Published Histories of Canadian Squadrons

* This list of official (and unofficial) Canadian squadron histories is by no means complete. In time, and with your help, this list will eventually grow to include as many as I can find - both air force and naval air. 
  
* I hope that the list will be useful for those who seek additional information about the history of the Canadian air forces, its personnel and its aircraft. 
  
* If you have an unwanted copy and would like to find a new home for it, I would be very interested in acquiring almost all of these books.
   
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** I would like to thank the following people who have helped me to fill in this list by sending in cover photos and/or descriptions: 
  
Tom Calbury, Mike Murphy, Wayne Logus, Barney Dunlevy, Mark Peapell, Pete Simpson, Darryl Pajot, David Hisdal, Alan Falk, Anthony Jarvis, Murray Balzer, Brenda Letcher, 
   

"400" Series Squadrons

 

Title:  On Watch To Strike, History of 400 (City of Toronto) Squadron
ISBN:  0-968155-40-5
Publisher:  400 Sqn
Year of Publication:  1996
Author:  CWO Ron W. Wylie
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  12" w x 9" h
Pages:  133
Comments:  Detailed history from 1932 to 1996
Title:  401 Squadron
ISBN:  nil
Publisher:  unknown
Year of Publication:  1959
Author:  F/L H.R.L. Hammond, Editor
Hardcover:  softcover
Dimensions:  9" w X 6" h
Pages:  64
Comments:  booklet to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of 401 Fighter Squadron RCAF. All photos in b&w. Covers the period 1934 to 1959.
Title:  Escadrille 401 Squadron
ISBN:  nil
Publisher:  unknown
Year of Publication:  1984
Author:  unknown
Hardcover:  softcover
Dimensions:  8.5" w X 5.5" h
Pages:  72
Comments:  50th Anniversary booklet. An updated version of the 25th Anniversary booklet. Same format, b&w photographs.
Title: High Blue Battle, War Diary of No. 1 (401) Fighter Squadron
ISBN:  0-7737-2338-2
Publisher:  Stoddart Publishing
Year of Publication:  
Author:  Dave McIntosh
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  6.25" w X 9.25" h
Pages: 178
Comments:  1937 to 1945. Chronological, no index.

