Newspaper cuttings concerning Robert Palmers Victoria Cross final operation

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Newspaper cuttings concerning Robert Palmers Victoria Cross final operation

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Top - V.C, led attack in blazing plane. Account of last operation leading attack on marshalling yard in Cologne from which he failed to return but was awarded the Victoria Cross. Left - New airman V.C. Always chosen for special operations. Some service background, already a double DFC and 110 operations, followed by account of final operation leading attack on Cologne from which he failed to return. Awarded Victoria Cross. List his crew, all reported missing. Right - How V.C airman died, shot down over Cologne. Reported missing after attack on Cologne. Now known to have lost his life along with five others of his crew, the only survivor was rear gunner. Bottom - Fallen Officers, the Times list of casualties includes Squadron Leader R.A.M Palmer VC and provides a short account of last operation.

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Four newspaper cuttings on an album page

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SPalmerRAM115772v10028

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“Newspaper cuttings concerning Robert Palmers Victoria Cross final operation,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 15, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38285.

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