Aircraftman Solomon Lavine of Calgary, Alberta, was listed missing and believed to have drowned accidentally (RCAF Casualty List No. 914 of June 20, 1944, and No. 929 of July 7, 1944). Aircraftman Lavine was one of three men from the Air Force Technical Training School at St. Thomas, Ontario, who lost their lives when the cabin cruiser Olga capsized in Lake Erie on June 4, 1944. He enlisted in the air force in May 1940 and after being stationed at the Edmonton manning pool, was posted to St. Thomas. A brother, Maurice, served with the Royal Canadian Engineers.
Photograph : Paper : beige , b&w ; Ht: 3 in. x W: 2 in.
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Beige border with deckled edges. Indoors. Half-length portrait of Shama Dovid Sztern. He is wearing a dark suit with a white shirt and a dark tie. He has a long beard and short hair. Narrative: Shama Dovid Sztern was the donors grandfather. He died in Litzmannstadt (Lodz) Ghetto in 1943.