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Stirling Mine Laying by Keith Aspinall. (XX)


Stirling Mine Laying by Keith Aspinall. (XX)

>Stirling Q-OJ of No.149 Sqn is shown minelaying in the Batlic. It was on precisely this type of mission - minelaying in the Baltic that aircraft W7639 (shown) was lost on 8th December 1942. Developing technical problems, the aircraft turned for home, but crashed in Suffolk, killing all seven crew on board. The crew were :
P/O J Philp BEM,
Sgt W S Hughes,
Sgt G E Hills,
Sgt C W Higgins,
Sgt F Craven,
Sgt T H Harris, and
Sgt T G Williams.
Item Code : KA0023XXStirling Mine Laying by Keith Aspinall. (XX) - This Edition
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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 : 20th February
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
20February1941Flight Lieutenant L G Schwab of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Flight Lieutenant R J Abrahams of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Flying Officer Edwin Thomas Banks of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. Mcadam of 41 Squadron, was Killed.
20February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. A. Angus of 611 & 41 Squadron, was Killed.
20February1941Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. R. Pilch of 302 Squadron, was Killed.
20February1941Pilot Officer Henry W Harrison of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Pilot Officer Jack Lawson Groves of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1944 Robert Johnson of 56th Fighter Group, 61st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me110
20February1944 Robert Johnson of 56th Fighter Group, 61st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me110
20February1945Former Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt V. B. Corbett of 1 RCAF Squadron, was Killed.
20February1977C Venter, a WW1 Ace with 22.00 victories, died on this day
20February1995Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O J. K. AFC Quill of 65 Squadron, Passed away.
20February2011Colonel Bob Goebel, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
20February2011Robert Goebel, a WW2 Ace with 11.00 victories, died on this day

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