reykjavik on 19 December 1944 while returning from patrol. No survivors. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-April-01 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-October-17 Accident: 161 Squadron GASPE Loc: Goose Bay Labrador Names: Anderson | Brotherston | Couper | Crowell | Dunfield | Edgerton | Jones | Overton | Paquin | Quinn
1944-December-19 Accident: 162 Squadron BR Loc: Reykjavik Names: Attree | Bewley | Latham | Mcdonald | Mckenna | Oakford | Pettigrew | Steinberg
   1945-January-09 Struck off Strength Struck off after crash, see comments 2019-08-20
1944-December-19 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Earl Ralph Attree 2023-07-16
1944-December-19 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald Glenn Bewley 2023-07-16
1944-December-19 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Frank Wilfred Latham 2023-07-16
1944-December-19 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Joseph Neil Douglas Hague MacDonald 2023-07-16
1944-December-19 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Gerald Patrick McKenna 2023-07-16
1944-December-19 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Edward Parker Oakford 2023-07-16
1944-December-19 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Thomas Johnston Pettigrew 2023-07-16
1944-December-19 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Hymie Steinberg 2023-07-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11062

s/n
 11062
c/n
 CV 373

Known Squadron Assignments: ;162

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 1 July 1944. With No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Scotland, when it struck a mountain on Foula Island, in the Shetlands, while returning from patrol on 27 July 1944, in bad weather. One survivor, 7 fatalities. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-April-03 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-July-29 Accident: 162 Squadron Loc: Foula Is Names: Bowler | Bradshaw | Harvey | Hildebrand | Knight | Lloyd | Townsend | Watson
   1944-September-21 Struck off Strength Struck off after crash, see comments 2019-08-20
1944-July-29 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Edwin Bowler 2021-07-27
1944-July-29 KIA RCAF Flying Officer George Gordon Bradshaw 2021-07-28
1944-July-29 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Robert Densmore Harvey 2021-08-09
1944-July-29 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Abram Hildebrand 2021-08-10
1944-July-29 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Willis Hilson Lloyd 2022-01-23
1944-July-29 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert Wilfred Ernest Townsend 2021-07-15
1944-July-29 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Elliott Courtney Watson 2021-07-10
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11063

s/n
 11063
c/n
 CV 375

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay on 1 July 1944. To stored reserve on 20 September 1945. Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC. Back to Western Air Command (or North West Air Command?) on 4 April 1946. Modified from 21 July 1947 with fixed provisions for radar, IFF and radios, but not all equipment installed. With No. 123 (C&R) Flight from RCAF Station Sea Island when it detached to RCAF Station Edmonton for freight flights into north in summer of 1947. Crashed while landing near Cambridge Bay on 29 August 1947, aircraft broke in half after hard landing, wreckage not recovered. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-April-20 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-December-20 Struck off Strength Struck off after crash, see comments 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11064

s/n
 11064
c/n
 CV 377

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. Allocated for service trials with leather packing glands in winterized undercarriage in summer and winter conditions. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, c.1944. Coded "L". To No. 161 (BR) Squadron on 12 December 1944. To stored reserve on 10 July 1945. Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI. Had 1012:20 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-April-06 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-June-21 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11065

s/n
 11065
c/n
 CV 379

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 16 June 1944. With No. 162 (BR) Squadron when it crashed at aerodrome at Reykjavik, Iceland on 20 January 1945. Originally classified as Category C on 10 February 1945, then Category B on 18 February 1945, then scrapped. Disposed of on site by No. 162 Sdn. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-April-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-January-20 Accident: 162 Squadron Loc: Reykjavik Iceland Names: Baggett | Joy | Lahey | Lambert | Munro | Smith | Sugden | Taillefer
   1945-June-07 Struck off Strength Struck off after crash, see comments 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11066

s/n
 11066
c/n
 CV 381

Known Squadron Assignments: ;162

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 2 August 1944. Arrived in Iceland on 11 august 1944, for use by No. 162 (BR) Sqaudron. First aircraft equipped with eyeball nose turret with this unit, also had 4 fixed .303 machine guns in nose. To No. 4 Repair Depot for major inspection 30 October 1944. To No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Iceland on 30 January 1945. Still with this unit when lost without a trace while on patrol out of Iceland on 3 April 1945. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-April-10 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-April-03 Accident: 162 Squadron Loc: Unknown Names: Bentley | Grear | Hart | Jackson | Macneil | Martin | McConnell | Solmundson | Thomson
   1945-June-20 Struck off Strength Struck off after crash, see comments 2019-08-20
1945-April-03 KIA RCAF Sergeant Lloyd Sinclair Bentley 2023-08-18
1945-April-03 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class William Leonard Greer 2021-08-07
1945-April-03 KIA RCAF Flying Officer John William Hart 2021-08-09
1945-April-03 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant William Calder Jackson 2021-08-11
1945-April-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ralph Gordon MacNeil 2021-08-17
1945-April-03 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Leslie Charles Martin 2022-01-21
1945-April-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Robert McConnell 2021-08-17
1945-April-03 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Oscar George Solmundson 2021-07-25
1945-April-03 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Alexander George Thomson 2021-07-17
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11067

s/n
 11067
c/n
 CV 383
c/r
 CF‑NTL

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 8 July 1944. Back to stored reserve on 13 October 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 23 January 1945 for fitment of "special installation". Back to EAC on 4 April 1945. Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, on east coast and / or in Iceland, coded "B", dates uncertain. To No. 10 RD in Calgary, Alberta on 13 August 1945 for conversion to freighter. To storage on 6 February 1947. Conversion to Mk. 2SR search and rescue configuration started 15 September 1947 at No. 10 Repair Depot in Calgary. Airframe time on that date was 587:40. Issued to North West Air Command on 3 May 1948, for use by K Flight at RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta. Delivered from Calgary to Edmonton on 1 June 1948. To No. 10 RD for repairs on 16 October 1948. To de Havilland Canada on 16 March to 7 May 1949 for fuel tank repairs, then back to NWAC, possibly for No. 123 (CR) Flight. Back to DHC 1 May to 9 August 1950 for installation of JATO, back to RCAF Station Sea Island, BC when complete. At DHC 21 March to 12 November 1951 for reconditioning and modifications, then back to Sea Island. To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 17 October 1955 for major inspection, modifications, and replacement of hull and wing skins. To No. 121 (CR) Flight at Sea Island when complete, coded "QT*067". Back to Lincoln Park for storage on 28 November 1956. Stored at Vulcan, Alberta. Available for disposal from 9 February 1961. Sold to Airspray Limited of Wetaskiwin, Alberta. With Flying Fireman at Sidney, BC by 1976, registered as CF-NTL. Off register by 1982. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-April-14 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1961-October-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 633

Canso 11068

s/n
 11068
c/n
 CV 385

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944. To storage on 27 July 1945. Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC. Had 702:00 airframe time when struck off. (Reported by Baugher as ordered as US Navy PBV-1A, BuNo 67838. diverted to USAAF before completion as OA-10A serial number 44-33874. Delivered direct to RCAF when completed. Later to Brazilian AF, their serial number FAB 6523, discharged 1968. Not confirmed.) last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-April-20 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-October-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11069

s/n
 11069
c/n
 CV 387

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944. Back to Western Air Command on 25 July 1945. To storage on 20 September 1945. Back to WAC 9 November 1945. Served with No. 122 (K) Squadron, and when this unit became No. 3 (K) Flight and later No. 123 (C&R) Flight. With No. 123 (C&R) Squadron at Sea Island in May and June 1947. Detached to Edmonton to support Operation Beetle in summer of 1947, returned to Sea Island on 19 September 1947. Airframe time on 1 December 1947 was 1560:35, listed as "condition fair, fitment standard". Airframe time on 1 April 1949 was 1883:35. To No. 10 Repair Depot on 18 July 1949, replaced by 11087. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-April-22 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1950-August-24 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11070

s/n
 11070
c/n
 CV 389

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944. Back to Western Air Command on 10 November 1944 for repairs and modifications at Vancouver, issued to unit on 11 April 1945. With No. 7 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Alliford Bay, BC. Flew this unit's last war time mission, anti-submarine patrol on 14 July 1945. To stored reserve with No. 2 Air Command on 20 July 1945. To No. 10 Repair Depot on 15 September 1945 for conversion to freighter. Back to No. 10 RD for storage on 6 February 1949. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-April-23 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-November-03 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Destruction Is Names: Harris | Hillaby | Kerouac | Mckenzie | Milroy | Whelan | Wittleton | Young
   1952-October-24 Struck off Strength Struck off, broken up for spares. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11071

s/n
 11071
c/n
 CV 391

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944. To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 25 July 1945. In storage at No. 10 Repair Depot when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-April-14 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1950-May-01 Struck off Strength Struck off, broken up for spares 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11072

s/n
 11072
c/n
 CV 393

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944. To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 31 January 1945 for repairs following a Category C crash. Back to WAC on 2 May 1945. To stored reserve on 26 July 1945. Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC. Available for disposal from 6 March 1946. Had 646:05 airframe time when struck off. (Reported by Baugher as ordered as US Navy PBV-1A, BuNo 67846. diverted to USAAF before completion as OA-10A serial number 44-33882. Delivered direct to RCAF when completed. Later to Brazilian AF, their serial number FAB 6526, discharged 1982. Not confirmed.) last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-April-29 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-January-28 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Patricia Bay Names: Bancroft | Gregg | Ratcliffe | Schmuland | Sutherland | Taylor | Turnquist | Wilson
   1946-October-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11073

s/n
 11073
c/n
 CV 395

Known Squadron Assignments: ;121

Delivered new to storage. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944. To No. 22 Sub Repair Depot at Sea Island on 31 January 1945 for repairs following a Category C crash. Back to WAC on 22 June 1945. To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 7 August 1945. Stored post war at No. 2 REMU. To No. 10 Repair Depot on 10 January 1946. To North West Air Command on 12 June 1946. Back to No. 10 RD on 22 April 1947 for major inspection and repairs. Had 607:15 airframe time when it arrived. Assigned to NWAC on 20 July 1948, when it had 611:05 airframe time, but still at Calgary on 26 July 1948. Had 794:45 airframe time on 1 April 1949. Based at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC in September and October 1949, used for search and rescue. To storage at No. 10 RD on 30 November 1949. To Aircraft Industries Limited on 20 June 1951 for reconditioning and modifications. To Air Defence Command at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 18 November 1952. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-April-30 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-January-29 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Patricia Bay Names: Birch | Cianfaglione | Conlin | Fink | Harbourne | Hughesdon | Wales
   1955-December-22 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1955-November-24 Missing RCAF Flying Officer Donald Keith McPherson 2023-07-26
1955-November-24 Missing RCAF Aircraftman 2nd Class Neveille Clarke Thompson 2021-07-20
1955-November-24 Missing RCAF Flying Officer Peter Clifford Walker 2021-05-24
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11074

s/n
 11074
c/n
 CV 397
c/r
 CF‑OWE, C‑FOWE

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 21 February 1945. Ferried to Iceland, arriving there on 28 February 1945. Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Iceland, coded "A". Flew this unit's last operational mission, patrol from Iceland on 31 May 1945. Last unit aircraft to leave Iceland, on 7 June 1945. To No. 10 Repair Depot in Calgary, Alberta for conversion to freighter on 13 August 1945. To North West Air Command on 5 June 1946, for K Flight at RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta. With No. 6 (Comm) Flight at Edmonton in fall of 1946. To Whitehorse in November 1946, search for missing hunters. Located by this aircraft on 15 November 1946. Category C crash on 6 October 1947, flown to de Havilland Canada for repairs, arrived on 22 December 1947. To No. 413 (P) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 30 June 1948, following repairs and modifications. Back to DHC 10 January to 31 March 1949 for repair of leaking fuel tanks. Back to 413 Sdn. To DHC again 10 February to 16 March 1950 for more fuel tank repairs and JATO installation. Back to 413 Sdn. To DHC for repairs on 29 January 1951. To No. 408 (P) Squadron at Rockcliffe on 31 March 1951. To Aircraft Industries Limited for fuel tank and fabric repairs 8 February to 29 April 1954. To storage at No. 6 Repair Depot on 18 October 1954. Stored at Dunnville, Ontario. Available for disposal from 16 August 1960. Sold to Ontario Central Airlines of Kenora, Ontario. By 1976 registered as CF-OWE to Ilford-Riverton Airways of Winnipeg, Manitoba, C-FOWE by 1980, their registration cancelled 1983. To Jonathan Seagull Holdings of Vancouver, BC in 1985, their registration cancelled in 1989. On US civil register by 2007, as N222FT, registered to W.C. Edwards of Big Spring, Texas. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-May-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1961-November-07 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2020-10-11
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 634

