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Other Name
PRACTICE OR DUMMY BOMB
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19920045001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PRACTICE OR DUMMY BOMB
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
44.4
Diameter
8
Description
STEEL JACKET WITH HANGING RING & TAIL FIN. PAINTED WHITE WITH GREY UNDERCOAT. EXTENSIVE SURFACE CORROSION. TAIL FIN HOUSING BENT. EXTENDED LENGTH OF SHAFT BETWEEN HOUSING & TAIL FIN, ABOUT TWO INCHES.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
PRACTICE BOMB USED AT NO.8 BOMBING & GUNNERY SCHOOL LETHBRIDGE DURING W.W.II. BOMBS RELEASED SMOKE WHICH HELPED TRAINING CREWS DETERMINE ACCURACY OF BOMBING. BOMBS WERE COLLECTED & REUSED. DONOR TRAINED AT LETHBRIDGE WHICH WAS 1 OF MANY SITES ACROSS CANADA THAT TRAINED AIR CREW FOR W.W.II AS PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN. DONOR BORN IN MAY 20 1922 IN GLADSTONE N.B., ENLISTED OCT.22 1942 & POSTED TO BRANDON MAN. EARLY JAN. 1943 ENTERED WAR TIME MERGENCY TRAINING PROGRAMME, WINNIPEG MAN. MAR. 27 1943, POSTED TO NO. 7 BOMBING & GUNNERY SCHOOL, TARMAC DUTY PAULSON MAN., FOLLOWED BY #7 INITIAL TRAINING SCHOOL, SASKATOON & THEN TO #8 BOMBING & GUNNERY SCHOOL AT LETHBRIDGE AB. IN OCT, 1943. THEN TO #2 AIR OBSERVER SCHOOL AT EDMONTON IN FEB. 1944. GRADUATED SARGENT AIR BOMBER MAR. 24 1944. SAILED FROM HALIFAX JUNE 2 1944, TO ADVANCED FLYING SCHOOL MILAM ENGLAND. ACTIVE DUTY FROM AUG. 1944 UNTIL AUG 1945, WHEN RETURNED TO CANADA, DISCHARGED OCT. 1, 1945 AT WINNIPEG AS WARRANT OFFICER.
Catalogue Number
P19920045001
Acquisition Date
1992-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PRACTICE OR DUMMY BOMB
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19920045002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PRACTICE OR DUMMY BOMB
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
39.8
Diameter
7.6
Description
STEEL JACKET WITH HANGING RING & TAIL FIN. PAINTED WHITE WITH GREY UNDERCOAT. EXTENSIVE SURFACE CORROSION. TAIL FIN HOUSING BENT.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
PRACTICE BOMB USED AT NO.8 BOMBING & GUNNERY SCHOOL LETHBRIDGE DURING W.W.II. BOMBS RELEASED SMOKE WHICH HELPED TRAINING CREWS DETERMINE ACCURACY OF BOMBING. BOMBS WERE COLLECTED & REUSED. DONOR TRAINED AT LETHBRIDGE WHICH WAS 1 OF MANY SITES ACROSS CANADA WHICH TRAINED AIR CREW FOR W.W.II AS PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN. SEE P19920045001-GA FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19920045002
Acquisition Date
1992-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PRACTICE OR DUMMY BOMB
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19930066004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PRACTICE OR DUMMY BOMB
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
46
Diameter
7.4
Description
WHITE PAINTED STEEL JACKET WITH HANGING RING AND TAIL FIN. RING ATTACHED TO SPLIT PIN HOLDS METAL TAG READING "IF BOMB IS NOT DROPPED REPLACE SPLIT PIN BEFORE REMOVING FROM CARRIER AND SECURE SAFETY PIN WITH SUITABLE WIRE". REVERSE READS "WIRE SURROUNDING BOMB TO BE REMOVED & SPLIT PIN WITHDRAWN.....BOMB HAS BEEN PLACED ON CARRIER." TAG IS BENT AND SCRATCHED CONSIDERABLY. STAMPED INTO JACKET ABOVE HANGING RING IS "11 1/2 LBI IMI40". STAMPED IN INK BELOW AND TO THE RIGHT IS "I.M...INSP..." (NOW ILLEGIBLE), ENCLOSED IN CIRCLE. PAINT IS CRACKING AND CHIPPED THROUGHOUT, WITH MINOR SURFACE CORROSION.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
