Francis Crosby has had a deep interest in aviation since an early age. After qualifying and working as an archaeologist, in 1985 he joined the Imperial War Museum's branch at Duxford, England, acknowledged as one of the world's leading centres for aviation enthusiasts. Having held research and exhibition posts at the museum, he now heads Duxford's Marketing Department. He has written extensively on historic aviation and has acted as a consultant for the media and the publishing industry. Francis Crosby's published works include Images of War: D-Day, and Images of War: The Luftwaffe in World War II (both published by Pen and Sword).