Title:  402 "City of Winnipeg" Squadron History, On Guard for 75 Years
ISBN:
   978-0-9784109-0-2 
Publisher:  402 Squadron Association
Year of Publication:  2007
Author:  Edited by Pat McNorgan
Hardcover:  Yes
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Title:  City of Winnipeg 402 Squadron
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Publisher:  Squadron Historian
Year of Publication:  1974
Author:  Major R.A. Zwickel
Hardcover:  No
Dimensions:  9" w X 6" h
Pages:  16
Comments: Stapeled binding and numbered. From the introduction: "This booklet has been prepared for the celebration of the 402 Squadron re-union August 16, 17, 18, 1974 in conjuction with the city of Winnipeg's 100th birthday."
Title: 403 Wolf Squadron
ISBN:  0-96889-690-1
Publisher:  403 Sqn
Year of Publication:  2001
Author:  Capt. Fletcher Wade, et al
Hardcover:  No
Dimensions:  8.5" w x 11" h
Pages:  92
Comments:  1941 to 2001. Covers operations overseas in WWII on the Tomahawk and Spitfire. Post War on the Harvard, P-51, Expeditor and rotary wing years on the Huey and Kiowa. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
Title: 404 Squadron History
ISBN:  0-9694013-1-0
Publisher:  Craig Kelman and Associates Ltd
Year of Publication:  1991
Author:  Capt. Mike Sniderhan
Hardcover: Yes
Dimensions: 10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages: 121
Comments:  1941 to 1990. Covers operations overseas in WWII on the Blenheim and Beaufighter. Post War on the Lancaster, Neptune, Argus and Aurora. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
Title: 404 Sqn Ready to Fight
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Pages: 63
Comments: Squadron history from 1942 to 1972.
Cover Photo Needed Title: 405 Squadron History
ISBN:  0-9694013-0-2
Publisher:  Craig Kelman and Associates Ltd
Year of Publication:  1986
Author:  Major Don Jones
Hardcover: Yes
Dimensions:  10.5" w x 8.5" h
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Comments:  1941 to 1986. 
Title:  405 Squadron History
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Author:  Lt. Andrew McCorquodale
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  Foreword by Lt. Col. Kenneth R.Allen. The book chronicles two major historical periods: WWII and post WWII. Contains an Honour roll, Awards and Decorations, 1942-45 405 Squadron targets and a list of all 405 CO's up to 1986.
Title: 407 Squadron History
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Publisher: 407 Maritime Patrol Sqn
Year of Publication:  1996
Author:  Capt. Tom Procter
Hardcover:  No
Dimensions:  8" w x 11'" h
Pages:  340
Comments:  1941 to 2000. 
Title:  Demon Squadron, 407 Squadron in War and Peace
ISBN:  na
Publisher:  407 Sqn CFB Comox
Year of Publication:  1975
Author:  
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  6 3/8" H X 8 1/2" W
Pages:  46
Comments:  1941 to 1975.  A souvenir history printed to commemorate the presentation of the Squadron Standard by the Honourable Walter Owen Q.C. L.L.D Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia on 28 June 1975 and dedicated to all serving and former members of the squadron.
Title:  Gathering of Demons
ISBN:
  0-9692671-0-X
Publisher:  Inkerman House
Year of Publication:  1987
Author:  Capt. Kim Abbott
Hardcover:  No
Dimensions:  6" w x 9" h
Pages:  227
Comments:
  407 Demon Squadron of the RCAF during its first year of operations, between May 8, 1941, and June 30, 1942, when it was engaged on low level shipping attacks along the coast of occupied Europe.
Title:  408 Squadron History
ISBN:  0-920002-32-3
Publisher:  Canada's Wings
Year of Publication:  1984
Author:  
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages:  108
Comments:  1941 to 1984. Covers operations overseas in WWII on the Hampden, Halifax, Lancaster. Post War on the Lancaster, C-119, C-130, T-33, Huey and Kiowa. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
Title:  The Nighthawks 1941-1945
ISBN:  nil
Publisher:  HL Smit & Zn, Hengelo, Holland
Year of Publication:  1945
Author:  H.H. Whipp, Editor in Chief
Hardcover:  yes
Dimensions:  9.5" w x 12.5" h
Pages:  80
Comments:  Rare 409 Sqn history produced at the end of hostilities in Holland in 1945. Roll of Honours lists, Honours and Awards lists and many photos of squadron personnel from pilots and navs to chaplains and cooks. Profusely illustrated with many never before seen photographs of wartime ops and daily life in the field.
Title:  Nighthawk!  A History of 409 (Night Fighter) Squadron
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Publisher:  409 Sqn
Year of Publication:  1977
Author:  Major Mike Mahon
Hardcover:  Yes
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Comments:  1941 to 1977. 
Title:  Nighthawk!  History of 409 (All Weather Fighter) Squadron 1978-1984
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   1978 to 1984.  Addendum to original.
Title:  410 Squadron, A History
ISBN:  nil
Publisher:  DDDS-7 NDHQ Ottawa
Year of Publication:  1976
Author:  Capt Bob Merrick, et al
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  8.5" w x 11" h
Pages:  114
Comments:  Numbered copies 1 through 300. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Detailed historical text.
Title:  History of 410 Squadron, June 1941 - June 1945
ISBN:  nil
Publisher:  unknown
Year of Publication:  unknown
Author:  Air Historian, 410 Sqn
Hardcover:  softcover
Dimensions:  8.5" w X 11" h
Pages:  104
Comments:  Very detailed history of 410 Sqn from 1941 to 1945. Text only, no pictures.
Title: 411 (City of North York) Squadron History
ISBN:  0-9695370-0-X
Publisher:  John/David Associates
Year of Publication:  1992
Author:  John McClenaghan & Derek Blatchford
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages: 190
Comments:  1941 to 1991. Covers operations overseas in WWII on Spitfires. Post War on the Vampire, Harvard, T-33, Sabre, Expeditor, Otter and Kiowa. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
Title:   412 (Transport) Squadron
ISBN:  1-56311-011-3
Publisher:  Turner Publishing
Year of Publication:  1995
Author:  
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  8.5" w  x 11" h
Pages:  112
Comments:  1936 to 1995. A complete history of the 412 (T) Squadron from its beginning as a fighter squadron in WWII to its use as a transport squadron. Covers the transportation of hundreds of dignitaries from France's St. Laurent to Japan and England's royal families. Wonderful photos of dignitaries and war. Personal recollections of pilots and crew members.
Title:  A History of 413 Squadron 
ISBN:  1-89618-277-1
Publisher:  General Store Publishing House
Year of Publication:  1996
Author: Capt. D. J. Baker
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages:  163
Comments:  1941 to 1995. Covers operations overseas in WWII on the Catalina. Post War on the Canso, Norseman, B-25, Vampire, Sabre, CF-100, CH-113 Labrador, CSR-110 Albatross, Buffalo and C-130. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
Title:  414 Squadron History
