Guide to the Papers of Stanley Canner (1920-1984), undated, 1943-1946, 1964, 1981, 1988
 
*P-731

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Stephanie Call as MS Word document, June 2010. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on February 3, 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Stanley Canner
Title: Stanley Canner, papers
Dates:undated, 1943-1946, 1964, 1981, 1988
Abstract: Stanley Canner was a 24 year old pilot in World War II, when his plane was shot down over Normandy on July 14, 1944. Canner, along with Alfred Sutkowski from Portland, Connecticut and Russell Leith of Australia were rescued by members of the French underground, and were hidden in a farmhouse owned by Jean and Renee Renault. The couple hid the three soldiers for six weeks, until they were liberated by the Canadian Allied Forces. This collection includes his book, Missing in Action with the French Underground, and photocopies of articles, photographs and correspondence.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half manuscript box)
Identification: P-731
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Biographical Note1

Stanley Canner (1920-1984)

Stanley Canner was a 24 year old pilot in World War II, when his plane was shot down over Normandy on July 14, 1944. Canner, along with Alfred Sutkowski from Portland, Connecticut and Russell Leith of Australia were rescued by members of the French underground, and hidden in a farmhouse owned by Jean and Renee Renault. The couple hid the soldiers for six weeks, until they were liberated by the Canadian Allied Forces.

Canner, from Hyde Park, reunited with Sutkowski and Leith in 1981. They returned to Normandy to visit Robert Martin, the French Olympic bobsledder who helped hide them, and other Resistance leaders.

After the war, Canner returned to the Boston area, where he owned Central Paint and Supply Co. in Hyde Park. He died in 1984, at the age of 64.

Footnote

1 Information for this biographical note was taken from materials in the collection.

Chronology

1920Stanley Canner born.
1944Canner's plane shot down over Normandy on July 14th. Canner and two others are rescued by French Resistance leaders and hidden for six weeks.
1981Canner's reunion with former Resistance leaders and fellow rescued soldiers.
1984Canner dies.
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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the self-published book, Missing in Action with the French Underground by Stanley Canner, detailing his experiences during World War II. However, it is likely that the book was put together by Canner's son, Neil. An addendum with news articles, photographs and correspondence is included. All material is photocopied with the exception of the book.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Stanley Canner, papers; P-731; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Gift of Robert Isaacson Canner, September 1990 and Mrs. George Goldsmith, December 1990.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Papers of Stanley Canner, undated, 1943-1946, 1964, 1981, 1988

The Series is in English.
1 folder.
Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 General undated, 1943-1946, 1964, 1981, 1988
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