Happy New Year! Our Museum Library is celebrating the arrival of two new books. They are authored by Anne Gafiuk.
We already had one of her works, Wings Over High River, Conversations with A. Gordon Jones, the Biography of a BCATP Pilot Instructor. “Gordon Jones trained and later became an instructor as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan at High River, Alberta during WWII.”
One of the new arrivals is Quietus: Last Flight, Accident Proneness in WWII, Wartime Aviation Stories on the Canadian Home Front. ” In 1948, Hugh Burns Hay, a decorated Second World War navigator, returned to university to finish his medical degree. As part of his studies, he requested sixteen pilots’ files from the RCAF in an effort to identify ‘accident proneness’.” The book “… offers a unique insight into war on the Home Front in Canada, as well as a glimpse into post-war aviation research.”
The second is titled She Made Them Family: A Scrapbook from the Prairies. It’s a collection of ” letters, photos, anecdotes, magazine and newspaper clippings from The Second World War compiled by Mrs. Alice Spackman…”