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

“Manna”

The following article appeared in the Museum's Newsletter in the spring of 1995. It was written by Joe English, one of the Nanton Lancaster Society's founding directors. Joe served with…

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Tiger Force

First published in Legion -Canada's Military History Magazine [January 28, 2015] It was called Tiger Force, but the Second World War ended before this new strategic bombing formation could roar…

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Air Crash Over Calgary

Originally published in the Kerby News, November 2016 by Tim Johnston Saturday, August 28, 1943 was a beautiful sunny day in Calgary. A clear sky and warm temperatures saw Calgarians…

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Ian W. Bazalgette VC DFC

"You'll have to put her down Baz, we're badly on fire." Flight Engineer George Turner told his pilot what he must have already known. The bomber was 1000' above the…

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Flak Over The River Canard

Lyle James DFC flew 32 operations as a pilot with 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force. As part of a "Special Duty" squadron, Lyle's crew included a German speaking radio operator…

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