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A THOUSAND SHALL FALL $52.00

A THOUSAND SHALL FALL

A THOUSAND SHALL FALL

During World War Two, Canada trained tens of thousands of airmen under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Those Selected for Bomber Command operations went on to rain devastation down upon the Third Reich in the great air battles over Europe, but their losses were high. German fighters and anti-aircraft gun. (490 pages)

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A THOUSAND SHALL FALL

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During World War Two, Canada trained tens of thousands of airmen under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Those Selected for Bomber Command operations went on to rain devastation down upon the Third Reich in the great air battles over Europe, but their losses were high. German fighters and anti-aircraft gun. (490 pages)

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BAZ – The biography of S/L Ian Bazalgette VC $25.00

BAZ – The biography of S/L Ian Bazalgette VC

BAZ – The biography of S/L Ian Bazalgette VC

Based on extensive interviews with Ian Bazalgette’s friends, relatives, and crewmembers, this is the complete story of a Canadian hero. This third edition incorporates over one hundred letters and other photos and documents that were only recently located by the family. “Baz” also chronicles the strong bonds that have developed between S/L/ Bazalgette, the Village of Senantes in France, and the Bomber Command Museum. (6×9”:210 pages)

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BAZ – The biography of S/L Ian Bazalgette VC

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Based on extensive interviews with Ian Bazalgette’s friends, relatives, and crewmembers, this is the complete story of a Canadian hero. This third edition incorporates over one hundred letters and other photos and documents that were only recently located by the family. “Baz” also chronicles the strong bonds that have developed between S/L/ Bazalgette, the Village of Senantes in France, and the Bomber Command Museum. (6×9”:210 pages)

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BEYOND PRAISE (Baz over Senantes) -by Len Krenzler $130.00

BEYOND PRAISE (Baz over Senantes) -by Len Krenzler

BEYOND PRAISE (Baz over Senantes) -by Len Krenzler

Commissioned to commemorate the sixty-fifth anniversary of S/L Ian Bazalgette’s Victoria Cross Flight.

Detailed description of the artwork and limited edition print information here.

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BEYOND PRAISE (Baz over Senantes) -by Len Krenzler

$130.00

Commissioned to commemorate the sixty-fifth anniversary of S/L Ian Bazalgette’s Victoria Cross Flight.

Detailed description of the artwork and limited edition print information here.

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$30.00 discount when you purchase limited edition prints at the museum.
(Prices are in Canadian Dollars)

BIG JOE McCARTHY – The RCAF’s American Dambuster $30.00

BIG JOE McCARTHY – The RCAF’s American Dambuster

BIG JOE McCARTHY – The RCAF’s American Dambuster

After training in Canada, Joe McCarthy completed a tour of operations with 97 Squadron before being personally selected by W/C Guy Gibson to fly on the Dambusters Raid. Joe continued with 617 for another 13 and a half months, participating in an additional 33 challenging and varying operations with this “special duty” squadron. Following the war, Joe spent time with the RAF’s “Foreign Aircraft Flight” flying Nazi aircraft to the U.K. and evaluating them before completing his RCAF career in Canada. The author has made extensive use of video and audio interviews recorded following Joe’s retirement. (6″x9″; 298 pages; 195 photos)

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Joe McCarthy – The RCAF’s American Dambuster

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BIG JOE McCARTHY – The RCAF’s American Dambuster

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After training in Canada, Joe McCarthy completed a tour of operations with 97 Squadron before being personally selected by W/C Guy Gibson to fly on the Dambusters Raid. Joe continued with 617 for another 13 and a half months, participating in an additional 33 challenging and varying operations with this “special duty” squadron. Following the war, Joe spent time with the RAF’s “Foreign Aircraft Flight” flying Nazi aircraft to the U.K. and evaluating them before completing his RCAF career in Canada. The author has made extensive use of video and audio interviews recorded following Joe’s retirement. (6″x9″; 298 pages; 195 photos)

A summary of Joe’s career may be found at:
Joe McCarthy – The RCAF’s American Dambuster

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BLESS YOU, BROTHER IRVIN $25.00

BLESS YOU, BROTHER IRVIN

BLESS YOU, BROTHER IRVIN

The author has compiled the stories of some of these survivors. Starting with Dolly Shepard, a pioneer Caterpillar who bailed out in 1906, we read accounts of men and women who made daring, astonishing, and even bizarre escapes from burning airplanes and hot air balloons. Some of them ended up as prisoners of war; others escaped capture, but were injured; still others were saddened when their mates did not survive. There are even stories of free fall from great heights and men such as Alan Magee and Nicolas Alkemade who lived to tell us about it.

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BLESS YOU, BROTHER IRVIN

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The author has compiled the stories of some of these survivors. Starting with Dolly Shepard, a pioneer Caterpillar who bailed out in 1906, we read accounts of men and women who made daring, astonishing, and even bizarre escapes from burning airplanes and hot air balloons. Some of them ended up as prisoners of war; others escaped capture, but were injured; still others were saddened when their mates did not survive. There are even stories of free fall from great heights and men such as Alan Magee and Nicolas Alkemade who lived to tell us about it.

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BOMBER COMMAND MUSEUM OF CANADA $20.00

BOMBER COMMAND MUSEUM OF CANADA

BOMBER COMMAND MUSEUM OF CANADA

“A colour, fully illustrated summary of the history presented at the museum, this book also describes the collection and the story behind the development of this unique memorial to Bomber Command.

It’s a great souvenir of your visit or, if you’re not able to see it for yourself, a fine introduction to the museum and its collection.”

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BOMBER COMMAND MUSEUM OF CANADA

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“A colour, fully illustrated summary of the history presented at the museum, this book also describes the collection and the story behind the development of this unique memorial to Bomber Command.

It’s a great souvenir of your visit or, if you’re not able to see it for yourself, a fine introduction to the museum and its collection.”

$20 CDN (price includes GST and shipping)

BUFFALO AIRWAYS $28.00

BUFFALO AIRWAYS

BUFFALO AIRWAYS

In the wake of world-wide media attention generated by Omni’s “Ice Pilots NWT” comes am insiders story of Buffalo Airways, written by one of the few chosen to fly for the airline.

Critically-acclaimed author and aviation historian Darrell Knight details the long road to becoming a pilot and the pitfalls and sacrifices attendant with landing a flying job in Canada’s north.

The book is a rollicking, character-filled “must read” for anyone interested in the aviation business, vintage aircraft and the Canadian north.

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BUFFALO AIRWAYS

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In the wake of world-wide media attention generated by Omni’s “Ice Pilots NWT” comes am insiders story of Buffalo Airways, written by one of the few chosen to fly for the airline.

Critically-acclaimed author and aviation historian Darrell Knight details the long road to becoming a pilot and the pitfalls and sacrifices attendant with landing a flying job in Canada’s north.

The book is a rollicking, character-filled “must read” for anyone interested in the aviation business, vintage aircraft and the Canadian north.

$28 CDN (price includes GST and shipping)

EXTRAORDINARY THINGS $25.00

EXTRAORDINARY THINGS

EXTRAORDINARY THINGS

Night after night, WWII bomber aircrews flew operations from English airfields. They were ordinary men asked to do extraordinary things. Many left behind families and secrets. One involves Barbara Macdonald, a London actress, who learns from her dying mother that her father was shot down over Germany in 1943. Barbara’s quest to find out about him takes her across England and out to Canada. What she learns changes her attitude toward her parents, herself, and her profession. But it will also confront her with the greatest challenge of her life.

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EXTRAORDINARY THINGS

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Night after night, WWII bomber aircrews flew operations from English airfields. They were ordinary men asked to do extraordinary things. Many left behind families and secrets. One involves Barbara Macdonald, a London actress, who learns from her dying mother that her father was shot down over Germany in 1943. Barbara’s quest to find out about him takes her across England and out to Canada. What she learns changes her attitude toward her parents, herself, and her profession. But it will also confront her with the greatest challenge of her life.

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FM-I59 – THE LUCKY LANCASTER $25.00

FM-I59 – THE LUCKY LANCASTER

FM-I59 – THE LUCKY LANCASTER

The story of Lancaster FM159 from its assembly in 1945, through its service with the RCAF during the 1950’s and its restoration to become one of four taxiable Lancasters in the world and the centrepiece of the Bomber Command of Canada. (6”x9”; 118 pages; 134 photos; Colour)

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FM-I59 – THE LUCKY LANCASTER

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The story of Lancaster FM159 from its assembly in 1945, through its service with the RCAF during the 1950’s and its restoration to become one of four taxiable Lancasters in the world and the centrepiece of the Bomber Command of Canada. (6”x9”; 118 pages; 134 photos; Colour)

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HELL BURNED THROUGH $45.00

HELL BURNED THROUGH

HELL BURNED THROUGH

Hell Burned Through is primarily the story of WWII Lancaster rear gunner, David Kenneth Mould, but also of all the “air gunners” of Bomber Command. Mould didn’t write a diary of his war service, but instead illustrated his training and combat operations with dramatic, full-colour paintings and pencil drawings. With Hell Burned Through, war historian and author, Susan Raby-Dunne has assembled a unique and vivid record of that singularly challenging bomber crew position – air gunner.

10”x8.5”; 110 pages; full colour; 95 photos/sketches/full-page prints

http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/mould.html

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HELL BURNED THROUGH

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Hell Burned Through is primarily the story of WWII Lancaster rear gunner, David Kenneth Mould, but also of all the “air gunners” of Bomber Command. Mould didn’t write a diary of his war service, but instead illustrated his training and combat operations with dramatic, full-colour paintings and pencil drawings. With Hell Burned Through, war historian and author, Susan Raby-Dunne has assembled a unique and vivid record of that singularly challenging bomber crew position – air gunner.

10”x8.5”; 110 pages; full colour; 95 photos/sketches/full-page prints

http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/mould.html

$45 CDN (price includes GST and shipping)

 

 

HIGH FLIGHT $27.00

HIGH FLIGHT

HIGH FLIGHT

“An inspiring account of John Gillespie Magee, Jr., the young author of the greatest poem on the joys of flight.”- J.L. Granatstein, Directors and ceo, Canadian War Museum.

“A true story of courage, grace, and spirit – an inspiration to all young people who dream dreams, as ‘High Flight’ was for me”- Dr. Roberta L. Bondar, astronaut, scientist.

“A very well written and fitting tribute to my brother John”- David B. Magee. (30 pages)

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HIGH FLIGHT

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“An inspiring account of John Gillespie Magee, Jr., the young author of the greatest poem on the joys of flight.”- J.L. Granatstein, Directors and ceo, Canadian War Museum.

“A true story of courage, grace, and spirit – an inspiration to all young people who dream dreams, as ‘High Flight’ was for me”- Dr. Roberta L. Bondar, astronaut, scientist.

“A very well written and fitting tribute to my brother John”- David B. Magee. (30 pages)

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LEADING THE STEARMANS $20.00

LEADING THE STEARMANS

LEADING THE STEARMANS

After serving with the Royal Air Force in Egypt and India, Ron Watts barnstormed in Britain before rejoining the RAF to become part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada. Much of Ron’s remarkable aviation career was intertwined with a particular group of Stearman Bi-planes which he was in charge of at Pearce and De Winton, at Lahore in India, and finally led over the southern Himalayas to China. (6”x9”; 84 pages; 49 photos)

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LEADING THE STEARMANS

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After serving with the Royal Air Force in Egypt and India, Ron Watts barnstormed in Britain before rejoining the RAF to become part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada. Much of Ron’s remarkable aviation career was intertwined with a particular group of Stearman Bi-planes which he was in charge of at Pearce and De Winton, at Lahore in India, and finally led over the southern Himalayas to China. (6”x9”; 84 pages; 49 photos)

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NICKELS AND NIGHTINGALES $30.00

NICKELS AND NIGHTINGALES

NICKELS AND NIGHTINGALES

Maybe it was the bracelet of Canadian nickels he wore, but Jack Watts, an observer with RAF Bomber Command and the Desert Air Force during WWII, certainly led a charming life.

Successfully completing three tours plus, Watts was one of the few to become a member of select Pathfinder Force, the Winged Goldfish and Caterpillar Clubs, and the Order of the Winged Boot. (285 pages)

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NICKELS AND NIGHTINGALES

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Maybe it was the bracelet of Canadian nickels he wore, but Jack Watts, an observer with RAF Bomber Command and the Desert Air Force during WWII, certainly led a charming life.

