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A World War II Memory Video - Frank Bollman
​​Frank Bollman was born and raised in Moline Manitoba in 1922. He was one of those farm boys who wanted to be a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and joined up in 1942. He trained as an aero-engine mechanic and served at a number of BCATP schools across Canada.

He met his wife June while on station in British Columbia and married her in 1946, both moving to Moline to resume farming with his family. Frank had a successful career as a farmer and retired in 1984, moving to Brandon with his wife June.

He was a volunteer with many organizations during his lifetime, of which he enjoyed his time with the Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Brandon working with his workshop buddies rebuilding a number of derelict aircraft from the Plan for static exhibition as the museum.

Franks wife June, a member of the CATPM Ladies Auxiliary pre-deceased him. Frank died in 2013 at the age of 91 years. The museum’s Kathy Shepherd researched and conducted this 2000 Oral Hitstory Video.
To see Frank Bollman's Oral History Video on YouTube, go to: