19 records – page 1 of 1.

"Aircraft sliding on runway"

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7760
Date Range
1944
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2364
Accession No.
1993.4.3
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
1944
History / Biographical
Photo of Ventura plane crash in Smithers. Writing on back of photograph reads: "Aircraft sliding on runway towards snow bank on side of runway. Note bent rudder on left side. 1944"
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Asbestos fire suit

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7765
Date Range
ca 1944
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2370
Accession No.
1993.4.9
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 10 x 15 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1944
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Writing on back of photograph reads: "Fire fighters asbestos suit used for entering burning aircraft or buildings. Only 3 minutes of air in suit when lid above visor was closed down." Labeled "Loader 23."
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Bert Loader, Lois Loader, and Bob Young

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7766
Date Range
1944
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2371
Accession No.
1993.4.10
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
1944
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Writing on back of photograph reads: "On left Bert Loader, centre Lois Loader, on right Bob Young. Taken in Smithers 1944." Labeled "Loader 37."
Type of Record
Archival Description

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"Calling the roll"

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7762
Date Range
ca 1944
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on writing on back of photograph.
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2366
Accession No.
1993.4.5
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1944
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Writing on back of photograph reads: "Sgt. Bert Loader with Cpl. Salmon calling the roll at C.O.s parade Friday morning at 0800 hrs outside of hangar on tarmac." Labeled "Loader 33."
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Chuck Loader, Ben Thompson, and Bert Loader

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7767
Date Range
1944
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2372
Accession No.
1993.4.11
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
150 dpi
Date Range
1944
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Writing on back of photograph reads: "On left Chuck Loader, centre Ben Thompson, on right Bert Loader taken in Smithers 1944." Labeled "Loader 42."
Type of Record
Archival Description

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"Dakota (DC3) transport aircraft"

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7771
Date Range
ca 1944
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on information written on back of photograph.
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2376
Accession No.
1993.4.15
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1944
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Labeled "Loader 26." Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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The Emerson family

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7772
Date Range
ca 1944
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on information written on back of photograph.
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2377
Accession No.
1993.4.16
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1944
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Writing on the back reads: "The Emerson family of Smithers. Percy Emerson father standing at the back, Chuck Loader RCAF standing on the right. Mr. Emerson worked for the railroad." Labeled "Loader 32."
Type of Record
Archival Description

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F.O. Nic Whaley

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7761
Date Range
1944-45
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2365
Accession No.
1993.4.4
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
1944-45
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Writing on back of photograph reads: "F/O Nic Whaley C.O. of Smithers R.C.A.F. Station 1944-45." Labeled "Loader 47."
Type of Record
Archival Description

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"Harvart Trainer"

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7769
Date Range
ca 1944
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on information written on back of photograph.
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2374
Accession No.
1993.4.13
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1944
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Labeled "Loader 28." Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Hudson Bay Mountain and glacier from RCAF fire hall

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7763
Date Range
ca 1944
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2368
Accession No.
1993.4.7
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1944
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Writing on back of photograph reads: "Hudson Bay Mtns and glacier. This picture taken from front door of fire hall. Looking down main road on station. Guard house at end of road, mess hall in centre on right side, barrack blocks on each end, M.T. section on the left." Labeled "Loader 36."
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Hudson Bay Mountain with Lake Kathlyn and RCAF pump house

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7774
Date Range
ca 1944
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2379
Accession No.
1993.4.18
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1944
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Writing on the back reads: "Hudson Bay Mtns. with Lake Kathlyn and RCAF pumphouse in foreground." Labeled "Loader 35."
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Interview with Bert Loader

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12260
Date Range
July 1993
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Bert Loader, self-recorded at his home in Millet, Alberta in July 1993. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, .MP3 access files, and a .jpg release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.53
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.04 GB of digital records
Date Range
July 1993
Scope and Content
Interview with Bert Loader, self-recorded at his home in Millet, Alberta in July 1993. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, .MP3 access files, and a .jpg release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Loader introduces himself and identifies those he worked with during his time as fire chief of the Smithers RCAF station.

keywords

50th anniversary; Angus McLean; Chuck Loader; Commonwealth Air Trading Plan; crew; Gilchrist; J. M. Stansby; Jenette; King; Mackay; Malcolm Lange; Number 17 Staging Route; station warrant officer; Thompson

subjects

fire chief; Smithers Airport; Smithers RCAF station

Loader discusses the animals he would see in and around the airport, both wildlife and livestock raised by the crew. He tells the story of the time he was tasked with hunting and killing a moose to supplement their rations.

