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Cliff Balsdon

  • AF2017.025 - Balsdon, Cliff
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1985

A collection of photographs and documents detailing Cliff Balsdon's service as an Air Bomber in the RCAF from 1942 until 1946. Includes photographs taken in Alberta and sent by his mother, overseas photographs with 432 Squadron, and documents pertaining to his enlistment and the awarding of the DFC on 18th June 1944.

The Air Force Museum of Alberta

Document: Drawing of a Man

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  • Item
  • 1942-1946
  • Part of Cliff Balsdon

Document: A drawing of an inebriated man behind the counter of a bar asking for more drinks and '28 wieners.' Done in pen and pencil crayon. Circa WWII. Colour, original.

Document: French Propaganda - Page 1

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  • Item
  • 1943-10-07
  • Part of Cliff Balsdon

Document: RAF issued propaganda sent to the French during their occupation by the Germans informing them of any news regarding the war. Dated October 7, 1943. Page 1. Original document.

Document: French Propaganda - Page 2

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  • Item
  • 1943-10-07
  • Part of Cliff Balsdon

Document: RAF issued propaganda sent to the French during their occupation by the Germans informing them of any news regarding the war. Dated October 7, 1943. Page 2. Original document.

Document: French Propaganda - Page 3

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  • Item
  • 1943-10-07
  • Part of Cliff Balsdon

Document: RAF issued propaganda sent to the French during their occupation by the Germans informing them of any news regarding the war. Dated October 7, 1943. Page 3. Original document.

Document: French Propaganda - Page 4

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  • Item
  • 1943-10-07
  • Part of Cliff Balsdon

Document: RAF issued propaganda sent to the French during their occupation by the Germans informing them of any news regarding the war. Dated October 7, 1943. Page 4. Original document.

Document: Identification Affermation

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  • Item
  • 1942
  • Part of Cliff Balsdon

Document: A document written by Alice Maude Balsdon confirming her son's, Cliff, identity and birth date. Circa WWII. Original document.

Document: Letter

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  • Item
  • 1944-09-23
  • Part of Cliff Balsdon

Document: A letter from Air Vice Marshal Anderson informing Balsdon that he has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Dated September 23, 1944. Original document.

Document: Letter from No 6 RCAF Group

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  • Item
  • 1944-09-21
  • Part of Cliff Balsdon

Document: A letter from No. 6 RCAF group giving congratulations to Balsdon regarding his award of the Distinguished Flying Cross. Dated September 21, 1944. Original document.

Document: Letter from Smitty - Page 1

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  • Item
  • 1984-01-27
  • Part of Cliff Balsdon

Document: A letter from 'Smitty' to Balsdon reminiscing about their time in the RCAF. Dated January 27, 1984. Page 2. Original document.

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