Oakville Images
Wess McIntosh
Description
Janette Schuringa
, Interviewer
Koorosh Zarezadeh
, Editor
Ken Wrigglesworth
, Videographer
Media Type
Image
Video
Item Type
Photographs
Description
This image is a screenshot taken from a video produced by the Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville. This video is an interview with Wess McIntosh, a World War II veteran.
Notes
In this interview, Wess McIntosh speaks about his extensive involvement with the Canadian forces, first with the naval reserves and then with the airforce. Wes joined the navy in 1933, but he also started learning to fly in 1934. From there, he received his private pilot’s license in 1934 and his commercial license in 1935. In 1937, he made a trip to Vancouver for naval training and from there spent from January to April in the West Indies playing war games. When the war started, Wes was granted permission to leave the navy and signed up with the RCAF. Besides flying into Gibraltar from Bathurst, he flew all over Canada in wartime. Over the course of the war, he crossed the Atlantic 37 times.
Publisher
Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville
Date of Original
May 23, 2007
Subject(s)
Local identifier
VIOI0012
Collection
Oakville at War Veteran Interviews
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Terms of Use
Creative Commons Noncommercial: This work may be copied, distributed, displayed, and performed, as well as have derivative works based upon it — but for noncommercial purposes only.
Contact
Oakville Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

Oakville Public Library

Central Branch

120 Navy Street

Oakville ON L6J 2Z4

Tel: (905) 815-2042

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Wess McIntosh


This image is a screenshot taken from a video produced by the Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville. This video is an interview with Wess McIntosh, a World War II veteran.