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RCAF Station Estevan

General Information

Base / Station:  Estevan

Province:

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:

  • 27 April 1942 – 11 Feb 1944

Units: 

Unit Duties / Information: 

Aircraft Flown:  Anson

Commanding Officers:

Financial Impact:

Date / Reason for Closure: 11 Feb 44, reduced need for aircrew

Post RCAF Evolution:

  • The Publication On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978) lists the Aerodrome as “Estevan” – See photos on this page.

Current Status:  aerodrome was completely removed and the site is now an open pit mine.

On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978) Estevan Aerodrome (Part 2)
RCAF Aerodrome Estevan, Saskatchewan. Image from the RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases circa 1942.
On Track…the Pilot’s Air Travel Guide (First Annual Edition – 1978)
Estevan Aerodrome (Part 1)

Location – Google Map

This location may be slightly off of the actual location of the former airfield. This location is based on the RCAF Pilot’s Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane bases (Shown above)

Station Magazine
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Fatalities –

This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 38 Service Flying Training School and other sources.  The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Estevan, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 33 personnel. As an additional note the crash of Dakota – 962 occurred at the Estevan Aerodrome after the school was closed. I have included these 21 fatalities even though the men were not stationed to RCAF Station Estevan at the time of the crash.

Aircraft List –

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