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, ...
ID numberUK1219
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Print silver gelatin
Place madeUnited Kingdom: England, Lincolnshire, Waddington
Date madec 18 April 1944
DescriptionFLYING 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.