Fonds RC0611 - Franklin Charles Zurbrigg fonds

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Franklin Charles Zurbrigg fonds

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  • [194-]-1951 (Creation)

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Franklin Charles Zurbrigg, born 1 June 1917, was from Exeter, Ontario. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, with the rank of Flight Sergeant, as a navigator and bomb aimer. He was killed on 13 January 1943 when his plane overshot the runway at Silloth aerodrome. He is buried in the Causewayhead Cemetery, Silloth, Cumbria, Scotland.

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The fonds consists of two notebooks kept by F.C. Zurbrigg – one on meteorology and the other on bombing. There is also a b&w photograph of Zurbrigg with his plane, a Hudson aircraft, and an invitation from McMaster University to the unveiling of a memorial tablet in Alumni Hall bearing the names of all members of the University who were killed in World War II.

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Fonds (09-2002) was acquired from Mrs. Laurine Shapton of Exeter, Ontario in February 2002.


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