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Prisoners of war at Stalag 344, Germany, [ca. 1942-1945]
Lorne and Betty Goat fonds
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||Membership cards. -- 1935-1940, 1947-1953, 1967
||Lorne's certificates of appointment as Warrant Officer and Pilot Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). -- 1943-1944
||Personal papers. -- 1940-1050. -- Consists of notebook, poems, army passes, gunnery and wireless exams, hotel receipts (London, England), correspondence, etc. re the Caterpiller Club, university admission cards, etc.
||Letters from Lorne to his fiancee Betty Hopley, from German prisoner of war camp. -- 1942-1945 View transcripts of letters.
||Postcards from Lorne to fiancee Betty Hopley, from German prisoner of war camp. View transcripts of postcard messages.
||Betty Hopley's record book. -- 1941-1945. -- Consists of her record of letters and parcels sent to Lorne Goat during the Second World War; letters received from Lorne; and contents of parcels.
||RCAF-RAAF experience book. -- 1942. -- Consists of brief accounts of war experiences, written by Lorne Goar while at Stalag 344 in Germany.
||Newspaper clippings about Lorne Goat and prison camps. -- 1945
||Ration books. -- [ca. 1946]
||Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Gunner's Log book. -- 1941-1942. -- The log book ends when Lorne Goat is reported missing.
||H. Gordon McFarlane, "Conditions in the German Prison Camp of Stalag 344". -- n.d. -- Consists of a manuscript based on Shorty Young's and Lorne Goat's war diaries.
||Views of Stalag 344 [ca. 1942-1945] and friends and family (1980). -- 10 photographs. -- Includes shots of Betty Goat and Shorty Young.
||View of RCAF training school, Toronto. -- 1941. -- 1 photograph