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

A Childhood Journey – to a War Cemetery

Janet Gaetano is the daughter of Joseph Kiely English, Lancaster Pilot (625 Squadron), Architect, Historian, and founding director of the Nanton Lancaster Society. by Janet Gaetano It seemed like just…

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The Clayton Knight Committee

by Clarence Simonsen Billy Bishop became Canada's most famous and controversial war hero. He shot down seventy-five enemy aircraft, the top allied ace of both wars. Bishop befriended American artist…

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Lancaster Cold War Memories

During the 1950's, No. 407 Squadron Lancasters based at Comox, British Columbia flew operations to search for airborne radiation from Russian atomic weapons blasts. Occasionally the Lancs would return with…

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Clarence Simonsen – Mr. Nose Art

by Michelle Greysen Randolf Hearst printed the first known American comic strip in his November 1902 New York Journal, in 1938 the Superman comic book arrived on the scene, and…

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Ken Brown CGM – Dambuster

Ken Brown liked the Bomber Command Museum (formerly the Nanton Lancaster Air Museum). He had visited the museum and our Lancaster on a number of occasions prior to our requesting…

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Father John Philip Lardie
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Father John Philip Lardie

 The Chaplain on the Motorcycle Father Lardie first came to the attention of the Bomber Command Museum as the author of what we feel is a definitive piece of writing…

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Barry Davidson’s P.O.W. Logbook

Barry Davidson P.O.W. INTRODUCTION Barry Davidson kept a logbook during his time as a Prisoner of War. The empty book was provided by the "Prisoners' Aid of the Y.M.C.A." in…

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