Newspaper cuttings - Robert Palmer award of Victoria Cross



Newspaper cuttings - Robert Palmer award of Victoria Cross


Top left - shy but tough V.C. air ace picked for hardest jobs. Gives account of his 110th bombing operation leading a formation of Lancasters on daylight operation to Cologne from which he failed to return and actions resulted in award of VC. Top right - tougher the task, more he liked it. Was qualified to be the longest serviced operational pilot in Bomber Command. Gives some background and account of operation to Cologne on which he was shot down and awarded the Victoria Cross. Bottom left - shows b/w photograph and provides brief account of actions of newest Victoria Cross. Centre - missing air ace gets V.C. cutting with b/w photograph of Robert Palmer in uniform.

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Four newspaper cuttings on an album page


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