Comox Air Force Museum
|Location||CFB Comox, 19 Wing Comox, Lazo, British Columbia|
|Type||military aviation museum|
The Comox Air Force Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits artifacts relating to CFB Comox, its squadrons and its units. The museum is located at the main gate of CFB Comox, located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The museum opened its doors in the current location 12 September 1987. In addition to the exhibits, the museum has an aviation reference library and an aviation art gallery. The Heritage Air Park where the aircraft are on display is located 500 metres down the road from the museum as is the Y2K Spitfire restoration hangar.
The following aircraft are on display in the Comox Air Force Museum's Heritage Air Park located 500 meters from the Museum:
- CP-107 Argus
- CF-104 Starfighter
- CF-101 Voodoo
- CF-100 Canuck
- Piasecki H-21
- CT-133 Silver Star
- CT-114 Tutor
- De Havilland Vampire
- Douglas Dakota
- Grumman Tracker
- Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
- Supermarine Spitfire Mark IX Restoration Project
First World War
This exhibit displays artifacts from the First World War focusing on airman from the West Coast.
Second World War
This exhibit has many artifacts from the Second World War some of which include:
- A Fire balloon many of which were launched by the Japanese in hopes of setting the West Coast of North America on fire.
- John Colwell's Stalag Luft III POW Log Book.
- James Francis Edwards
- Douglas "Duke" Warren
This exhibit displays many artifacts from Canada's part in UN Peacekeeping missions.
19 Wing's Squadrons
- Past Squadrons Exhibit: This exhibit displays artefacts from squadrons that served at Comox, but have since moved or been disbanded.
- Present Squadrons Exhibit: This exhibit displays artifacts from squadrons currently serving at Comox.
- A-AD-266-000/AG-001 Canadian Forces Museums –Operations and Administration 2002-04-03
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Comox Air Force Museum.|
- Museum website
- Y2K Spitfire Restoration Website
- 19 Wing Comox Website
- History of the Canadian Air Force
- History of the Canadian Forces Museums 1919-2004