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CANADA
Alberta Aviation Museum & Edmonton Aviation Heritage SocietyAlbertAvMus
11410 Kingsway Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0X4
http://www.albertaaviationmuseum.com
Jim Coutts, Editor, In Formation newsletter

Bomber Command Museum of CanadaOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
1729 – 21st Ave., Nanton, Alberta
http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca
Curator: Bob Evans – volunteer: permissions from him and the author, Clarence Simonsen to reproduce Mr. Simonsen’s article on the wondrous wink-wink, nudge-nudge dog-and-pony show better known as the American recruiting trio of the Clayton-Knight Committee

Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporationmuseecanadhis-2
100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Québec  K1A 0M8
www.historymuseum.ca

Canadian Museum of Flight
Hangar #3, 5333 216th St., Langley, British Columbia V2Y 2N3
http://www.canadianflight.org
Jerry Vernon, President of the Vancouver branch of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society, provided material for
James McClelland‘s paper on the January 15th, 1940, horse-towing of Hudson bombers from North Dakota into Manitoba

Canadian War MuseumCanWarMuseum
1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON  K1A 0M8
http://www.warmuseum.ca/home/
Jane Naisbitt, Head, Military History Research Centre – jane.naisbitt@warmuseum.ca

Canada’s Department of National Defense, Directorate of History and Heritage
2429 Holly Lane, Stacey Building, Ottawa, ON
http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/index-eng.asp
Warren Sinclair, Chief Archivist – Valerie Casbourn, Assistant Archivist, along with student archivists
Nicolas Lamothe, Liam Rafferty and Arthur Wells
Contact: http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/adh-sdh/cl-lc/index-eng.asp

Canadian Warplane Heritage MuseumCWHM
9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope, ON  L0R 1W0
http://www.warplane.com
Erin Napier, Curator
On John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport grounds
Neil McGavock, Co-ordinator of the museum’s “Voices from the Past” program

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum Inc.catplog2
Box 3, Grp. 520, RR #5, Brandon, Manitoba
http://www.airmuseum.ca/
It is the only museum in the world dedicated uniquely to 130,000-plus aircrew personnel who trained under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Many graduates were seconded to FC for varying lengths of time, some as One-Trippers, others on a more permanent basis throughout the war.
Stephen Hayter- Executive Director, provided information about the photo of Jimmy Mattern who made the first crossing of the American-Canadian border to “deliver” a Hudson bomber on January 15th, 1940.

Flying for your life: The Canadian Fighter Pilot and Air Gunner Museum (virtual museum)
http://www.flyingforyourlife.com/pilots/ww2/h/hodson/#.UZebMMq8-So
Source for Keith Hodson, net search result

Gander Airport Historical Society
There is a well-put-together section on Ferry Command within this website, including information on badges and prominent Ferry Commanders.
http://www.ganderairporthistoricalsociety.org/_html_war/ferry_command.htm

Historica Canada (formerly Historica-Dominion Institute, name changed September 3, 2013)
2 Carlton Street, East Mezzanine, Toronto, ON  M5B 1J3
http://www.thememoryproject.com/about/
re Gordon Saunders: ”The Memory Project”, also provided a lead to Basil Hall
“The Memory Project Archives is an initiative of the Historica-Dominion Institute and is made possible with generous funding from Canadian Heritage.”

Juno Beach Centre
828 Legion Road, Burlington, Ontario  L7S 1T5
http://www.junobeach.org/canada-in-wwii/articles/ferrying- aircrafts-overseas/

The JBCA owns and operates the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy, France.
Centre Juno Beach – Voie des Français Libres, BP 104 – 14470 Courseulles-sur-Mer, France
http://www.junobeach.org/canada-in-wwii/articles/ferrying- aircrafts-overseas/

Library and Archives Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Pages/home.aspx
Andrew Elliott – Archivist – Economic, Security and Governance Acquisitions Division, Larry McNally, retired, Archivist: Location of Sheldon Luck – Ted Beaudoin fonds, deposit of memorabilia and other material acquired over eight years of research across Canada, along with recorded interviews (and transcripts) with Sheldon Luck, first Chief Pilot of Canadian Pacific Air Lines – the genesis for the three books in this project.

Manitoba Legislative Library
Room 100 – 200 Vaughan St., Winnipeg, MB – R3C 1T5
http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/leg-lib/

North Atlantic Aviation MuseumNAtlanticAvMus
135 Trans-Canada Highway, PO Box 234, Gander, NL – A1V 1W6
http://northatlanticaviationmuseum.com/
Bob Briggs, President; Sandra Seaward, Executive Director

Oakville Public Library
Central branch location – 120 Navy St., Oakville, Ontario – L6J 2Z4
http://www.opl.on.ca/
Oakville Images is a partnership of the Oakville Public Library, Oakville Historical Society, Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate, the Town of Oakville, Appleby College, Bronte Historical Society; provided photograph of John (Jack) Steen Wyndham, a Canadian army radio operator seconded to the FC.

Western Canadian Aviation Museum
958 Ferry Rd, Winnipeg, MB  R3H 0Y8
http://www.royalaviationmuseum.com/
Published in its Review magazine, James McClelland’s paper on the three-horse hauling of bombers from North Dakota into Manitoba.

ENGLAND

Imperial War Museums, 3 locations
IMW London, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, United Kingdom
IWM North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, England  M17 1TZ
IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England  CB22 4QR
http://www.iwm.org.uk/

Royal Air Force Museum, 2 locationsRAFMuseum
Grahame Park Way, London
and NW9 5LL – Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/
Richard Simpson, Curator of Aircraft: Spirit of Lockheed-Vega Employees and penciled messages of goodwill on its panels

FRANCE

Centre Juno Beach
Voie des Français Libres, BP 104 – 14470 Courseulles-sur-Mer, France
http://www.junobeach.org/canada-in-wwii/articles/ferrying- aircrafts-overseas/

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum, Hyde Park, NY
http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/
Robert (Bob) Clark, Executive Director: Permission given to reproduce Churchill’s 26-paragraph letter of Sat., December 7th, 1940 pleading to FDR for help.

Harry Ransom Center – The University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas – P.O. Drawer 7219m Austin, Texas – 78713-7219
http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/
Provided backgrounds on Jimmy Mattern and John Sleigh Pudney

Internet Archive, The Way Back Machinelogo_WM
300 Funston Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
internet archive http://archive.org/web/
From its web site: “archived 419, 000, 000, 000 pages archived since1996” Truly an incredible internet resource.