RCAF WING CMDR STEPHEN J. BALKE COLLECTION
No. 3330. Canadair CL-2 C-54GM North Star Mk.1 (17511 c/n 118) Royal Canadian Air Force
08/12/2006. Remarks by Jack
McKillop: "The C-54GM was essentially an unpressurized
Douglas C-54G Skymaster with Rolls-Royce Merlin liquid cooled
engines. This aircraft was delivered to the RCAF on February 10,
1948 and served all or part of its career with No. 426 (Transport)
Squadron, Air Transport Command, based in Canada at RCAF Station Dorval,
Quebec, (February 1948-August 31, 1959), RCAF Station Trenton,
Ontario (September 1, 1959-December 31, 1961) and RCAF Station St.
Hubert, Quebec (January 1-August 1962). During the Korean War, the
aircraft operated from McChord AFB, Tacoma, Washington, USA, flying
personnel and equipment to Tokyo, Japan.
Created March 7, 2004