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Publisher:  414 Sqn
Year of Publication:  1975
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Title:  Swordfish, The Story of 415 Squadron
ISBN:  
Publisher:  The Hangar Bookshelf
Year of Publication:  1982
Author: 
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  10" w x 12" h
Pages:  71
Comments:  1941 to 1982. The story of flying operations which began in England during 1941 from the Squadron's birth at Thorney Island in England to its disbandment on May 15th, 1945 the Swordfish served first in 16 Group Coastal Command and then in 6 RCAF Group Bomber Command. This book includes a complete list of casualties. 
Cover Photo Needed Title:  Swordfish, 1982-1990
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  1982 to 1990.  Addendum to original
Cover Photo Needed Title:  Swordfish, 1991-1996
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  1991 to 1996.  Addendum to original
Title: 416 Squadron History
ISBN:  0-920492-00-4
Publisher:  Canada's Wings
Year of Publication:  1984
Author:  
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages:  160
Comments:  1941 to 1984. Covers operations overseas in WWII on Spitfires. Post War on the P-51, CF-100, Sabre and CF-101. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
Title:  416 Squadron, The Complete History of 416 Squadron
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Publisher:  416 Sqn
Year of Publication:  
Author:  Capt. Don Schmidt & Capt. Rick Hovey
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  1941 to 1974
Title: 417 Squadron History
ISBN:  0-920002-22-6
Publisher:  Canada's Wings
Year of Publication:  1983
Author:  K. Robbins
Hardcover: Yes
Dimensions: 10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages:  104
Comments:  1941 to 1983. Covers operations overseas in WWII on Spitfires. Post WWII on the Harvard, P-51 and CF-104 as No.6 ST/R OTU. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
Title:  From Hell to Breakfast
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Publisher:  Intruder Press
Year of Publication:  1980
Author:  Douglas Alcorn & Raymond Souster
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  5.8" w X 8.8" h
Pages:  339 + plates
Comments:  418 Sqn 1941 to 1945. This book tells the story of an ordinary airman, a Canadian who served as a navigator in the RCAF from 1941 until 1945, first in the Boston and then in the famous Mosquito.
Title:  The Story of 418 The City of Edmonton Squadron R.C.A.F.
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Publisher:  City of Edmonton Squadron Fund
Year of Publication:  
Author:  F/L F. Jackson, F/L G. Williamson,  LAC N. Ralph,  
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  10 5/8” w x 8 1/4” h
Pages:  76
Comments:  1941 to 1945. Forward by P.Y. Davoud, DSO, DFC. Contains many b/w photos; contains the names of the members of the squadron
Title:  Intruder, History of 418 Squadron
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Publisher:  Air Historical Branch, RCAF
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Author:  S/L A. P. Heathcote
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Comments:  1941 to 1945.  Roundel bound reprint, produced on 35th Anniversary
Title: 418 (City of Edmonton) Squadron History
ISBN:  0-920002 -31-5
Publisher:  The Hangar Book Shelf
Year of Publication: 
Author: Arnold P. Vaughan
Hardcover: Yes
Dimensions:  10.5" w x 8.5" h
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Comments:  1941 to 1984. Covers operations overseas in WWII on the Boston and Mosquito. Post WWII on the B-25, Expeditor, T-33, Single and Twin Otter's. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
Title: "Moosemen", 419 Squadron History
ISBN:  D372295
Publisher:  Crosstown Printers
Year of Publication:  1985?
Author:  Glen Foulds & Capt. David J. Hisdal
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Comments:  1944 to 1988
Title:  The Moose Squadron 1941-1983, The War Years to the Present on 419 Squadron
ISBN:  nil
Publisher:  unknown
Year of Publication:  1983
Author:  unknown
Hardcover:  no
Dimensions:  8.5" w x 11" h
Pages:  24
Comments:  very brief history of 419 Squadron given out to newly arriving members. Many b&w photos.
Title:  The Moose Squadron 1941 -45, The War Years of 419 Squadron
ISBN:  nil
Publisher:  CFTMPC Winnipeg
Year of Publication:  1977
Author:  unknown
Hardcover:  softcover
Dimensions:  8.5" w x 11" h
Pages:  303
Comments:  extremely detailed account of 419 Squadron's war time history. Only a few b&w photos, mainly text.
Title:  Mynarski's Lanc
ISBN:  1-55046-006-4
Publisher:  The Boston Mills Press
Year of Publication:  1989
Author:  Bette Page
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  9.75" w X 12" h
Pages:  192
Comments:  The story of how the Victoria Cross was won by Andrew Mynarski in Lancaster X KB726 of No.419 Moose Squadron. Also presents the history and acquisition of the Lancaster FM213 and its restoration to flying condition. Many quality photos.
Title:  Mynarski's Lanc
ISBN:  1-55046-006-4
Publisher:  The Boston Mills Press
Year of Publication:  1997 (2nd printing)
Author:  Bette Page
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  9.75" w X 12" h
Pages:  192
Comments:  A collection of stories about the AVRO Lancaster with particular attention of the original Lanc of Mynarski of 419 Sqn. and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum memorial restoration of this aircraft. Many photos, some colour.
Title:  One of the Many
ISBN:  0919431275
Publisher:  General Store Publishing House
Year of Publication:  1989
Author:  Russell McKay
Hardcover:  No
Dimensions:  
Pages:  167
Comments: 420 Squadron 1944 to 1945. Chapters include: 1944 - Introduction to 420 Squadron and Berlin Operation; BOMBER SQUADRON LIFE: Berlin Again; Stuttgart; Schweinfurt; Low Country and France Targets; Marshalling Yard Targets (railroads); Dusseldorf; Essen; Pre-Invasion Targets; Bourg-Leoplod; D-Day Invasion; army Support Targets; Cambrai, Mynarski Victoria Cross Won; Bologne Docks; Flying Bomb Targets; Army Support (Caen); Nstuttgart (Normandy Beach Landing ); Hamburg; Army Support Targets; Tour of Ops Completed; TRAINING and INSTRUCTING: Posted to 1664 Dishforth as Instructor; Wombleton Instructors' Course; Lulsgate Bottom Course; Dishforth Instructing; 1945 - RAF Bomber Command Instruction School; Topcliffe Instructor; HOMEWARD BOUND: Civilian Street; ADDENDA: 420 Squadron Members Reported Missing or Crashed; My Crew Post War; Abbreviations and Terms; Nickle Raid Propaganda; Pilot's Map; Normandy Beachhead Map, Illustrated with b&w photos.
Title:  "ZIG-ZAG" The Hampdens of 420 (RCAF) Squadron RAF
ISBN:  978-0-9556933-3-5
Publisher:  Peter J Sainty (lulu.com)
Year of Publication:  2008
Author:  Peter J Sainty
Hardcover:  No
Dimensions:  9" h X 6" w
Pages:  58
Comments:  The very early years of 420 RCAF Squadron (Snowy Owl), RAF when they flew Hampdens out of Waddington. Covers a period in the first half of 1942 only. A few B&W photos.
   
