Fonds F0141 - Angus McKay Lott fonds

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Angus McKay Lott fonds


  • 1941-1946 (Creation)

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2 cm textual records
ca. 650 photographs
11 negatives

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Angus McKay Lott was born in 1919 in Sarnia, Ontario. He received his education at Victoria College in the University of Toronto. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force on November 24, 1941 at the age of 22. He trained at No. 5, ITS, graduating from the program on May 23, 1942, at No. 13 Eastern Ontario Flying School, graduating on September 11, 1942. He achieved the highest standing in Ground School and was awarded a trophy by the school. He then enrolled No. 2 SFTS (Service Flying Training School) graduating on January 22, 1943. He was commissioned as a Flight Lieutenant in No. 541 Squadron of the RCAF in 1943. During his time overseas, he undertook a large number of sorties as a photographic reconnaissance pilot. In August 1944, he photographed the port of Le Havre from a low level and in September 1944 he photographed the bridge at Nijmegen from an altitude of fifty feet. He also secured excellent low level photographs of the breakers in the sea wall at Walcheren in October 1944. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on April 17, 1945. After the war, he returned to Sarnia where he worked as an accountant. He was a member of the Canadian Officer's Training Corps (COTC).

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Fonds consists of material related to the wartime experiences of Angus Lott, from the time of his training through to the period just following the end of WWII. This fonds is notable for its large, well captioned set of aerial photography taken by Lott's crews during the final years of the war. Photographs in this sub-series show the condition of numerous key cities and rural locations in Europe and are well explained by Lott's careful captions. Fonds is divided into three series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Photographs
  3. Miscellaneous

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Three photo albums in this fonds have been left as they were arranged, presumably, by Lott.

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No restrictions on access.

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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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  • English

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Processed by Yvonne Hinks, January 2020.




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This AtoM record created by Jason Nisenson, March 2020.

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