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Fonds AM486 - Richard Storer fonds

Side view of Boeing Mail plane R.H. Storer and B.R. Ronald in front of bi-plane used in Trans-Canada flight Man working on bi-plane with Moose Jaw Flying Club marking Portrait of a woman

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Richard Storer fonds

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AM486

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  • 1918-1965 (Creation)
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    Storer, Richard Henry

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  • < 0.01 m of textual records
  • ca. 200 photographs
  • 31 maps

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(1897-1965)

Biographical history

Richard Storer was born in England and moved to Vancouver prior to World War I. He served as a fighter pilot and aerial photographer with the Royal Flying Corps and was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre. After the war, he returned to Vancouver and established a printing business, but he continued to fly. In 1932, he and a co-pilot flew from Montreal to Vancouver in a biplane to attempt a one-day non-stop air mail service.

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The fonds consists of a scrapbook of photographs of Storer's experiences in Europe during World War I. It includes mostly aerial photographs of France in 1918, and photographs of the war dead, fellow pilots and various aircraft. There are also detailed maps of Western Europe from Storer's war years, and certificates and clippings.

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Photographs with the prefix "CVA 272" are part of the Richard Storer fonds.

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  • Box: 565-E-02 fld 01-03
  • Box: 175-B-05 fld 09
  • Box: 199-A-08 fld 03