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  • Postcard dated June 9th, 1944 from John M. Anderson (Jock Anderson)
        John M. Anderson was known as "Padre Jock." Chaplain to the Highland Light Infantry of Canada. Landed at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Received two Military Crosses for courage and initiative in evacuating casualites under heavy enemy fire. Jock and his wife moved to Oakville in 1963...
      John M. Anderson was known as "Padre Jock." Chaplain to the Highland ...
  • Postcard from Holland, 1945
        Translation from the Dutch: We remember our heroes, Those who struggled for years, And often offered their lives, In the struggle so important to us. Now that the freedom has come, We bring a greeting from the heart, To the fighters who fought, To better our highest idea...
      Translation from the Dutch: We remember our heroes, Those who struggled for ...
  • German Gross Admiral Karl Donitz greets U-94
        Gross Admiral Karl Donitz: Germany's submarine chief and master strategist was made head of the German navy (Kriegsmarine) on 31 January 1943. He masterminded the designs, construction and operations of all the U-boats throughout the battle of the Atlantic.
      Gross Admiral Karl Donitz: Germany's submarine chief and master strategist was made ...
  • HMCS Oakville K178, Flower Class, Short Fo'c's'le Corvette - page 3 of 3
        Oakville then returned to Halifax and underwent a period of "working-up" exercises at Bermuda after the Galveston refit. On 16th July 1944 she returned to duty with the WLEF, continuing escort duties until 2nd April 1945, when she was taken for refit by the Lunenburg Foundry and Engineerin Ltd. at ...
      Oakville then returned to Halifax and underwent a period of "working-up" exercises ...
  • HMCS Oakville K178, Flower Class, Short Fo'c's'le Corvette - page 2 of 3
        Oakville observed the explosion of the depth bombs, the flare and the signal and immediately increased speed heading to the position of the depth bomb explosion. Although no sound contact had been obtained, five depth charges were dropped at the position of the flare. Immediately thereafter sound contact was made ...
      Oakville observed the explosion of the depth bombs, the flare and the ...
  • HMCS Oakville K178, Flower Class, Short Fo'c's'le Corvette - page 1 of 3
        Built in Port Arthur by Port Arthur Shipping Company. Keel laid 21st December 1940. Launched 21st June 1941. Proceeded through Great Lakes enroute to Atlantic Ocean. Dropped anchor in Oakville on 5th November 1941 for the christening ceremony. Dr. Murray F. "Doc" Deans, Mayor of Oakville represented the Town of ...
      Built in Port Arthur by Port Arthur Shipping Company. Keel laid 21st ...
  • Corvette Oakville, story of the U-94 encounter
        One naval story shows what Canadian sailors could do when faced with a close in enemy. In 1942 the corvette Oakville rammed a German U-boat, then ran up alongside it as its crew began spilling out of the conning tower. Twenty-two year-old Sub-Lt.Harold Lawrence and 23-year-old PO Arthur Powell jumped ...
      One naval story shows what Canadian sailors could do when faced with ...
  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Cully" page 1 of page 4
        Canadian Naval Forces Memorandum: To Naval Braodcasting Officer. Re: Recent action of H.M.C.S. "Oakville". Interview with Lieut. Cully The following is vague in some sections. It was impossible to secure more explicit information than herein contained. H.M.C.S. Oakville was in convoy duty in the Caribbean, in company of several American ...
      Canadian Naval Forces Memorandum: To Naval Braodcasting Officer. Re: Recent action of ...
  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Cully" page 2
        bridge. Then Fenwick sighted the sub. Apparently, he had just previously come on deck. When called by the bosun's mate, he thought he was merely being called to go on watch, and had stepped into the compass shelter to sign the night order book (captain's book of instructions to the ...
      bridge. Then Fenwick sighted the sub. Apparently, he had just previously come ...
  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with 
Lieut. Cully" page 3
        Boat's crew was ordered away by Fenwick (Captain's voice not very strong). Cully relayed the order from the deck. The boat's crew knew that Lawrence and Powell had boarded the sub. (Detail on latter follows in second section). About this time, they discovered that all the lights on the ship ...
      Boat's crew was ordered away by Fenwick (Captain's voice not very strong). ...
  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Cully" page 4
        Lee to Oakville: "Congratulations." (.R.T.) Oakville to Lee: "Require assistance. Stokehold making water. Close in." Lee to Oakville: "Closing in. Can you steam under your own power." Oakville to Lee: "At reduced speed. Can you put our officer aboard." Lee to Oakville: "We are sending him back now." Oakville to ...
      Lee to Oakville: "Congratulations." (.R.T.) Oakville to Lee: "Require assistance. Stokehold making ...
  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Lawrence and Stoker Petty Officer Powell" page 6
        Canadian Navy Forces -6- tried to find out if there were English prisoners aboard, but could elicit no further information. Another German said, "Bomb, Bomb," pointing to the deck. P. was worried for fear there might be a time bomb below. All this time, the prisoners were jabbering excitedly, and ...
      Canadian Navy Forces -6- tried to find out if there were English ...
  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Lawrence and Stoker Petty Officer Powell" page 7
        Canadian Naval Forces -7- Bit of gas evident. Powell shouted down to him that he thought they had a time bomb set. L. saw a half open door with wire oddly placed on it. Afraid of it being a booby trap, he left it alone. Decided to go above. Got ...
      Canadian Naval Forces -7- Bit of gas evident. Powell shouted down to ...
  • "Guests of Toronto, Naval Heroes Visit Store"
        Clipping of Stoker Petty Officer Powell and wife and Lieut. Hal Lawrence visit with President C.L. Burton of Robert Simpson Co.
      Clipping of Stoker Petty Officer Powell and wife and Lieut. Hal Lawrence ...
  • E.R.A.'s aboard HMCS Oakville
        Engine Room Articifer's on board HMCS Oakville
      Engine Room Articifer's on board HMCS Oakville
  • Shipmates HMCS Oakville October 1943
        Richard Middleton of Toronto on right...
      Richard Middleton of Toronto on right...
  • HMCS Oakville ratings pose on 4 inch gun
        Includes A/B Robert Waddell V-64098...
      Includes A/B Robert Waddell V-64098...
  • Lt. Hal Lawrence and P.O. Arthur Powell in New York City
        Publicity tour (1942-43) following sinking of German U-94 by HMCS Oakville
      Publicity tour (1942-43) following sinking of German U-94 by HMCS Oakville
  • Lt. A.C. Jones R.C.N.R., Commanding Officer of HMCS Oakville Speaks at Christening Ceremony
        Mayor Deans with town officials, middle right
      Mayor Deans with town officials, middle right
  • Oakville's Mayor Deans, Defence Minister Angus MacDonald, and Admiral Percy Nelles at the HMCS Oakville's Christening Ceremony
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