  An award-winning article titled "Sgt. Joe Hicks' War' was written by Bob Ingraham and published in the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society's newsletter "Papers and Records" Volume XXXV in 2007.  
  
The story is about the life and death of RCAF Air Observer Joseph M. Hicks from Fort William, Ontario. The article features the Handley Page Hampden serial P5330 coded PT-J and the April 1942 raid on Rostock, Germany, in which 420 "Snowy Owl" Sqn took part.
  
Click HERE to read the article.
Title: 421 Squadron History
ISBN:  0-920002-16-1
Publisher:  Canada's Wings
Year of Publication:  1983
Author:  Capt. R. Gowing
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages:  107
Comments:  1942 to 1982. Covers operations overseas in WWII on Spitfires. Post WWII on the Vampire, Meteor, Sabre and CF-104. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
Cover Photo Needed Title:  422 Squadron, 1942-1970
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Comments:  1942 to 1970. 
Title:  Life and Times of # 422 Squadron 1942-45
ISBN:  0-9689182-0-4
Publisher:  
Year of Publication:  2001
Author:  F/O Bernhard Crookes
Hardcover:  No
Dimensions:  
Pages:  126
Comments:  This book is "out of print". This is a complete story of a squadron in World War II as told by over 60 members who were part of the events depicted. The book is now available on the 422 Sqn website:  http://422squadron.ca  and click on "422 Life and Times" to see this book online.
Title:  "With Eagle Wings", 423, A Canadian Squadron in Peace and War
ISBN:
  0-9730764-0-2
Publisher:  423 Squadron 60th Anniversary History Project
Year of Publication:  2002
Author:  John L. Orr
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  
Pages:  138
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Title: 424 Squadron History
ISBN:  0-920497-02-0
Publisher:  The Hangar Bookshelf
Year of Publication:  1985
Author:  Capt. Nora Bottomley
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages:  137
Comments:  1935 to 1984. Covers operations pre WWII on the Fawn, Moth and Tiger Moth as 19 (B) Sqn and then to WWII as 119 (B) Sqn on Bolingbrokes and Hudson's in Nova Scotia. Overseas in WWII on the Wellington, Halifax and Lancaster. Post WWII on the Harvard, P-51, T-33, Expeditor, Single and Twin Otters and Buffalo. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
Title:  425 Alouette
ISBN:  nil
Publisher:  DDDS NDHQ Ottawa
Year of Publication:  1978
Author:  Maj. Don Marion
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  8.5" w X 11" h
Pages:  111
Comments: 
25th anniversary book numbered 1 to 500, Many pictures all b&w. Bilingual format.
Title:  Je Te Plumerai
ISBN:  978-2-9811552-5-2
Publisher:  IMAVIATION
Year of Publication:  2012
Author:  Marc-Andre Valiquette, Richard Girouard
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  12.5" w x 9.5" h
Pages:  248
Comments:  Written by noted Avro Arrow author Marc-Andre Valiquette and 425 Squadron Historian Richard Girouard. It tells the story of 425 Squadron defending freedom since its creation in 1942. The book is fully bilingual and filled with photos and document illustrations. The book has been divided in four main chapters:
- WW II - 1942 to 1945  
- CF-100 - 1954 to 1961
- CF-101 - 1961 to 1984 
- CF-18 - 1984 to 2012 
(425 Sqn was not active from 1945 to 1954)
Additionally, the book contains sections concerning 425 Demonstration aircraft and teams, VIP flights, Commanding Officer photos and contains illustrations of squadron logos, crests and badges. It is complete with a glossary, bibliography and full index. 
Forewords have been provided from 425 Squadron Commanding Officer Lt. Colonel Ménard and RCAF 2nd in command Major General Yvan Blondin.


