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Preparing To Go - Crew of a Short Stirling by Ivan Berryman.


Preparing To Go - Crew of a Short Stirling by Ivan Berryman.

The crew of MkIII Short Stirling WP-M of No.90 Squadron RAF prepare for a flight test on the morning of 3rd July 1943.

Aircraft BK718, with designation WP-M, of No.90 Squadron RAF was lost over Germany in the early hours of 4th July 1943. Six of the seven crew were lost in the crash, the rear gunner surviving to be taken prisoner. Stirling WP-O was also lost on the same mission, with the loss of all seven crew.

The crew of Stirling WP-M, BK718: Sgt Hugh Murray, Flight Engineer - Sgt Robert Freeland, Air Bomber - P/O Geoffrey Smith, Air Gunner - Sgt Oliver Beard, Wireless Operator - P/O Andrew Gilmour, Navigator - F/Lt Robert Platt, Pilot - Sgt I. H. Norris, Air Gunner.
Item Code : B0236Preparing To Go - Crew of a Short Stirling by Ivan Berryman. - This Edition
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Image size 12 inches x 9 inches (31cm x 22cm) Thomson, George
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Other editions of this item : Preparing To Go - Crew of a Short Stirling by Ivan Berryman. B0236
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Limited edition of 15 artist proofs. Image size 12 inches x 9 inches (31cm x 22cm) Thomson, George
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George Thomson signing this print.

The Aircraft :
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StirlingThe Royal Air Force's first four engined monoplane Bomber, the Short Stirling first flew in May 1939 and entered front line service in August 1940 with no. 7 squadron. Due to its poor operational ceiling the aircraft sustained heavy losses and by mid 1942 the Stirling was beginning to be replaced by the Lancaster. Improved versions of the Short Stirling were built for Glider towing, paratroopers and heavy transport. also from 1943 many of the Stirling's were used for mine laying. A total of 2381 Stirling's were built for the Royal air Force and from this total 641 Stirling bombers were lost to enemy action. Crew 7 or 8: Speed: 260 mph (MK1) 275mph (MKIII) and 280mph (MKV)Service ceiling 17,000 feet Range: 2330 miles. (MK1) 2010 miles (MKIII) and 3,000 miles (MKV) Armament: two .303 Vickers machine guns. in nose turret, two .303 in browning machine guns in dorsal turret , Four .303 Browning machine guns in tail turret. Bomb Load 14,000 Lbs Engines: four 1150 Hp Bristol Hercules II (MK1) four 1650 hp Bristol Hercules XVI (MK111 and MKV)

Aviation History Timeline : 21st February
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21February1930Heinrich Kroll, a WW1 Ace with 30.00 victories, died on this day
21February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, (F.A.A.) Sub Lt.T. V. Worrall of 111 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O L. G. H. Kells of 29 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. S. Gilders of 72 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Former Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O M. K. Brown of 242 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Hauptmann Edmund Daser of 1./Kampfgeschwader 40 was awarded the Knight's Cross
21February1945 Harold Whitmore of 339th Fighter Group, 361st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
21February1971James Knowles, a WW1 Ace with 5.00 victories, died on this day
21February1994General Johannes Steinhoff, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
21February1994Johannes Steinhoff, a WW2 Ace with 176.00 victories, died on this day
21February1994Knight's Cross recipient Johannes Steinhoff of 4./Jagdgeschwader 52 died on this day
21February1999Air Master Sergeant Eino Ilmari Juutilainen, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
21February1999Eino Juutilainen, a WW2 Ace with 94.17 victories, died on this day
21February2010Bob Doe, a WW2 Ace with 15.00 victories, died on this day
21February2010Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. F. T. Doe of 234 & 238 Squadrons, Passed away.
21February2010Wing Commander Bob Doe, DSO, DFC*, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day

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