111(F) Squadron RCAF



An Inauspicious Beginning


Kittyhawk I AK954 after an 'oopsy' at Rockcliffe on November 29th, 1941.

This was just nine days after AK954 (later RCAF 1061) was taken on strength with the RCAF.
On July 16th, 1942, while being ferried from Cold Lake, Alaska to Unmak Island, Alaska for
combat operations against the Japanese, AK954 was one of six Kittyhawks that crashed on
Unalaska Island after their pilots had become lost in fog and low cloud.


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Thirsty Hawk


Fueling a Kittyhawk I of 111 Squadron at Patricia Bay, British Columbia, January 15th, 1942.


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Kittyhawk Is of 111 Sqn at Kodiak, Alaska in 1942.


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Pilots of 111 Sqn look over a map at Anchorage, Alaska in September, 1942.


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On Patrol, Alaska 1942...


Front to rear: AL194, AK905, AK940


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A closer look...


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Sharpening the Talons


111 Squadron armorers engage in a bit of dustin'-n-cleanin'.


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