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Warrant Officer Tom Cosby

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Having completed his training as a Flight Engineer he served on Halifaxes with 578 Sqn but was shot down in March 1944 on his 12th Op by a German night fighter. He was eventually captured and spent was a PoW until his liberation at the end of the War.

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 Fairey Battle HA-J of No.218 Sqn is taken by surprise by the close pass of a Bf109E over France.  The squadron were based at Auberive-sur-Suippes in 1939, and as part of the Advance Air Striking Force of the RAF during the Battle of France, suffered......
Fairey Battle Mk.I by Ivan Berryman.
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Fairey Battle HA-J of No.218 Sqn is taken by surprise by the close pass of a Bf109E over France. The squadron were based at Auberive-sur-Suippes in 1939, and as part of the Advance Air Striking Force of the RAF during the Battle of France, suffered......

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 Fairey Battle HA-J of No.218 Sqn is taken by surprise by the close pass of a Bf109E over France.  The squadron were based at Auberive-sur-Suippes in 1939, and as part of the Advance Air Striking Force of the RAF during the Battle of France, suffered......
Fairey Battle Mk.I by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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Fairey Battle HA-J of No.218 Sqn is taken by surprise by the close pass of a Bf109E over France. The squadron were based at Auberive-sur-Suippes in 1939, and as part of the Advance Air Striking Force of the RAF during the Battle of France, suffered......

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 Halifax glider tugs of 644 Squadron, Tarrant Rushton, 1944. ......
Halifax Tugs Towing Hamilcar Gliders by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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Halifax glider tugs of 644 Squadron, Tarrant Rushton, 1944. ......

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WW2 Halifax Aviation Prints by Gerald Coulson and Ivan Berryman.
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Aviation Print Pack. ......

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Leading the Way by Gerald Coulson.
Halifax Tugs Towing Hamilcar Gliders by Ivan Berryman. (D)

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WW2 Bomber Command Halifax Prints by Philip West and Ivan Berryman.
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Mutual Support by Philip West.
Halifax Tugs Towing Hamilcar Gliders by Ivan Berryman. (D)

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Pilot Signed Fairey Battle Aircraft Prints by Ivan Berryman.
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Fairey Battle, 218 Squadron by Ivan Berryman.
Fairey Battle Mk.I by Ivan Berryman.

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Warrant Officer Tom Cosby

Squadrons for : Warrant Officer Tom Cosby
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Warrant Officer Tom Cosby. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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No.578 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 14th January 1944
Fate : Disbanded 14th April 1945

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No.578 Sqn RAF

578 Squadron was formed from C flight of No.51 Squadron as a heavy bomber squadron at Snaith, Yorkshire on 14th January 1944. Equipped with the Handley Page Halifax B.III, 578 was part of No.4 Group, Bomber Command and began operations on 20th/21st January 1944. During its short operational career, the squadron completed 2,271 operational sorties, lost 77 aircraft and among the awards given to squadron personnel were 1 VC, 3 DSO's, 143 DFC's and 82 DFM's. 578 Squadron, Royal Air Force was disbanded on 15th April 1945 whilst based at Burn.

Aircraft for : Warrant Officer Tom Cosby
A list of all aircraft associated with Warrant Officer Tom Cosby. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Halifax



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Manufacturer : Handley Page
Production Began : 1941
Retired : 1952
Number Built : 6177

Halifax

Royal Air Force heavy Bomber with a crew of six to eight. Maximum speed of 280mph (with MK.VI top speed of 312mph) service ceiling of 22,800feet maximum range of 3,000 miles. The Halifax carried four .303 browning machine guns in the tail turret, two .303 browning machines in the nose turret in the MK III there were four .303 brownings in the dorsal turret. The Handley Page Halifax, first joined the Royal Air Force in March 1941 with 35 squadron. The Halifax saw service in Europe and the Middle east with a variety of variants for use with Coastal Command, in anti Submarine warfare, special duties, glider-tugs, and troop transportation roles. A total of 6177 Halifax's were built and stayed in service with the Royal Air Force until 1952

Aviation History Timeline : 13th December
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
13December1918Julius Fichter, a WW1 Ace with 6.00 victories, died on this day
13December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, (F.A.A.) Lt. G. F. Russell of 804 Squadron, was Killed.
13December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. H. Pettet of 248 Squadron, was Killed.
13December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. D. Dodd of 248 Squadron, was Killed.
13December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. H. W. Walmsly of 248 Squadron, was Killed.
13December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. S. Hamilton of 248 Squadron, was Killed.
13December1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O H. J. Jeffcoat of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
13December1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. P. A. Dale of 141 Squadron, was Killed.
13December1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr. B. J. E. DFC Lane of 19 Squadron, was Killed.
13December1969Viktor Bauer, a WW2 Ace with 106.00 victories, died on this day
13December2000Air Vice Marshal Sandy Johnstone CB DFC AE DL, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
13December2000Former British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr. A. V. R. Johnstone DFC of 602 Squadron, Passed away.
13December2004Franz-Josef Beerenbrock, a WW2 Ace with 117.00 victories, died on this day
13December2004Franz-Josef Beerenbrock, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
13December2004Knight's Cross recipient Franz-Josef Beerenbrock of 10./Jagdgeschwader 51 died on this day

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