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              Barbara Bell fonds
              Fonds · 1919-1999
              Fonds consist of: deeds and legal, contract bridge manuscript, travel, autoplic book, diaries, correspondence, planning committee, rural heritage society, guest book, personal account books, social work, newspaper clippings. Accession 999.12.
              Baxter McCabe Family Fonds
              Fonds · 1848 - 1980, predominant 1930 - 1944
              The fonds contains items that belonged to members of the Baxter McCabe family. The majority of the items are land deeds and materials related to the family's involvement in World War II, especially Doris McCabe; record types include handbooks, school reports, attestation papers, discharge certificates, autograph books, and pay books. Photographs also show the activities of the family during their service in WWII. 88.253.1 - 39
              Fonds · 1939-1945
              Fonds consists of application for charitable status for the Kentville War Service Committee; War Charities Act (1941); correspondence; and the application for the single function permit pursuant to the War Charities Act.
              Monthly time book
              Item · 1942-1943
              Item consists of a monthly time book that records the names of men and hours worked on a project from September to December 1942. It includes the names of at least sixty men who were working shifts of usually ten hours each day from Monday to Saturday. The name of the foreman given is Garth M. L. Hosking and the name B.H. Mitchell on the cover indicates that he was likely the contractor. The book also records the use of B.H. Mitchell's horse and truck, Reg Day's horse, and another company's truck. Although the nature of the project is not described, the men were probably working on constructing large floating barges to be used as part of the war effort during World War II. The barges were constructed locally at Hartlin Settlement and then carried by tugboat to Halifax Harbour. The main timbers used were imported, but the decking came from local mills, including Byron Mitchell's. Also recorded in the book are shifts worked by Garth Hosking during May and June 1943. Accession number 2010.003.
              Item · 1942-09-15 - 1944-01-31
              Donald John Sheppard was born on 21 January 1924 in Toronto. After graduating, he joined the RNVR Fleet Air Arm and started Pilot Course 38 at HMCS St. Vincent in May 1942. He was then selected for pilot training with the US Navy and was winged in the summer of 1943. He was posted to 1835 Squadron in October but it was disbanded in December. He was then transferred to 1836 Squadron, part of the 47 Naval Fighter Wing, and they boarded HMS Victorious in March 1944. Donald was involved in the first successful attack on the Tirpitz on 3 April. Around this time, he transferred to the RCNVR (on paper). Victorious left for the Indian Ocean in June 1944 and was involved in several attacks on Sumatran oil refineries in December 1944 and January 1945. It was here where he made his first claims and was awarded his DSC in March 1945. Victorious then headed East to join the British Pacific Fleet and operated with the US Navy during the invasion of Okinawa. Here he claimed his last victory. Donald was sent on leave to Canada when the fleet returned to Australia. He saw no further combat as the war was drawing to a close. After the war, he transferred to the RCN and was promoted to Commander in 1958. He was CO of the Escort Destroyer HMCS Fraser in the early '60s and retired in January 1974 after serving at NATO HQ.Don Sheppard served in the Navy, and afterwards, he farmed in Nova Scotia and Ontario between 1974 and 1984. He was one of the sixteen Fleet Air Arm pilots from World War II who achieved five or more air victories, which earned him the title of an 'ace'. Sadly, he passed away on May 2, 2018.Don Sheppard's logbook contains handwritten notes about his missions during World War II and his comrades who never made it back. SAM.2017.0019.103
              Item · 1941-10-01 - 1942-05-31
              Dennis Garland 'Bud' Malloy hailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He joined the RCAF on the day World War II began and completed over 60 missions with 402 Squadron before being repatriated to Canada in October 1943. Later, he served as a Flight Commander and instructor. By July 1964, he had risen to the rank of Group Captain and Station Commander at RCAF Goose Bay. Malloy had prior flying experience as a civilian. After graduating from JATP and CFS, he was assigned as the second instructor at SFTS Uplands. In 1942, he was posted to the UK, where he took over 402 Squadron. He was shot down over the Channel but was rescued by a launch. F/L Malloy's logbook contains detailed records of his flying activity during World War II, including his involvement in the Dieppe Raid, notes on missing comrades, weather conditions, and escorting Flying Fortress aircraft on bombing missions. Additionally, there is a picture of a Spitfire aircraft in his logbook. SAM.2002.32.1a
              William M. Nelson fonds
              Fonds · 1906-[1960?]
              Fonds consists of reports and correspondence regarding the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital; clippings regarding the history, people and events of Tatamagouche; his will; notices and publications regarding the Presbyterian Church and Women's Society; personal and job related correspondence; documents regarding the settling of estates, including that of his father; records of the Farmers' Commercial Union; correspondence written by Nelson while serving over-seas during World War I; and correspondence regarding his time as Chief Observer in the Aircraft Detection Corps for the Tatamagouche area. Also contained are 6 ledgers used to record legal services rendered, 6 cash books, 3 day books, 2 legal diaries and a ledger regarding the sales of the magazine The Dalhousian. Also contained is a note book for services rendered, such as mortgages and deeds, 1906-1907, probably kept by Nelson while working as a legal clerk.