Canso 11075

s/n
 11075
c/n
 CV 399

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 8 July 1944. Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, on east coast and / or in Iceland, coded "L", dates unknown. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 7 October 1944 for repairs, back to EAC on 13 January 1945. To stored reserve on 25 July 1945. To de Havilland Canada on 5 August 1947 for modifications, including radar installation, radio installation, LORAN installation. To No.413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 29 May 1948, coded "AP*K". Used in Operation Eureka that summer, a joint US - Canadian survey of potential locations for LORAN transmitters and radar stations in the Arctic. Back to DHC from 10 January to 2 May 1949 for repair of leaky fuel tank. Back at DHC on 30 June for repair of leaky starboard sump. At RCAF Station Greenwood, NS in 1950 and 1951. To Aircraft Industries Limited 15 January 1953 to 11 May 1954 for modifications, probably to Mk. 2 SR configuration. To Air Defence Command at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC when completed. Still with No. 121 (CR) Flight at this base in 1957. To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for reconditioning on 12 November 1957. Still in use at Sea Island 1958 and 1959. With No. 121(R) Unit, Air Transport Command, at Sea Island in 1961. Stored at Sea Island 22 September 1961, military equipment removed. To Lincoln Park on 21 November 1961, available for disposal from January 1962. Sold to Fairey Aviation of Canada, Victoria Airport, BC. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-May-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1962-June-07 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 634

Canso 11076

s/n
 11076
c/n
 CV 401

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 1 September 1944. To RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS on 10 October 1944 for repairs. Repairs completed at No. 4 Repair Depot on 13 December 1944. En route to No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Iceland when lost while ferrying from Moncton to Reykjavik on 19 April 1945. Crash landed on frozen Morhiban Lake, Labrador after engine problems. Aircraft burned out. All crew rescued by USCG HNS-1 helicopter, BuNo 39045, operating out of Goose Bay. Pilot Lt. A. Kleirsch received Air Force Cross.

Canada Primary Source RCAF - Accident Investigation File

last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-May-10 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-April-23 Accident: 162 Squadron Loc: 51:39n 61:47w Names: Baggett | Bunnell | Joy | Lahey | Lambert | Munro | Smith | Sugden | Taillefer
   1945-May-16 Struck off Strength Struck off after crashing, see comments 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11077

s/n
 11077
c/n
 CV 403

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 27 December 1944. Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, on east coast and / or in Iceland, coded "J". To No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary, Alberta on 13 August 1945 for conversion to freighter. Stored there, available for disposal from 2 January 1946. Had 592:10 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-May-09 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-August-08 Accident: 162 BR Squadron Loc: Blue Mountain Names: Bulla | Graham | Hillman | Krumm | Larson | Naldrett | Pullin | Witterick
   1946-August-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11078

s/n
 11078
c/n
 CV 405

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 27 July 2944. Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, 1944/45. Coded "S". To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Had 650:55 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Frank Ambrose Aviation of New York. May have been sold in columbia for commercial use. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-May-15 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-January-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11079

s/n
 11079
c/n
 CV 407
c/r
 CF‑PQP, C‑FPQP

Known Squadron Assignments:

Transferred to No. 1 Air Command 15 January 1945. To No. 7 Photo Wing at Rockcliffe, Ontario on 26 April 1945. Used by No. 13 (P) Squadron at Rockcliffe from 1 April 1946. Still with this unit when it was transferred to No. 9 (T) Group in July 1946. To Fairchild Aircraft in Longueuil, Quebec from 7 February to 4 June 1947 for conversion to freighter, back to No. 9 (T) Group. Reported in September 1947 as "1395:10 time since new, fitment freighter". With 413 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, c.1948, coded "AP*M". Reported on 24 March 1948 as "1522:50 time since new, condition good, fitment freighter". To de Havilland Aircraft Canada 17 March to 5 April 1949 for fuel tank repairs. Back to DHC from 21 March to 6 May 1950 for installation of JATO, fuel tank sealing, and hull repairs. To No. 408 (P) Squadron at Rockcliffe when completed. Used to deliver and support portable SHORAN installations across Canada. Coded "MN*079". With Detachment No. 7 at Coral Harbour, NWTwhen it took part in a search fro an RCMP Goose on 15 August 1950, locating the missing aircraft at Cape Smith, NWT. Back to DHC on 28 March 1951 for modifications and reconditioning, back to 408 Sdn. On 12 November 1951. To Aircraft Industries Limited on 2 November 1955 for inspection and modifications, including installation of an anti-surge valve from 27 March 1957. To No. 121 (K) Unit at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 30 September 1957. To No. 102 (K) Unit at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 8 May 1959. To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 12 January 1960 for partial conversion to search and rescue configuration, but apparently without change in designation. To No. 121 (K) Unit at Sea Island on 3 March 1960. To No. 103 Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 1 September 1960. To storage at Dunnville, Ontario with No. 6 Repair Depot on 3 July 1961. Available for disposal from 1 March 1962. Sold to Quebec Department of Transport and Communications. To civil register as CF-PQP, later C-FPQP. Leased to Chilean operator to fight fires in that country in 1969. Crashed while practicing water landings at Lac Cache, Quebec on 18 July 1987. Registration cancelled 1987. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-May-23 Taken on Strength No. 3 Training Command 2019-08-20
   1962-November-29 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2020-10-11
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 634

Canso 11080

s/n
 11080
c/n
 CV 409

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 3 July 1944. Used by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Stations Yarmouth, NS and / or Torbay Newfoundland, 1944/45. Coded "U". To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 2 June 1945. Available for disposal at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec from 29 November 1945. Had 51:50 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Frank Ambrose Aviation of NY. May have been sold in columbia for commercial use. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-May-22 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-January-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11081

s/n
 11081
c/n
 CV 411

Known Squadron Assignments: ;2

Delivered new to storage. To No. 162 (BR) Squadron on 29 September 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB 11 January to 11 May 1945 for repairs. With No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Iceland after VE day. Returned to Canada via UK and Azores in June 1945. To No. 10 RD in Calgary on 13 August 1945 for partial conversion to freighter. To No. 9 (T) Group 1 June 1946, used by No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta, from August 1946. Had conducted training flights from Winnipeg with No. 164 Squadron, as early as 20 June 1946. To Rockcliffe, 26 August 1946. With Winnipeg Detachment by September 1946. To Fairchild Aircraft in Longueuil, Quebec for further conversion work 7 February 1947. To North West Air Command on 8 August 1947, used by K Flight at RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta. Sent to replace 11036 following its crash, and to complete this unit's commitment to Operation Beetle (installation of LORAN sites in Canadian Arctic). Under maintenance at No. 10 Repair Depot, Calgary, in November 1947. Reported on 1 December 1947 as "time since new 606:10, condition good, fitment freighter". Reported on 1 March 1948 as "time since new 689:00, condition good, fitment freighter, attached to Nelson". Crash landed at RCAF LORAN Detachment at Kittigazuit, N.W.T on 28 July 1948. Coded "CC*M" at time of crash. One fatality, LAC T. Warrack. Crew member LAC (later Corporal) R.W.S. Trent assisted in aircraft evacuation, would later receive US Soldier's Medal for actions saving US personnel while with No. 103 Search and Rescue Unit in Newfoundland in 1953. Scrapped on site, salvageable material sent to No. 10 RD. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-May-22 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1948-August-30 Struck off Strength Struck off after crash, see comments 2019-08-20
1948-July-28 RCAF Leading Aircraftman Thomas Warrack 2023-06-15
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11082

s/n
 11082
c/n
 CV 413

Known Squadron Assignments:

Originally scheduled for delivery to Western Air Command in May 1944, but diverted. Used by the Test and Development Establishment, at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario. To No. 1 Air Command for storage on 15 January 1945. With Met Flight at RCAF Station Yarmouth in June 1945. Stored post war at Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Sold to Frank Ambrose Aviation of Pasadena, California. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-August-04 Taken on Strength No. 3 Training Command for Test & Development Establishment 2019-08-20
   1946-May-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2020-10-11
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11083

s/n
 11083
c/n
 CV 415

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944. Coded "Y" while with this unit. Category C damage while with this unit on 13 September 1943, repaired at Patricia Bay 14 September to 27 September 1944, then back to No. 3 OTU. To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 25 (or 26?) July 1945. Stored post war at No. 2 REMU. Had 746:45 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-May-22 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-September-13 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bingham | Hunt | Johnston | Mckean
   1946-October-01 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2020-10-11
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 625

Canso 11084

s/n
 11084
c/n
 CV 417
c/r
 CF‑PQL, VC‑CBP

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944. Category C crash at Patricia Bay on 18 November 1944. Repairs started at Patricia Bay, transferred to No. 3 Repair Depot at Sea Island on 12 May 1945 for completion. Back to WAC on 11 July 1945. To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 8 August 1945. Stored post war at No. 10 Repair Depot, Calgary. To Aircraft Industries Limited on 13 June 1952 for modification to Mk. 2SR search and rescue configuration. Assigned to No. 103 (R) Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 16 November 1953. Back to AIL for one day repair of fuel tank leak on 7 February 1955. Back to AIL on 24 February 1956 for modifications and repairs, including: installation of Homelite APU, automatic electric bilge pumps, APX6 ignition analyzer, rubber seals on rivets in compartment R05, and sliding cockpit windows; replacement of trailing edges; resealing of rear flare chutes; repairs to dents in nose section and hull; and the inevitable fuel tank repairs. Back to No. 103 RU on 28 August 1956. To AIL from 12 September to 9 October 1958 for fabric repairs and corrosion inspection. To No. 102 (K) Unit at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 14 May 1959. Received ICAO registration VC-CBP, dates unknown. Available for disposal at No. 6 RD, Dunnville from 22 or 23 February 1961. Sold to Quebec Department of Lands and Forests, registered as CF-PQL. Last Certificate of Registration, as C-FPQL, issued to Quebec on 15 July 1992. Sold to Royal Aviation of Quebec, Quebec c.1994, their registration cancelled on 13 February 1996. To Canadian Warplane Heritage of Hamilton, Ontario on that date. Restored, marked as Canso 9754, as flown by Flight Lieutenant D. Hornell when he won the Victoria Cross in 1944. Maintiained in flyable condition, visited CFB Greenwood and Yarmouth, NS in summer of 2009 for air shows. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-May-24 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-November-18 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Patricia Bay British Columbia Names: Binley | Crawford | Fry | McConnell | Ramsay | Symington | Veitch | Wilson
   1961-September-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 634

