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Item ID# A2013.008.023
Title Base and crash site
Object Name Map
Dates of Creation [after 1970?]
Creator [Unknown]
Description A photocopied map of the land surrounding the crash site of the Halifax Bomber that went down near Penrith, England, April 12, 1944. This is the flying accident which killed Harold Seabrook and eight others.

Several place names have been circled or underlined. According to the booklet "In memory of Harold Stanley Seabrook," in which this map appears, Longtown was the departure point and the crash location is marked with an X (close to Penrith and Appleby).


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 Part of the map 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. ; 35 x 21.5 cm
People Seabrook, Harold Stanley
Place England
Level of Description Item