|Object type||Black & white - Print other than silver gelatin|
|Place made||United Kingdom|
|Date made||c 1944|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Informal group portrait of the Lancaster crew of "M" Mother, 49 Squadron RAF, in 1944. On the ...
Informal group portrait of the Lancaster crew of "M" Mother, 49 Squadron RAF, in 1944. On the night of 7/8 March 1945, whilst on a mission to bomb Harburg, their Lancaster bomber (PB537) crashed, killing four crew members. The remaining three crew were taken prisoner of war (POW) by the Germans. Identified from left the right are: (Skipper) 429834 Flying Officer Roussel William Galloway Stark, RAAF, (died on operations 7 March 1945); (Rear Gunner) Sergeant (Sgt) Joe Dixon (POW); (Flight Engineer) Sgt Fred Brennan, RAAF, (POW); (Bomb Aimer) 417440 Warrant Officer Ralph McPherson Bairnsfather, RAAF, (killed in action on 7 March 1945); (Wireless Operator) 423514 Flight Sergeant Angus "Gus" Thomas Jellicoe Lovett, RAAF, (died on operations 7 March 1945); (Mid Upper Gunner) 1900007 Sergeant Robert Cecil "Paddy" Gilbert (died on operations 7 March 1945); and (Navigator) 419244 Warrant Officer John Charles Yeoman, RAAF, (POW).