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by Bob Wilton
Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: BOMBER COMMAND DOCUMENTARY
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

Re: BOMBER COMMAND DOCUMENTARY

I found it by chance on the Australian National Archive site and it was very informative
to watch as it included everything that went on preparing the aircraft and crew for the
forthcoming operation.

Bob
by Bob Wilton
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: British Crews
Topic: British Aircrew Crew Losses - WW2 Files
Replies: 46
Views: 11867

Re: British Aircrew Crew Losses - WW2 Files

Short Stirling & RAF Bomber Command Forum Halifax III MZ370 Z5-L 462 Squadron Operation BS, 8/9th March 1945 Dortmund The crew of this aircraft took off from their Foulsham base at 1801 hours on Thursday 8th March. After leaving the target area the aircraft had a direct hit by flak which hit the sta...
by Bob Wilton
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Australian Crews
Topic: Australian Aircrew Crew Losses - WW2 Files
Replies: 51
Views: 20617

Re: Australian Aircrew Crew Losses - WW2 Files

Short Stirling & RAF Bomber Command Forum Halifax III MZ370 Z5-L 462 Squadron Operation BS, 8/9th March 1945 Dortmund The crew of this aircraft took off from their Foulsham base at 1801 hours on Thursday 8th March. After leaving the target area the aircraft had a direct hit by flak which hit the sta...
by Bob Wilton
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Aircraft Parts Challenge 23
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: Aircraft Parts Challenge 23

John,

I think it could be the mounting for the fixed Castoring Tailwheel!

Looking at the middle insert sleeve component on the right an the securing bolt and washer and nuts
it looks like this would have given flexibility movement on landing!

Source Haynes Lancaster Manual.

Regards

Bob
by Bob Wilton
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: LMF - Interesting details from book
Replies: 14
Views: 2979

Re: LMF - Interesting details from book

We must remember that we are all human and some of us have a fear of dying one day. Its not cowardice to have nerves and some of us can control them better than others and do not show our fear openly but, keep it welled up inside. Even the tougher ones of us some times crack up as they cannot stand ...
by Bob Wilton
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Headed for the Scrapyard .... If we could wind back time
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: Headed for the Scrapyard .... If we could wind back time

Sadly the politicians in those days had $ & £-S.P. in their eyes and the aluminium was worth more to them than saving
some of these great bombers especially a Short Stirling from the breakers yards.
by Bob Wilton
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Canadian Crews
Topic: Canadian Aircrew Crew Losses - WW2 Files
Replies: 13
Views: 7647

Re: Canadian Aircrew Crew Losses - WW2 Files

Short Stirling & RAF Bomber Command Forum Lancaster I DV369 EM-D.RAF 207 Squadron. Operation Braunchweig 14/15 January,1944 This Lancaster took off from its base at RAF Spilsbury Lincolnshire at 1632 hours,on the afternoon of Friday 14th January,1944. Over Germany this aircraft was seen approaching ...
by Bob Wilton
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Australian Crews
Topic: Australian Aircrew Crew Losses - WW2 Files
Replies: 51
Views: 20617

Re: Australian Aircrew Crew Losses - WW2 Files

Short Stirling & RAF Bomber Command Forum Lancaster I DV369 EM-D.RAF 207 Squadron. Operation Braunchweig 14/15 January,1944 This Lancaster took off from its base at RAF Spilsbury Lincolnshire at 1632 hours,on the afternoon of Friday 14th January,1944. Over Germany this aircraft was seen approaching ...
by Bob Wilton
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: British Crews
Topic: British Aircrew Crew Losses - WW2 Files
Replies: 46
Views: 11867

Re: British Aircrew Crew Losses - WW2 Files

Short Stirling & RAF Bomber Command Forum Lancaster I DV369 EM-D.RAF 207 Squadron. Operation Braunchweig 14/15 January,1944 This Lancaster took off from its base at RAF Spilsbury Lincolnshire at 1632 hours,on the afternoon of Friday 14th January,1944. Over Germany this aircraft was seen approaching ...