Meet the team
Here's a word (or two!) from Phil Jackson, one of the AAM's vital volunteers, on what it's like working with us at IWM Duxford:
Early in 2013 I was given the opportunity to assist with the American Air Museum project, which involved the sorting, identification and cataloguing of a very large collection of photographs known as the Roger Freeman Collection. After working for about a year on the ‘ Friends of Duxford’ front desk – meeting and greeting visitors, some of whom were very interesting – I was, to be honest, not over-stretched in the post. Still wanting to have an involvement in the Museum I enquired of the Volunteer Manager whether any other opportunities were available, and luckily, up came this job!
Introducing Karina Flynn, an Eighth in the East-sponsored intern, working for Bottisham Airfield Museum, at IWM Duxford:
My name is Karina Flynn and I am doing a three month internship for Bottisham Airfield Museum supported by Eighth in the East and IWM Duxford. As part of my internship I will be digitising a collection of nearly 700 photographs belonging to Bottisham Airfield Museum which give a fascinating insight into life on the airbase, the airmen who were based there, along with the aircraft they piloted.
James (in the foreground) and Carl in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
James Rossington has been working as an Eighth in the East-supported intern at IWM Duxford for the past five months, helping to market the American Air Museum website to a wide range of audiences.
Carl in Washington DC for the Mutual Concerns Air & Space Museums international conference in 2014.
Hello! I'm Carl Warner - Lucy has asked me to introduce myself, as I’ve thus far been a silent member of the American Air Museum team, at least in terms of the AAM blog...
An example of a digital image we received this week from Max Communications Ltd: Three P-51D Mustangs from the 369th Squadron of the 359th Fighter Group photographed over England on November 14, 1944. Front to back: IV-P 44-14543 “Precious Pat” of Capt. Gilbert R. Ratson, IV-Z 44-15007 of Lt. Thomas J Klem and IV-D 44-15394 of Lt. Rene L. Burtner
Introducing the newest AAM team member, Lucy May Maxwell: