Bomber Charts, Gordon Griffith Archive

Gordon Griffith (1914-2000) enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in May of 1942. He served as the navigator of a bomber crew which formed in early 1944 and was attached to the 76th Squadron of the Royal Air Force. They operated from an airfield located near the village of Holme-on-Spaudling in Yorkshire, England and their first aircraft was a Halifax III, which survived sixty missions. Griffith was discharged in October of 1945 and spent his later years in Lincoln, Ontario. His archive consists of approximately 50 charts that were used on his bombing missions. They range from radar and lattice plotting charts to high altitude topographic maps.

To see his related documentation, such as his navigator’s reports of bombing raids, Please visit or contact our Archives and Research Collections.

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