Pilot F. Wooton Gallager and crew, Alfred Young, Ronald Scott, Selwyn Fawcett, Charles Stewart, Kenneth Waddington & Murray Sherman with their Lancaster bomber which was forced to make an emergency landing after a bombing mission over Berlin.
15th February 1943: Bombed by own aircraft as RAF attack Milan Flying Officer J F Greenam (in the centre) and his crew, photographed in front of Lancaster W4201 of No 57 Squadron at Scampton, February 1943. This image was part of a sequence taken for an Air Ministry picture story entitled ‘T for Tommy Makes a Sortie’, which portrayed the events surrounding a single Lancaster bomber and its crew during a typical operation.
Flying Officer J Sanders DFC (third from right), and his cheerful crew of No 617 Squadron with their Lancaster, following the successful daylight operation against the Tirpitz in Tromso Fjord in Norway on 12 November
The ’round the clock’ bombing by RAF and USAAF necessitated closer liaison between the two bomber forces, and even at squadron level goodwill visits between neighbouring units helped foster the spirit of co-operation. Here a B-17 Flying Fortress crew of the 96th Bomb Group, US Eighth Air Force, mingle with Lancaster crews of No 622 Squadron at Mildenhall in the spring of 1944.
Film still showing Avro Lancaster B Mark Is of No. 5 Group, flying at low-level over the French countryside on the evening of 17 October 1942, while en route to attack the Schneider engineering factory at Le Creusot, France. The nearest aircraft, R5497 ‘OF-Z’, of No. 97 Squadron RAF, is being flown by Flying Officer J R Brunt and crew, who were shot down and killed on an operation in the same aircraft exactly two months later.