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Richard Shirk Collection now accessible

Over 700 photographs taken by a US airman during the Second World War are now accessible on the NCAP website.


Richard Shirk was a professional photographer who enlisted in the US Army Air Force and served with the 155th Night Photographic Reconnaissance squadron in England, France and Germany between 1943 and 1945. In his spare time he photographed bomb damage, local landscapes, air force life and the local population.


His photographs, which include aerial views of bomb-damaged German cities, the bridge at Remagen and Dachau concentration camp, were gifted to NCAP in 2012 by his daughter Beth Shirk.

10 June 2015