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1941 American Airlines Crash in Lawrence Station

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 2015
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
R13 S3 Sh3 B4 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R13 S3 Sh3 B4 F1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 2015
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied newspaper clippings of newspaper articles relating to the 1941 American Airlines Crash in Lawrence Station.
Name Access
Lawrence Station (Ont.)
Subject Access
Air Disasters

American Airlines Crash, Lawrence Station, Ontario

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives168840
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1941
Accession Number
2018-13
Storage Location
Box 216. File 3 1
R11 S4 Sh5 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-13
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 216. File 3 1
R11 S4 Sh5 B2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1941
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 16.5 x 24 cm
History / Biographical
According to an article published in the St. Thomas Times Journal, October 31, 1941, p. 1, "Canada's worst aviation disaster" occurred when an American Airlines Douglas DC-3 transport plane crashed just after 10 P.M. on October 30, 1941 in a field near Shedden, Ontario, just east of Lawrence Station, 15 miles northwest of St. Thomas. The plane was on a regularly scheduled flight between Buffalo and Detroit. All twenty people on board - 17 passengers and 3 crew - were killed. Wing Commander Douglas D. Joy, district inspector of civil aviation for Toronto District, was appointed to head a board of inquiry investigating the accident.
Custodial History
Len Sifton from the Sifton Funeral home, represented one of the funeral homes that helped in coordinating the retrieval and processing of the crash victims. Photographs were donated to the Elgin County Archives in October 2018.
Scope and Content
Sepia toned glossy print showing the wreckage of an American Airlines Douglas DC-3 transport plane that crashed near Shedden, Ontario on October 30, 1941, killing twenty people. Shows the plane's fuselage and tail.
Name Access
Shedden (Ont.)
Southwold (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Air Disasters
Images

American Airlines Crash, Lawrence Station, Ontario

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1941
Accession Number
2018-13
Storage Location
Box 216. File 3 2
R11 S4 Sh5 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-13
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 216. File 3 2
R11 S4 Sh5 B2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1941
Publication
Posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: February 5, 2021.
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 16.5 x 24 cm
History / Biographical
According to an article published in the St. Thomas Times Journal, October 31, 1941, p. 1, "Canada's worst aviation disaster" occurred when an American Airlines Douglas DC-3 transport plane crashed just after 10 P.M. on October 30, 1941 in a field near Shedden, Ontario, just east of Lawrence Station, 15 miles northwest of St. Thomas. The plane was on a regularly scheduled flight between Buffalo and Detroit. All twenty people on board - 17 passengers and 3 crew - were killed. Wing Commander Douglas D. Joy, district inspector of civil aviation for Toronto District, was appointed to head a board of inquiry investigating the accident.
Custodial History
Len Sifton from the Sifton Funeral home, represented one of the funeral homes that helped in coordinating the retrieval and processing of the crash victims. Photographs were donated to the Elgin County Archives in October 2018.
Scope and Content
Sepia toned glossy print showing the wreckage of an American Airlines Douglas DC-3 transport plane that crashed near Shedden, Ontario on October 30, 1941, killing twenty people. Shows the plane's fuselage and tail.
Name Access
Shedden (Ont.)
Southwold (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Air Disasters
Images

American Airlines Crash, Lawrence Station, Ontario

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1941
Accession Number
2018-13
Storage Location
Box 216. File 3 3
R11 S4 Sh5 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-13
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 216. File 3 3
R11 S4 Sh5 B2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1941
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 16.5 x 24 cm
History / Biographical
According to an article published in the St. Thomas Times Journal, October 31, 1941, p. 1, "Canada's worst aviation disaster" occurred when an American Airlines Douglas DC-3 transport plane crashed just after 10 P.M. on October 30, 1941 in a field near Shedden, Ontario, just east of Lawrence Station, 15 miles northwest of St. Thomas. The plane was on a regularly scheduled flight between Buffalo and Detroit. All twenty people on board - 17 passengers and 3 crew - were killed. Wing Commander Douglas D. Joy, district inspector of civil aviation for Toronto District, was appointed to head a board of inquiry investigating the accident.
Custodial History
Len Sifton from the Sifton Funeral home, represented one of the funeral homes that helped in coordinating the retrieval and processing of the crash victims. Photographs were donated to the Elgin County Archives in October 2018.
Scope and Content
Sepia toned glossy print showing the wreckage of an American Airlines Douglas DC-3 transport plane that crashed near Shedden, Ontario on October 30, 1941, killing twenty people. Shows the plane's fuselage and tail.
Name Access
Shedden (Ont.)
Southwold (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Air Disasters
Images