Canso 11085

s/n
 11085
c/n
 CV 419

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944. Category C crash at Patricia Bay on 2 August 1944. Repaired on site by No. 3 OTU staff, completed by 24 February 1945. To No. 2 Air Command for storage on 25 July 1945. Stored post war at No. 2 REMU. Available for disposal from 28 September 1945. Had 406:35 airframe time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-May-27 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-August-02 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Tarmac Names: Beach | Christianson | Elgie | Hlady | Holmes | Lowes | Naylor
   1946-October-07 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2020-10-11
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11086

s/n
 11086
c/n
 CV 421

Known Squadron Assignments: ;3

Delivered new to storage. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 1 July 1944. Still with this unit, based at Comox, BC, when reported missing on 3 December 1944. Pigeon from this plane returned to base 4 days later, without a message. Crashed near Kennedy Lake, east of Tofino, wreckage not located until July 1945. All nine occupants killed. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-May-29 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-December-02 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Straits Of Juan De Fuca Names: Davidson | Day | Mahoney | Nash | Pautenaude | Porter | Ramsay | Staples | Trudel
   1945-June-05 Struck off Strength Written off after going missing, see comments 2019-08-20
1944-December-02 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Robert William Davidson 2023-02-11
1944-December-02 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Louis Oswald Day 2023-02-11
1944-December-02 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer John Ambrose Mahoney 2023-02-12
1944-December-02 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Robert Leslie Nash 2023-02-15
1944-December-02 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Joseph Roger Marcel Patenaude 2023-02-15
1944-December-02 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Frank Ferrier Porter 2023-02-15
1944-December-02 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant George Balfour Nicol Ramsay MiD 2023-02-15
1944-December-02 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Alonzo Irvine Staples 2023-02-16
1944-December-02 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Joseph Romeo Antoine Trudel 2023-02-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11087

s/n
 11087
c/n
 CV 423

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 5 December 1944. To RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS on 7 March 1945 for repairs following a Category C crash, returned to EAC on 20 April 1945. To stored reserve on 10 July 1945, stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI. Reported on 6 January 1948 as "time since new 253:30, condition good, fitment standard". To No. 6 Repair Depot on 4 February 1948, for conversion to Mk. 2 SR search and rescue configuration, to replace 11069 on the west coast. To de Havilland Canada on 5 March 1948 for reconditioning and further modifications. Assigned to North West Air Command on 22 September 1948, for use at No. 123 (CR) Flight at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC. Airframe time on this date was 265:20. To Flying Boat School at Sea Island on 4 November 1953. Back to No. 121 (CR) Flight at Sea Island on 20 November 1956. To No. 102 (CR) Unit at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 4 October 1957. To Aircraft Industries Limited on 17 February 1958 for inspection. To No. 103 (R) Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 30 June 1958. Still with this unit in February 1959. To No. 6 RD on 6 August 1959 for hull repairs, stored at Dunnville, Ontario when completed. Designated as "museum airframe" on 19 May 1961. Transferred to CFB Rockcliffe on 25 February 1969 last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-June-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1969-February-25 Museum / Display Transferred to Department of Secretary of State, for Museums Canada 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11088

s/n
 11088
c/n
 CV 425
c/r
 CF‑PQM, C‑FPQM

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. First issued to a unit on 8 July 1944. Operated by No. 160 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Station Torbay, Newfoundland, August to September 1944. Scheduled for transfer to No. 162 (BR) Squadron, but instead went to No. 116 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sydney, NS on 2 October 1944. To stored reserve on 10 July 1945. Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI, with 463:25 airframe time. To Fairchild Aircraft in Longueil, Quebec 26 May to 15 July 1947, for conversion to Mk. 2F freighter. To Canada Car and Foundry 11 August to 4 September 1947 for re-conditioning, issued to North West Air Command when completed. Used by K Flight out of RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta for Operation Beetle, construction of LORAN sites in the Canadian Arctic. Reported on 1 December 1947 as "time since new 581:40, condition good, fitment VIP, on loan for Operation Beetle". Reported with No. 123 (CR) Flight at Sea Island in 1948, not confirmed. To National Research Council at Arnprior, Ontario in April 1948, probably for MAD trials. To de Havilland Canada on 10 February 1949 for fuel tank repairs. Loaned to federal Department of Mines on 13 June 1949, with MAD gear installed. Returned to RCAF at No. 6 Repair Depot on 28 July 1958. Available for disposal from 16 August 1960. Sold to Quebec Department of Lands and Forests. To civil register as CF-PQM. Used by Quebec as a fire bomber until 1993. Operated in Chile in 1968 and 1969, on lease. Later with Buffalo Airways. By 2006 owned by Patrick Whyte, as C-FPQM, who intended to use the aircraft in 2007 to re-enact the first commercial trans-Atlantic flight from Botwood, Newfoundland to Ireland. This was cancelled, due to lack of funds. Reported parked at Gander in September 2009, while ownership is decided in court. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-June-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1960-December-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 629 | 1968 634

Canso 11089

s/n
 11089
c/n
 CV 427
c/r
 CF‑PQO, C‑FPQO, N427CV

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, in Iceland, coded "C", from 27 September 1944. To storage with EAC on 21 September 1945, reported serviceable on that date. Out of storage 2 February 1946, issued to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS on 1 May 1946. With No. 435 (T) Squadron, RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta, in August 1946. Picked up crew of RCAF Vessel Beaver on 22 August 1946, after it had run aground near Cape Jones, Hudson's Bay. Reported on 29 December 1947 as "TSN 1331:30, condition fair, fitment Air Sea Rescue". Reported on 15 November 1948 as 1426:15 airframe time. Reported on 31 March 1949 as 1720:00 airframe time. To de Havilland Canada 14 May to 26 September 1949 for modifications, returned to NWAC. Assigned to RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 13 June 1950. To Canadian Pacific Airlines on 3 July 1951 for centre section change. To Aircraft Industries Limited from 15 June 1953 to 7 June 1954 for reconditioning. With No. 121 (CR) Flight at Sea Island May 1956 to October 1961. To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for storage on 26 November 1961. Later stored at Dunnsville, Ontario by No. 6 RD. Available for disposal from August 1962. Sold to Quebec Department of Transportation and Communications. Still with them in 1976, as CF-PQO. Was C-FPQO by 1980. In 1992 sold to Pro Air Aviation of Bonsecours, Quebec. Registered to G. Belanger of Bonsecours by 1995. To Antares Air Services of Oshawa, Ontario on 6 August 1999. This registration cancelled in 2001. In South Africa by 2006, registered as 3D-PBY, reported under restoration. Owners in 2009 were S. Hamilton and J. Seibold. Intent is to bring aircraft back to the US when restoration is complete. Reported nearly ready for first flight in South Africa in July 2009. Registered in the US by March 2010, as N427CV. This registration cancelled in May 2010. This aircraft has been meticulously restored and resides in the National Museum of Word War ll Aviation. last update: 2024-March-27
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-June-03 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1962-November-29 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 634

Canso 11090

s/n
 11090
c/n
 CV 429
c/r
 CF‑OBK

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to stored reserve, Eastern Air Command. Assigned to No. 162 (BR) Squadron in Iceland on 27 September 1944, arriving at Reykjavik on 11 October 1944. Coded "X". Returned to Scoudouc, NB on 27 February 1945 for major inspection. Assigned to RCAF Station Mont Joli, Quebec for storage on 15 June 1945. Had 403:10 airframe time when struck off. Sold to Department of Lands and Forests in April 1946. Converted to sprayer, used to spray forests, registered as CF-OBK. Sold to Frank Ambrose (Canada) Limited on 3 September 1947. Sold again to Charles Babb Co. on 1 October 1947. Ferry permit issued to Charles Babb on 3 October 1947. Had been sold on 11 September 1947 to Panair de Brasil, via Charles Babb Co. and Canadian Vickers. Registered as PP-PCW. Provisional License (LPN) issued at Belem, Brazil in December 1947, had 830:00 airframe time. Named "Bandeirante Pedro Teixeira". Full registration issued on 2 December 1948, had been in airline service for a year at this time. Minor damage while being taxied by a mechanic on 17 December 1964. Inspected on 8 August 1968, had 28,634:35 airframe time. Leased to Cruzeiro do Sol on 22 June 1965. Crashed while landing at Canutama, Para, Brazil at 14:05, on 17 October 1968. Landed wing low, dug in tip float, nose submerged, and cabin flooded. Floated for 15 minutes before sinking, 4 passengers killed. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-June-07 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1946-March-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 633

Canso 11091

s/n
 11091
c/n
 CV 431

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to stored reserve. Assigned to No. 162 (BR) Squadron, on 27 September 1944, used in Iceland, coded "G". To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB from 31 January to 19 May 1945 for major inspection. In storage at Mount Pleasant, PEI on 24 August 1945, reported as 440:55 airframe time and "repairable - post war commitments". Transferred to No. 9 (T) Group on 6 June 1946. To Fairchild Aircraft 7 February 1947 for freighter conversion. Reported on 6 January 1948 as "time since new 484:10, fitment standard, condition fair". To No. 6 RD that day for further repairs and modifications. To No. 413 (P) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario May 1948 "for Northern Ops". To de Havilland Canada from 17 March to 5 April 1949 for fuel tank repairs. Back to DHC 14 June to 25 July 1949 for repairs. To Air Defence Command at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC on 25 July 1949, still there July 1951. To Aircraft Industries Limited from 16 June 1953 to 27 August 1954 for repairs to nose section, wiring replacement, and modifications. To No. 408 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe when completed. Back to AIL on 25 November 1955 for modifications, including installation of an APX6 ignition analyzer, loud hailer, Homelite APU, and automatic electric bilge pumps. Back to 408 Sdn. when completed. To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta for storage on 10 July 1957, available for disposal there on 16 August 1960. Sold to Frontier Air Transport of Calgary. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-June-10 Taken on Strength Eastern Air command 2019-08-20
   1961-May-25 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11092

s/n
 11092
c/n
 CV 433

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to stored reserve. First assigned to a unit on 5 October 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot for major inspection on 8 March 1945. Assigned to RCAF Station Mont Joli, Quebec for storage on 15 June 1945. Back to EAC on 24 October 1945, "for post war commitments". Available for disposal at Dartmouth on 9 March 1946. Had 549:35 airframe time when struck off.