USED AS A PRACTICE BOMB BY TRAINING UNITS IN CANADIAN MILITARY. COLLECTED BY REED AINSCOUGH. SEE RECORD FOR P19930066001-GA. DUMMY BOMBS RELEASED SMOKE TO AID TRAINING CREWS IN DETERMINING ACCURACY OF PRACTICE BOMBING. THE BOMBS WERE THEN COLLECTED AND RE-USED FOR FURTHER TRAINING. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS ABLE TO DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE ORIGINAL OWNER. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING: ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, REED WILSON AINSCOUGH WAS BORN IN CARDSTON ALBERTA ON JUNE 21, 1918, WAS EDUCATED IN MACLEOD AND PASSED AWAY ON OCTOBER 20, 1993. IN THE WOLFORD AREA HISTORY BOOK TITLED: FROM LUMPY BUTTE, MEMORIES LIVE FOREVER, AINSCOUGH’S WIFE (BUCK CRAIG) WROTE, “AINSCOUGH JOINED THE 93RD BATTERY IN 1940. (ANOTHER ACCOUNT WITHIN THE SAME HISTORY BOOK SUGGESTS THAT AINSCOUGH ENLISTED AT CALGARY IN JANUARY OF 1942.) THE BATTERY INCLUDED A TROOP FROM CARDSTON AND GRANUM. BEN HIGGS AND REED JOINED UP TOGETHER AND WENT TO VICTORIA TO QUALIFY FOR THEIR COMMISSIONS AS LIEUTENANTS IN THE ARTILLERY. AFTER A FEW MONTHS IN BRANDON, HE AND BEN WENT THEIR SEPARATE WAYS. BEN WENT TO ITALY AND REED FIRST SERVED IN BORDEN, ENGLAND AS A GUN POSITION OFFICER AND THEN JOINED THE “E” TROOP OF THE 91ST BATTERY, WHICH SERVED IN NORMANDY AND N.W. EUROPE. HE DID TAKE SOME TIME IN JULY 1942 TO MARRY BUCK CRAIG. REED SERVED AS A FORWARD OBSERVATION OFFICER WITH THE ARTILLERY. HE WAS WOUNDED IN THE NORMANDY REGION. AINSCOUGH’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES THAT HE WAS WOUNDED NEAR CAEN, WHILE THE DESCRIPTION WRITTEN BY HIS WIFE IN THE WOLFORD HISTORY BOOK CLAIMS HE WAS WOUNDED NEAR ROUEN. BOTH LOCATIONS ARE IN THE NORMANDY REGION OF FRANCE. AFTER SPENDING TEN MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL, HE RETURNED TO THE FIELD AND SERVED IN HOLLAND WITH THE 110TH BATTERY, 15TH FIELD REGIMENT JUST BEFORE ARMISTICE. AINSCOUGH RECEIVED SIX MEDALS AND WAS DISCHARGED WITH THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. AFTER RETURNING TO FORT MACLEOD, HE WAS PERSUADED TO COMMAND THE 93RD BATTERY. HE ALSO COMMANDED THE FORT MACLEOD CADET CORPS AND FORMED THREE OTHER CADET CORPS – IN PINCHER CREEK, ST. PAUL’S AND ST. MARY’S CORPS ON THE BLOOD RESERVE. AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF WWII, HE RETURNED HOME TO FORT MACLEOD. HE LATER MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT AND HELD THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL WITH THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT." FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19930066004
Acquisition Date
1993-09
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, STERLING SILVER
Catalogue Number
P19970030011
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
BRASS, STERLING SILVER
No. Pieces
1
Length
8.1
Diameter
1.3
Description
BRASS CASE AND BULLET STAMPED "STERLING SILVER". CASE HAS A LOGO STAMPED NEAR TOP WITH A CROWN AND THE LETTER "M", BOTTOM IS ALSO STAMPED "IIA R14". CARTRIDGE HAS BEEN FIRED AND SILVER BULLET PLACED INSIDE CASE, SO BULLET IS SLIGHTLY CROOKED.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONATED WITH COLLECTION OF WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II MEDALS RECEIVED BY DONOR'S (LEONA) STEP-GRANDFATHER, DOUGLAS HOSKINS, DURING HIS MILITARY CAREER. ORIGINALLY FROM SASKATCHEWAN, DOUGLAS MOVED TO COALHURST IN THE 1950'S AFTER THEY RETIRED, AND IN THE EARLY 1960'S THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. MR. HOSKINS PASSED AWAY SHORTLY AFTER MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. HIS WIFE, BERTHA PASSED AWAY IN THE EARLY 1970'S. MEDALS WERE FOUND IN LEONA'S MOTHERS (EVELYN) HOME. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. DOUGLAS HOSKINS' BIOGRAPHICAL AND MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION WAS FOUND IN HIS RECRUITMENT PAPERS AND FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE MARCH 30, 1961 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. DOUGLAS JERROLD HOSKINS WAS BORN ON MAY 25, 1888 IN GLAMORGANSHIRE, SOUTH WALES, AND WAS LIVING AND WORKING AS A FARMER IN GLASLYN, SASKATCHEWAN WHEN HE WAS DRAFTED TO MILITARY SERVICE ON OCTOBER 25, 1917. HOSKINS WENT ON TO ALSO SERVE IN WWII, AND SETTLED IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN THE 1950S WHERE HE LIVED UNTIL HIS DEATH IN MARCH 1961. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF HOSKINS' RECRUITMENT PAPERS AND FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT.