Successfully completing three tours plus, Watts was one of the few to become a member of select Pathfinder Force, the Winged Goldfish and Caterpillar Clubs, and the Order of the Winged Boot. (285 pages)

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NORAD $30.00

NORAD

NORAD

The history of the air defence of Canada during the Cold War era. The reader is taken into the Top Secret world of Norad, the joint Canadian-American North American Air Defence network. Ride along with the aircrew in their cockpit as they fight an electronic joust in the skies. Go deep underground to the Command Centre as the Air Weapons controllers plot the air war on their radar screens. Visit the radar sites deep in the Canadian bush as they struggle to provide the radar data for an electronic air battle happening overhead.

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NORAD

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The history of the air defence of Canada during the Cold War era. The reader is taken into the Top Secret world of Norad, the joint Canadian-American North American Air Defence network. Ride along with the aircrew in their cockpit as they fight an electronic joust in the skies. Go deep underground to the Command Centre as the Air Weapons controllers plot the air war on their radar screens. Visit the radar sites deep in the Canadian bush as they struggle to provide the radar data for an electronic air battle happening overhead.

$30 CDN (price includes GST and shipping)

NOSE ART – The Clarence Simonsen Collection $25.00

NOSE ART – The Clarence Simonsen Collection

NOSE ART – The Clarence Simonsen Collection

The artwork that adorned the noses of Bombers and other aircraft during World War II made the bold statement that these aircraft were not all the same. Their crews, through the selection of the names and the images, became forever connected to the aircraft –their lives intertwined with that of their machine. This second edition of the book incorporates colour photos of the fifty-seven nose art paintings on display at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada. (6″x9″; 90 pages)

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NOSE ART – The Clarence Simonsen Collection

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The artwork that adorned the noses of Bombers and other aircraft during World War II made the bold statement that these aircraft were not all the same. Their crews, through the selection of the names and the images, became forever connected to the aircraft –their lives intertwined with that of their machine. This second edition of the book incorporates colour photos of the fifty-seven nose art paintings on display at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada. (6″x9″; 90 pages)

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PEOPLE AND PLANES $23.00

PEOPLE AND PLANES

PEOPLE AND PLANES

These thirty-nine “Stories from the Bomber Command Museum” are those of a wide variety of people who all have a direct connection to the museum.

Through these stories, the history presented at our museum is told -the wartime history of Bomber Command and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, the history of our Lancaster Bomber, and the history of the Bomber Command Museum itself. (6″x9″; 268 pages; 310 photos)

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PEOPLE AND PLANES

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These thirty-nine “Stories from the Bomber Command Museum” are those of a wide variety of people who all have a direct connection to the museum.

Through these stories, the history presented at our museum is told -the wartime history of Bomber Command and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, the history of our Lancaster Bomber, and the history of the Bomber Command Museum itself. (6″x9″; 268 pages; 310 photos)

$23 CDN (price includes GST and shipping)

QUIETUS $55.00

QUIETUS

QUIETUS

In 1948, sixteen men were selected for a study on accident proneness.

All were fully trained RCAF pilots who died between February 1943 and February 1944.

Generously illustrated, this book offers a unique insight into the Second World War

on the Home Front in Canada, as well as a glimpse into post-war aviation medicine

and present-day aviation accident investigation.

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QUIETUS

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In 1948, sixteen men were selected for a study on accident proneness.

All were fully trained RCAF pilots who died between February 1943 and February 1944.

Generously illustrated, this book offers a unique insight into the Second World War

on the Home Front in Canada, as well as a glimpse into post-war aviation medicine

and present-day aviation accident investigation.

