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Item ID# A2013.008.020
Title Halifax Bomber article
Object Name Article
Dates of Creation [after 1990?]
Description A page from a magazine showing images of Halifax Bomber aircraft.

According to "In memory of Harold Stanley Seabrook" in which a copy of this article appears, Harold flew in an aircraft (as a Wirless Gun Operator) similar to the ones depicted in the article.

The article explains that "during the Second World War, Canadian bomber crews flew 1200 of them in operations over Europe. By war's end, all 'Hallies' were scrapped and nearly erased from history."

Admin/Biographical History Harold Stanley Seabrook was born in Thunder Bay in 1924. His parents were Eleanor Emily May Seabrook and William James Seabrook. His siblings were Norman William, Kathleen (Kay) Alice and Allan Roy. In 1935 the family moved from Hornepayne, Ontario to Toronto. In 1939 they moved to Southampton. Harold joined the RCAF in 1942. Harold arrived in England in winter of 1944. On April 12, 1944 the Halifax Bomber Harold was travelling in struck a hill, killing all on board. (SOURCE: "In memory of Harold Stanley Seabrook").
Provenance A copy of this article appears in "In memory of Harold Stanley Seabrook;" a booklet created by Allan Seabrook (donor) and Gale Douglass, daughter of Marg Saunders, who received a doily from Harold in 1942 (pictured on pg. 10 of booklet). The item was passed through the family to the donor, who is Harold's younger brother.
Collection Seabrook, Harold Stanley fonds
Physical Description 1 p. ; 26.5 x 19.3 cm
Subjects Airplanes
Second World War
Level of Description Item