Canada Primary Source RCAF - Accident Investigation File

last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-June-12 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-December-06 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11093

s/n
 11093
c/n
 CV 435
c/r
 CF‑NJL

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to stored reserve. Served with No. 162 (BR) Squadron, probably from 5 December 1944, used in Iceland, coded "D". To No. 10 Repair Depot in Calgary on 13 August 1945, for conversion to freighter. Test flown by No. 10 Repair Depot on 19 April 1947. Extensive work then performed on resealing wing tanks, without good results. To Experimental and Proving Establishment on 21 May 1947, for prototyping of fuel tank modifications. On 12 September 1947 reported as "time since new 471:25, fitment standard". With No. 413 (P) Squadron at Rockcliffe January 1949. On 6 April 1949 airframe time reported as 590:00. To de Havilland Canada on 17 May 1949 for modifications. Issued to North West Air Command on 25 October 1949. At Sea Island 1949 to 1951. To Canadian Pacific Airlines (Repair) Limited on 7 September 1951 for repairs, "on a fly in basis". To Aircraft Industries Limited in January 1954 for reconditioning, and on 25 November 1955 for modifications, including installation of an APX6 ignition analyzer an automatic electric bilge pumps. Assigned to No. 408 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe on 23 August 1955. To serviceable reserve at Lincoln Park on 10 July 1957. Available for disposal there from 10 August 1960. Sold to D.T. Dorosh of Edmonton, Alberta by 1980. To civil register as CF-NJL. Latest Certificate of Registration issued to this owner 8 June 2004, reported based at Kingston, Ontario at that time. Stored at Gananoque, Ontario by 2007. Not airworthy, but washed and waxed once a year. As of August 16th, 2022 Mike Dabros visited the hangar at Gananoque and reported that the a/c appeared to be in the process of disassembly and crating likely for movement elsewhere. Still registered to Mr. Dorosh. Photos by Mike Dabros last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-June-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1961-April-10 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 633

Canso 11094

s/n
 11094
c/n
 CV 437
c/r
 CF‑NJE, C‑FNJE

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to stored reserve. Assigned to No. 162 (BR) Squadron on 8 December 1944, used in Iceland, coded "U". Arrived in Iceland on 22 December 1944. Flew patrol from Reykjavik to Stornoway, Scotland on 5 March 1945, 14:30 flight time. Returned to Iceland 2 days later, escorting Convoy UR-156. Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot for major inspection on 20 April 1945, left Iceland on 2 May 1945. To RCAF Station Mont Joli, Quebec on 22 May 1945 for storage. Reported available for disposal on 2 February 1946, with 397:00 airframe time. To Aircraft Industries Limited on 13 June 1952 for modifications, completed on 23 February 1954. To No. 408 (P) Squadron, RCAF Station Rockcliffe when completed. Back to AIL on 25 November 1955 for repairs and modifications, including installation of loud hailer, Homelite APU and automatic electric bilge pumps. Still with 408 Sdn. December 1956. To storage at RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 16 July 1957. Available for disposal from 16 August 1960. Sold to Frontier Air Transport of Calgary. Registered as CF-NJE to St. Felicien Air Services in 1976. To Government of Newfoundland and Labrador on 4 May 1978, as C-FNJE. To Hicks & Lawrence of St. Thomas, Ontario on 23 April 1996. To Buffalo Airways of Hay River, NWT on 4 June 1996, latest Certificate of Registration issued 20 June 1996. Flown as Tanker 702. Damaged in Sitidgi Lake near Inuvik, North West Territories on 24 July 24, 2001, during practice water pick ups. Sank in 100 feet of water. Recovered, towed to shore where engines, propellers and some instruments were recovered. Airframe abandoned on shore of lake. Reported sold in 2008, to D. Wieben of Alberta. Being recovered from NWT to bring south for full restoration in August 2008. Recovery reported delayed in September 2008, as a result of native land claims in the area of the crash. Remains being moved south by October 2008, when it arrived at Hay River, NWT on a barge. By 2010 under restoration in Fairview, Alberta, having been moved there by road. Nearing completion in April 2013, with first engine runs scheduled for May 2013. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-June-22 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1961-May-25 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11095

s/n
 11095
c/n
 CV 439

Known Squadron Assignments: ;121

Delivered new to stored reserve. To No. 4 Repair Depot 14 April 1945 for inspection. To RCAF Station Mont Joli, Quebec on 22 May 1945 for storage. Reported on 6 January 1946 as "time since new 415:30, condition good, fitment standard". To de Havilland Canada 8 June 1948 for reconditioning and modification to Mk. 2SR search and rescue configuration. Issued to North West Air Command in December 1948 for use by No. 123 (S&R) Flight at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC. Airframe time on 1 April 1949 was 534:15. Back to DHC on 18 November 1949 for fuel tank repairs, and on 1 May 1950 for JATO installation. With No. 123 (R) Unit at Sea Island when it was dispatched to Bonilla Island (near Price Rupert) with RCN demolition experts to investigate discovery of a floating mine. Lt. Cdr. Boradaille killed during demolition of mine, his body was flown back to Victoria in this aircraft. Category A crash at Sea Island on 19 July 1955. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1945-January-02 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1955-August-23 Struck off Strength Struck off after crash, see comments 2019-08-20
1955-July-19 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Donald Rae Dewer 2021-01-22
1955-July-19 KIFA RCAF Leading Aircraftman Ronald Wiley Kitchen 2023-02-09
1955-July-19 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Donald Clarence Onysko 2023-06-23
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11096

s/n
 11096
c/n
 CV 441
c/r
 CF‑IHN, C‑GFFD

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to stored reserve. Assigned to No. 162 (BR) Squadron on 14 November 1944, used in Iceland. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 4 March 1945 for major inspection. Transferred to Western Air Command on 20 June 1945, acceptance check at No. 3 RD, Vancouver on 29 June 1945. to storage on 18 September 1945, reported as serviceable, with 400:00 airframe time. Stored post war at Abbotsford, BC. Available for disposal there from 6 March 1946. To civil register as CF-IHN. This aircraft later became C-GFFD of Flying Fireman Ltd. Operated as Tanker #5. Destroyed in a crash near Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1984. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-June-23 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-October-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11097

s/n
 11097
c/n
 CV 443

Known Squadron Assignments:

Acceptance test flight flown by Flying Officer E.J. Sourisseau. Delivered new to stored reserve. Issued from storage on 17 November 1944. Arrived at No. 162 (BR) Squadron, in Iceland on 20 November 1944, coded "M". Returned to Sydney, NS with squadron on 8 June 1945. To storage on 7 August 1945. Reported available for disposal at Sydney, NS on 18 July 1946, with 30:00 airframe time. Sold to Danish Navy in December 1946. Overhauled and repaired at de Havilland Canada at Downsview, then ferried to Denmark 20 to 22 June 1947, via Gander and Iceland. Had 486:25 logged time on arrival. Danish serial 82-855. In September 1947 named "Mallemuk". Withdrawn from flying in August 1957 with 3200:45 logged time, used as training aid for radar technicians. Later used for fire training, reported destroyed. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-June-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-November-14 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11098

s/n
 11098
c/n
 CV 445
c/r
 CF‑DIK

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to stored reserve. Assigned to unit on 25 November 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot for inspection on 16 March 1945. To storage on 9 June 1945. Stored post war at Mount Pleasant, PEI. Had 454:00 airframe time when struck off. To civil register as CF-DIK. Owned by Hollinger Ungava Transport when it crashed on 18 June 1953. Dug in float after landing on Ashuanipi Lake, Labrador, and swung to the right before rapidly filling with water and sinking in deep water. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-June-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-March-23 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 623

Canso 11099

s/n
 11099
c/n
 CV 447

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to stored reserve. Assigned to radar calibration from 5 September 1944. Used by No. 7 (BR) Squadron at Alliford Bay c.1944 or 1945. To storage with No. 2 Air Command on 20 July 1945. At No. 10 Repair Depot at Calgary in April 1948. To de Havilland Canada for conversion to freighter January to September 1948. Loading crane installed at this time. Had 872:55 airframe time when it arrived. To North West Air Command K Flight at RCAF Station Edmonton, Alberta on 22 September 1948. Later with No. 123 (S&R) Flight at Sea Island. Had 1051:20 airframe time on 1 April 1949. Still with No. 123 (R) Unit at Sea Island when it ran aground in Nanimo harbour on 23 January 1951. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-July-03 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
   1951-April-14 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382

Canso 11100

s/n
 11100
c/n
 CV 449

Known Squadron Assignments:

Delivered new to storage. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 4 October 1944. Category C damage while with this unit on 25 March 1945. To storage with No. 2 Air Command on 26 July 1945. To No. 10 Repair Depot on 15 September 1945, for conversion to freighter. Stored at No. 10 RD when completed. Assigned to North West Air Command on 22 May 1947, for use at RCAF Station Whitehorse, Yukon. Back at No. 10 Repair Depot in July 1947 for further modifications. In December 1947 had 815:15 airframe time, on 1 March 1948 had 868:15. To No. 10 RD on 28 September 1948 for repairs and installation of cargo tie down rings. To de Havilland Canada 16 March to 28 May 1949 for fuel tank repairs. Issued to Air Defence Command when completed, probably for use at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC. To No. 408 (P) Squadron at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 16 August 1951. To ADC at Sea Island on 27 May 1953, for use by No. 121 (K) Flight. Detached for northern operations in summer of 1953, under Operation Ember Goose (support for construction activities in northern Canada). To RCAF Station Lincoln Park, Alberta on 10 July 1956 for elevator replacement, hull repairs, and corrosion inspection. Back to No. 121 (CR) Flight at Sea Island on 18 July 1956. To Lincoln Park for storage on 30 September 1957, available for disposal from 16 August 1960. Sold to J.J. Evanshaw of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1944-July-03 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-March-25 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Patricia Bay British Columbia Names: Baxter | Loftus
1945-May-03 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Patricia Bay British Columbia Names: Fraser | Morris | Smith | Waldeman | Wilson
   1961-April-10 Struck off Strength Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for sale. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 382 | 1968 633

Canso 4343859

s/n
 4343859

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-12 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Fernand Daniel Jolicoeur 2021-04-07

Canso A2467

s/n
 A2467
c/n
 1444

Known Squadron Assignments: ;20

Ex USN PBY-5, BuNo. 08500 last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-01 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant John Malcolm Barnes 2023-10-25

Canso AH530

s/n
 AH530
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;209

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-December-14 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Percival Taylor 2021-07-20
1941-December-14 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Frank Richard Wellings 2021-07-09

Canso AH551

s/n
 AH551
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;131

last update: 2024-February-19

Operational 1943-10-16 to 1943-10-16

(AS) OTU (RAF) Lilladeas

131 Operational Training Unit, the Catalina aircraft AH 551 operated on a training flight out of RAF Killadeas. The wing dipped during a practice stall. The aircraft had almost recovered when it hit a hillside and crashed at the St Angelo VHF receiving station, County Fermanagh.

Inquiry final recommendation was for a minimum altitude of 3000 feet AGL prior to attempting a practice stall on a Catalina aircraft. Of the 10 on board, only the 2 blister gunners survived with injuries.

Sergeant JM Allen R/85646 FE RCAF Burried Irvimestown, Sacred Heart, RC Churchyard; Sqn Ldr PG Cooper 42803 Pilot RAF Burried Morden Cemetery, London; FO FH Grainger J/12769 Pilot RCAF Burried Irvinestown CofI Churchyard;Warrant Officer GF Hardy 905414 FM RAF Burried Mortlake Cemetery London; Sergeant JH Hodgson R/178888 AG Burried Irvinestown CofI Churchyard; Sergeant VH Louis R97709 FE RCAF Burried Irvinestown Sacred Heart RC Churchyard; FO DL Sproule J/13096 Pilot RCAF Burried Irvinestown CofI Churchyard; Flt Sergeant D Mudd 1017561 RAF Burried Cawthorne Cemetery Yorkshire


1943-October-16 KIFA RCAF Sergeant James Millard Allen 2023-04-05
1943-October-16 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Frank Herbert Grainger 2023-04-05
1943-October-16 KIFA RCAF Sergeant John Harvey Hodgson 2023-04-05
1943-October-16 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Valentine Hinton Louis 2023-04-05
1943-October-16 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer David Leigh Sproule 2021-07-23

Canso AH556

s/n
 AH556
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;413

With No. 413 Squadron, RCAF from 28 July 1941. Crashed at 22:50 on 23 August 1941, on takeoff from Stranraer. 5 of 7 occupants killed, including Esn. D.A. Eldred, a USN instructor. last update: 2024-February-19
1941-August-23 KIA RCAF Sergeant Patrick John Nelson Coady 2024-03-06

Canso AH559

s/n
 AH559
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;210

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-04 KIA RCAF Sergeant Joseph Leo Richard Keough 2021-09-23

Canso AH560

s/n
 AH560
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;210

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-May-23 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Reginald Stephen Collis 2024-04-29

Canso AH566

s/n
 AH566
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;413

With No. 413 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from July 1941, coded "QL*G". Moved to Sullom Voe on 5 October 1941. Lost off Norwegian coast near Tromso on 22 October 1941. Probably shot down by Bv 138 from Kstenfliegergruppe 706, 80 or 85 nautical miles north-north-west of Molde. Other reports place the crash site further west. All crew listed as missing, including squadron CO W/C R.G. Briese, RCAF. Briese later washed ashore and is now buried at Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery. last update: 2024-February-19
1941-October-22 KIA RCAF Wing Commander Richard Gustav Briese 2023-07-23
1941-October-22 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Walker Julius Hoover 2021-08-10
1941-October-22 KIA RAF Sergeant Kenwyn Charles Lawry 2021-04-09
1941-October-22 KIA RAF Flight Lieutenant Carson Carysfort Proby 2021-08-12

Canso AH566

s/n
 AH566

Known Squadron Assignments:

last update: 2024-February-19

Canso AJ155

s/n
 AJ155
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;413

Modified by Saunders-Roe after delivery from US. With No. 413 (GR) Squadron, RCAF in Scotland and Ceylon, coded "QL*A". Flown to Ceylon via Gibralter, Malta, Egypt, Iraq and India from 19 March to 1 April 1942. Detected approaching Japanese fleet, radio warning before being shot down on 4 April 1942. 3 fatalities and 6 survivors, including pilot S/L L.J. Birchall who became known as "Saviour of Ceylon". All survivors taken prisoner, all survived the war. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-04 PoW Japan RCAF Air Commodore Leonard Joseph Birchall CM, OBE, DFC, O Ont, CD, Legion of Merit (USA) 2022-05-19
1942-April-04 PoW Japan RAF Sergeant Brian Catlin 2024-01-20
1942-April-04 KIA RAF Warrant Officer Lucien Angelo Colarossi 2024-03-13
1942-April-04 PoW Japan RAF Sergeant William Leonard Cook 2024-04-06
1942-April-04 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Ian Nicholson Davidson 2023-08-01
1942-April-04 KIA RAFVR Sergeant John Henzell 2023-08-01
1942-April-04 PoW Japan RAF P N Kenny 2021-12-09
1942-April-04 PoW Japan RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Grenville C "Bart" Onyett 2023-03-04
1942-April-04 PoW Japan RAF F C Phillips 2021-12-09

Canso AJ157

s/n
 AJ157
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;202

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-January-21 KIA RAF Flight Lieutenant Peter Bruce Alexander 2023-07-15

Canso AJ162

s/n
 AJ162
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;202

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-10 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ruskin Service Rice 2021-08-09

Canso AM265

s/n
 AM265
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;240

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-March-21 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Charles Peers Davidson 2021-08-04

Canso DP202

s/n
 DP202
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Received from RAF, in exchange for W8430. Originally scheduled for delivery to the RAAF, the aircraft had been retained at the manufacturer for radar decelopment work. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, c. 1941 to 1943, coded "M". Also with No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, dates unknown. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-November-24 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
   1946-May-17 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 531

Canso FP116

s/n
 FP116

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

last update: 2024-February-19

Ferry Flight 1943-03-13 to 1943-03-13

45 (T) Group (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

45 Group RAF Transport Command. Catalina aircraft FP 116 crashed into the sea near Bermuda after an engine failure

Canadian civilian Pilot CA "Duke" Schiller, Navigator Sergeant D Wilkie (RAFVR), Newfoundland civilian Radio Officer WB Collins and USAAF Radio Officer JC Ford were all killed in this flying accident

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

Span class="citation">Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie, page 318

1943-March-13 KIFA RAF Civilian Radio Officer William Bradley Collins 2024-04-29
1943-March-13 KIFA RAF Civilian Jack Cecil Ford 2023-01-07
1943-March-13 KIFA RAF Civilian Pilot (Captain) Clarence Alvin "Duke" Schiller 2023-01-07
1943-March-13 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant David Wilkie 2023-01-07

Canso FP119

s/n
 FP119

Known Squadron Assignments: ;119

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-25 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Francis Edward Vale 2021-07-13
1942-September-25 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Alexander Simpson Watt 2021-07-10
1942-September-25 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Thomas Lindsay Wright 2023-07-15

Canso FP120

s/n
 FP120

Known Squadron Assignments: ;131

last update: 2024-February-19

Operational 1943-11-02 to 1943-11-02

(AS) OTU (RAF) Castle Archdale

Catalina aircraft FP 120 last known position was off Malinmore Head, Northern Ireland. Depth charges exploded on board; crashed into the Atlantic off the Donegal coast during on a training exercise

Sergeant PP Bacon 1216706 RAF; Sergeant C Barraclough 1029627 RAF; FO DH Disney J/14405 RCAF; FO K Hipwell 127286 RAF; Sergeant J Male 970123 RAF;Flt Lt EE Muffit J/8372 RCAF ; Sergeant CE Poots 1392444 RAF; Sergeant HE Scarman 576483 RAF; Sergeant A Upton 1456621 RAF. All missing presumed killed and commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial


1943-November-02 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Douglas Haig Disney 2024-01-13
1943-November-02 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Edward Earle Muffitt 2023-04-05

Canso FP123

s/n
 FP123

Known Squadron Assignments: ;270

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-January-31 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Jeffrey Cayley Laidlaw 2023-07-22

Canso FP138

s/n
 FP138

Known Squadron Assignments: ;45

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-07 KIFA RAF Civilian Harry Leo Abrin 2022-05-19
1943-April-07 KIFA RAF Civilian Roslyn Lloyd George Browne 2024-02-03
1943-April-07 PoW USAAF Sergeant Howard Lionel 'Hop" Covert 2024-05-06

Canso FP151

s/n
 FP151

Known Squadron Assignments:

last update: 2024-February-19

Ferry Flight 1942-08-14 to 1942-08-14

45 (T) Group (RAF) Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA

45 Group RAF Transport Command, Dorval, Quebec. Catalina IB aircraft FP151 was engaged in a ferry flight between Elizabeth City US Coast Guard Station, North Carolina, USA and the water aerodrome at Boucherville, Quebec, Canada when it crashed in poor weather conditions at at sea off Cape Charles, Virginia, USA with the loss of the four crew aboard

Pilot, Quarter Master (Petty Officer) JAK Veiersted (RNAF), American civilian pilot FO Anderson, Newfoundland civilian Radio Officer HT Moores and British civilian Flight Engineer JHK Parker were all missing, presumed killed in this flying accident

The missing have no known graves. Moores and Parker are commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial. Anderson is commemorated at a cemetery in New Sweden, Maine, USA. Veiersted is commemorated at a cemetery on Oslo, Norway

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie, page 313 {link,general,https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420814-0, Aviation Safety Network}}

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1942-August-14 KIFA RAF Civilian Pilot (Captain) Frederick Orin Anderson 2023-01-27
1942-August-14 KIFA RAFBOAC Civilian Harry Thomas Moores 2023-01-27
1942-August-14 KIFA RAF Civilian Joseph Henry Kitchen Parker 2023-01-27
1942-August-14 KIFA RNorAF Kvartermester/Sergeant Jens Arnold Kraft Veiersted WM (Norway) 2023-01-27

Canso FP153

s/n
 FP153

Known Squadron Assignments: ;202

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-20 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Harry Keith Pollock 2021-08-13

Canso FP155

s/n
 FP155

Known Squadron Assignments: ;202

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-09 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Ray Leroy Hunter 2022-01-06

Canso FP161

s/n
 FP161

Known Squadron Assignments: ;628

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-March-03 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant George Henry Lawrence 2023-11-14

Canso FP166

s/n
 FP166

Known Squadron Assignments: ;VN8D8-A

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-February-07 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Donald Hartford Clark DFC 2023-05-11
1944-February-07 KIA RAFVR Leading Aircraftman William Joseph Clegg 2024-02-29
1944-February-07 KIA RAFVR Leading Aircraftman Victor James Thomas Cooke 2023-02-11
1944-February-07 KIA RAFVR Leading Aircraftman Henry Laidlaw 2023-02-12

Canso FP173

s/n
 FP173

Known Squadron Assignments: ;270

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-10 KIA RCAF Sergeant Raymond Edward Noble 2021-08-17

Canso FP209

s/n
 FP209

Known Squadron Assignments:

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-12 Accident: RAF Ferry COMMAND Loc: Strait Of Canso Nova Scotia Names: Cheney | De Bretigny | Fairbairn | Mowatt | Salt | Sandeman

Ferry Flight 1942-11-11 to 1942-11-12

() Ferry Command (RAF) Bermuda

RAF Ferry Command. Canso I aircraft FP 209, flying out of Bermuda, crashed in the Strait of Canso, catching fire near the CNR wharf at Pirate Harbour, Mulgrave, Nova Scotia with the loss of four of the six aircrew aboard

Pilot Officer SF Fairbairn (RCAF), Sergeant NJ Cheney (RNZAF), Canadian Civilian, DLD DeBretigny and British Civilian pilot Captain RH Sandeman, were all missing, presumed killed in this flying accident

The missing have no known grave

F

Pilot Officer Fairbairn and Sergeant Cheney are commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

DLD DeBretigny and RHM Sandeman are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie page 315,358

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1942-November-12 KIFA RNZAF Sergeant Norman James Cheney 2024-02-11
1942-November-12 KIFA RAF Civilian Devereux Lionel Doria DeBretigny 2023-01-13
1942-November-12 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Stanley Fraser Fairbairn 2023-01-13
1942-November-12 Survived RAF Pilot Officer John Stuart Mowat 2023-01-13
1942-November-12 Survived RAF Flying Officer George Harold Salt 2023-01-13
1942-November-12 KIFA RAF Civilian Robert Hugh Malcolm Sandeman 2023-01-13

Canso FP214

s/n
 FP214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;202

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-09 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Edward Russell Free 2023-07-15
1943-June-09 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Arthur Robert Webster 2023-07-15

