Historical accounts of pilots and members of Bomber Command in World War II.

Grand Slam
Grand Slams in the Woodhall Spa Bomb Dump.

Grand Slam

Although the 12,000 pound Tallboy had been in service for nine months, Barnes Wallis's original concept had been to build a similar, but much larger weapon that would have a…

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John Fraser & “Hoppy”

The Story of Lancaster AJ-M John Fraser was an RCAF bomb-aimer from Nanaimo, B.C. He had completed a tour of thirty operations with No. 50 Squadron prior to being selected…

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Prisoners of War

If a bomber had to be abandoned after being hit by flak or attacked by a fighter, the aircrew had only a 17 % chance of survival. If they landed…

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Making The Merlins Run

by Fred Hollowell When the Nanton Lancaster Society was formed in 1986, even the idea of having a museum building large enough to house the bomber seemed pretty far-fetched for…

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Air Gunner Stories

The following is excerpted with permission from "Sixty Years -The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924-1984" by Larry Milberry www.canavbooks.com) Among the heroes of the bomber war were the air…

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