|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 5x4" safety base|
|Date made||c 1944|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Gravely, England. c. 1944. Group portrait of Lancaster crew No. 35 (Pathfinder) Squadron RAF ...
Gravely, England. c. 1944. Group portrait of Lancaster crew No. 35 (Pathfinder) Squadron RAF standing in front of their plane. From left to right, back row: Warrant Officer Ian (Mac) McGregor RAF, engineer, of Eickelfecken, Scotland; 413453 Pilot Officer (later Flight Lieutenant) Francis William Gordon (Frank) Tropman RAAF, pilot, of NSW; Pilot Officer John Lloyd George (Lloyd) Marshall RAAF, bombardier, of WA; Wireless Air Gunner Paddy Stevens RAAF, mid-upper gunner of WA; and Wireless Operator, Sergeant, later Flying Officer, Neil William Curtis RAAF, of Bankstown, NSW. Front row: Warrant Officer Max Ladyman RAAF, Wireless Air Gunner, rear gunner, of WA (left), and Pilot Officer R. W. (Bill) Bullen RAAF, navigator, of NSW. Later, Flight Lieutenant Tropman (who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross) was killed and Sergeant Curtis was taken prisoner when their Lancaster was shot down over the Ruhr in Germany on 21 February 1945. (Donor M. Sieradzan)