My Name is Henry Fanshaw – The true story of New Zealand’s bomber squadron
This is a large hardback book written by Gillian Torckler and illustrated by Adele Jackson. Each page contains a combination of narrative text, graphic novel-style speech bubble text and detailed illustration to interest and educate.
Henry Fanshaw is no ordinary teddy bear.
In fact, he travelled the world with the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s No. 75 Squadron – one of New Zealand’s most famous air force squadrons – which served around the world, in places like Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. Before that, they had fought in the Second World War.
Join Henry as he remembers the brave airmen who risked their lives for their country, including the famous Kiwi pilot Jimmy Ward who received the Victoria Cross for climbing out on the wing of a plane in mid-flight to put out a fire.
Today Henry lives in contended retirement here at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, where he has become one of our most iconic and well-loved artefacts!