Fonds AF2009.012 - Fairey, M.E. - Mary Elizabeth Fairey

Photo: Mr and Mrs Fairey Photo: First Aid Station Photo: Drag-Line Operator and Nurse Photo: Digger Machine Photo: Railyard Photo: Train on Track Photo: Railway Facilities Photo: The Warehouse Photo: Superintendent's Office Photo: Warehouse
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AF2009.012 - Fairey, M.E.


Mary Elizabeth Fairey


  • 1942-1945 (Creation)

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Contains 1 photo album

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Donated to the Air Force Museum of Alberta 15 June, 2009 by Lynn Fairey, daughter of Mary Elizabeth and Walter M. Fairey. Accessioned and organized in the year 2009 by Chelsea Sambello.

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Donated by Lynn Fairey, daughter of Mary Elizabeth and Walter M. Fairey 15 June, 2009.

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A collection of photographs and diary entries in an album, detailing Mary Elizabeth Fairey's time serving as a civilian nurse to the U.S.A.F. up in the Canadian Yukon. The photographs covers the periods between 1942 with the start of construction on the "Alcan Highway" that stretched from Edmonton, Alberta to Fairbanks, Alaska and its completion in 1944.

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  • English

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The Air Force Museum of Alberta - Accession Number AF2009.012

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The Air Force Museum of Alberta

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  • English



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Created by Assistant Curator Mara Garbutt, March 2018.

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