A geophysicist, teacher, and interpretive guide in the Canadian Rockies, Dave Birrell was a founding director of the Nanton Lancaster Society which developed and operates the Bomber Command Museum of Canada.
One of hundreds of volunteers, he has been primarily involved with the development of the display material in the museum, the maintenance of the library and archives, and with the research and organization associated with the museum’s special events.
Dave is also the author of “Baz,” -the Biography of Ian Bazalgette VC, “People and Planes -Stories from the Bomber Command Museum of Canada,” ”FM159 -The Lucky Lancaster,” “Calgary’s Mountain Panorama,” “Fifty Roadside Panoramas in the Canadian Rockies,” numerous mobile device applications regarding the Canadian Rockies, and the website “www.peakfinder.com.”
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BIG JOE McCARTHY -The RCAF's American Dambuster
by Dave Birrell
After training in Canada, Joe McCarthy completed a tour of operations with 97 Squadron before being personally selected by W/C Guy Gibson to fly on the Dambusters Raid. Joe continued with 617, participating in an additional 33 operations with this “special duty” squadron. Following the war, Joe spent time with the RAF’s “Foreign Aircraft Flight” evaluating Nazi aircraft.
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