Barker, Frank

Title

Barker, Frank
Frank K Barker
F K Barker

Description

12 items. Frank Barker artist (b. 1905). A collection of pen and ink drawings including cartoons depicting a number of hazards and a 5 Group crest.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Nigel Croft and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2019-07-31

Rights

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Identifier

Barker, FK

Collection Items

Hit trees, which knocked out both starboard engines
Lancaster at very low level approaching a gate and hedge. Gate has man crouching on top. Both starboard engines have been left behind on a tree.

Pitot head cover still on
Shows front end of a bomber with pilot reaching out of cockpit window with a polo mallet toward the pitot head which has a gas mask and a side cap caught on it.

Isn't it about time we touched down?
View along runway. In the distance a bomber just above runway with two voice bubbles. 'Isn't it about time we touched down?' and 'Air speed 130 any minute'. Emergency vehicles in the foreground are chasing after the aircraft as it overshoots.

Don't give the pilot this impression
On the left the rear of a bomber with gunner in rear turret saying 'Captain! There's an aircraft right behind us!'. On the right the undercarriage wheels of another aircraft.

Bounced badly
Shows Lancaster having bounced along runway after landing leavening bits of aircraft behind. The mid-upper turret has bounced out of aircraft and one aircrew is hanging underneath it. Another's persons legs can be seen protruding from front lower…

5 Group crest
Crest with crown for V Group Bomber command with 'V' with bombs, white cross and motto Ad Rem.

Took off on the wrong tank
Aircrew riding on an armoured tank talking off with airfield below. All seven aircrew positions are represented.

Some hours later the undercarriage collapsed
Four engine bomber with undercarriage collapsed with figures of men caught in various predicaments caused by the event. On the reverse '35b Undercarriage lever'.

Angel with harp
Two aircrew angels discussing matters on a cloud. One saying 'Pity you didn't press the undercarriage lever down and the other singing 'I press the other valve down'.

Started up without permission
Cartoon showing front of a four engine bomber with port outer engine started and blowing two men off a gantry to front. Pilot looks out of cockpit window. On the reverse 'Taxying'.

Hold on to the throttles
Cartoon showing cockpit with pilot on left shouting at the airman on the right who is holding the throttles.

Introductory note
Explains that Frank Barker was asked to draw a series of cartoons for a pilot training manual. Cartoons to show pilot errors with humour.
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