Fonds consists of a scanned World War II photograph of William Kahansky, photocopied speeches, certificates of discharge from the Royal Canadian Air Force and work history between 1937 and 1943.
William Kahansky was born in Montreal , April 29, l920, son of Nathan and Sarah Kahansky. He joined the Federal Civil Service in early 1937 and worked in Central Registry until the summer of 1941. He was also a Maccabean Athletic Association member.
He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in July, 1941 and for the next two years worked as a Clerk Administrator. In July, 1943 he began training as a Navigator and became a Flight Sergeant. He went overseas in 1944, and served in the United Kingdom for the next year.
He returned to work for the Federal Government. On August 7, 1960, he married Malca Davidson. After retirement, William and Malca joined the Volunteers for Israel Sar-El program in 1989 and 1990.
William delivered a Remembrance Day speech to Machzikei Hadas Congregation each year from 1991 to 2005.
1. Pat Binder, Ottawa Jewish Archives volunteer, brought the original material to the archives to be photocopied and returned to Malca Kahansky, August, 2007. Pat Binder is an acquaintance of Malca Kahansky.
Related material on his military service in There I was ... a collection of reminiscences by members of the Ottawa Jewish Community who served in World War II.