Russ Bone - Record Detail

Russ Bone. - December 3, 2001.

Part Of:New Westminster Museum and Archives oral history collection  [Description]
Description Level Item
Series No. A
Item No. 3
Date Range December 3, 2001
Title Source Title based on content of item.
Physical Description 1 sound recording (46 min., 57sec.) : digital (mp3)
History/Biographical Russell (Russ) Bone was born September 11th 1922 in Eston, Saskatchewan. Russ joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 just shy of his 19th birthday. Russ attained the rank of Leading Aircraftman during World War II. He served on the continent as an armourer, arriving in Normandy six days after D-Day. He served in Holland until the end of the war when he was demobilized back to Canada. Russ lived in Calgary before coming to the lower mainland in 1972. He lived in New Westminster for over 20 years. Russ belonged to the 2# branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in New Westminster. Russ passed on December 3rd 2011.
Scope & Content This cassette recording pertains to Russ Bone's World War II experiences as a leading Aircraftman for the Royal Canadian Air Force. The recording covers Russ's experiences from 1941 to 2001. It has been divided into 4 tracks.

1. Start of the recording to Minute 5: Provides some biographical information along with his feelings about the war and why he joined in 1941.

2. Minutes 5 to 13: He describes his training, voyage to England, and experiences there.

3. Minutes 14 to 36: Describes hiis experiences arriving on the continent six days after D-day, along with his description of daily life as a soldier on the continent.

4. Minutes 36 to end of recording: The rest of the recording is devoted to his post war experiences including demobilization, life in Canada as a veteran, and his trip back to Holland for the 50th anniversary of the war in 1995.
Access Restriction Access copy only available in MP3 format
Repro Restriction New Westminster Museum and Archives
Name Access Bone, Russ
Subject Access Oral History | Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Record ID 41032
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