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#1. Six airmen, Hawkes, Robert Wilfred is front left. It is captioned: ' THE CREW' -(SIGNED ON BACK)' and is a copy of item #39143 in the collection.
#2. A view of the pilot's station in a Lancaster.…
Bottom - photograph - view from above of a Lancaster with Spitfire and Hurricane on either wing over sea. Captioned 'Memorial in Flight,…
This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.
Photo 2 is three ground crew on a tractor, annotated 'Ground Crew Gatwick'.
Photo 3 is two airmen annotated 'Paddy & Geordie'.
Photo 4 is Ray topless at an outside table, annotated…
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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.