HILLMAN  WWII SCRAPBOOK
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT PHOTO GALLERY
1945


6. Homeward Bound

Jerry and crewmates on the Prince Robert
Jerry and crewmates on the Prince Robert


Executive Officer and Damage Control Crew
No. N/A
Executive Officer and Damage Control Crew

Front row from the right: Shipwright ~ Head Shipwright ~ Executive Officer of the ship ~ Painter ~ Jerry, the Shipís Blacksmith. Those in the back row are all helpers with a Shipwright in the middle. I weighed 145 pounds having lost a lot of weight from the tropical heat, lack of food and the heavy work schedule. We were very busy all the time. I found it particulary hard since I donít eat fruit and salads, the main foods in the tropics. (September 1945)


Captain Crear receiving Admiral Beach
No. PR338
Captain Creary receiving Admiral Beach

The Commander of the West Coast Command boards the Prince Robert. Victoria (November 16, 1945)

Admiral Beach boarding Boarding the Prince Robert
PR337
Admiral Beach boarding Boarding the Prince Robert

Admiral of the Fleet (British) being piped aboard the Prince Robert. He switched from ship to ship. A ship would fly his flag if he were aboard. (November 16, 1945)

Brothers Lorne and Donald
Brothers Lorne (RCA) and Donald (RCAF)
Elrose, Saskatchewan



Newspaper photo: Brother Gordon 4th from the left
THESE "GOOSE" SQUADRON FLYERS HELPED TO BASH BERLIN
Cigarettes, coffee and "bags of line-shoots" abounded when airmen of the RCAF Bomber Group returned from a heavy attack on Berlin. F/O Gordon Hillman, Elrose, Sask., a navigator of the "Goose" Squadron (seated, wearing heavy jacket and wedge cap) passes the cigarettes to Sgt. Armour "Bud" Emerson, Smithers, B.C.
Official RCAF Photograph


Louise and Jerry with children Bill and Bonnie and their families
Louise and Jerry with children
Bill and Bonnie and their families (1980)


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