Damaged Whistle

PGanneyK1711.jpg
PGanneyK1712.jpg

Title

Damaged Whistle

Description

A photograph of a whistle damaged during an operation. Attached on a separate image is a story about the whistle.

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Language

Format

One colour photograph and handwritten note

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Contributor

Identifier

PGanneyK1711,
PGanneyK1712

Transcription

[photograph of a damaged whistle hanging up]
[page break]
Dear Keith. Sometime ago I discovered a couple of negatives on a roll of film, so decided to make a picture of “The Whistle”. Did it work? Could I do better? I may try again if two more negatives become available. Information: On 21.11.1944 Lancaster aircraft DXC was on a night operation to Dusseldord. [sic] As usual the mid-upper gunner and the crew were wearing there [sic] whistle, it was fastened to the neck of there [sic] Battle Dress. Things turned out to be hectic that night. At some later date I had to return my flying kit and I told a white lie. I reported that I had lost my whistle. I had to make a small payment in respect of the loss. It was the best investment I ever made. Memories! Regards George Hillier

Collection

Citation

George Hillier, “Damaged Whistle,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 30, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/26886.

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