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    British Columbia (BC)  Canada
British Columbia Province is the westernmost province of Canda. Abbreviated "BC". To the south is the international border with the United States of America. Borders Alaska to the west and northwest, Washington State to the south, Idaho and Montana to the southeast, Alberta Province to the east and Yukon Territory to the north. To the west is the North Pacific Ocean including offshore islands including Vancouver Island.

Wartime History
During World War II, British Columbia was an important link in supplying the American forces in Alaska and defending the Pacific northwest. On January 14, 1942 in British Columbia a 100 mile security zone is declared and all men of Japanese ancestry between the ages of 18-45 are ordered to vacate.

Prince Rupert
Located near the border of British Columbia and Alaska.

Smith River
Valley where several B-26s force landed on January 15, 1942. Nicknamed "Million Dollar Valley" for the value of the aircraft lost in the landing.

Vancouver Island
Island offshore of British Columbia.

Patricia Bay Airfield (RCAF Station Patricia Bay)
Wartime airfield

Alliford Bay Seaplane Base (RCAF Station Alliford Bay)
Wartime seaplane base

Bella Bella Seaplane Base (RCAF Station Bella Bella)
Wartime seaplane base

Boundary Bay Airfield (RCAF Station Boundry Bay)
Wartime airfield

Coal Harbour Seaplane Base (RCAF Station Coal Harbour)
Wartime seaplane base

Port Hardy Airfield
Wartime airfield

Sea Island Airfield (RCAF Station Sea Island)
Wartime airfield

Fort Nelson Airfield (Northern Rockies Regional Airport)
Wartime airfield, still in use today

Terrace Airfield (RCAF Station Terrace)
135FS/4 Gp (Hurricane XII) Annette Is AAFld, Alaska Nov 17, 1943 - March 9, 1944 Patricia Bay
149BRS/WAC (Beaufort I & Ventura GRV) Annette Nov 18, 1943 - March 15, 1944

Uclulet Airfield (RCAF Station Uclulet)
4BRS/WAC (Canso A, Catalina IB/IV, Shark III and Stranraer) Jericho Beach May 3, 1940-Aug 26, 1944 Tofino

Vancouver Airfield (RCAF Station Vancouver)
RCAF Western Air Command Victoria Jan 1, 1943 - Mar 1, 1947

Victoria Airfield
Western Air Command Vancouver November 25, 1939 - Dec 31, 1942 Vancouver
No. 2 Gp January 1 - March 15, 1943

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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