A collection of photographs and personal correspondence belonging to Harold Kearl and his brother, Elden Kearl, during their service in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Elden Kearl was pronounced KIA on 27 January, 1944. The collection covers the Second World War as well as Post-War funeral photographs and letters pertaining to Elden Kearl, Bomber Command reunion photographs from 1990, and journals written by Harold during his trips back overseas in the mid-1980s and 1990.
Photo: Class of RCAF cadets with an instructor sitting in the middle. Behind the rows of cadets is a parked Tiger Moth. Red marks appear above the heads of two cadets top right. Circa WWII. Black and white original.
Photo: Bomber Crew and mechanics next to a Lancaster bomber on the tarmac. The aircrew are in full flight gear while the ground crew wear a variety of civilian clothing. Water stains on bottom of photograph in the middle and on the left side. Circa WWII. Black and white, original.
Photo: Bomber aircrew underneath the nose of their Lancaster. The Lancaster features nose art of a bumblebee on a bomb. The men are in full flight gear. There is discolouration on the top of the photograph. Circa WWII. Black and white, original.