   

Title: 426 Squadron History
ISBN: 0-9693381-0-4
Publisher:  426 Sqn
Year of Publication:  1989
Author: Capt. Ray Jacobson
Hardcover: Yes
Dimensions: 10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages: 187
Comments:  
Title: 426 SQN STORY
ISBN: N/A
Publisher: unknown
Year of Publication: ~1971
Author: unknown
Hardcover: no
Dimensions: 5"W, 6"H
Pages: 12
Comments: A small printed booklet with Thunderbird Squadron history from WWII up to 1971. No photos.
Title:  Thunderbirds at War, Diary of a Transport Squadron
ISBN:
  0-9683431-0-4
Publisher:  Larmot Associates
Year of Publication:  1995
Author:  WC Laurence Motiuk
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  6.75" w x 9.75" h 
Pages:  628
Comments:
   1942 to 1945. Volume one of 426 Squadron's history that  chronicles the operations of the Thunderbirds from the beginning (a raid on Lorient on 14-15 January 1943) to the end (a raid on Wangerooge on 25 April 1945), in exquisite detail, using a range of sources from the ORBs and war diaries to the recollections of veterans. The fine text is supplemented with many photographs, excellent full-colour maps, a large glossary (which includes the repair categories for crashed aircraft), a tabular schedule
of operations, and full lists of honours, awards, casualties, and aircraft losses. The combination of elements is, in many ways, an example of how a squadron history should be done.
Title:  Thunderbirds for Peace, Diary of a Transport Squadron
ISBN: 
 0-9683431-1-2
Publisher:  Larmot Associates
Year of Publication:  2004
Author:  WC Laurence Motiuk
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  6.75" w x 9.75" h 
Pages:  807
Comments:  1945 to 1962. This is Volume two of 426 Squadron's history and covers the post war period until its disbandment in 1962 (it was later re-activated in 1971 as a transport training squadron, but that story is for another volume). It is a huge volume, exhaustively researched, and a must have for any historian or former member. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
Cover Photo Needed Title: 427 Squadron History
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Year of Publication:  1962
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Title: 427 Lion Squadron 1942 - 1970
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Publisher:  Walsworth, Marceline, Mo. USA
Year of Publication:  1970
Author:  unknown - forward signed by LCol Thomas Reid
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  9" w X 11.5" h
Pages:   77
Comments:  Divided into three chapters; Heavy Bomber Era, Sabre Jet Era and Starfighter Era. Profusely illustrated with many b&w photos. Endcovers have the names of all former squadron members. Many interesting personal anecdotes and aircraft stories

   
Title:  Ghost Squadron
ISBN:  nil
Publisher:  Ardenlea Publishing
Year of Publication:  
Author:  Ron Cassels
Hardcover:  no
Dimensions:  6" w X 8.5" h
Pages:  127
Comments:  Interesting booklet which details the history of 428 Ghost Squadron during the war years, 1942 to 1945. Told in a personal recollection format. No photos but a few maps are included. 
  
