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


In his highly regarded book, "Boys, Bombs, and Brussels Sprouts," former Nanton Lancaster Society member Douglas Harvey wrote, "You had to understand groundcrew, as so many senior officers failed to…

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Don Currie of North Vancouver, B.C. has been a volunteer and supporter since the inception of the Nanton Lancaster Society. He attended our Grand Opening in 1992 and was selected…

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Chronicle – Happy Landings

Chronicle – Happy Landings

This article originally appeared in the September 20, 2003 issue of the Calgary Herald. by John Gradon And thirty of them came after hair-raising missions deep into Europe and into…

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John Walter Bellamy, AKA “Jack”

March 20, 1921 - October 23, 1969Buried in "The Field of Honour" Burnsland Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta Jack Bellamy's parents, Annie and Walter, were both born in 1881 in Ontario, came…

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The Jacobs Engine

The Jacobs Engine

Bomber Command Museum member Doug Hoult's extensive research has resulted in the following summary of the history of this engine that was vital to the training of World War II…

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An American in the RCAF

Terri conducted the following interview with her grandfather as part of a school project in 1999. Jim Keys piloted the Halifax from which "Engbrecht & Gillanders" shot down nine confirmed…

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Joe English – Lancaster Pilot

Training Joe joined the RCAF in 1942, training at No. 15 EFTS at Regina and No. 12 SPTS at Brandon. During his training in England, he flew Wellingtons, Halifaxes, and…

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