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Bottom - photograph - view from above of a Lancaster with Spitfire and Hurricane on either wing over sea. Captioned 'Memorial in Flight,…
Bottom right - an Oxford parked on airfield with fuel bowser in front. Behind left a control tower. Captioned 'Penhold, Oct 1942'.
Tags: 192 Squadron; aircrew; arts and crafts; bomb trolley; bombing up; crewing up; FIDO; fuelling; H2S; Halifax; heavy conversion unit; military service conditions; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; operational training unit; petrol bowser; RAF Foulsham; RAF Rufforth; training; Wellington; Window; wireless operator
Underneath is a caption explaining that inside the Halifax 'A' is an air gunner who was washed out but was desperate to fly.
This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality copies are available.
Tags: Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); Chadwick, Roy (1893-1947); childhood in wartime; Goering, Hermann (1893-1946); Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); Lancaster; perception of bombing war; petrol bowser; Portal, Charles (1893-1971); RAF Coningsby; RAF Waddington; service vehicle; Wallis, Barnes Neville (1887-1979)
Tags: 10 Squadron; 50 Squadron; aerial photograph; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; Bolingbroke; bomb aimer; bomb trolley; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); Bombing of Trossy St Maximin (3 August 1944); C-47; crash; Distinguished Flying Cross; FIDO; flight engineer; George VI, King of Great Britain (1895-1952); ground crew; Halifax; heavy conversion unit; incendiary device; Ju 88; killed in action; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Lancaster Mk 1; Me 262; memorial; military service conditions; missing in action; Mosquito; navigator; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); operational training unit; petrol bowser; pilot; RAF Banff; RAF Husbands Bosworth; RAF Llandwrog; RAF Madley; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF St Athan; RAF Syerston; RAF Wigsley; reconnaissance photograph; service vehicle; Stirling; target indicator; training; V-1; V-weapon; Wellington
Top right group of four airmen on a river bank or lakeside framed by…