Aircrew sitting next to bomb and damage to Lancaster



Aircrew sitting next to bomb and damage to Lancaster


Top - aircrew member in battledress sitting on a bomb trolley with 8000lb bomb under an aircraft. Submitted with description 'An aircrew member in battledress with an illegible half-brevet sat on a bomb trolley under an unidentified aircraft. Also on the trolley is an 8,000lb bomb. The annotation on the rear of the photograph reads: "Johnny Wickham and 8000lb bomb prior to Sasclanlorn" [NB: Spelling clearly incorrect]'.
Bottom - view of part of trailing edge of port wing (with damage holes) and rear fuselage of a bomber aircraft with partial squadron letters '[..]N-V. Submitted with description 'Photo showing damage to port wing of Lancaster R5551, ZN-V. Photo taken after returning from Saarbrücken mission, 1/2 September 1942, flown by W/Cdr Guy Gibson'.

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Two b/w photographs mounted on an album page


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