Harry Donkersley fonds. - - 1941-1944. - - 4.5 cm of textual records.

Harry Donkersley (1920 –1944) was raised in Powell River and completed his schooling at Brooks School. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and completed his pilots training. He was stationed overseas and in 1942 was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross with bar for his actions against enemy ships in the Mediterranean. He was temporarily attached to the 165
th Squadron in Edmonton, Alberta in December 1943. In January 1944 he was ferrying an aircraft from Lethbridge to the west coast when he and his aircraft disappeared in the vicinity of the mountains near Chilliwack. The aircraft has never been found.

The fonds consists of records of the Harry Donkersley fonds. Includes correspondence, a log book, certificate, and newspaper clippings.

Title based on contents of fonds.

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Series:

Correspondence. - - 1942-1944. - - 1cm of textual records.

Series consists of records of recommendation, acclamation and sorrow regarding Donkersley’s action and subsequent death.

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Log Book. - - 1941-1944. - - 2cm of textual records.

Series consists of one log book chronicling flying school, duties and sorties.

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Certificate. - - 1941. - - .5cm of textual records.

Series consists of a certificate of Donkersley’s appointment as an officer in the RCAF.

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Newspaper Clippings. - - 1942-1944- - 1cm of textual records.

Series consists of newspaper clippings of Donkersley’s awards and accident.

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