Canadian Military History Gateway
Subject > Weapons, Equipment and Fortifications > Weapons > Airborne Weaponry and Aircraft
Resource Type > Document
On 6 June 1944, Allied forces invaded Western Europe along an 80-kilometre front in Normandy, France. Of the nearly 150,000 Allied troops who landed or parachuted into the invasion area on D-Day, 14,000 were Canadians.
Canadian War Museum
This report is an account of the Japanese balloon attacks against the United States and Canada in the final year of the Second World War, and the measures adopted, especially in Canada, to meet this new type of warfare. It also includes information on the effectiveness of the attacks and the types of weapons dropped by the balloons.
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Listing of films from the National Film Board. Canada's Air Force has played an important role in military history. In these films the equipment, training, and types of aircraft that make up this fighting force are explored.
National Film Board of Canada
Like many Canadian air units formed during the Second World War, 408 'Goose' Tactical Helicopter Squadron has assumed various roles in its history. A brief profile is included in this resource along with a list of aircraft flown.
429 'Bison' (Tactical Airlift) Transport Squadron began as a bomber unit in 1942 and is active today in the tactical transport role.
The 434 Squadron shows a wider variety of roles and more continuous history than many RCAF units. A list of aircraft the unit has flown is provided.
Listing of films from the National Film Board. Royal Canadian Air Force training films dominate this site. Clips and movies deal more specifically with the aircraft and training required for piloting of aircraft.
423 'Eagle' Maritime Helicopter Squadron has assumed mainly maritime operational roles since inception in 1942. The aircraft flown by the squadron is listed here.
The RCAF ran the vital British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during World War Two, but it also sent nearly 94,000 personnel overseas. It also played a major role in the Battle of the Atlantic. .
Like many "400" series squadrons 404 Maritime Patrol and Training Squadron has changed roles and aircraft during its history. A description of these changes is provided on this page.