Handley Page Halifax Mk III - Yorkshire Air Museum
The Museum’s Halifax reconstruction is based on a section of the fuselage of Halifax II, HR792, which carried out an emergency landing on the Isle of Lewis in 1945. A crofter, Mr McKenzie, purchased the fuselage section for use as a hencoop. The wings came from Hastings, TG536, at RAF Catterick. The reconstruction is named …
'Pinocchio', a veteran Halifax of No 102 Sqn at Pocklington has the bomb symbol for the 26th operation painted by a member of the ground crew, April 1943. The ice cream cornets represent raids on Italian targets and the key the aircraft's 21th operation [IWM via Aircraftremembrance](FB,Saro Finocchiaro)
Heavy losses as RAF Bomber Command targets Nuremberg
Pilot Officer Barton faced a situation of dire peril. His aircraft was damaged, his navigational team had gone and he could not communicate with the remainder of the crew. If he continued his mission, he would be at the mercy of hostile fighters when silhouetted against the fires in the target area, and if he survived he would have to make a 4 1/2 hours journey home on three engines across heavily-defended territory.
Celone, Italy. c. 1944. Informal portrait of 430073 Flying Officer H. Walker of Mitcham, Vic, ...
Celone, Italy. c. 1944. Informal portrait of 430073 Flying Officer H. Walker of Mitcham, Vic, bombardier, in the nose of his Handley Page Halifax aircraft, before setting out on a supply dropping mission to Yugoslavia.