Twenty-five cent Canadian banknote   Save
Twenty-five cent Canadian banknote
Description: Canadian banknote worth twenty-five cents with the label "Dominion of Canada." Canadians and foreigners alike referred to the country as the "Dominion of Canada" until after the end of WWII, but the term was no longer printed on currency after 1935, when the Bank of Canada took over that responsibility. C. Walder Parke arrived in Newfoundland on April 5, 1944 on his way to Stone, England, and probably acquired this banknote at that time. Charles Walder Parke was born on July 28, 1924, and grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces in 1942 intending to be a pilot during WWII, but spent most of his military career as a navigator on B-17 Flying Fortresses in the 94th Bombardment Group. Parke earned two Bronze Stars, an Air Medal with several Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his successful bombing missions, including some over Berlin. He is best known for being on board a B-17 which was shot down over France by German planes on June 25, 1944, during a non-combat mission. The crew managed to make an emergency landing, and everyone inside survived. After the war, Parke founded the Cleveland-based Laurel Industries Inc., which became a prominent supplier of antimony oxide to the plastics industry. He died of Lou-Gehrig’s Disease on September 15, 1996, at the age of 72. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS1510_B01F34_006_01
Subjects: Bank notes; Foreign exchange; Money--Canada
Places: Canada