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435 "Chinthe" Squadron (RCAF)

Certi Provehendi - King George VI, October 1946

History of the Squadron during World War II (Aircraft: Dakota III, IV)

No. 435 was the 34th RCAF squadron formed overseas in WWII. It was the 3rd transport squadron and the second formed in India. It was inaugurated on November 1 1944 at Gujrat, Punjab, India . Based in Tulihal, Manipur, India from 18 December 1944, it flew Dakota aircraft in support of the British 14th Army in northern Burma. After cessation of hostilities in the Far East, the squadron relocated to Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, UK , where it provided transport services in Britain and Europe for Canadian units. It was finally disbanded at Down Ampney on April 1, 1946.

Overall, in Burma the squadron flew 15,681 sorties, airlifted 27,460 tons of freight, 14,000 passengers and 851 casualties. An additional 1018 sorties were flown in England. Casualties were 3 aircraft, 9 aircrew and 6 passengers killed, 2 aircrew and 13 passengers injured. Awards gained by the squadron were 1 MBE, 1 DFC, 1 AFCs and 1 MiD. Battle Honour was Burma 1944-45Wikipedia, Kostenuk and Griffin

Maps for Movements of 435 Squadron 1944-46

MAP 1: 435 Squadron Movements 1944-46 (right-click on image to display enlarged in new tab)

435 Squadron History Summary 1944-46

History of the Squadron Post-WWII (Aircraft: Dakota, Boxcar, Hercules)

No. 164 (Transport) Squadron was created on 23 January 1943 at Moncton, New Brunswick . The squadron flew Lodestar and Dakota aircraft on East Coast transport duty. It was the RCAF’s premier transport squadron and the cornerstone of the peacetime Air Transport Command. It provided trained aircrew as the nuclei of other transport units. On 1 August 1946 it was divided into two units, one at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and one at Edmonton, Alberta . The Dartmouth squadron become No. 426 (T) Squadron and the Edmonton detachment was re-designated 435 (Transport) Squadron. It flew Douglas Dakota IV aircraft until 1952, then re-equipped with the Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar. The squadron relocated a few miles north to RCAF Station Namao in 1955. From 1960, it flew Lockheed Hercules C-130B, and from 1966 the Hercules C-130-E. Due to the Chrétien government's budget cuts and the resultant closure of the airfield at CFB Edmonton, the squadron was moved to 17 Wing Winnipeg in 1994. It was re-designated '435 Transport and Rescue Squadron' on 1 May 1995. The squadron is now based at 19 Wing, Comox, British Columbia . 435 Squadron is the only Air Force squadron equipped and trained to conduct air-to-air refuelling of fighter aircraft in support of operational and training activities at home and abroad. The CC-130 Hercules tanker is a key asset for the Canadian NORAD Region in its mission to defend Canada and the United States against aerial threats that originate outside or within North American airspace. The Squadron has been operating the tankers in support of fighter operations since 1992.

For additional details see

General RCAF Government website

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Nationality ⬆⬇
Name ⬆⬇
WarStatus ⬆⬇
EventDate ⬆⬇
Aircraft ⬆⬇
 
Serial ⬆⬇
Captain
KIFA
1993‑07‑22
Hercules 
C-130E-LM
10321
Leading Aircraftman
Killed
1944‑12‑20
 
 
 
Master Corporal
2017‑03‑08
 
 
 
