- CA ON00031 A2013.028
This fonds consists of four diaries (January 1938 - December 1944) and 143 photographs (1936-1955) created by or featuring Robert G. Freeman, known as Bert Freeman, from Teeswater, Bruce County, Ontario.
The majority of photographs appear to have been taken from 1939-1944 and many feature Bert as a Flight Officer in his military uniform.
The entries in his diaries reflect his attendance and activities at Westervelt College, London, news of friends, social events and recreational activities (including movies, skating, fishing, dancing at dance hall at Wonderland & Springbank Rds., London, and time with friends), church attendance, work at Empire Life, London, Ontario (until early April 1940), bookeeping and work for his father at the Superior Food Store in Teeswater, and flying lessons / night aviation courses in 1939. WWII is mentioned in some of his entries. After enlisting, his entries include notes about flying, training and social activities. Notes are also made concerning his hospital stay for Spinal Meningitis in 1943.
Freeman, Robert G.