Fonds F0032 - Douglass Smith Kirkwood fonds

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Douglass Smith Kirkwood fonds

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CA MRUASC F0032

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  • 1942, 2018 (Creation)

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0.5 cm of textual records

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(1921-1944)

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Douglass Smith Kirkwood was a Warrant Officer 2nd Class in the Royal Canadian Air Force and a former Mount Royal College student. Kirkwood was the only son of William and Catherine Kirkwood and was born in Calgary, Alberta. He attended Mount Royal College from 1930-1936 and continued his education in Edmonton, Alberta by attending the University of Alberta from 1937-1942, earning a Bachelor of Science in Geology. Kirkwood enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force on April 28, 1942. Kirkwood was part of the seven man crew for a Avro Lancaster LL960 HW-D which was part of 100 Squadron, stationed at Royal Air Force Station Grimsby in County Lincolnshire, England. On May 21, 1944 Kirkwood's Lancaster bomber was deployed on a mission over Duisburg, Germany where it was shot down. Douglass Smith Kirkwood is buried at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery in Kleve, Germany.

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Records passed into the custody of Wolf Hooppaw, first cousin twice removed to Douglass Smith Kirkwood, from his maternal grandmother Joyce Marie (Purdy) Kirkwood. Fonds was donated by Wolf Hooppaw on March 2, 2018.

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Fonds illustrates the military service of Douglass Smith Kirkwood, a former student of Mount Royal College, in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Fonds contains a university diploma, photocopies of military paperwork, and research about Kirkwood's military service.

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  • English
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The image linked to this description is a photograph of Douglass Smith Kirkwood in his military uniform, from file 0040-11 - Warrant officer class II Douglass S. Kirkwood.

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Created March 27, 2018 by SD.

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  • English

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