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Tag: Historic aircraft – About historic RCAF and RCN aircraft

75 anniversary of 407 Squadron aircraft forced landing in Norway

– Six Canadians crash-landed their Second World War bomber in Nazi-occupied Norway in 1944. Since the mid-1980s, their descendants and the descendants of the Norwegians who helped them escape the Nazis, gather yearly to remember and give thanks.

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D-Day: The RCAF and Second Tactical Air Force

– A number of RCAF squadrons flew with the Royal Air Force’s 2nd Tactical Air Force in the weeks leading up to D-Day. They did such a good job establishing air superiority over the landing area that many pilots were disappointed by the lack of Luftwaffe targets on June 6, 1944, the day of the invasion.

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Who was in the air on D-Day?

– The RCAF had 42 operational squadrons overseas on D-Day—June 6, 1944.

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Once a Chinthe, always a Chinthe

– 435 Squadron hosts Second World War squadron member Richard Earl for a tour and conversation.

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National Air Force Museum of Canada’s “senior squadron” a national treasure

– More than 120 volunteers, the majority retired military members, do everything from greeting visitors to working on aircraft restoration and education programs at the National Air Force Museum of Canada.

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Family’s search finds answers in Second World War airman’s sacrifice

– A Canadian family finds the gravesite of one of their own who served and died in the RCAF in England during the Second World War.

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