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Daily journal for 1921, diary of Mrs. Frances Gladys O'Kelly
F/L W.M. Middleton, Chatham, Ont., officer Commanding 6 Datachment of the RCAF's 413 aerial Photo squadron is shown making a final check of his mitchell aircraft before taken off from Rockcliffe Aerodrome Thursday (May 13) for Goose Bay on the first leg of their photographic operations. The detachment, which carries personnel and equipment enough to make it self-sustaining, expects to cover over 148,000 square miles of Canada's north-eastern frontiers with tri-camera photography and 20,000 square miles with vertical photography from bases at Goose and Fort Chimo on Ungava Bay.
It was an RCAF photo survey crew, flying in the canadian -built photo-graphic Lancaster pictured above, that added more than 5000 square miles to the map of Canada this summer by discovery of two previously uncharted islands in Foxe Basin, north of Hudson Bay on the west coast of Baffin Island. Larger of the two islands is between two and three times the size of Prince Edward Island. The Lancaster, with a companion plane, both from 413 Squadron, Rockcliffe, photographed all the Baffin Island
This is a Canadian-built Lancaster has been converted to a photographic plane. It will leave Rockcliffe, 26th May for Photo survey work North of Quebec where experts of the RCAF will photograph 148,700 square miles of Canadian territory.
Two million square miles of Canada are stored in special fireproff vaults at the RCAFIs No.1 Photo Establishment, Rockcliffe, preserved on photographic negatives taken by aircraft of 22 photo Wing, which has the job o f covering the Dominion by aerial photography. Shown above are just a few of the negative rolls which represent thousands of flying hours and painstaking aerial photographic work by the RCAF, and which are playing a big part in developing our natural resources and pushing back our northern frontiers. The aerial pictures are used by the Department of Mines and Resources and other government departments, as well as by the Army, for mapping. In addition, many commercial uses are made of the photos. (RCAF Photo)
Aerial view of Mosquito-breeding sphagnum bog. - 17 miles of bogs sprayed with DDT - Goose Bay, Labrador
Inuit woman fishing through the ice of the Arctic Ocean at Kotzebue, Alaska, for tomeod. Kotzebue is 26 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Picture taken in April, 1952, when temperature was about ten below zero. Some of the fish she has caught are visible in shadow in front of her. - Arctic Ocean, Kotzebue Alaska
Active blowouts and low dunes in glacial sediments about 20 miles north of Ugashik. Ugashik, Bristol Bay, Alaska
The surface of the Ablation Zone of the Ice Cap some 5 miles form land (alt.2500ft)
Miles Canyon - Whitehorse - Yukon
Typical terrain facing Exercise Muskox
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Exercise Muskox moves north for ice-locked Arctic wilderness
Trailer lab being hoisted uphill
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Henry Larsen arriving back at Cambridge Bay - Most of his dogs died and he had to walk many miles - Cambridge Bay, Victoria Island, Nunavut
Coast Guard, U.S.
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