Canadian Military Museums

Two Canadian fliers at the Stage Door Canteen, New York City, August 1942
Two Canadian fliers at the Stage Door Canteen, New York City, August 1942.

Today in WW II: 4 Jul 1942 German bombers and submarines sink 24 ships of Convoy PQ 17 to the Soviet Union after the convoy spread out in the Arctic Ocean to evade the German battleship Tirpitz.  More 
4 Jul 1942 US Eighth Air Force flies its first mission in Europe using six borrowed British planes; only three aircraft returned.
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Canadian Military Museums

The Base Borden Military Museum is one of Canada's largest Military Museums. The Museum holds a significant collection of WWI, WWII and post war armoured vehicles, trucks, and aircraft. The Museum tells the story of Camp Borden and the various Schools, Corps and Branches that have their heritage vested at Base Borden. 18 Waterloo Road East, CFB Borden, Borden, ON L0M 1C0. 705-423-3531, 705-423-3623 fax.
Canadian Military Heritage Museum 347 Greenwich St, P.O. Box 28002, North Park Plaza P.O., Brantford, Ontario, N3R 7X5. 519-759-1313
Canadian War Museum. The Canadian War Museum (CWM) is an affiliated museum of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. CWM has its own collections, its own programmes and its own staff. General Motors Court, 330 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8. 819-776-8600, 819-776-8623 fax.
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a living museum featuring the aircraft used by Canadians or Canada's Military from the beginning of World War II up to the present. The Museum's collection includes aircraft that really fly and several that remain on static display and are interactive workshops. 9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope, Ontario, L0R 1W0 (at the Hamilton International Airport). 905-679-4183. (Thanks to J. Scott Clare for this suggestion.)
Military Communications and Electronics Museum, honors the men and women who have served and contributed toward the development of Canada in peace as well as at war. It showcases the development of electronics technologies, showing how military technology has contributed to the development of Canada within and outside the military. Box 17000, Station Forces, Kingston ON, Canada K7K 7B4. 613-541-4675, 613-540-8111.
The Oshawa Military and Industrial Museum. Home of the largest collection of running and otherwise operational military equipment in Canada.
The Swords And Ploughshares Museum represents a unique approach to military history as its primary focus is on the Citizen Soldier -- Militiaman and Reservist -- at peace and at war. By showing Canada's industrial development in conjunction with warlike and peaceful artifacts which were used for both purposes, the Museum strives to educate its visitors in the many and varied ways Canadians have served their country. The Museum allows private collectors a venue to display personal collections. 7500 Reeve Craig North, Rural Route #1, Kars, Ontario K0A 2E0 Canada. 613-489-3447, 613-489-1166 fax.

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