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             Bomber Command Museum of Canada
             Chronicles

Chronicles Listing by Name                                                                                                                    

A Bomb for the Museum
           Lancaster EQ-K returns with another aircraft's bomb

A Childhood Journey to a War Cemetery
           A touching story of a family's visit with Uncle Joe

A Dambuster's Daughter
           Shere Lowe's remarkable journey
           into her father's remarkable past


A Lancaster For Nanton
           The Legacy of
           George White, Howard Armstrong and Fred Garratt


A Thank You to the Bomber Boys
           Ron Groeneveld and Joe English

A Tiger Moth
           A pilot's letter to his rear gunner

Air Crash Over Calgary  
           A Harvard and Cessna Crane collide

Air Gunner Stories
           An excerpt from "Sixty Years -The RCAF
           and CF Air Command 1924-1984"


Al Hymers
           Sole Survivor

An American in the RCAF
           A Granddaughter's interview with F/Sgt James G. Keys

And When Nature Calls
           Most military books lack even the briefest inclusion
           of information on the subject


Andrew Mynarski
           A Victoria Cross recipient from Manitoba

Back From Munich
           Landing on empty with FIDO

Bomber Command
           A 'Blunt Instrument' of War

Charles P. "Chuck" Lesesne
           A Pilot's Sacrifice

D. Stewart Robertson
           A Calgarian with Bomber Command

Dieppe
           The Canadian Battle

Douglas Cameron
           122 operations as a rear gunner

Douglas Feir
           Officer in Charge of #19 SFTS Photo Section

Douglas Tweddle
           Sinking the Battleship Tirpitz

F For Freddie
           Canada's VE Day Tragedy

Father Lardie
           A Padre Over the Ruhr

Flak Over the River Canard
           Sgt. James was wounded in a Tiger Moth in Canada!

Following Baz
           From Downham Market to Senantes

Frances Walsh
           A School Teacher becomes a WW II Hero

Gordon Jones
           Living Aviation History

Groundcrew
           The Bomber belonged to Them

H2S
           Bomber Command's downward looking radar

Halifax MZ 516
           Phil Black built a flying model of his Hali

Hamish Mahaddie
           A Horsethief for the Pathfinders

Happy Landings
           Reminiscing with an old friend at the museum

Harvard 3825
           Tragedy in the Bull Creek Hills

Howard Witwer's Story
           Surviving a Mid-Air Collision

Jack Bellamy
           John Walter Bellamy, AKA "Jack"

Joe English
           Lancaster Pilot

Joe McCarthy
           The RCAF's American Dambuster

John Enderby "Jock" Palmer
           A BCATP instructor from Lethbridge referred to
           as the "Grandfather of Alberta Aviation."


John Magee
           The author of "High Flight"

Johnny Fauquier
           Likely Canada's Greatest Bomber Pilot

Jonathan Spinks
           Airplane Hunter

Joseph Barber
           The 43 Year Old Air Gunner

Karl Aalborg
           The First of the 10,643 Names

KB994 Flies Again
           The Convoluted Story of a Canadian Lancaster

Ken Earnshaw
           Lancaster Navigator

Kingston Lake
           Honouring P/O Philip Alan Kingston

Lancaster Cold War Memories
           Changing the filter at 30,000 feet

Lancaster FM-159 Floor Restoration  
           November 2014 - June 2016

Lancaster KB-885
           The Saga of the Red Deer Lancaster

Making The Merlins Run
           The Lanc Comes Alive

"Manna"
           A Nanton pilot recalls dropping food

Martin Arthur Thornhill
           In Memorium

Memories of My Buddy, Cpl. Pat Brophy
           Recollections by Lloyd Fox

Minnie Simcoe DFC
           No. 431 Squadron's Mascot

Murray Peden
           A Thousand Shall Fall

No. 5 Bombing and Gunnery School
           Dafoe, Saskatchewan

Norm Etheridge
           Lancaster Restoration Engineer

Pearce Aerodrome
           Visting with S/L Gosling, 35 years later

Peenemunde Raid
           The Jim Love Story

RAF Sleap
           An RAF Station with a Canadian C/O

Reg Lane
           The Legendary Canadian Pathfinder

Robert Clothier
           "Relic" of the Beachcombers was a Bomber Pilot

Ron Jenkins, Lady Orchid, and Lancaster FM-213
           KB-895's Centre-Section Continues to Fly

Roy Chadwick
           Architect of Wings

Senantes and Nanton
           Twinned Communities

Soldiers Blue
           Bomber Command and Area Bombing

Some Personal Memories of an RCAF Observer/Navigator
           Recollections by F/O Don Currie

Stay Out Of Those Hangars
           Little Boys and Big Bombers

Tallboy
           The Earthquake Bomb that sunk a Battleship

"Teddy" Blenkinsop
           The Montzen Raid

The 635 Squadron
           The Story of a Pathfinder Squadron

The Clayton Knight Committee
           Billy Bishop and Friends

The Diary of F/L Richard P. Perry
           Thirty ops with No. 218 Squadron

The Dutch Resistance
           The Hideout on the Groeneveld Farm

The Few
           Winston Churchill's Famous Quotation

The Jacobs Engine
           A vital component of the BCATP

The Last Mission of RAF Lancaster KB-834
           Tribute to the Aircrew of a Lancaster
           that did not return home.


The Last Rover
           Four young Mountain Friends
           died serving with Bomber Command


The Legendary Rolls-Royce Merlin
           One Second in the Life of a Racer

The Merlin Story
           A Nanton Spitfire pilot's testimonial to his favourite engine

The Nose Art on Joe McCarthy's Lancasters
           Four different nose art images with a common theme

The Promise
           A Hamilton connection to the Dambusters

The "Pucker Factor"
           A No. 407 Lancaster confronts a Soviet Armada

The Rainier Picture
           The Best of the Snowbirds

The Real Story about the Bouncing Bomb
           No. 635 Squadron had the idea first

The Shooting of Rudy Roman
           A German corporal is convicted by the War Crimes Tribunal

The Story of a Tire
           One of the museums first and most popular displays

The Strain of Operational Flying with Bomber Command
           Author Murray Peden describes the ordeal

The Vulcan Mind Meld
           Visiting #19 SFTS sixty years later

Thomas Fetherston
           A Name in the Sand

Tiger Force  
           Tiger in waiting

Tire Evokes Memories of War
           A remarkable coincidence at the museum

War II Memories of Ronnie Groeneveld
           A High River man hid in a hay barn for 2 1/2 years

Watching the Russkies
           No. 408 Squadron buzzes an ice station near the pole

Were The Dambusters Successful ?
           A Dambuster's Grand-daughter's Study

William Reid VC
           Nanton Lancaster Museum volunteers meet a VC

Wing Commander Jack Allan
           Nanton's Golden Hawks C/O

Wing Commander John "Moose" Fulton
           The First "Mooseman"

Without The Bombers, What?
           A Thoughtful Analysis

Women In the Air Force
           WAAF's and WD's



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