FLYING OFFICER E. H. GIERSCH, HENTY, NSW, AN EXPERIENCED AIR GUNNER, IS IN A FOUR-GUN (.303-INCH) ...

Units
Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Lincolnshire, Waddington
Accession Number UK1219
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made United Kingdom: England, Lincolnshire, Waddington
Date made c 18 April 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

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.