A "Third edition", dated Nov. 11,1991, has a black on white (vs blue) cover with a few more pages (138) plus an appendix. Contains a handful of B&W pictures.
Title:  430 Squadron, 1943-2000, 430 e Escadron tactique d'hélicoptères
ISBN:
  0-9688194-0-0
Publisher:  430e Tac H Sqn
Year of Publication:  2001
Author:  LtCol. Jacques Lessard
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  8 3/4 in x 11 1/4 in
Pages:  442
Comments:  Covers 1943 to 2000. Numbered edition limited to 1000 copies. Text in English and French in parallel columns. Numerous photographs; some in colour but most in b&w.
Cover Photo Needed Title:  History of 431 Iroquois Squadron
ISBN:  
Publisher:  Hugh J. McNenly
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Author:  Hugh J. McNenly
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Comments:  1942 to 1945. 
Title:  A Yorkshire Squadron, the History of 431 RCAF Squadron and More, 1942-1945. Burn, Tholthorpe, Croft 
ISBN:  978-1-897508-24-4 
Publisher:  Printed by: Custom Printers of Renfrew Ltd
Year of Publication:  2009
Author:  W. E. Heron
Hardcover:  
Dimensions:  8 1/2 x 11 inches
Pages:  308
Comments:  The 431 squadron was part of 6 bomber group during the second world war. It gives the history of the early days, from Burn, to Tholthorpe to Croft. It names the squadrons of 6 group. Mr. Heron's brother was one of these men. He joined the RCAF from Glasgow as a Rear Gunner. William Heron has transcribed the 431 Squadron Operations Record Book from 16 mm film with the help of the National Archives of Canada. The dates span a period of November 1942 till July 1945. It is very detailed and includes all the names of the Canadian crews and the sorties they flew, as well as everyone's name in alphabetical order and what happened to them, whether they were shot down, taken prisoner of war, went missing etc. It also tells you what cemetery they are buried in overseas. It is a very emotional look at what took place on a day to day basis.
Title:  Snowbirds, 1971-1990, A 20 year History
ISBN:  0969611501
Publisher:  J. P. B. Publications
Year of Publication:  1990
Author:  Jean Pierre Baraton
Hardcover:  No
Dimensions:  8.5" w x 11" h
Pages:  166
Comments:  Numbered, limited edition of 1000 copies. Covers the team's origin as 2 CFFTS Formation Team in 1971 up to and including 1990 teams, complete with team photos, bio's and write ups. Formation diagrams, CT-114 details and Snowbirds aircraft listing. Full of B & W pictures with some color photos and illustrations. A must have for Snowbirds fans.
Title:  Snowbirds: Canada's Ambassadors of the Sky
ISBN:  0-919091-37-7
Publisher:  Reidmore Book
Year of Publication:  1984
Author:  Mummery, Robert
Hardcover:  No
Dimensions:  8.5" w X 11" h
Pages:  63
Comments:  full of color photos
Title: 433 Squadron History
ISBN:  0-920497-04-7
Publisher:  The Hangar Bookshelf
Year of Publication:  1985
Author:  R. Johnson
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages:  112
Comments:  1943 to 1984. Covers operations overseas in WWII on the Halifax. Post WWII on the CF-100 and CF-5. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
Title:  434 Squadron . . . a History
ISBN:  nil
Publisher:  Stuart Brandle Printing Services Ltd
Year of Publication:  1977
Author:  Capts R. Robertson, D. Matthews and M. Bertram
Hardcover: 
Y
es
Dimensions:  8
.5
" x 11"
Pages:  155
Comments:
covers the years 1943 to 1977. All photographs in black and white.
Title: 434 Squadron History
ISBN:  0-920492-01-2
Publisher:  The Hangar Bookshelf
Year of Publication:  1984
Author:  R. Johnson
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages:  137
Comments:  1943 to 1984. Covers operations overseas in WWII on the Halifax and Lancaster. Post WWII on the Sabre, CF-5 and CF-104. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
Title: Determined on Delivery, The History of 435(T) Squadron
ISBN:  0-9698238-0-0
Publisher:  435 (T) Squadron 50th Anniversary Committee
Year of Publication:  1994
Author:  Capt. Richard Pittet
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  8.5" x 11"
Pages:  120
Comments:  1944 to 1994.
Title: Chinthe, Royal Canadian Air Force 435 Squadron Burma India '44 '45
ISBN: none, private publication
Publisher:
Year of Publication: 1946?
Author: Law, W.C. (editor)
Hardcover: yes
Dimensions: 12.5" X 9.5"
Pages: 166
Comments: Extensive B&W photos. Includes a list of personnel.
Title:  Canucks Unlimited, The record in story and picture of the history, life, and experiences of the men of 436 R.C.A.F. Squadron, India, Burma, 1944-1945.
ISBN:
  
Publisher:  Rous & Mann Press
Year of Publication:  
Author:  F/O F. R. Coyle
Hardcover:  
Dimensions:  
Pages:  93
Comments:
  1944 to 1945. 
Title:  For Your Tomorrow, Canadians and the Burma Campaign, 1941-1945
ISBN:
  1-4120-1536-7
Publisher:  
Year of Publication:  
Author:  Robert Farquharson
Hardcover:  No
Dimensions:  
Pages:  326
Comments:
  1941 to 1945. Written by a pilot with 436 Sqn, this book explores the causes of the Burma War, tells the story of its course, and reveals for the first time the surprisingly significant role Canada and Canadians played in it.
Title: 437 Squadron History
ISBN:  0-92097-03-9
Publisher:  The Hangar Bookshelf
Year of Publication:  1985
Author:  J A Sproule
Hardcover: Yes
Dimensions: 10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages:  113
Comments:  1944 to 1984. Covers operations overseas in WWII on the Dakota. Post WWII on the Yukon and Boeing 707. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
Title:  Escadrille 438 Squadron - 50th
ISBN:  nil
Publisher:  Luc LeClerc, Graphiste
Year of Publication:  1984
Author:  unknown
Hardcover:  softcover
Dimensions:  8.25' w x 10" h
Pages:  42
Comments:  a concise history of 438 "Wildcat" Sqn produced on their 50th anniversary. Many b&w photographs. Bilingual.
Title:  Fangs of Death
ISBN:  978-2-9811552-8-3
Publisher:  IMAVIATION
Year of Publication:  2015
Author:  Macr-Andre Valiquette, Richard Girouard
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  12" w x 9" h
Pages:  264
Comments:  A unique 264-page bilingual book including never-before published photos and documents recounting the history of 439 Sabre-Toothed Tiger Squadron.  
This book describes:
  
- The squadron's beginning in Canada during World War II as the School of Army Co-operation and later No. 123 Army Co-operation Training Squadron to its operational fighter-bomber missions flying the Hawker Typhoon out of England and mainland Europe.

