Abt. 15,000 Prints of the American Air Force in Britain during WWII Being Digitized and Posted Online

The following excerpt is from an article by Chris Elliott, posted in the February 24, 2014 edition of cambridge-news.co.uk.

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A massive online archive telling the story of the American Air Force in Britain during the Second World War is set to be pioneered in Cambridgeshire.

It will be hosted by the Imperial War Museum at Duxford and will be a worldwide resource for enthusiasts, researchers, and educational groups – and it is hoped people will log on and add their stories.

The museum has appointed a web design company called magneticNorth to create the site, which will have thousands of pictures.

“The website will be based around The Roger Freeman Collection, a compilation of approximately 15,000 prints and slides assembled by Roger Freeman, a hugely-respected aviation historian and native of East Anglia. Many of these images have not, up to now, been publicly available.

Read the full article.

Thanks to ResearchBuzz for the Heads-Up.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com), writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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