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War in the Air Elsewhere - Canada and the Second World War, 1939-1945

Type: Document

Canadian airmen took part in various missions far from their main theatres of operation. These missions included reconnaissance, air transport, sea patrol and others, sometimes flying from remote bases.

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War in the Air Overseas - Canada and the Second World War, 1939-1945

Type: Document

In the early months of the war only three RCAF squadrons could be spared for overseas service. This number was steadily increased so that by war's end there were 48 RCAF squadrons serving in several theatres of war. Thousands of Canadians also served in the Royal Air Force.

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War in the Air - Canada and the Second World War, 1939-1945

Type: Document

Canadian achievements in the air in the Second World War were remarkable. From being the smallest of Canada's services the Royal Canadian Air Force grew to be the fourth largest air force of the Allied powers, flying a multitude of aircraft types in every major air operation overseas. Many Canadians also served in the RAF.

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Defence of India 1942-44 - Canadians in South East Asia

Type: Document

Discussion of the Royal Canadian Air Force involvement in India and Burma during the Second World War.

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Home Defence - The War in the Air - Canada and the Second World War, 1939-1945

Type: Document

The Eastern and Western Air Commandos of the RCAF were established to defend Canada from the air and to protect vital supply convoys to Europe, Alaska, and Russia.

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Over the Indian Ocean - Canadians in South East Asia

Type: Document

A discussion of events surrounding the Canadian military presence over the Indian Ocean and in Ceylon during the Second World War.

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Battle of Britain - Canada and the Second World War, 1939-1945

Type: Document

In preparation for their invasion of Britain, Germany launched an air offensive to destroy the Royal Air Force and cripple the island's defences. Canadian airmen engaged in a massive campaign to repulse the Luftwaffe which succeeded in blunting Hitler's effort to conquer England.

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Advance on Rangoon - Canadians in South East Asia

Type: Document

Discussion of Allied air operations and the advance on Rangoon, Burma in the Second World War.

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