C: Pilots of No 54 Squadron RAF gathered round a Supermarine Spitfire Mark IIA at Rochford, Essex, April 1941. On the wing sits their Commanding Officer, Squadron Leader, Robert Findlay Boyd DFC & bar, with the squadron mascot "Crash". Boyd had at this time destroyed 14 enemy aircraft. At the end of July 1941, he was promoted wing leader of the Kenley Wing, and by the end of his tour in the summer of 1942 had increased his score to at least 22.5 victories.
Harold Beaupre's Lancaster - Avro Lancaster R5484 (OL-V) of RAF No. 83 Squadron, target Pilsen, Germany, April 1943 - by Allan Botting
Avro Lancaster R5484 (OL-V) of RAF No. 83 Squadron, target Pilsen, Germany, April 1943. Canadian F/L Harold Beaupré DFC, navigator of the Lancaster crew, was forced down in France and spent the remainder of the war as a prisoner in Stalag Luft 3.- Painting by Allan Botting
Shirley Jean - 91st Bomb Group (H) 324th Squadron and 323rd Squadron- Lt. Lindahl's crewWillis Burrage (Asst. Crew Chief); Unknown; Sgt. Doyle E. Humphrey, Engineer/Top Turret Gunner (Idabel, Oklahoma), Unknown; Unknown; Lt. John Lindahl, Pilot; Lt. Anthony A. Japak, Bombardier (Donora, Pennsylvania). Front Row - Left to Right Sgt. Raymond E. Bisson, Radio Operator (Barre, Vermont); Sgt. Gladyes (Jack) Wallace, Waist Gunner (Hayward, California); Sgt. Michael Fenchalk, Tail Gunner
WW2 Colourised Photos
RAF 35 Squadron Aircrew from left to right: 1. Sgt FJ Soan (Mid-upper Gnr) 2. Sgt DV Durie (Rear Gnr) 3. F/Sgt EJL Hall(Navigator) 4. F/Sgt WN Mercer (Pilot – with officer rank, probably Pilot Officer) 5. Sgt HV Gash (Wireless Op) (03/04/23-10/03/2009) - My Uncle 6. F/Sgt Brenner (Bomb Aimer) 7. W.J. (John) Cunningham (Flight Engineer) This Avro Lancaster is from an RAAF Squadron (Australian), probably Nº463 or Nº467 (Colorised by Tom Thounaojam)