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Canadian Government Uncovers Super-Soldier James “Logan” Howlett

Apparently it’s all true, the Library and Archives Canada has acquired the declassified journals and military records of Canadian Super-Soldier James “Logan Howlett. Details to follow after the jump.

From Library and Archives Canada:

April 1, 2016 – Gatineau, Quebec – Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) acquires the declassified journals and military records of Canadian supersoldier James “Logan” Howlett.

Logan was born in 1882 in Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, to wealthy landowner Elizabeth Howlett and her grounds-keeper Thomas Logan.

Logan’s journals provide valuable insight into his early life in Canada, including work as a miner in a British Columbia stone quarry, a fur trader for the Hudson’s Bay Company, and a homesteader in the Canadian Rockies. His military career spanned multiple conflicts, making his personnel records an unprecedented study in Canadian military history. Logan was gravely wounded in action many times, and gained a reputation as a gritty survivor.

Quick Facts

• WWI: Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces (Devil’s Brigade). Fought at Ypres in 1915. Wounded by a sword through the chest.

• WWII: Returned to the Devil’s Brigade in the Second World War, as an allied spy and paratrooper for the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion during the Normandy landings on D-Day.

• Cold War: based in Ottawa and Calgary, worked for both CSIS and the CIA.

• Logan later changed his operative name to ‘Wolverine’, and worked with various NGOs.

More details can be found here. Special thanks to Biff Bam Pop! staff writer David Ward for discovering this astounding news.

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About Glenn Walker

Glenn Walker is a professional writer, and editor-in-chief and contributing writer at Biff Bam Pop!. A blogger, podcaster, and reviewer of pop culture in all its forms, he's done stints in radio, journalism and video retail. Ask him anything about movies, television, music, or especially comics or French fries, and you’ll be hard pressed to stump him or shut him up.

Posted on April 1, 2016, in Canada, history, wolverine and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I love it that we keep such excellent records. 😀

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