Bowker, David


Bowker, David
D G Bowker
D Bowker


15 Items. An oral history interview with Flight Lieutenant David Bowker (142854 Royal Air Force) and 14 propaganda leaflets. David Bowker flew operations as a pilot with 103 and 150 Squadrons.

The collection has been licenced to the IBCC Digital Archive by David Bowker and catalogued by Barry Hunter.


IBCC Digital Archive


Bowker, DG

Collection Items

Le Courrier de l'Air
Wartime news about the war in Australia, Japanese aggression at sea, the Axis in the Mediterranean, the New Disorder, the war in Russia and Lady MacRobert's Stirling in memory of her sons.

La Bataille de l'Attlantique
Propaganda leaflet in French about the Battle of the Atlantic.

Aus der letzten April - Woche 1942
From the last week of April 1942, bombs dropped on England and Germany.

Frage: wie viele sind hier aufmarschiert? Antwort: 330000 Mann
Question: how many were deployed here? Answer: 330,000 men. German language propaganda leaflet. On the reverse is a panoramic view of 330000 soldiers at a rally.

De Wervelwind
Contains foreword by the Queen of the Netherlands as well as news about training of Dutch paratroopers, the Dutch merchant Navy, the queen and government of the Netherlands in London, an eyewitness account of the Battle of the Java Sea, an item on…

Le Dilemme des Marins Francais
The following talk was recently addressed on London Radio by an officer now serving in the Free French Naval Forces to his brother, an officer on board the “Strasbourg”. It sums up in a moving manner the distressing conflict between military duty…

Propaganda Leaflet G22
Elucidation to the Hitler Speech 1942

Propaganda Leaflet G48
Photographs of dead German soldiers and on the reverse 'Hitler Mathematik' with figures set out on a blackboard.

Le Courrier de l'Air #17
Three page war propaganda stories.The main story cover bombing of Rostock using Free French aircrew.

Le Courrier de l'Air #15
A three page document with war propaganda stories.

Propaganda Leaflet J29
A German soldier in full uniform and seated. On the reverse text in French with a smaller image of the Nazi officer.

Propaganda Leaflet G18
Two photographs, the first soldiers marching in the snow and the second soldiers lying dead in the snow. The translation reads his first campaign and his last. On the reverse is a list of obituary notices from the 'Die Woche' newspaper.

Propaganda Leaflet G23
The leaflet describes the huge number of American workers being transferred to the arms industry.

Propaganda Leaflet G37
A leaflet, in German dropped by the RAF. It has photographs on the front of Goering. On the reverse are comments and questions.

David Bowker joined the Air Force and was originally training to be a wireless operator / air gunner but remustered as a pilot. He discusses rudder lock on early versions of Halifax. Jacqueline Bowker his wife, discusses her life during the war and…
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