Canso FP231

s/n
 FP231

Known Squadron Assignments: ;212

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-27 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Hedley Gilbert Dimock 2023-07-18

Canso FP239

s/n
 FP239

Known Squadron Assignments: ;131

last update: 2024-February-19

Operational 1942-12-30 to 1942-12-30

(AS) OTU (RAF) Lilladeas

131 Operational Training Unit. Catalina I aircraft FP 239 and crew had completed an operational flying exercise lasting 7hrs 15 mins and were attempting to find Lough Erne in bad weather when they flew in to the ground, 17 miles north of Omagh at about 1715 hrs, the ""boat"" was totally destroyed and all 11 crew were killed

F/O(s) RA Adams (RCAF), MJH Newman (RAF), Sgt(s) GW Lowther (RAAF), JS Orr (RAF), FH Hilling (RAF), W Nichol (RAF), AH Perkins (RAF), CB Ridge (RAF), JE Slade (RAF), DW Yates (RAF) and LA L Greeenhalgh (RAF) were all killed.

source: Malcolm Deeley, Ulster Aviation Society


1942-December-30 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Robert Mercer Adams 2023-04-05

Canso FP255

s/n
 FP255

Known Squadron Assignments: ;205

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-11 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Charles Alan Mayhew 2021-08-16

Canso FP266

s/n
 FP266

Known Squadron Assignments:

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-25 Accident: RAF Ferry COMMAND Loc: Names: Bevan | Craven | Hamilton | Harding | Pierce | Thompson

Ferry Flight 1942-12-25 to 1942-12-25

() Ferry Command (RAF) Bermuda

RAF Ferry Command Catalina Ib aircraft FP 266 was lost on a trans-Atlantic delivery flight from Bermuda to the United Kingdom, cause unknown

FS DO Bevan (RCAF), Sergeant G Craven (RAAF), Sergeant R Harding (RAF), Sergeant R Thompson (RAF), US Civilian Pilot Capt. BH Pierce, and Canadian Civilian Radio Operator JH Auld were all missing, believed 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 pages 316,359

General Aviation Safety Network

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1942-December-25 KIFA RAF Civilian James Hamilton Auld 2022-12-09
1942-December-25 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Douglas Oliver Bevan 2023-01-13
1942-December-25 KIFA RAF Sergeant George Edward James Craven 2024-05-13
1942-December-25 KIFA RAF Sergeant Roy Harding 2022-12-09
1942-December-25 KIFA RAF Civilian Benson Hutches Pierce 2022-12-09
1942-December-25 KIFA RAF Sergeant Reginald Edwin Thompson 2022-12-09

Canso FP269

s/n
 FP269

Known Squadron Assignments: ;190

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-22 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald Sylvester Beare 2023-08-30
1943-April-22 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Norman Gilbert Finlayson 2023-08-30
1943-April-22 KIA RCAF Sergeant Kenneth Alvin Michael Harker 2023-08-30
1943-April-22 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Philip Illingworth 2023-08-30
1943-April-22 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Melvin Joseph McDonald 2023-08-30
1943-April-22 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Thomas Cecil Mulligan 2023-08-30

Canso FP275

s/n
 FP275

Known Squadron Assignments: ;209

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-07 KIA RCAF Flying Officer David Tasker P Alexander 2023-08-01

Canso FP287

s/n
 FP287

Known Squadron Assignments: ;210

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-24 KIA RCAF Flying Officer William Arthur Hobson 2022-11-26

Canso FP290

s/n
 FP290
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

One of 29 Catalina flying boats returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace aircraft diverted to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec, mid 1943, coded "S". To Western Air Command on 1 November 1943. Used by No. 6 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Stations Alliford Bay and Coal Harbour, BC. Flew this squadron's last war mission, on 1 August 1945, although it is recorded as pending disposal from 30 July 1945. On the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, and pending disposal, by 1 May 1946, in storage at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Noted with 1941:30 total time while stored there. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-December-04 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-March-04 Accident: 117 Squadron Loc: Launching Slipway Names:
1944-August-10 Accident: 6 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Partington
   1946-September-24 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 562

Canso FP291

s/n
 FP291
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

One of 29 Catalina flying boats returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace aircraft diverted to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec, mid 1943, coded "T". To Western Air Command on 20 August 1943. With No. 4 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Ucluelet or Tofino, BC, mid 1944. To No. 3 Repair Depot for engine change, 20 October to 16 November 1944. to Western Air Command when completed, for use by No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay. To storage on 26 June 1945. Pending disposal from 10 July 1945. By 1 May 1946 on the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, stored at Patricia Bay. Noted with 1769:00 total time while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-December-04 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-August-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 562

Canso FP292

s/n
 FP292
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

One of 29 Catalina flying boats returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace aircraft diverted to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec, mid 1943, coded "U". To Western Air Command on 20 August 1943. With No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, dates unknown. Pending disposal from 10 July 1945. By 1 May 1946 on the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, stored at Patricia Bay. Noted with 2251:40 total time while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-December-04 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-May-14 Accident: 117 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Costello | Dunsdon | Evans | Fowler | Koester | Storey | Sykes | Wildinson
   1946-September-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 562

Canso FP293

s/n
 FP293
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

One of 29 Catalina flying boats returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace aircraft diverted to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. To Western Air Command on 16 august 1943. Operated by No. 9 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Bella Bella, BC, c.1943 to 1944. Pending disposal from July 1945. By 1 May 1946 on the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, stored at Patricia Bay. Noted with 1998:20 total time while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-December-10 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command. TOS 10 Dec/42 shown in Griffin1968 and Walker "Canadian Military Aircraft...Detailed List". 2020-10-07
1943-March-29 Accident: 117 Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Airport Names: Fex | Fraser | Johnston | Kerr | Taylor | Upton
1943-June-13 Accident: 117 Squadron Loc: North Sydney Nova Scotia Names: Unoccupied
   1946-August-21 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 562

Canso FP294

s/n
 FP294
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

One of 29 Catalina flying boats returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace aircraft diverted to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia in 1943, coded "G". To Western Air Command on 16 August 1943. To No. 3 Repair Depot at Vancouver, BC for repairs, 25 August 1944. With No. 4 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Ucluelet or Tofino, BC, mid 1944. Pending disposal from 30 January 1945. By 1 May 1946 on the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, stored at Patricia Bay. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-December-04 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-October-09 Accident: 120 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Boland | Cavanagh | Fletcher | Fox | Gledhill | Maloney | Ross | Sorel
   1946-August-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 562

Canso FP295

s/n
 FP295
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Category A damage at Dartmouth seaplane base on 2 December 1942, while still in RAF hands. The aircraft slipped its mooring during high winds and seas, and was driven ashore. One of 29 Catalina flying boats returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace aircraft diverted to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 8 or 9 December 1942, delivered there on 19 December 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
1942-December-02 Accident: RCAF STN DARTMOUTH Loc: Seaplane Base Dartmouth Names:
   1942-December-04 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1943-July-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 562

Canso FP296

s/n
 FP296
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

One of 29 Catalina flying boats returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace aircraft diverted to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia in 1943, coded "F". To Western Air Command on 16 August 1943. Used by No. 6 (BR) Squadron on West Coast, 1943 to 1945. Pending disposal from 10 July 1945. By 1 May 1946 on the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, stored at Patricia Bay. Noted with 2145:50 total time while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-December-04 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-September-24 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 562

Canso FP297

s/n
 FP297
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia in 1943, coded "G". To Western Air Command on 10 September 1943. Operated by No. 9 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Bella Bella, BC, c.1943 to 1944. Category C damage at 11:25 on 9 or 10 January 1945, at RCAF Station Coal Harbour, BC. To workshop reserve at coal Harbour on 11 January 1945. Diverted to No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot at Sea Island on 25 January 1945, to complete the repairs. Pending disposal from 18 May 1945. By 30 November 1945 on the books of No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot, noted with 1538:15 logged time. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-December-10 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-January-09 Accident: 6 Squadron Loc: Coal Harbour British Columbia Names: Kemp | MacDonald | Mckechnie | Stirton | Wilson
   1946-December-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 562

Canso JX201

s/n
 JX201

Known Squadron Assignments: ;202

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-August-18 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Robert Samuel Lyle 2021-08-14

Canso JX206

s/n
 JX206
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted as one of 29 Catalinas returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace Catalinas given to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. To Western Air Command on 14 January 1944. To workshop reserve at No. 3 Repair Depot on 14 April 1944, for inspection and "repairs if possible". To Canadian Pacific Airlines for repairs, 26 April to 16 September 1944. To storage with Western Air Command when completed. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 3 April 1945 for modifications, back to storage on 25 June 1945. By 27 November 1945 stored at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Pending disposal from January 1946. By 1 May 1946 on the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, still at Patricia Bay. Noted with 209:00 logged time while in storage at Patricia Bay. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-29 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-May-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 577

Canso JX207

s/n
 JX207
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted as one of 29 Catalinas returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace Catalinas given to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. Operated by No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec, mid 1943, coded "C". To Western Air Command on 14 January 1944. Operated by No. 9 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Bella Bella, BC, exact dates not clear. To No. 3 Repair Depot for crash repairs, 23 March to 29 October 1944. To Western Air Command when completed. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Alliford Bay, BC, 6 to 15 November 1944, for repairs. To No. 7 (BR) Squadron at Alliford Bay when completed. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 18 April 1945, for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-29 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-October-04 Accident: 117 Loc: Sable Island Names: Boucher | Campbell | Dickey | Elgear | Hostein | Muchulsky | Phillips | Rosall
1944-March-20 Accident: 9 Squadron Loc: Estevan Island Scow Names: Aitken | Benson | Ewing | Freeman | Gilbert | Henningsen | Lamb | Leyland | Mcknight | Robinson | Scholes | Sobol | Springborn
1944-October-30 Accident: 7 Squadron Loc: Alliford Bay British Columbia Names: Rougeau | Talbot
1945-April-17 Accident: 7 Squadron Loc: Alliford Bay British Columbia Names: Dionne | Love | Michell | Rosenburg | Whitby | Wilson | Wuerch
   1945-May-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 577

Canso JX209

s/n
 JX209
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted as one of 29 Catalinas returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace Catalinas given to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. Operated by No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec, mid 1943, coded "D". To Western Air Command on 14 January 1944. Used by No. 7 (BR) Squadron at Alliford Bay c.1944. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 16 May 1944 for modifications. To Canadian Pacific Airlines at Vancouver for repairs, 3 June to 18 November 1944. To No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot at Sea Island when completed. Loaned to BCATP from 29 January 1945, for use by No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. To storage on 28 August 1945. By 27 November 1945 on the books of Maintenance Command, stored at Patricia Bay. Pending disposal from 4 January 1946. By 1 May 1946 on the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, still at Patricia Bay. Noted with 1110:00 logged time while stored at Patricia Bay. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-08 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-May-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 577

Canso JX211

s/n
 JX211
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted as one of 29 Catalinas returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace Catalinas given to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec, mid 1943, coded "F". To Western Air Command on 14 January 1944. With No. 4 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Ucluelet or Tofino, BC, mid 1944. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 21 August 1944, for radar modifications. Noted with 1189:40 logged time while at No. 3 RD. Pending disposal from 10 July 1945. By May 1946 on the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, stored at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-08 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-September-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 577

