Newspaper cuttings concerning awards of Victoria Crosses

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Title

Newspaper cuttings concerning awards of Victoria Crosses

Description

Top - Royal Air Force 23rd V.C. Announces award of Victoria Cross to Act Sqn Ldr Robert Antony Maurice Palmer 109 Squadron (missing). Quotes from citation for award with account of operation to Cologne and some service background. Bottom left - pals won V.C. within month of each other. Covers last operation of Captain Edwin Sales which resulted in posthumous award of Victoria Cross and gives some personal background and that he was the only South African Pathfinder master bomber. Mentions that he was a pal of Acting Squadron Leader Robert Palmer also awarded the Victoria Cross. Gives account of Swales operation to Pforzheim. Bottom right - master bomber, he died winning the V.C. Gives account of Captain Edwin Swales (South African Air Force) operation to for which he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

Date

1945-03
1945-04-25

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Format

Three newspaper cuttings on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SPalmerRAM115772v10021

Citation

“Newspaper cuttings concerning awards of Victoria Crosses,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 7, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38278.

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