Imperial War Museum Duxford – a peek

For the non-facebook members, I’ve re-posted some photographs I put on for the `Facebook Group` from when I visited Duxford last week. I’m no photographer and only have a basic digital camera and some of these had to be snapped on my `mobile` phone as batteries conked out, but I hope it gives you a little insight into some of the things going on at Duxford.

It would have been more fitting to have got these up for your Memorial Weekend, but I was out doing my own remembrances at the Thorpe Abbotts 100th Bombardment Group museum. Will put up a couple of videos from that in due course. Hope you enjoy these.

2013-05-22 14.50.09Outside the American museum is this Memorial Wall to all who were lost on missions from UK bases.

The American Memorial Wall outside the US Aviation Museum at Duxford

The American Memorial Wall outside the US Aviation Museum at Duxford

 

Each panel represents a specific Group's aircraft losses

Each panel represents a specific Group’s aircraft losses

Aircraft type shown in silhouette

Aircraft type shown in silhouette

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Work in progress

Work in progress

 

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Gloster Gladiator - airworthy

Gloster Gladiator – airworthy

Bristol Beaufighter - a long job

Bristol Beaufighter – a long job

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The P.40 had just landed after a great practice session

The P.40 had just landed after a great practice session

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5 responses to “Imperial War Museum Duxford – a peek

  1. Bill Brandt

    Along with the Goodwood Festival, Duxford is on my “Bucket List” – and the P-38 silhouette – I remember seeing a picture of a flight of Lightnings over England – 100s of them – of all the American WW2 fighters the P-38 today is the most scarce – maybe 5 in flyable condition.

    That why so much money was spent getting Glacier Girl
    http://www.damninteresting.com/exhuming-the-glacier-girl/

  2. Buck

    YOU may not think you’re a photographer, Hogday… but I’ll beg to differ. Thanks for these.

  3. Someday………This looks like an awesome place!

  4. Dust

    HD,

    Duxford and East Anglia is definitely on my bucket list. Thanks.

    Dust

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