When the Dowell family set a Canadian record for Navy enlistment, the Windsor Star ran this article about Mrs. Dowell and her five sailor sons.James Dowell
James Dowell's brother Charlie sailed on the HMCS St. Croix. The ship was sunk on September 20, 1943 and the Dowell family received this letter of condolence.James Dowell
The Windsor Star took this photo of local sailors serving on the Motor Launch 119, a ship with a crew of 18 built in the Owen Sound area, Ontario. This ship was used for coastal patrol. To have three sailors from the same city was unusual.The Windsor Star
Mr. Dowell also served on the HMCS Iroquois. This is the original crest of the HMCS Iroquois. When the number of the ship was changed for the Korean War, a new crest was designed, making this one very rare.James Dowell
Thanks to the HMCS Iroquois website, a man from England was able to get in touch with Mr. Dowell. The two have corresponded and Mr. Dowell received this postcard from Quai du Canada, the name commemorating the landing of the HMCS Iroquois.James Dowell
"We were up and down the coast of Norway on many occasions, escorting aircraft carriers that were sending their aircraft off to try and sink the German Battleship Tirpitz"