 
- The 1950s and early ‘60s period in its day fighter role flying the F-86 Sabre in Canada, England and France.
 
- The conversion to a Strike/Reconnaissance, Attack and Tactical Fighter Squadron with the CF-104 Starfighter in France and Germany from 1964 to 1984.
-
The CF-18 Hornet frontline multi-role fighter era in Germany from 1985 to 1993.
-  
The unit’s mission at CFB Bagotville (QC) as a Combat Support Squadron since 1994 flying the CT-133 Silver Star, the CH-118 Iroquois and theCH-146 Griffon.
Forewords by General Tom Lawson, Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff; Colonel Joël Roy, 17 Wing Commander; and Major Jean-François Gauvin, 439 CS Sqn Commanding Officer.

   
Title: 440 Squadron History
ISBN:  0-920002-21-8
Publisher:  Canada's Wings
Year of Publication:  1983
Author:  Capt Terry Strocel
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages:  103
Comments:  1936 to 1983. Covers operations pre WWII and WWII in Canada on many A/C types and overseas in WWII on Typhoons. Post WWII on the CF-100, ,Twin Otter, H-21, Dakota and Buffalo. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
Title:  No.441 Squadron A Narrative History
ISBN:  
Publisher:  Sqn Historian
Year of Publication:  1951
Author:  
Hardcover:  No
Dimensions:  
Pages:  
Comments:  
Title: 441 Fighter Squadron, From Hurricanes to Hornets
ISBN:  0-921022-16-6
Publisher:  CANAV Books
Year of Publication:  2003
Author:  Larry Milberry
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  9" w x 11.5" h
Pages:  320
Comments:  Extensively researched history of this Canadian squadron from its beginnings, as 125 Squadron, on anti-submarine patrols off the Canadian coast. Transferring to Britain in 1944, its Spitfire IXs and, later, Mustangs saw extensive action. Post-war, aircraft operated included the Vampire, Sabre and Starfighter from bases in Canada, England (North Luffenham) and France while current equipment is the CF-18 Hornet. Over 700 b/w and colour photos. 
Title: 442 Squadron History
ISBN:  0-660-12455-6
Publisher:  The Hangar Bookshelf
Year of Publication:  1987
Author:  Capt Grant MacDonald, Capt Terry Strocel
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages:  144
Comments:  1942 to 1987. Covers operations during WWII as 111 Sqn in the Aleutians on P-40's to overseas on the Spitfire and P-51. Post WWII on the Harvard, Vampire, P-51, Sabre, Otter, Expeditor and Buffalo. Many period photos, mainly B & W, of squadron personnel and aircraft.
444 Sqn Title:  Strike Swift-Strike Sure, History of 444 Squadron 1947-1982
ISBN:
  
Publisher:  444 Sqn
Year of Publication:  1982
Author:  Capt. Davis Harrison & Capt. Tony Edwards
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:   8.5" w x 11" h
Pages:  115
Comments:
  detailed history covering 1947 to 1982 with black and white photographs. Many personal anecdotes included.

Other Units

(in no particular order)

 

Title:  1 Fighter Wing, The First Year, 1951-52
ISBN:  
Publisher:  Stamford Mercury Ltd
Year of Publication:  1952
Author:  
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  
Pages:  96
Comments:  This entire book has been scanned and is available for download:  HERE
Title:  4 Wing Baden-Soellingen 1953 - 1970
ISBN:  nil
Publisher:  Walsworth - Marceline, Mo, USA
Year of Publication:  1970
Author:  Capt John David, Managing Editor
Hardcover:  yes
Dimensions:  8 1/2 x 11 inches
Pages:  206
Comments:  wonderful book, profusely illustrated with rare period photographs, some colour but most in black and white.
Title:  40 Years
ISBN:  na
Publisher:  Espirit de Corps Pubs.
Year of Publication:  1992
Author:  
Hardcover:  No
Dimensions:  8"x11",
Pages:  176
Comments:  A treasure chest on the 4 FW yrs.
Title:  History of 6RD and the Aerospace Maintenance Development Unit
ISBN:  0-919783-96-1
Publisher:  Boston Mills Press
Year of Publication:  
Author:  Major E. T. Karkut
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages:  
Comments:  1940 to 1990. 
Title:  Seek and Save, The History of 103 Rescue Unit
ISBN:  0-55046-029-3
Publisher:  Boston Mills Press
Year of Publication:  1990
Author:  Major Grant Smith
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  10.5" w x 8.5" h
Pages:  137
Comments:  1947 to 1990. 

