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)
$20.00 CDN (including GST at the Museum Gift Shop)
$25.00 CDN (including GST and shipping)
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 is released, this remarkable pilot owns and continues 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 has 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)
$30.00 CDN (at our museum gift shop)
$45.00 CDN (including GST and shipping)
A summary of Gordon's career may be found at:
Gordon Jones - Living Aviation History
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)
$30.00 CDN (including GST and shipping)
A summary of Joe's career may be found at:
Joe McCarthy - The RCAF's American Dambuster
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)
$22.50 CDN (including GST and shipping)
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"x9"; 210 pages)
$15.00 CDN (including GST at the Museum Gift Shop)
$20.00 CDN (including GST and shipping)
The story of Lancaster FM159 from its assembly in 1945 to its role as the centrepiece of the Bomber Command Museum.
(5.5"x8.5"; 60 pages)
$12.50 CDN (including GST and shipping)
This recently updated, 2011 edition is an illustrated summary of the history presented at the Bomber Command Museum as well as the story of this unique memorial to Bomber Command and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.
(8.5"x11"; 50 pages)
$14.50 CDN (including GST and shipping)