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Item ID# A2013.008.022
Title Report on flying accident or forced landing not attributable to enemy action
Object Name Report
Dates of Creation April 12, 1944
Creator Horton, J.E., W/Cdr.
Description Six pages of flying accident report involving Harold Seabrook, dated April 12, 1944. The report includes a service award card and an R.C.A.F. Casualty Notification.

The report provides details about the incident, which happened 10 miles east of Penrith during a non-operational flight in a Halifax Bomber. All occupants' were killed, and their names are recorded. This includes Harold Seabrook.

The cause of the crash is unknown, but the report indicates that the "aircraft is presumed to have been uncertain of its position and was flying too low in vicinity of hills."


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 Portions of the report appear 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 6 p.
Restrictions on Use Copyright held by Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force.
Subjects Accidents
Airplanes
Military
Military air pilots
Royal Canadian Air Force
Soldiers
People Seabrook, Harold Stanley
Place England
Southampton
Level of Description Item