Title:  Trenton, 50 Years of Air Force
ISBN:  X 00564 0023
Publisher:  50th Anniversary Committee
Year of Publication:  1981
Author:  Major E. A. "Rick" Johnson
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  8.5" x 10.25"
Pages:  160
Comments:  Well illustrated history of CFB Trenton since 1931
Title:  242 Squadron, The Canadian Years
ISBN:  0-92000-209-9
Publisher:  Canada's Wings
Year of Publication:  1981
Author:  Hugh Halliday
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  7.75" x 9.75"
Pages:  177
Comments:  The story of the RAF's 'All Canadian' Fighter Squadron. 24 pages of photos
Title:  We Serve That Men May Fly
ISBN:  
Publisher:  RCAF (WD) Association
Year of Publication:  1974
Author:  Mary Ziegler
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  
Pages:  173
Comments:  The Story of the Women's Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force
CFB Lahr 25 Years Title:  Lahr, Schwarzwald 1967 - 1992
ISBN:  1-895896-00-2
Publisher:  The Queen's Printer, Ottawa, On
Year of Publication:  1992
Author:  Capt D.A. Nicks
Hardcover:  yes
Dimensions:  8.5 x 12 inches
Pages:  127
Comments:
CFB Lahr 25th anniversary book. Many photos in both colour and b&w. Bilingual format.
Title:  Portage La Prairie - Fifty Years of Flying Training: 1940 - 1990
ISBN:  1-55056-004-2
Publisher:  Manitoba Airshow 1990
Year of Publication:  1990
Author:  Major G.E.I. Greavette
Hardcover:  yes
Dimensions:  8.5 x 11 inches
Pages:  181
Comments:  very detailed history with many B&W photographs. Interesting "crash book" index included as an appendix.
Title: Marville RCAF Air Base 1954 - 1967
ISBN: 2-9600604-5-8
Publisher: Michel Freres, B-6760 Virton, Belgium
Year of Publication: 2004
Author: Philippe Baar, Pierre Baar and Hugues Herr
Hardcover: No
Dimensions: 9 in x 12 in
Pages: 354
Comments: Outstanding history book simply for the pictures alone, many of which are in colour. Great detail shots of the CF-100, F-86 and CF-104 in addition to all the base facilities and high profile personnel. Book is written entirely in the French language but each photograph has a French and English caption.
Title:  Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake
ISBN:  
Publisher:  
Year of Publication:  
Author:  
Hardcover:  
Dimensions:  
Pages:  
Comments:
   

Army Aviation

 
Title:  Artillery Flyers at War
ISBN:  978-0-557-32964-9
Publisher:  
Year of Publication:  2010
Author:  Darrell Knight
Hardcover:  Yes (also available in softbound)
Dimensions:  6" w X 9" h
Pages:  481
Comments:  History of 664, 665 and 666 AOP Squadrons. 90 photos/illustrations. 5 documents. 3 maps.
Title:  Canada's Flying Gunners, A History of the Air Observation Post of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
ISBN:  0-9730055-0-5
Publisher:  Air Observation Post Pilots Association of Canada
Year of Publication:  2002
Author:  Lieutenant Colonel D.L. Fromow, CD
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  6" w x 9.5" h
Pages:  237
Comments:  A detailed history of the Canadian Air Observation Post (squadrons, flights & troops) from World War II until post unification (until 1973). It covers operations of Austers & Cessna L-19s with the Canadian Army/Canadian Armed Forces in Canada & Europe. There are great black & white photos of AOP aircraft as well as the airfields they operated from.
   
   
   

RCN Squadrons

 

Title:  From White-Caps to Contrails - A History of a Modern Air Formation
ISBN:  
Publisher:  CFB Shearwater
Year of Publication:  1981
Author:  
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  11 1/4" h by 8 3/4" w
Pages:  108
Comments:  A history post WWII of the 5 major squadrons located at CFB Shearwater including MR 880, VU 32, VT 406, HS 423 and HS 443. Profusely Illustrated with color and B&W images. It includes squadron CO's and Battle Honors. With a forward by Col. E.I. Patrick (Shearwater).
Title:  "Certified Serviceable" Swordfish to Sea King - The Technical Story of Canadian Naval Aviation by Those Who Made It So
ISBN:  
Publisher:  CNATH Book Project
Year of Publication:  1995
Author:  Peter Charlton, Michael J. Whitby, Leo Pettipas
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  8.5" w x 11" h
Pages:  496
Comments:  (From end paper) The idea for this book was concieved by Rolf Monteith. He mustered a small group of former members of Canadian
Naval Aviation to research the history of the technical side of Naval Aviation, and to gather and record the memories of former shipmates whilst this was still possible.
Title:  A History of Canadian Naval Aviation
ISBN:  
Publisher:  Queens Printer, Ottawa Ont.
Year of Publication:  1965 or 1967
Author:  J.D.F Kealy & E.C. Russell
Hardcover:  Yes
Dimensions:  9.75" w X 12" h
Pages:  164
Comments:  Produced by the Naval Historical Section, Canadian Forces Headquarters, DND Ottawa. A detailed history of one of the first naval air forces from 1918 to 1962. Illustrated with many b&w photos
  
 
 
 
 

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