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Second is of small car, captioned "Crew - bus", my first car bought when on ops with 199 Sqdn.'
Third is of right-hand forward nose of a…
Photo 2 is a close up of the bombs being loaded into the Wellington. Two armourers are steadying the bomb and a third is winding a winch to load the bomb.
Photo 1 has an engine trestle at the nose. In front is a tractor with a bomb trailer.
Photo 2 has several engine access frames under the engines and a long stepladder at the nose.
Photo 3 has access…
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