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President of the Vancouver Chapte...

Canadian Aviation Historical Society
3489 Lakedale Avenue
Burnaby , British Columbia V5A 3E2

Company Description: The Canadian Aviation Historical Society is the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the celebration and documentation of Canada's flying heritage. Members...   more

Employment History

  • Chapter President
    Sea Island Heritage Society
  • Chapter President
    Canadian Aviation Historical Society Mr. Hampson
  • President of the Vancouver Chapter
    Canada Inc.

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Historian
    Royal Canadian Air Force
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Saving the Wild Mustangs - the Story Behind the Vintage Wings Mustang > Vintage Wings of Canada [cached]
Recently, however, we were contacted by Jerry Vernon, President of the Vancouver Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society. Vernon informed Vintage Wings that he had been researching and keeping records on all of the 130 postwar RCAF Mustangs for over 30 years.
From the research conducted by Jerry and Mike Henniger of Vintage Wings on the USAF record card acquired with the Vintage Wings Mustang, it was determined that it had spent a short time in storage at the North American factory at Inglewood, CA, until the USAF was ready to take delivery.
This section provides a complete history of Mustang s/n 9575 as researched by Jerry Vernon from the time it was loaded onto the trailer at the former BCATP training field at Carberry, Manitoba to the present time.
For example, Jerry has several photos of former Hamilton Auxiliary squadron Mustangs in storage at the Syracuse NY airport, still in the remnants of their RCAF markings but with no known or visible US registrations.
In the case of s/n 9575, Vernon believes that it was stored uncovered at RCAF Station Carberry, Manitoba from 1954 to 1961, when ownership passed to Aero Enterprises of Elkhart, IN, USA. His theory is based on the RCAF inventory card which recorded it stored Reserve (03 Sep 54), Ready Reserve(20 Apr 56) and APDAL (19 Jul 56). All of the Mustangs stored at Carberry, Fort Macleod and Calgary simply show "Lincoln Park" on the RCAF cards. He has no reason to think that it would have been stored anywhere else other than Calgary and then moved later to Carberry, which was a sub-unit of No. 10 Repair Depot, Lincoln Park, Calgary.
Photo via Jerry Vernon
Photo via Jerry Vernon
Vernon was told that the wing package with 9575 was later sold to a John Marlin, who used it to build a Martin Baker M.B.5 replica in California, using many Mustang parts.
Photo via Jerry Vernon
This surplus panel was promised to Jerry Vernon by Richard Ransopher, but the gift never materialized.
From the extensive research of Jerry Vernon on RAF Mustang record cards from WW II, they revealed that 442 (F) Sqn. operated 21 Mk. IV Mustangs (both P-51D and P-51K models) in the UK in the period from March 1945, until August when the squadron was stood down. Several of these aircraft were destroyed either in operations over Germany in April 1945 or in post-war flying in the UK before stand-down.
By Jerry Vernon and Don MacNeil
Jerry Vernon, Vancouver ...
Jerry Vernon, Vancouver Chapter Pres. of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) and former RCAF airman alerted us that this issue contains a two page photo spread on Vancouver Airport (YVR) in the late 1950s. The website that deals with selling back issues is "out of stock" with this 2005 issue
Jerry said, "One photo, by Boardman C. Reed, is a great shot of two TCA DC-3s on the South Side ramp, with the RCAF Station in the background.
22. Jerry Vernon, President of the Vancouver Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) continues to pass along interesting history information about Sea Island, including some tid bits from Ottawa aviation historian Hugh Halliday; like when an RCAF No. 111 (CAC) airmen was disciplined for flying too low on circuits around the Lansdowne Race Track Park on Richmond's Lulu Island.
Thanks again Jerry.
This book makes me want to ... [cached]
This book makes me want to return to the Yukon to see more of this for myself, or perhaps to take that drive I have dreamed about, up the Alaska Highway - Jerry Vernon, President, Vancouver Chapter, Canadian Aviation Historical Society.199pp.
CAHS News & Views: CAHS Executive News [cached]
Jerry Vernon (L) presents CAHS patron 'Punch' Dickens with a special scroll at Vancouver meeting, Sept. 12, 1978.
A special scroll was prepared and it was hoped that Punch might be able to attend the Ottawa meeting to receive the honour personally, As this was not possible, an even more appropriate presentation was planned with the help of Jerry Vernon, President of the Vancouver and District Chapter.
Jerry was at the meeting in Ottawa and it was arranged that the presentation chould take place in the west, with many of Punch's early associates in attendance.
In thanking Punch for an enjoyable evening, Jerry Vernon presented him with the scroll as Patron and Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society.
Thanks to Jerry Vernon, RCAF ...
Thanks to Jerry Vernon, RCAF historian and the current Chapter President of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society Mr. Hampson and SIHS was provided additional insight into the Aerodrome Defence Companies - Platoons that maintained camps to protect Canadian Aerodromes (Airports) with artillery, including Sea Island during WWII.
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