Collection 2017-108 - Copies of items related to George Sheppard's RCAF career

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CA ON00156 2017-108

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Copies of items related to George Sheppard's RCAF career

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  • 1943-1944 (Creation)

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18 items

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(1917-2007)

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George McCallum Sheppard was born on July 5th, 1917 in Lansdowne, Ontario, and lived most of his life in Gananoque. He served as a flight instructor in the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War at the No. 1 Instrument Flying School on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Deseronto, Ontario. He died on March 3rd, 2007 in Gananoque and was buried in St. John's Catholic Cemetery.

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Donated by Harold Mills, son-in-law of George McCallum Sheppard, November 2017.

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Copies of photographs and log book entries relating to Flight Officer George McCallum Sheppard's time at the No. 1 Instrument Flying School in Tyendinaga.
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  • photographs of his Airspeed Oxford 427 after a crash on August 3rd, 1943
  • an unofficial coat of arms for B Flight 'Men of Mohawk' S.B.A at No. 1 Instrument Flying School, Tyendinaga, listing its staff: J. A. 'Jack' Coulter, J. E. 'Johnnie' Millard, R. W. 'Ralph' Snider, D. K. 'Mac' McColl, L. G. 'Lloyd' Polden, W. E. 'Mac' McKinney, J. H. 'Joe' Wiley, R. A. 'Bob' Harris, D. H. 'Sammy' Wood-Samman, J. H. 'Jimmy' Clarke, W. F. 'Bill' Veitch, W. H. 'Bill' Durnin AFC, P. M. 'Pete' Bickett, E. E. 'Hake' Hacon, A. A. 'Art' Egan, G. J. 'Fin' Finlay, G. M. 'Shep' Sheppard, W. J. 'Bill' Morrison
  • a copy of artist Helene Girard's painting illustrating Sheppard's flight of Airspeed Oxford 3800 underneath the bridge at Gananoque on August 29th, 1944

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