American Airlines Crash, Lawrence Station, Ontario

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1941
Accession Number
2018-13
Storage Location
Box 216. File 3 4
R11 S4 Sh5 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-13
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 216. File 3 4
R11 S4 Sh5 B2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1941
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 16.5 x 24 cm
History / Biographical
According to an article published in the St. Thomas Times Journal, October 31, 1941, p. 1, "Canada's worst aviation disaster" occurred when an American Airlines Douglas DC-3 transport plane crashed just after 10 P.M. on October 30, 1941 in a field near Shedden, Ontario, just east of Lawrence Station, 15 miles northwest of St. Thomas. The plane was on a regularly scheduled flight between Buffalo and Detroit. All twenty people on board - 17 passengers and 3 crew - were killed. Wing Commander Douglas D. Joy, district inspector of civil aviation for Toronto District, was appointed to head a board of inquiry investigating the accident.
Custodial History
Len Sifton from the Sifton Funeral home, represented one of the funeral homes that helped in coordinating the retrieval and processing of the crash victims. Photographs were donated to the Elgin County Archives in October 2018.
Scope and Content
Sepia toned glossy print showing the wreckage of an American Airlines Douglas DC-3 transport plane that crashed near Shedden, Ontario on October 30, 1941, killing twenty people. Shows the plane's fuselage and tail.
Name Access
Shedden (Ont.)
Southwold (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Air Disasters
Images

American Airlines Crash, Shedden Ontario

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives6787
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1941
Accession Number
2005-10
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B4 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
P 74
Accession Number
2005-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B4 F3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1941
Publication
Published in "Harvest of Memories: Elgin's History Through a Photographer's Lens-Volume II" on page 104.
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, May 23, 2014: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/14090369690/in/photostream/.
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 20 x 25 cm
History / Biographical
According to an article published in the St. Thomas Times Journal, October 31, 1941, p. 1, "Canada's worst aviation disaster" occurred when an American Airlines Douglas DC-3 transport plane crashed just after 10 P.M. on October 30, 1941 in a field near Shedden, Ontario, just east of Lawrence Station, 15 miles northwest of St. Thomas. The plane was on a regularly scheduled flight between Buffalo and Detroit. All twenty people on board - 17 passengers and 3 crew - were killed. Wing Commander Douglas D. Joy, district inspector of civil aviation for Toronto District, was appointed to head a board of inquiry investigating the accident.
Custodial History
Transferred from the collection of the London Room, London Public Library (reference number PG F 457). Donated to the London Room by Florence Bradshaw, April 23, 1993.
Scope and Content
Sepia toned glossy print showing the wreckage of an American Airlines Douglas DC-3 transport plane that crashed near Shedden, Ontario on October 30, 1941, killing twenty people. Shows the plane's fuselage and tail, military and civilian investigators, armed military personnel in uniform guarding the site, and blankets covering what may be stretchers bearing bodies.
Name Access
Shedden (Ont.)
Southwold (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Air Disasters
Images

