Six aircrew

PBrittRG1703.jpg
PBrittRG1704.jpg

Title

Six aircrew
Dick Colvin's crew

Description

Six aircrew, three sitting and three standing wearing tunic with brevet. Five are sergeants and one a flight sergeant.
Back - Ron Britt (Mid Upper Gunner, RAF), Jack Widdowson (Wireless Operator, RAF) and Arthur Bergman (Bomb Aimer, RAAF)
Front - ‘Buzz’ Bee (Rear Gunner, RAF), Dick Colvin (Pilot, RCAF) and Bill Ford (Navigator, RAF).

They crewed up 15 November, 1943 and John Jenkinson, their flight engineer (RAF) joined them 16 March, 1944.

The crew was posted to 103 Squadron, RAF Elsham Wolds 11 May 1944. They completed a Tour on Lancasters between 24 May and 17 September 1944.

On the reverse 'Back row, Ron Britt, M U gunner, T Widdowson, W/Op, A Bergham, bomb aimer Aus, Front row, D B[...], rear gunner, R Co[..], plt Canada, Bill Fo[..], nav'.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by Doug Bergman.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Format

One b/w photograph

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Identifier

PBrittRG1703, PBrittRG1704

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Citation

“Six aircrew,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 11, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17889.

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