Aircraft of 75 (NZ) Sqn   Wellington / Stirling / Lancaster

Aircraft of 75 (NZ) Sqn Wellington / Stirling / Lancaster

Bombardiers window below nose turret. Vickers Wellington.

Close-up view of the nose shows bombardier's window below and behind the front defensive turret.

Walking down the corridor out side of the Ballroom, where the birthday lunch buffet was served, I was pleased to find the 75(NZ) Squadron badge .Given that the name and badge had been gifted by the RAF to the RNZAF at the end of the war in appreciation of the sacrifices the country had made, I wasn’t sure it would be there.

Jimmy Wood birthday celebrations at the R.A.F Club

Paul Nash ‘Black and white negative, tail of Vickers Wellington bomber and hangar [Cowley?]’, 1940 © Tate

‘Black and white negative, tail of Vickers Wellington bomber and hangar [Cowley?]’, Paul Nash, 1940 - part of the digitised collection of the Tate Archive

Group portrait of the 75th New Zealand Bomber Squadron, Royal Air Force, alongside a Vickers bomber aeroplane, England Date: 20 Jun 1942 Credit: National Library of New Zealand. Ref: 1/2-123840-G http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22753875 Description: 75th New Zealand Bomber Squadron, Royal Air Force, alongside a Vickers bomber aeroplane, 30 June, 1942, in England. Photographer unidentified. Evening Post (Wellington, NZ).

Group portrait of the 75th New Zealand Bomber Squadron, 1942

A group photo of the New Zealand bomber squadron in front of a Vickers Wellington, 1942

A crew member on board a Vickers Wellington of No. 75 (New Zealand) Squadron RAF places night flares in position in the cramped rear fuselage. Note the Elsan chemical lavatory to the right.

A crew member on board a Vickers Wellington of No. 75 (New Zealand) Squadron RAF places night flares in position in the cramped rear fuselage. Note the Elsan chemical lavatory to the right.

This shot illustrates the cramped conditions of the Frazier-Nash front turret of the Vickers Wellington bomber with its two .303 machine guns.

This shot illustrates the cramped conditions of the Frazier-Nash front turret of the Vickers Wellington bomber with its two machine guns.

Vickers Wellington Bomber

History Of The Vickers Wellington Bomber

Details and history of the British Vickers Wellington twin engine bomber.

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