Canso JX212

s/n
 JX212
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted as one of 29 Catalinas returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace Catalinas given to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec, mid 1943, coded "G". To Western Air Command on 14 January 1944, for use by No. 7 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Alliford Bay, BC. To No. 3 Repair Depot for hull repairs on 5 June 1944. To Canadian Pacific Airlines for further repairs, 14 June 1944. To No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot at Sea Island on 19 November 1944. To No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 11 April 1945. To storage on 26 June 1945. By 27 November 1945 on the books of Maintenance Command, stored at Patricia Bay. Pending disposal from 4 January 1946. By May 1946 on the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, still stored at Patricia Bay. Noted with 934:00 logged time while stored at Patricia Bay. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-08 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-May-31 Accident: 7 Squadron Loc: Alliford Bay British Columbia Names:
   1946-August-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2020-10-27
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 577

Canso JX213

s/n
 JX213
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted as one of 29 Catalinas returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace Catalinas given to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec, mid 1943, coded "B". To Western Air Command in January 1944, for use by No. 7 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Alliford Bay, BC. With No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC when it was received Category D damage at Alliford Bay on 29 July 1944. To No. 3 Repair Depot for inspection and radar modifications, 24 August 1944. Noted with 781:00 total time while at No. 3 RD. Pending disposal from 10 July 1945. By 1 May 1945 on the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, stored at Patricia Bay. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-08 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-July-29 Accident: 7 BR Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Brentnall | Clark | Clausen | Collins | Game | Hope
   1946-August-08 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 577

Canso JX217

s/n
 JX217
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted as one of 29 Catalinas returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace Catalinas given to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. To Western Air Command on 20 September 1943. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 21 August 1944, for radar modifications. To storage on 25 June 1945. Pending disposal from 10 July 1945. Noted with 771:00 logged time while with No. 3 RD. By 1 May 1946 on the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, stored at Patricia Bay. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-08 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-August-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 577

Canso JX219

s/n
 JX219
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted as one of 29 Catalinas returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace Catalinas given to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec, mid 1943, coded "A". To Western Air Command on 23 September 1943. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 13 June 1944, for armament and wireless modifications. To storage on 25 June 1945. By 27 November 1945 on the books of Maintenance Command, stored at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Pending disposal from 4 January 1946. By 1 May 1946 on the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, still at Patricia Bay. Noted with 731:00 total time while at Patricia Bay. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-08 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-May-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 577

Canso JX257

s/n
 JX257

Known Squadron Assignments: ;210

last update: 2024-February-19
1945-April-03 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James McIlrath 2021-08-17
1945-April-03 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Lorne Roth 2021-08-06

Canso JX258

s/n
 JX258

Known Squadron Assignments: ;202

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-15 KIA RAF Flight Sergeant Edward George McNeal 2023-08-01

Canso JX334

s/n
 JX334
m/d
 28‑5

Known Squadron Assignments: ;240

last update: 2024-February-19
1945-June-27 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Francis Arthur Marshall 2021-10-02

Canso JX338

s/n
 JX338
m/d
 28‑5

Known Squadron Assignments: ;240

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-October-28 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant George William Sellars 2021-08-01

Canso JX571

s/n
 JX571
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USN PBY-5A, their serial 08211. Noted as one of 29 Catalinas returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace Catalinas given to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. To Western Air Command on 14 September 1943. With No. 120 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Coal Harbour, BC in 1943/44. Flew this unit's last operation on 21 April 1944 - patrol from Coal Harbour. To workshop reserve at No. 3 Repair Depot. on 13 June 1944, for armament and wireless modifications. To No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot at Sea Island for repairs and modifications, 27 February 1945. Noted with 697:45 total time while at Sea Island. Pending disposal from 10 July 1945. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-08 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-December-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 577

Canso JX572

s/n
 JX572
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USN PBY-5A, their serial 08212. Noted as one of 29 Catalinas returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace Catalinas given to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec, mid 1943, coded "Z". To Western Air Command on 14 September 1943. Used by No. 6 (BR) Squadron on West Coast, 1943 to 1944. To workshop reserve at No. 3 Repair Depot on 13 June 1944, for armament and wireless modifications. To storage on 25 June 1945. By 27 November 1945 on the books of Maintenance Command, stored at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Pending disposal from 4 January 1946. By 1 May 1946 on the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, still at Patricia Bay. Noted with 803:00 logged time while at Patricia Bay. Sold to Aircraft Industries of Canada. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-08 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-May-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 577

Canso JX579

s/n
 JX579
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USN PBY-5A, their serial 08219. Noted as one of 29 Catalinas returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace Catalinas given to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec, mid 1943, coded "Y". To Western Air Command on 23 September 1943. With No. 120 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Coal Harbour, BC in 1943/44. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 20 October 1944, for modifications "beyond unit capacity". Noted with 1153:05 total time while at No. 3 Repair Depot. Pending disposal from 10 July 1945. By 1 May 1946 on the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, still at Patricia Bay. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-08 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-October-29 Accident: 120 Squadron Loc: Jericho Beach British Columbia Names: Day | Gledhill | Goldam | Grigg | Harris | Morgan | Rudolph
   1946-September-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 577

Canso JX580

s/n
 JX580
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ex USN PBY-5A, their serial 08220. Noted as one of 29 Catalinas returned to the RCAF by the British Air Commission, to replace Catalinas given to the RAF from earlier RCAF orders. With No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec, mid 1943, coded "X". To Western Air Command on 12 October 1943, for use by No. 7 (BR) Squadron at Alliford Bay, BC. With No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC by 15 December 1944. Category C1 damage at Patricia Bay on 4 May 1945. To No. 3 Repair Depot same day, for repairs and modifications. Noted with 1168:50 total time while at No. 3 Repair Depot. Pending disposal from 11 July 1945. By 1 May 1946 on the books of No. 10 Repair Depot, at Patricia Bay. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-May-08 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1945-May-03 Accident: 3 Operational Training Unit Loc: Patricia Bay British Columbia Names: Fraser | Morris | Smith | Waldeman | Wilson
   1946-September-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 577

Canso JX586

s/n
 JX586
m/d
 28‑5

Known Squadron Assignments:

Lend-Lease, USN # 44188 last update: 2024-February-19

Canso JX587

s/n
 JX587
m/d
 28‑5

Known Squadron Assignments:

Lend-Lease, USN # 44189 last update: 2024-February-19

Canso JX588

s/n
 JX588
m/d
 28‑5

Known Squadron Assignments:

Lend-Lease, USN # 44190 last update: 2024-February-19

Canso JX589

s/n
 JX589
m/d
 28‑5

Known Squadron Assignments:

Lend-Lease, USN # 44191 last update: 2024-February-19

Canso JX590

s/n
 JX590
m/d
 28‑5

Known Squadron Assignments:

Lend-Lease, USN # 44192 last update: 2024-February-19

Canso JX591

s/n
 JX591
m/d
 28‑5

Known Squadron Assignments:

Lend-Lease, USN # 44193 last update: 2024-February-19

Canso JX592

s/n
 JX592
m/d
 28‑5

Known Squadron Assignments:

Lend-Lease, USN # 44194 last update: 2024-February-19

Canso JX593

s/n
 JX593
m/d
 28‑5

Known Squadron Assignments: ;205

Lend-Lease, USN # 44195 last update: 2024-February-19
1945-May-27 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Arthur Scott Gibbon 2023-08-01

Canso JX594

s/n
 JX594
m/d
 28‑5

Known Squadron Assignments:

Lend-Lease, USN # 44196 last update: 2024-February-19

Canso JX595

s/n
 JX595
m/d
 28‑5

Known Squadron Assignments:

Lend-Lease, USN # 44197 last update: 2024-February-19

Canso JX596

s/n
 JX596
m/d
 28‑5

Known Squadron Assignments:

Lend-Lease, USN # 44198 last update: 2024-February-19

Canso JX597

s/n
 JX597
m/d
 28‑5

Known Squadron Assignments:

Lend-Lease, USN # 44199 last update: 2024-February-19

Canso P231

s/n
 P231

Known Squadron Assignments:

last update: 2024-February-19

Canso VA713

s/n
 VA713

Known Squadron Assignments: ;209

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-08 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Francis Wilbert Henderson 2022-11-08

Canso VA725

s/n
 VA725

Known Squadron Assignments: ;210

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-January-02 KIA RAF Sergeant Francis Harry Lukey 2021-11-09
1943-January-02 KIA RCAF Sergeant Clarence Elder Wilde 2021-07-08

Canso W8411

s/n
 W8411

Known Squadron Assignments: ;205

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-September-20 KIA RAF Flying Officer Douglas Shaw 2021-04-20

Canso W8418

s/n
 W8418

Known Squadron Assignments: ;240

240 Squadron. Catalina aircraft W 8418 was returning from operations when it crashed in the sea and sank while landing in the dark off Pembroke Dock, Wales.

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-December-23 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Vladimir Victor Havlicek 2021-08-09

Canso W8421

s/n
 W8421

Known Squadron Assignments: ;413

With No. 2 (GR) Squadron, before passing to No. 413 (GR) Squadron, RCAF. Was coded "AX*P" on arrival in Ceylon in 1942. Shot down by Zeros from carrier Hiryu on 9 April 1942, after sighting Japanese fleet. Unable to complete report before being shot down. All 8 crew, including 2 RCAF and 6 RAF, killed. Reported coded "QL*Y" when lost. Also reported as "AX*D" on arrival and "QL*D" when lost. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-09 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Robert Gibson Hervey 2023-08-01
1942-April-09 KIA RCAF Sergeant John Kennneth Hooper 2023-08-01

Canso W8426

s/n
 W8426

Known Squadron Assignments: ;205

With No. 417 (GR) Squadron, RCAF. Delivered an ASV beacon to Bowmore on 5 September 1941. last update: 2024-February-19
1941-July-23 KIA RAF Flight Lieutenant Earl William Young 2021-05-30

Canso W8430

s/n
 W8430
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Loaned from RAF stock in the US or Bermuda, waiting for ferry flight to the UK in summer of 1941. First used by No. 5 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, in summer of 1941. Later passed to No. 116 (BR) Squadron, same base. Eventually returned to the RAF, in exchange for Catalina DP202. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-13 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1941-November-27 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 509

Canso W8431

s/n
 W8431
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Loaned from RAF stock in the US or Bermuda, waiting for ferry flight to the UK in summer of 1941. First used by No. 5 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, in summer of 1941. Later passed to No. 116 (BR) Squadron, same base. Coded "H" with this unit. Detached to Botwood, Newfoundland on 23 July 1941. Category D10 damage at Botwood Harbour at 16:35 on 12 October 1942, drifted onto a reef. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for overhaul, 12 July 1943 to 12 February 1944. To workshop reserve at Dartmouth when completed, for installation of "radar, dinghies, etc.". To Western Air Command on 24 March 1944. Allocated to Canadian Pacific Airlines at Vancouver on 20 July 1944. To storage at No. 22 Sub Repair Depot on 28 October 1944, transferred from Western Hemisphere Organization account to BCATP account on the same date. Issued from storage to Western Air Command on 11 April 1945, for use by No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. To workshop reserve at No. 3 Repair Depot for overhaul, 15 May to 12 June 1945. Back to No. 3 OTU when completed. To storage on 26 June 1945. Pending disposal from 10 July 1945. By 1 May 1946 on the books of Maintenance Command, stored at No. 10 Repair Depot at Patricia Bay, where it was noted with 1877:40 total time, 102:05 since overhaul. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-13 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-October-08 Accident: 116 Squadron Loc: Boat Harbour Names: Anderson | Broadley | Brown | Gibson | Mulvihill | Schell | Tanassee | Turnbull | Wilkins
   1946-September-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 509

