|Place||Europe: United Kingdom, England, Yorkshire, Holme-on-Spalding Moor|
|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Yorkshire|
|Date made||February 1942|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Group portrait of the crew of Wellington aircraft "R for Robert" of No. 458 Squadron RAAF based ...
Group portrait of the crew of Wellington aircraft "R for Robert" of No. 458 Squadron RAAF based at RAF station Holme-on-Spalding Moor. Left to right, 402040 Sergeant (Sgt, later Flight Lieutenant [Flt Lt]) Carlyle Raymond Ricketts, rear gunner;402788 Sgt (later Flt Lt) Graeme Frank Coombes, second Pilot; 400351 Sgt Kenneth Stewart McDonald, Wireless Operator; Flight Sergeant W.N. Cameron, RAF Captain; Sgt F. Bird, RAF Observer. Not in the photograph but part of the crew is 404207 Sgt George William Sergio Crompton, front Gunner. Sgts McDonald and Crompton were both lost on operations in the Middle East; McDonald while a Prisoner of War (17 August 1942) and Crompton in combat on 30 July 1942.