Royal Canadian Air Force attacks Against Submarines during WWII -Battle of Atlantic 1939-1945 Compiled by Roger Litwiller © Date U-Boat Sqn/Base/AC/Pilot/ Latitude/Longitude Details 31 Jul 1942 U754 Sunk 113 Squadron RCAF Yarmouth, NS Hudson BW 625 “I” S/L N.E. Small 4302N 6425W South East of Cape Sable. 1st successful attack by Eastern Air Command. 30 […]
Canadian manned aircraft carrier HMS PUNCHER’s first squadron of Fire Fly’s arrive over the carrier in preparations for operations in the Pacific after VE day. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Howard Abbott, RCNVR. (RTL-HA034)
CH-148 Cyclone flying over Halifax Harbour on 1 August 2017. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Roger Litwiller. (RTL13801)
Several of HMS Puncher’s sailors take advantage of the hot weather to tan on the carriers crowded flight deck, while ferrying aircraft to Casablanca in July 1944. Too hot to touch they cover the deck with blankets and towels. Howard Abbott is front left. The Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Howard Abbott, RCNVR. (RTL-HA050)
Following a crash on HMS PUNCHER’s deck during night operations, this Barracuda was jettisoned over the carrier’s side. Note the decorative nose art, appears to have Donald Duck holding a torpedo. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Howard Abbott, RCNVR. (RTL-HA052)
Catalina patrol aircraft dropping depth charges astern of HMCS ARVIDA on 16 September 1943, possibly while escorting HX256 in the North Atlantic. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Howard Abbott, RCNVR.
Merchant Aircraft Carrier (MAC) ship in convoy with two aircraft on her after flight deck, ready to launch. MAC ships were converted merchant tankers, given a flight deck and up to four fighter aircraft to ward off U-Boats. Photo taken from HMCS WASAGA in 1943. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Ross Milligan, RCNR. (RTL-REM146)