Catalogue Number
P19970030011
Acquisition Date
1997-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PRACTICE SHELL
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19930066001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PRACTICE SHELL
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
53
Diameter
10.5
Description
88MM SHELL CASING MADE OF BRASS AND STEEL WITH STEEL CAP AND 22. CALIBRE RIFLE BARREL FASTENED DOWN THE CENTER. BARREL BEGINS AT BASE OF SHELL AND PROTRUDES 23.7CM FROM TOP OF CASE. SHELL CASING HAS BEEN REPAIRED AT TOP AND BASE WITH BRASS. IN BASE OF SHELL IS HINGED TAB FOR REMOVING SPENT 22. SHELL AND SCREW FOR REMOVING FIRING ASSEMBLY. ON TOP EDGE OF CASING IS ALSO A SCREW FOR REMOVING STEEL CAP WITH BARREL WELDED TO IT. REPAIRED AREAS HAVE MACHINE GROOVES. RIFLING OF BARREL IS CORRODED, AS IS MUCH OF STEEL CASING AND BARREL ESPECIALLY THE BASE. HAS NUMEROUS SCRATCHES AND PITS FROM USE AND CORROSION. OBJECT WAS USED AS PRACTICE SHELL FOR TRAINING.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REED AINSCOUGH, WHO SERVED IN THE CANADIAN MILITARY IN WORLD WAR TWO. MR. AINSCOUGH WAS A MEMBER OF L.U.C.E. AND PASSED AWAY IN 1993. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS ABLE TO DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE ORIGINAL OWNER. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING: ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, REED WILSON AINSCOUGH WAS BORN IN CARDSTON ALBERTA ON JUNE 21, 1918, WAS EDUCATED IN MACLEOD AND PASSED AWAY ON OCTOBER 20, 1993. IN THE WOLFORD AREA HISTORY BOOK TITLED: FROM LUMPY BUTTE, MEMORIES LIVE FOREVER, AINSCOUGH’S WIFE (BUCK CRAIG) WROTE, “AINSCOUGH JOINED THE 93RD BATTERY IN 1940. (ANOTHER ACCOUNT WITHIN THE SAME HISTORY BOOK SUGGESTS THAT AINSCOUGH ENLISTED AT CALGARY IN JANUARY OF 1942.) THE BATTERY INCLUDED A TROOP FROM CARDSTON AND GRANUM. BEN HIGGS AND REED JOINED UP TOGETHER AND WENT TO VICTORIA TO QUALIFY FOR THEIR COMMISSIONS AS LIEUTENANTS IN THE ARTILLERY. AFTER A FEW MONTHS IN BRANDON, HE AND BEN WENT THEIR SEPARATE WAYS. BEN WENT TO ITALY AND REED FIRST SERVED IN BORDEN, ENGLAND AS A GUN POSITION OFFICER AND THEN JOINED THE “E” TROOP OF THE 91ST BATTERY, WHICH SERVED IN NORMANDY AND N.W. EUROPE. HE DID TAKE SOME TIME IN JULY 1942 TO MARRY BUCK CRAIG. REED SERVED AS A FORWARD OBSERVATION OFFICER WITH THE ARTILLERY. HE WAS WOUNDED IN THE NORMANDY REGION. AINSCOUGH’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES THAT HE WAS WOUNDED NEAR CAEN, WHILE THE DESCRIPTION WRITTEN BY HIS WIFE IN THE WOLFORD HISTORY BOOK CLAIMS HE WAS WOUNDED NEAR ROUEN. BOTH LOCATIONS ARE IN THE NORMANDY REGION OF FRANCE. AFTER SPENDING TEN MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL, HE RETURNED TO THE FIELD AND SERVED IN HOLLAND WITH THE 110TH BATTERY, 15TH FIELD REGIMENT JUST BEFORE ARMISTICE. AINSCOUGH RECEIVED SIX MEDALS AND WAS DISCHARGED WITH THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. AFTER RETURNING TO FORT MACLEOD, HE WAS PERSUADED TO COMMAND THE 93RD BATTERY. HE ALSO COMMANDED THE FORT MACLEOD CADET CORPS AND FORMED THREE OTHER CADET CORPS – IN PINCHER CREEK, ST. PAUL’S AND ST. MARY’S CORPS ON THE BLOOD RESERVE. AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF WWII, HE RETURNED HOME TO FORT MACLEOD. HE LATER MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT AND HELD THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL WITH THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT." FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19930066001
Acquisition Date
1993-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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