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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Manitoba--Brandon"

Gives account of last (and 7th) operation to Schweinfurt 26/27 April 1944. His Lancaster was shot down and the pilot, wireless operator, flight engineer, and both gunners were killed. The bomb aimer and navigator (Bob Burns) were made prisoners of…

Three photographs from an album.
#1 is an airman on guard duty outside a large building.
#2 is the Dominion Exhibition Display Building No. 2, Brandon.
#3 is a bison lying on the ground.

Identification kindly provided by Andrew Gordon of he…

Three photographs from an album.
#1 and 3 are driveways running through wooded areas.
#2 is looking east from corner of Princess Avenue and 12th Street, towards Brandon Court House, Manitoba with shops, cars and a few pedestrians.

A form completed by Sam at the time he enlisted.

Sam's record of service.

A record of Sam's service in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

A form with details of Sam's dependents, his wife and son.


A postcard from Reg to his parents.

A postcard of the rail tracks leading into a tunnel. It is addressed to Reg's parents. He is travelling by train to Brandon, Manitoba.

The weather for a practice bombing run.


Log sheets prepared by John.

Seven photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is seven airmen standing by a railway carriage, captioned 'All aboard - Brandon'.
Photo 2 is 16 airmen standing on top of each other in three rows, captioned 'Moments of leisure after the exams'.
Photo 3 is…

One photograph, a menu related to the Graduation dinner of Course 76a Navigators and a card with a photograph.
Photo 1 is a group of trainee navigators arranged in three rows in front of an Anson.
Item 2 is the menu front cover for the event taking…

A Canadian aviation chart covering the Brandon and Winnipeg regions.

A Canadian air chart covering the Indian Head and Brandon areas, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Photo 1 and 2 are street scenes taken from a raised elevation. There are no people or cars on the images.

Identification kindly provided by Gianluca Mazzanti of the Archeologi dell’Aria research group.

Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book one for Martin Catty, covering the period from 5 October 1942 to 24 June 1943, detailing his flying training. He was stationed at RCAF Virden and RCAF Brandon. Aircraft flown were Tiger Moth and Crane.

Martin Catty grew up in London and was evacuated to Westward Ho! with his school at the beginning of the war. He completed a short training course at Cambridge University in 1942 and joined Air Force. After training he flew 40 operations as a…

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