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McRoberts Reply by Geoff Lea. - Airforce-Art.com

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McRoberts Reply by Geoff Lea.


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MacRobert's Reply was the name given to a Short Stirling bomber of No 15 Squadron, serial N6086. The Stirling was paid the donation of 25,000 pounds by Lady MacRobert in commemoration of her three sons, all of whom were killed whilst serving with the RAF. The eldest son Alasdair died in a flying accident in 1938, whilst Roderick and Iain were both killed in action during 1941. On October 1941 MacRobert's Reply was handed over to No.15 Squadron at RAF Wyton, with Lady MacRobert attending the naming ceremony. The Stirling had the MacRobert coat of arms painted on the nose, and the code LS-F. The Stirling flew twelve missions between October 1941 and January 1942, before accidentally swinging on take off and colliding with a damaged Spitfire at RAF Peterhead on 7th February 1942. The aircraft was written off.
Item Code : DHM0921McRoberts Reply by Geoff Lea. - This EditionAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout! Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price!
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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 : 22nd February
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
22February1941Flight Lieutenant J Scoular of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a SM79
22February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O H. Morgan-Gray of 46 Squadron, was Killed.
22February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. H. Rothwell of 601, 605 & 32 Squadrons, was Killed.
22February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. D. S. Wallis of 23 & 235 Squadrons, was Killed.
22February1941Former New Zealand Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt R. W. A. Brookman of 253 Squadron, was Killed.
22February1942Feldwebel Bruno Sassen of 10./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 3 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
22February1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. I. Chaffe of 245 and 43 Squadrons, was Killed.
22February1942General der Flieger Helmuth Frster of I. Fliegerkorps was awarded the Knight's Cross
22February1942Leutnant Hans-Joachim Marseille of 3./Jagdgeschwader 27 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
22February1942Oberfeldwebel Otto Schulz of II./Jagdgeschwader 27 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22February1945 Charles Price of 352nd Fighter Group, 486th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
22February1945 David Fox of 366th Fighter Group, 391st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
22February1945 Gordon Compton of 353rd Fighter Group, 351st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
22February1945 Oliven Cowan of 365th Fighter Group, 388th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
22February1945 Wayne Blickenstaff of 353rd Fighter Group, 350th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
22February1945Flight Lieutenant John Stafford of No.486 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
22February1946Gerhard Michalski, a WW2 Ace with 73.00 victories, died on this day
22February1946Knight's Cross recipient Gerhard Michalski of 4./Jagdgeschwader 53 died on this day
22February1988Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt B. Heath of 611 Squadron, Passed away.
22February2007Commander Sidney Hal Jim Suthers DSC DFC RN, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
22February2009Squadron Leader Tom McPhee CB DFC*, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day

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