Strategic Air Command (SAC) - Activity Over Canada


"B-47 Stratojet Bomber Taking off, Portsmouth Air Force Base, Portsmouth, New Hampshire," 2/8/1956, U.S. National Archives, ARC Identifier 6925452.

This extensive briefing book details 46 U.S. Strategic Air Command operations and exercises that included flights over Canadian territory. These records include maps and descriptions of the operations and exercises, as well as US-Canadian correspondence and correspondence between Canadian departments and ministries.

These records are drawn from the first 12 parts of a Ministry of Transport file held at Library and Archives Canada. (The file is RG12, file 658-12, “Air Traffic Control – Strategic Air Command – Activity over Canada”). Togther, the 12 parts contain 1,710 individual documents. Each document has been uploaded to CANADA DECLASSIFIED with the CD identifier “CDAC.”

This briefing book was assembled by Aviva Gomes-Bhatt, a candidate in UofT’s Master of Arts in European and Russian studies (See the "About the Author" tab, below left). Aviva has written a short description for each entry, and then included several key documents. Not all CDAC documents are visible in the briefing book, but you may search for them using the magnifying glass icon at the top of the browser page.

Strategic Air Command (SAC) - Activity Over Canada