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UK1219

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ID number UK1219
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Place made United Kingdom: England, Lincolnshire, Waddington
Date made c 18 April 1944
Physical description Black & white

Description

FLYING OFFICER E. H. GIERSCH, HENTY, NSW, AN EXPERIENCED AIR GUNNER, IS IN A FOUR-GUN (.303-INCH) NASH AND THOMPSON HYDRAULICALLY-OPERATED REAR TURRET OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER AIRCRAFT, WHOA BESSIE, OF NO. 463 SQUADRON RAAF OF BOMBER COMMAND. GIERSCH HAS REMOVED THE CENTRAL PLASTIC PANEL WHICH, ALTHOUGH EXPOSING THE OCCUPANT TO INTENSE COLD, GIVES A MUCH CLEARER VIEW.