Aircraftman 1st Class
KIFA
1952‑07‑21
Dakota
Mk. III
654
Sergeant
KIFA
1985‑03‑29
Hercules 
CC-130H
130330
Sergeant
KIFA
1982‑11‑16
Hercules 
CC-130H
130329
Pilot Officer
KIA
1945‑02‑12
Dakota
Mk. III
FD915
Flying Officer
KIA
1945‑06‑21
Dakota
Mk. IV
KN563
Master Corporal
KIFA
1989‑01‑29
Hercules 
C-130E-LM
10318
Flying Officer
KIFA
1946‑02‑13
Dakota
Mk. III
KG397
Pilot Officer
KIA
1945‑01‑13
Dakota
lll
KJ435
Captain
KIFA
1991‑10‑30
Hercules 
C-130E-LM
10322
Pilot Officer
KIA
1945‑02‑12
Dakota
Mk. III
FD915
Warrant Officer 1st Class
KIA
1945‑06‑21
Dakota
Mk. IV
KN563
Flying Officer
KIFA
1945‑12‑18
Dakota
Mk. IV
KN413
Corporal
KIFA
1985‑03‑29
Hercules 
CC-130H
130330
Captain
KIFA
1985‑03‑29
Hercules 
CC-130H
130331
Pilot Officer
KIA
1945‑02‑12
Dakota
Mk. III
FD915
Flying Officer
KIA
1945‑02‑12
Dakota
Mk. III
FD915
Flying Officer
KIFA
1945‑12‑18
Dakota
Mk. IV
KN413
Sergeant
KIFA
1982‑11‑16
Hercules 
CC-130H
130329
Master Warrant Officer
KIFA
1991‑10‑30
Hercules 
C-130E-LM
10322
Captain
KIFA
1982‑11‑16
Hercules 
CC-130H
130329
Pilot Officer
KIA
1945‑02‑12
Dakota
Mk. III
FD915
Master Warrant Officer
KIFA
1991‑10‑30
Hercules 
C-130E-LM
10322
Squadron Leader
KIFA
1946‑02‑13
Dakota
Mk. III
KG397
Captain
KIFA
1985‑03‑29
Hercules 
CC-130H
130330
Leading Aircraftman
KIA
1945‑06‑21
Dakota
Mk. IV
KN563
Pilot Officer
KIA
1945‑06‑21
Dakota
Mk. IV
KN563
Captain
KIFA
1982‑11‑16
Hercules 
CC-130H
130329
Flight Lieutenant
KIA
1945‑01‑12
Dakota
IV
KG899
Flying Officer
KIFA
1952‑07‑21
Dakota
Mk. III
654
Flying Officer
KIA
1945‑10‑19
Dakota
Mk. III
KG439
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1945‑06‑21
Dakota
Mk. IV
KN563
Master Corporal
KIFA
1993‑07‑22
Hercules 
C-130E-LM
10321
Sergeant
KIFA
1993‑07‑22
Hercules 
C-130E-LM
10321
Warrant Officer
KIFA
1985‑03‑29
Hercules 
CC-130H
130331
Master Corporal
KIFA
1989‑01‑29
Hercules 
C-130E-LM
10318
Master Corporal
KIFA
1991‑10‑30
Hercules 
C-130E-LM
10322
Leading Aircraftman
KIA
1945‑01‑12
Dakota
IV
KG899
Flight Lieutenant
KIFA
1952‑07‑21
Dakota
Mk. III
654
Flight Lieutenant
KIA
1945‑01‑12
Dakota
IV
KG899
Captain
KIFA
1985‑03‑29
Hercules 
CC-130H
130330
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1945‑06‑21
Dakota
Mk. IV
KN563
Sergeant
2015‑02‑11
 
 
 
Captain
KIFA
1993‑07‑22
Hercules 
C-130E-LM
10321
Leading Aircraftman
KIA
1945‑01‑12
Dakota
IV
KG899
Flying Officer
KIA
1945‑10‑19
Dakota
Mk. III
KG439
Flying Officer
KIA
1945‑10‑19
Dakota
Mk. III
KG439
Flying Officer
KIFA
1945‑12‑18
Dakota
Mk. IV
KN413
Captain
KIFA
1991‑10‑30
Hercules 
C-130E-LM
10322
Captain
KIFA
1985‑03‑29
Hercules 
CC-130H
130330
Captain
KIFA
1985‑03‑29
Hercules 
CC-130H
130331
Pilot Officer
KIA
1945‑01‑12
Dakota
IV
KG899
Flight Lieutenant
KIFA
1945‑12‑18
Dakota
Mk. IV
KN413

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