- 1941-1994 (predominant 1941-1945) (Creation)
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1 cm of textual material
Name of creator
Allan Frazer Hay was born October 4, 1921 in Ottawa, Ontario. Prior to his enlistment with the Royal Canadian Air Force he worked as an apprentice at the Royal Mint. During WWII he served as a Leading aircraftsman (LAC). He died January 2, 2000 in Ottawa.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Adrianus Van Kessel (his wife was Hay's niece), August 2016.
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Scope and content
Accession consists predominantly of photographs related to Hay's time of service during WWII. The photographs capture the activities of R.C.A.F. No. 403 (Wolf) Squadron in action in different areas of the war, including Belgium, Holland, France, and England. Of particular interest are images taken during Operation Overlord depicting Caen, France, and the Juno Beach landing. Most of the photographs are originals; roughly half of them are captioned.
Also includes a small amount of clippings, and military service records.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
August 2016 - Archival appraisal complete (JN)
System of arrangement
Items have been removed from their original binder, rehoused in the same order in a new binder. Several newspaper and clippings found floating free are in a single folder.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.
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Processed by Jason Nisenson, August 2016.
This AtoM record was created by Jason Nisenson, August 2016.