The Air Gunner Collection

The Air Gunners’ Collection is believed to be the only one of its type in the world and is dedicated to the memory of the 20,000 Air Gunners who lost their lives in World War II.

The Air Gunner’s tasks were complicated and hazardous and his life expectancy appallingly short – it could be as little as two weeks before a rear gunner on bomber operations could expect to be shot down or killed.

The display at the Yorkshire Air Museum shows an array of weapons, turrets and air gunnery techniques used by these aircrew who played such an important part in the achievements of the RAF effort.

If you would like further information, visit the Air Gunners’ Memorial Room website at: