Barbara Dowd nee Black is introduced to the white hens that friend Sergent Low (right) "jokingly" refers to as the 'WD's' (Women's Division) at Comox, British Columbia in 1944.
Barbara Dowd nee Black (left) explores a fishing boat near Courtenay, British Columbia while enjoying some time off from Fighter Operations in 1944.
Barbara Dowd nee Black touches the Pacific Ocean for the first time upon being stationed in Patricia Bay, British Columbia in 1943.
Barbara Dowd nee Black (right) and Bertha Martin stand in front of Sir Ernest Petter's cottage, a place used as a holiday retreat for airwomen in Pat Bay, British Columbia in 1944
"The whole idea of fighter operations, and the whole west coast, and all the changes of locality I found absolutely stimulating."