Canso W8432

s/n
 W8432
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Loaned from RAF stock in the US or Bermuda, waiting for ferry flight to the UK in summer of 1941. First assigned to No. 5 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, c. 1941 to 1943, coded "J". Flew this unit's first operation, a convoy escort out of Dartmouth, NS, on 22 July 1941. Returned to base without finding convoy. Briefly with No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec, mid 1943, coded "W". To Clark Ruse Aircraft for overhaul, 7 June to 1 December 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To Western Air Command on 12 January 1944. To No. 3 Repair Depot from 4 April to 24 May 1944 for inspection and repairs as necessary. Operated by No. 9 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Bella Bella, BC, in 1944. Crashed near Bella Bella at the end of a patrol on 8 June 1944. Ownership to No. 3 Repair Depot for scrapping on 14 June 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-13 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-June-08 Accident: 9 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bell | Brebner | Campbell | Cook | Langill | Schwartz | Thom | Thompson | Whitby
   1944-July-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 510

Canso Z2134

s/n
 Z2134
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Loaned from RAF stock in the US or Bermuda, waiting for ferry flight to the UK in summer of 1941. Noted as "on loan until such time as it can be replaced by Catalina off Canadian contract." First assigned to No. 5 (BR) Squadron at Dartmouth, NS. Damaged in heavy landing at Bay of Exploits, near Botwood, Newfoundland, on night of 23/24 October 1941. Aircraft had leak in starboard side of hull plus damage to wing tip and float, and was beached before sinking. Assigned to Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, with 226:30 logged time, on 28 October 1941, arrived there on 12 November 1941. Back to Eastern Air Command on 18 March 1942. Used by No. 116 (BR) Squadron at Shelburne, NS, coded "A". To Clark Ruse again for repairs, 1 December 1942 to 10 February 1943. Back to Eastern Air Command when completed, delivered on 19 March 1943. Briefly with No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec, mid 1943, coded "A". To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Dartmouth on 23 December 1943. To storage on 6 October 1944. To Western Air Command on 24 October 1944, still in storage. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 3 April 1945 for modifications. Intended for No. 3 Operational Training Unit, but to stored reserve on 9 June 1945, pending disposal from 10 July 1945. By 1 May 1946 on the books of Maintenance Command, stored by No. 10 Repair Depot at Patricia Bay, BC, where it was noted with 1646:10 total time, never overhauled. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-13 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1941-October-24 Accident: 116 BR DETACH Loc: Botwood Newfoundland Names: Earl | Egan | Jones | Levitin | McCormack | Smith
1943-June-02 Accident: 116 Squadron Loc: Rcaf Stnorth North Sydney Names: Anderton | Bain | Erhardt | Mitchell | Ramsay
   1946-September-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 511

Canso Z2136

s/n
 Z2136
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Loaned from RAF stock in the US or Bermuda, waiting for ferry flight to the UK in summer of 1941. Noted as "on loan until such time as it can be replaced by Catalina off Canadian contract." First assigned to No. 5 (BR) Squadron at Dartmouth, NS. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, from summer of 1941. Coded "C". Detached to Botwood, Newfoundland, from 14 July 1941. To Clark Ruse Aircraft on 28 October 1941, with 212:05 logged time. Back to Eastern Air Command on 20 May 1942, delivered on 13 July 1942. Still with 116 Squadron when it crashed at Dartmouth, NS at 09:05 on 9 December 1942. 6 crew killed, 1 injured. Declared Category A, to No. 4 Repair Depot on 10 December 1942 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-13 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-October-24 Accident: 116 Squadron Loc: Botwood Names: Ballum | Berry | Hodgson | Hopkins | Luscombe | MacCormack | McCallum | Mitchell | Nickson | Turnbull
1942-December-09 Accident: 116 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Corbett | Dayton | Lawrence | Macmaster | Richardson | Sharman | Werry
   1943-April-07 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 511

Canso Z2136

s/n
 Z2136
m/d
 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;116

Transferred to RCAF. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-09 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Edward Salter Corbett AFM 2024-04-15
1942-December-09 KIA RCAF Sergeant Fawcett Calvert Dayton 2021-01-04
1942-December-09 KIA RCAF Flying Officer John Glenn MacMaster 2023-02-20
1942-December-09 KIA RCAF Sergeant Jack Richardson 2023-06-19
1942-December-09 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Robert Arthur Sharman 2023-06-23
1942-December-09 KIA RCAF Corporal Elmor William Werry 2023-07-04

Canso Z2137

s/n
 Z2137
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Loaned from RAF stock in the US or Bermuda, waiting for ferry flight to the UK in summer of 1941. Noted as "on loan until such time as it can be replaced by Catalina off Canadian contract." Used by No. 5 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, in summer of 1941. Later passed to No. 116 (BR) Squadron, same base. Coded "C" with this unit. Detached to Botwood, Newfoundland on 22 July 1941. To Clark Ruse Aircraft, 19 December 1941 to 16 July 1942. Back to Eastern Air Command when completed. Category C damage at Shelburne, NS at 13:3 0 on 4 March 1943, reported by 116 Squadron. Pilot's hand caught in prop while taxiing, aircraft drifted on shore. Briefly with No. 117 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia and Quebec, mid 1943, coded "C". To Western Air Command on 12 January 1944. To Canadian Pacific Airlines 26 January to 11 February 1944. To storage with Western Air Command when completed. Issued from storage on 25 January 1945, for use by No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. To storage on 28 June 1945. On 27 November 1945 noted as on the books of Maintenance Command, stored at Patricia Bay. Pending disposal from 4 January 1946. Still at Patricia Bay on 1 March 1946. Noted with 1505:00 total time, 244:00 since overhaul, while in storage. Sold to Aircraft Industries of Canada last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-23 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-March-04 Accident: 116 Squadron Loc: Shelburne Nova Scotia Names: Broadley | Dewan | Earl | Gibson | Murphy | Schell | Stambough | Taber | Wallace
   1946-May-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 511

Canso Z2138

s/n
 Z2138
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Loaned from RAF stock in the US or Bermuda, waiting for ferry flight to the UK in summer of 1941. Noted as "on loan until such time as it can be replaced by Catalina off Canadian contract." First assigned to No. 5 (BR) Squadron at Dartmouth, NS. With No. 116 (BR) Squadron, c. 1941 to 1943. Coded "ZD*D" at Dartmouth in September 1941. Coded "D" at Botwood, Newfoundland in April 1943. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for overhaul on 3 September 1943. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Dartmouth on 10 March 1944 for installation of "special equipment prior to allotment to Western Air Command". To stored reserve with Western Air Command on 22 May 1944. To No. 3 Repair Depot on 3 April 1945 for modifications, back to storage on 20 July 1945. By 27 November 1945 on the books of Maintenance Command, stored at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Pending disposal from 4 January 1946. Still at Patricia Bay on 1 May 1946. Noted with 2102:00 total time, 146:00 since overhaul, while at Patricia Bay. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-23 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-August-29 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2020-10-27
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 511

Canso Z2139

s/n
 Z2139
m/d
 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;116

Transferred to RCAF. last update: 2024-February-19
1941-September-09 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Raymond Edward Shaw 2023-02-16
1941-September-09 KIA RCAF Sergeant Austin Newton Van Allen 2023-02-16

Canso Z2139

s/n
 Z2139
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Loaned from RAF stock in the US or Bermuda, waiting for ferry flight to the UK in summer of 1941. Noted as "on loan until such time as it can be replaced by Catalina off Canadian contract." Used by No. 5 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, in summer of 1941. Later passed to No. 116 (BR) Squadron, same base. Coded "B" with this unit. Used for transportation trips to Northwest River, Labrador, in support of construction of Goose Bay aerodrome. Was delivering provisions for Department of Transport survey party when it crashed. Crashed and sank on landing in Lake Melville, near Northwest River, on 9 September 1941. Originally classified as Category A damage, 2 crew members drowned. Aircraft raised, repaired at No. 4 Repair Depot. Loaned to Canadian Vickers at Montreal on 26 November 1941, for construction of jigs and patterns. Back to Eastern Air Command on 9 October 1942. Later served with No. 116 (BR) and No. 120 (BR) Squadrons. To Western Air Command on 10 September 1943. To workshop reserve at No. 3 Repair Depot for armament and wireless modifications on 13 June 1944. To No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot for repairs and modifications on 22 February 1945. Pending disposal from 10 April 1945. Stored at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, where it was noted with 825:00 total time. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-23 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1941-September-09 Accident: 116 Squadron Loc: NWest River Labrador Names: Cook | Doyle | Enchin | Forrester | Fraser | McCardell | Shaw | Van Allen
   1946-December-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 511

Canso Z2140

s/n
 Z2140
m/d
 Model 28

Known Squadron Assignments:

Loaned from RAF stock in the US or Bermuda, waiting for ferry flight to the UK in summer of 1941. Noted as "on loan until such time as it can be replaced by Catalina off Canadian contract." First assigned to No. 5 (BR) Squadron at Dartmouth, NS. Later with No. 116 (BR) Squadron at Botwood Bay, Newfoundland. Still with this Squadron when it was destroyed on 5 September 1942, when a depth charge detonated on landing at Battle Harbour, Newfoundland. Ownership to No. 19 Sub-Repair Depot on 8 January 1943 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-July-14 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-September-05 Accident: 116 Squadron Loc: Battle Harbour Labrador Names: Cosgrove | Durrell | Kontzie | Mcadam | Mullins | Reid | Schlacks | Selby | Snelling | Soeder | Whettell
   1943-November-02 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 511

Canso Z2140

s/n
 Z2140
m/d
 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;116

Transferred to RCAF. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-05 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Albert Redfearn Schlacks 2023-02-16
1942-September-05 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Glen Andrew Soeder 2023-02-16

Canso Z2144

s/n
 Z2144
m/d
 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;205

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-05 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Arthur William Abbott 2022-12-04
1942-April-05 KIA RAF Flight Lieutenant Harold David Tamsett Leach 2021-04-09

Canso Z2148

s/n
 Z2148
m/d
 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;240

The pilots made three circuits around Sullom Voe before heading East, apparently to gain height to clear high ground on the islands, it was while heading out to the East or North-east that the aircraft struck the ground at just over 250ft above sea level on the island of Yell and broke up with the wreckage soon catching fire.

source: Malcolm Deeley, Ulster Aviation Society

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-January-19 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Lyle George Schell 2021-10-01

Canso Z2149

s/n
 Z2149
m/d
 28

Known Squadron Assignments: ;413

Served with No. 413 (GR) Squadron, RCAF, coded "V". last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-15 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Robert Selton Earle Greenway 2023-08-01

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