Newspaper cuttings - always selected for vital targets; Palmer V.C bombed and said nothing; Squadron Leader Palmer V.C.

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Newspaper cuttings - always selected for vital targets; Palmer V.C bombed and said nothing; Squadron Leader Palmer V.C.

Description

Left - always selected for vital targets - an outstanding pilot. Gives service background and description of action leading to award of Victoria Cross. Mentions 110 completed operations and final attack on Cologne where his aircraft failed to return, all crew reported missing and lists name. Provides family background. Right - Palmer V.C bombed and said nothing. Concerns Palmers character who was more reserved than most. Gives account of last operations to Cologne from which he failed to return but was awarded the Victoria Cross. Mentioned that the opposition was so strong that half the formation failed to return. Bottom - Squadron Leader Palmer V.C. Mentions that Palmer and five other member of his crew lost their lives when their aircraft crashed. The only survivor was the rear gunner.

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Three newspaper cuttings on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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SPalmerRAM115772v10027

Citation

“Newspaper cuttings - always selected for vital targets; Palmer V.C bombed and said nothing; Squadron Leader Palmer V.C.,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 15, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38284.

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