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Howsam, George Roberts: my Air Force recollections
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- Sound recording
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CA UVICARCH SC104-XXIII-193
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July 27, 1979 (Creation)
- Main, Chris D.
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15 sound recordings (MP3)
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Item is part of the Reginald H. Roy collection of interviews.
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Item is an interview/narrative of George Roberts Howsam's experiences during World War I and World War II. Air Vice-Marshal Howsam, C.B., M.C. served with the 116th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, the Royal Flying Corps, the Canadian Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Interview took place on July 27, August 3, 15, 27, 31 and September 12, 1979.
Digital sound recording in .wav format at 16 bits and 44 kHz. In .mp3 format at 56 kbps and 24 kHz.
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Four original sound tape reels (ca. 480 min.) : 1 7/8 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 8 sound cassette copies : standard, mono. in Special Collections.
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This interview has been posted with the understanding that it may be used for research purposes only. Should the interviewee or their heirs have any objections to this interview being accessible on the Internet, it will be removed promptly.
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Contact UVic Special Collections for permission if using for other than research purposes: email@example.com
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The interview and summary can be accessed though the UVic Libraries' site: http://contentdm.library.uvic.ca:80/cdm/ref/collection/collection13/id/605
A/V/M Howsam's further distinctions include the Legion of Merit in Degree of Commander (U.S.A.); Order of White Lion (Czechoslovakia); and Commandeur de l'Ordre de la Couronne (Belgium). Special Collections also holds additional interviews with A/V/M Howsam.
Transferred from audio reel to audio cassette between 1987-1997. Interview migrated to digital format for UVic Special Collections in 2010. Digitized by JF, technical and cataloguing metadata provided by JF and JP. ; WWI
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- Howsam, George Roberts, 1895-1988 (Subject)
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Record added by JF, October 16, 2019.