keywords

bears; game preserve; garden; gardening; Gilchrist; inventories; J. M. Stansby; Jenette; Nic Whaley; pig pen; pigs; white-tailed deer

subjects

animals; hunting; livestock; moose; wildlife

Loader briefly summarizes his typical duties at the RCAF station, before discussing his wife Lois, the small house they shared near the airport, and how they would entertain themselves while not at work.

keywords

anniversary; berry picking; boating; Bulkey River; CO's parade; fire chief; fishing; Lake Kathlyn; rowboat; Seymour Lake; tar-paper shack

subjects

activities; duties; house; housing; Lois Loader; recreation; responsibilities

Loader gives a story of some visiting Flying Officers who damaged the airport while performing stunts.

keywords

Chuck Loader; Harvard planes; Nic Whaley

subjects

accident; aerobatics; damage; Flying Officers; stunts

Loader briefly discusses helping fight fires on Smithers' Main Street.

keywords

auxiliary pump; Main Street ditches

subjects

firefighting; fires; Main Street fires; Smithers

Loader talks about how the cooks at the RCAF station would make potato champagne for a Commanding Officer.

keywords

Malcolm Lange; Nic Whaley; rationing

subjects

alcohol; drinking; potato champagne

Loader recounts the crash of a Lockheed Ventura aircraft on the station's runway. He references photographs of the event which are now in the Museum's collection.

keywords

Archer; Chuck Loader; damage; explosion; fire; injuries; runway; Sealy

subjects

accident; aircraft; Lockheed Ventura; photographs; photography; plane crash

Loader praises the conduct of his fellow air force personnel and recounts how he would ensure his colleagues got home safely from nights of drinking and dancing.

keywords

dance halls; fire hydrants; Smithers; water line

subjects

crew; dancing; drinking

Loader recounts the drowning of a coworker in Lake Kathlyn. (He identifies the man as 'Murphy' but an Interior News article of May 24th 1945 reveals his name was Mervin James Ferrier).

keywords

artificial respiration; Bruce Bowman; cooks; sailboat

subjects

death; drowning; Lake Kathlyn; Mervin Ferrier

Loader talks about his involvement in a firefighting demonstration held for the Smithers Village Council in August 1944. He corrects a mistake in a newspaper article about the event and describes the different types of equipment used.

keywords

newspaper article; spray nozzle; Victoria; Village Council

subjects

firefighting demonstration; fires; pyrene extinguisher

Loader discusses his limited interaction with people from Smithers, which consisted mainly of ball games. He expresses his gratitude for having been able to attend the airport's 50th anniversary celebrations.

keywords

anniversary; Chuck Loader; Church services; Cliff Emerson; Daintre Riffel; Emersons; engineer; hardball; Joe Watson; minister; New Hazelton; railroad; softball; taxi driving; Wall's Taxi; Wilf Watson

subjects

baseball; Smithers; social interaction; sports

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Loader house

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7773
Date Range
ca 1944
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2378
Accession No.
1993.4.17
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1944
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Writing on the back reads: "House that Bert and Lois Loader lived in at Smithers." Labeled "Loader 31."
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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"Lockheed 10 transport aircraft"

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7770
Date Range
ca 1944
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on information written on back of photograph.
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2375
Accession No.
1993.4.14
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1944
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Labeled "Loader 29." Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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Lois and Bert Loader on their wedding day

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7768
Date Range
Oct. 11, 1941
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2373
Accession No.
1993.4.12
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
Oct. 11, 1941
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Labeled "Loader 44."
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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Station personnel taken after C.O.'s parade

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7764
Date Range
ca 1944
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on writing on back of photograph.
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2369
Accession No.
1993.4.8
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1944
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Labeled "Loader 27."
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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View of RCAF Station near Lake Kathlyn (A)

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7757
Date Range
ca 1940s
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2363
Accession No.
1993.4.2a
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1940s
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
First photo in a three part panorama. Pictured from L-R: "2 maintenance bldgs, fire hall, canteen." Labeled "Loader 52."
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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View of RCAF Station near Lake Kathlyn (B)

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7758
Date Range
ca 1940s
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2363
Accession No.
1993.4.2b
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1940s
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Second photo in a three part panorama. Pictured from L-R: "barrack Block, mess hall, barrack block, (with chimney) boiler house, barrack block." Caption written under photo reads: "RCAF Station. Smithers, B.C. Taken from the roof of the hangar looking towards the Hudson Bay Glacier with Lake Kathlyn on the right." Labeled "Loader 53."
Type of Record
Archival Description

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View of RCAF Station near Lake Kathlyn (C)

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7759
Date Range
ca 1940s
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bert Loader
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2363
Accession No.
1993.4.2c
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1940s
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Third photo in a three part panorama. Pictured from L-R: "SNR NCO^3 and officer's barracks." Labeled "Loader 54."
Type of Record
Archival Description

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