CF-CEJ Plane Crash in Port Burwell

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1936-1941
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B8 F7 1a
R4 S5 Sh3 B8 F7 1b
R4 S5 Sh3 B8 F7 1c
R4 S5 Sh3 B8 F7 1d
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B8 F7
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B8 F7 1a
R4 S5 Sh3 B8 F7 1b
R4 S5 Sh3 B8 F7 1c
R4 S5 Sh3 B8 F7 1d
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1936-1941
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 9.5 x 13.5 cm
History / Biographical
The plane was built in the United Kingdom and was owned by the Department of National Defence - London Flying Club.
Scope and Content
Views of a plane crash that occurred in Port Burwell, Ontario in circa 1936-1941 involving a jet, CF-CEJ.
Name Access
Canadian Forces
Subject Access
Air Disasters
Images

'Elgin Air Disasters'

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Hugh Sims fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Accession Number
99-11
Storage Location
R6 S5 Sh3 B1 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Hugh Sims fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
99-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S5 Sh3 B1 F3
GMD
textual records
Scope and Content
-newspaper clippings related to air disasters which occurred in Elgin County.
Subject Access
Air Disasters

Final Descent: The Loss of the Flagship Erie

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2014
Storage Location
REF 24
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Creator
Author: Robert D. Schweyer
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
REF 24
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2014
Publication
Jarvis, Ont.: The Schweyer Family, 2014
Physical Description
1 volume
124 p.
Name Access
Lawrence Station (Ont.)
Southwold (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Air Disasters

October 30, 1941 Plane Crash - American Airlines DC-3 Crash near Lawrence Station

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 17, 1981
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
W7 B4 F6 1
  2 images     1 document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W7 B4 F6 1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 17, 1981
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - October 30, 1941 Plane Crash file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17.9 x 16.1 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 13.8 x 7.6 cm
1 newspaper clipping
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published October 17, 1981 with caption: "The Wreckage - American Airlines DC-3 became a fiery coffin for 20 aboard when the airliner - a giant machine in the sensibility of the day - slammed into an oatfield. Inquiry into disaster adjourned to U.S. without finding cause and a Transport Canada spokesman said Thursday no record was kept in Canada of the findings." (1a)
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published on October 17, 1981 with caption: "Eyewitnesses - Arthur Oldham, centre, his uncle, James, and cousin, Wilbur, heard airliner circle three times overhead, then crash nearby." (1b)
Name Access
Southwold (Ont. : Township)
Lawrence Station (Ont.)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Subject Access
Newspapers
Air Disasters
Images
Documents

Photographs - Plane Crashes

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1936-1943
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B8 F7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B8 F7
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B8 F7
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1936-1943
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
5 photographs
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of plane crashes that occurred in Elgin County, including in Port Burwell and Yarmouth Centre.
Subject Access
Air Disasters

Plane Crash in Yarmouth Centre

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives161518
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1943
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B8 F7 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B8 F7
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B8 F7 2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1943
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 12.5 cm
History / Biographical
The plane was built in the United Kingdom and was owned by the Department of National Defence - London Flying Club.
Scope and Content
View of a plane crash in Yarmouth Centre, 1943. Verso has the following note: "Bad landing at Yarmouth Centre 1943".
Name Access
Canadian Forces
Subject Access
Air Disasters
Images

Profile Photographs, General Interest - Mrs. Gordon Hooper

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1965
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh4 B5 67
  1 image     1 document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh4 B5 67
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1965
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Profile Photographs, General Interest file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
1 p. textual records
Scope and Content
Black and white profile photograph showing Mrs. Gordon Hooper published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on July 7, 1965. (R8 S4 Sh4 B5 67)
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, July 7, 1965, describing the formation of a ladies' auxiliary to the No. 741 RCAF Squadron with Mrs. Gordon Hooper as secretary. (R8_S4_Sh4_B5_67.pdf)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Subject Access
Newspapers
Air Disasters
YWCA
Women
Images
Documents

R8_S4_Sh4_B5_67.pdf

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'St. Thomas Airport'

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives669
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Hugh Sims fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Accession Number
99-11
Storage Location
R6 S5 Sh3 B1 F24
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Hugh Sims fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
99-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S5 Sh3 B1 F24
GMD
textual records
Scope and Content
- newspaper clippings related to the St. Thomas Airport.
Subject Access
Air Disasters
Airports

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