$55 CDN (price includes GST and shipping)

RETURN FLIGHTS IN WAR AND PEACE $48.00

RETURN FLIGHTS IN WAR AND PEACE

RETURN FLIGHTS IN WAR AND PEACE

This book relates what it was like to captain 48 varied bombing missions, often deep in occupied Europe. A fascinating account by one of the few remaining survivors of the WWII bombing campaign. (216 pages)

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RETURN FLIGHTS IN WAR AND PEACE

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This book relates what it was like to captain 48 varied bombing missions, often deep in occupied Europe. A fascinating account by one of the few remaining survivors of the WWII bombing campaign. (216 pages)

$48 CDN (price includes GST and shipping)

 

SHE MADE THEM FAMILY $55.00

SHE MADE THEM FAMILY

SHE MADE THEM FAMILY

Mrs. Alice Spackman of Okotoks created a ‘war years’ scrapbook during the Second World War. She kept photos, articles, and antecdotes about many of the people who served during WW II from Okotoks and surrounding communities, as well as those who visited her from the wartime air-training base east of DeWinton. Additional research and interviews enhance his unique look at how war affected a small town in southern Alberta. (8.5”x11” and 356 pages)

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SHE MADE THEM FAMILY

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Mrs. Alice Spackman of Okotoks created a ‘war years’ scrapbook during the Second World War. She kept photos, articles, and antecdotes about many of the people who served during WW II from Okotoks and surrounding communities, as well as those who visited her from the wartime air-training base east of DeWinton. Additional research and interviews enhance his unique look at how war affected a small town in southern Alberta. (8.5”x11” and 356 pages)

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THE GREAT ESCAPE $45.00

THE GREAT ESCAPE

THE GREAT ESCAPE

On the night of March 24, 1944, eighty airmen crawled through a 400-foot-long tunnel, code-named “Harry”, and dashed from Stalag Luft III, the infamous WWII German POW camp. It became known as The Great Escape. The breakout took a year to plan, involved 2,000 POWs, and prompted a massive manhunt across occupied Europe. All but three escapers were recaptured; on Hitler’s orders fifty were murdered.

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THE GREAT ESCAPE

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On the night of March 24, 1944, eighty airmen crawled through a 400-foot-long tunnel, code-named “Harry”, and dashed from Stalag Luft III, the infamous WWII German POW camp. It became known as The Great Escape. The breakout took a year to plan, involved 2,000 POWs, and prompted a massive manhunt across occupied Europe. All but three escapers were recaptured; on Hitler’s orders fifty were murdered.

$45 CDN (price includes GST and shipping)

WINGS OVER HIGH RIVER – Conversations with A. Gordon Jones $47.00

WINGS OVER HIGH RIVER – Conversations with A. Gordon Jones

WINGS OVER HIGH RIVER – Conversations with A. Gordon Jones

Veteran pilot Gordon Jones of High River first flew a Tiger Moth aircraft when he learned to fly as an 18 year old in 1941 at an RCAF base at High River.

As his biography was released, this remarkable pilot owned and continued to fly Tiger Moth #1214, one of the aircraft in which he taught students at #5 Elementary Flying Training School (High River) during World War II. For more than twenty years, Gordon had performed fly-pasts over special events at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada. His flying career is unique in the history of Canadian aviation -but there is much more than flying to Gordon’s story . . .

In Gordon’s biography, author Anne Gafiuk has done a remarkable job of creating a very thorough record of Gordon’s career, presenting his story in a most readable and interesting way utilizing numerous photos, documents, and other images. (8.5″x11″; 298 pages)

A summary of Gordon’s career may be found at:
Gordon Jones – Living Aviation History

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WINGS OVER HIGH RIVER – Conversations with A. Gordon Jones

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Veteran pilot Gordon Jones of High River first flew a Tiger Moth aircraft when he learned to fly as an 18 year old in 1941 at an RCAF base at High River.

As his biography was released, this remarkable pilot owned and continued to fly Tiger Moth #1214, one of the aircraft in which he taught students at #5 Elementary Flying Training School (High River) during World War II. For more than twenty years, Gordon had performed fly-pasts over special events at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada. His flying career is unique in the history of Canadian aviation -but there is much more than flying to Gordon’s story . . .

In Gordon’s biography, author Anne Gafiuk has done a remarkable job of creating a very thorough record of Gordon’s career, presenting his story in a most readable and interesting way utilizing numerous photos, documents, and other images. (8.5″x11″; 298 pages)

A summary of Gordon’s career may be found at:
Gordon Jones – Living Aviation History

$47 CDN (price includes GST and shipping)