2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Avrom Siegel (4 December 1916 - 18 November 2010) was the fifth child born to Ida and Isidore Siegel in 1916. During the start of the Second World War, Avrom signed up for active service with the RCAF. He was told that the RCAF had too many navigators and was reassigned as a radar operator instead. He was sent to the Agricultural College in Guelph, Ontario where he was educated in electricty and radio. He was then sent to a Royal Canadian Air Force radar training school in Clinton, Ontario. Once graduated, Avrom was stationed overseas in England as a Flight Lieutenant with the operational radar wing of the RCAF, known as the 72 Wing.
After the war, he was a successful businessman in two businesses. He was also an enthusiastic contributor of his time and energy to many community causes. Avrom was married to his wife Liv for 64 years and had three children, Herman, Leonard (Patti), and Eric (Denyse). He also had five grandchildren, Margaret, Aaron, Jessica, Simon, and Phillipe.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Avrom Siegel.
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
Siegel, Avrom, 1916-2010 (subject)
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
See Fonds 18 for items on the Siegel family, and item 18 for a portrait of Avrom in 1942.