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

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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Roy Chadwick – Archetect of Wings

   "Architect of Wings" by Harald Penrose includes a tribute from Marshall of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris, the famous wartime chief of Bomber Command. It had been taken…

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Harlo “Terry” Taerum

Harlo Taerum's father immigrated from Norway and established a farm near Milo, Alberta, 70 km northeast of Nanton. Tragically, he drowned when Harlo was ten years old. Despite playing a…

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Sgt. (Pilot) Albert Stanley Prince

The First of the Ten Thousand Sgt. Prince was the first Canadian combat casualty of the Second World War and the first of almost ten thousand Canadians to be killed…

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P/O Barry Davidson P.O.W.

Barry Davidson had fewer than fifty hours in his pilot's logbook when he took off in a Blenheim IV (R8662) on a daylight raid with #18 Squadron. It was July…

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Karl Aalborg – First of the 10,673 Names

Born in Lloydminister, Saskatchewan, L.A.C. Karl Aalborg trained as a bomb-aimer at #5 Bombing and Gunnery School in Defoe, Saskatchewan from 9 November, 1942 until 4 July, 1943 flying in…

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War II Memories of Ronnie Groeneveld

 A member of the Bomber Command Museum, Ron Groeneveld lived through the capture, occupation, and liberation of his native Holland. Part of his story is featured in our museum's display…

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