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Recap on may 2014 presentation from Donald Nijboer on the V1 Flying Bomb

Updated: Oct 19, 2023


Dear IPMS Hamilton Members and Aviation Enthusiasts,


The May 2014 meeting of IPMS Hamilton was a truly remarkable event, marked by an enlightening and engaging presentation by the distinguished aviation historian, Donald Nijboer. The title of his presentation was "Operation Diver and the World's First Cruise Missile Attack 1944." This informative session provided a deep dive into a pivotal chapter of aviation history.


Presentation by Donald Nijboer: "Operation Diver and the World's First Cruise Missile Attack 1944"


Donald Nijboer, a renowned best-selling aviation author, historian, documentary writer-producer, college instructor, and Smithsonian Speaker hailing from Toronto, Canada, graced our meeting with his expertise and passion for aviation history. With an impressive portfolio of publications, including titles like "Spitfire Mk V vs. C.202 Folgore" and "Gloster Meteor vs. V-1 Flying Bomb," Donald's presentation on "Operation Diver" shed light on the world's first cruise missile attack in 1944.





During his presentation, Donald masterfully unraveled the intricacies of "Operation Diver," delving into the historical context, the development of the V1 Flying Bomb, and the crucial role it played in World War II. His in-depth knowledge and storytelling prowess painted a vivid picture of this critical period in aviation history.


A Celebration of Aviation Knowledge


Donald Nijboer's presentation was a testament to the depth of knowledge and passion that he brings to the field of aviation history. His extensive body of work, including co-authored books like "Cockpit: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors" and "Gunner: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Turrets and Gun Positions," highlights his commitment to preserving and sharing the rich heritage of aviation.


We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Donald Nijboer for enlightening us with his profound insights and captivating storytelling. His presence at our meeting enriched our understanding of "Operation Diver" and the world's first cruise missile attack.


Continuing the Journey


At IPMS Hamilton, we take pride in not only building models but also exploring the captivating stories and history behind them. The May 2014 meeting was a testament to the passion and commitment of our members and the caliber of presenters like Donald Nijboer who make our community vibrant and engaging.


As we continue our journey through the world of aviation and scale modeling, let's carry forward the spirit of exploration, learning, and celebration of our shared love for aviation history.


Stay tuned for more exciting adventures with IPMS Hamilton!


Warm regards,


Web Master, IPMS Hamilton











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