'Old Mike Squared' and Cape Town

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Title

'Old Mike Squared' and Cape Town

Description

The photograph shows Group Captain Sheen painting the DSO after the aircraft completed 125 operations. Captioned 'Old Mike Squared - believed to have done more ops than any other aircraft in Bomber Command with 139 operational flights to its credit. It has already been awarded the DFC and Bar by the squadron and Group Captain S. Keen is here seen painting the DSO on its fuselage after completing its 125th. trip. Note the open bomb doors, the "cookie" - 4,000 lb bomb on the left -& Pickwick - 103 Squadron bulldog mascot - standing on two more 1,000 lb bombs of the waiting bombload.'
RH page has six tourist photographs, page captioned 'Cape Town March 43'.

Date

1943-03

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Type

Format

Seven b/w photographs

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Identifier

PBlamiresRG22020042

Citation

“'Old Mike Squared' and Cape Town,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/44860.

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