Newspaper cuttings award of Victoria Cross

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Title

Newspaper cuttings award of Victoria Cross

Description

Left - a master bomber's self-sacrifice. Account of actions of Captain Edwin Swales DFC of the South African Air Force posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for attack on Pforzheim. He was attached by fighters over the target and aircraft severely damaged. Eventually crew bailed out then aircraft plunged into the ground. Mentions he was in attack on Cologne when his friend Robert Palmer. was awarded the Victoria Cross. Right - page from Times Weekly with many photographs and captions concerning war news, including manufactoring of Grand Slam bombs. Small photograph in centre of Robert Palmer awarded Victoria Cross. Missing after operation to Cologne.

Date

1945-03-28
1945-04-05

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Format

Two newspaper cutting on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SPalmerRAM115772v10014

Citation

“Newspaper cuttings award of Victoria Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 8, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38262.

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