File TR-253 - Records of William George Gray relating to World War II

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Records of William George Gray relating to World War II

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TR-253

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  • copied 2003 (originally created 1943-2003) (Creation)

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0.015 m of textual records
12 photographs: prints, b&w
3 photographs: negatives, b&w

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William G. Gray loaned these records for copying to the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan in one accession in 2003: R2003-261 (August 25, 2003).

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Records created, accumulated and used by William George Gray (September 16, 1918 - January 16, 2006) relating to his service with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during World War II (100 Squadron RAF) and captivity as a prisoner of war (POW) in Stalag IV B, Germany for 19 months. Gray was raised in the Leney, Saskatchewan district and later resided in Melfort and Saskatoon. Records include copy of History of No. 100 Squadron from the Royal Air Force - Squadron Page (www.raf.mod.uk), 2003; copy of document by Robert E. McPherson entitled A World War II Diary, 1995-1996; scanned photographs and documents relating to Gray's military service originally created 1943-1945; scanned copy of document entitled A Wartime Log: A Remembrance From Home Through the Canadian Y.M.C.A., published by The War Prisoners' Aid of the Y.M.C.A. which includes photographs, names and addresses of soldiers, and lists of parcels received, originally created in 1943-1944; a copy of March 11, 1945 issue of The Camp; and various photographs.

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Records are in good physical condition.

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Records are open for research use.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

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Gray, William George
McPherson, Robert E.

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Photographs were retained in the textual file.

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See MI-13442 and MI-13443 for an interview of William George Gray, conducted by Michael J. Gilmour, of Gray's life experiences between 1938 and 1948. Included are Gray's recollections of his service as a bomber/gunner in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, and his time being held captive as a Prisoner of War.

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Location for retrieval: Regina - Hillsdale

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