The Air Photo Finding Aid


airphotoThe Second World War Canadian Army Air Photo Collection can be searched using keywords as well as dates. Previously, the photos were only searchable by location, and one of the most frequent requests we received was for a search format which allowed for dates.

For example, if you would like to search for images of the D-Day Beaches, you can now enter a keyword in the search box and the page will display all entries containing boxes with photos of the Normandy beaches. Or, if you want to look at photos from a specific date, you can now enter that data for filtered results in the format of MM/DD/YYYY. The URL for the boxes are included in their respective entries, so you can access it immediately rather than go through the geographical location pages. The database will be continually updated with information regarding previously unidentified photos, thanks to the work of our associates such as Evert Stieber. Click this link to access the finding aid.