Dunc Ritchie

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Title

Dunc Ritchie

Description

The nose glass of a Halifax being cleaned by Dunc Ritchie. He is standing on top of a fuel bowser.
Underneath is a caption explaining that inside the Halifax 'A' is an air gunner who was washed out but was desperate to fly.

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Format

One b/w photograph

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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PCothliffKB15100015

Transcription

[black and white photograph of two airman on the nose of a Halifax. One is outside cleaning the glass the other is looking through the glass]
DUNC. RITCHIE CLEANING THE NOSE OF “A-ABLE”. THE FRENCH-CANADIAN CHAP, INSIDE THE A/C, WAS WASHED OUT AS AN A/G, UNFIT FOR AIRCREW, BUT WANTED TO FLY AN OPERATION WITH US. WHEN I REFUSED, HE SAID THAT HE WOULD SNEAK ON BOARD. FOR THE NEXT WHILE WE HAD TO BE VIGILANT, ABOUT THIS NON-AUTHORIZED PASSENGER. FLYING WITHOUT OXYGEN WOULD HAVE BEEN DISASTEROUS FOR HIM.

Citation

“Dunc Ritchie,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 4, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/24947.

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