The War Illustrated No 130 Vol 5 June 12th 1942

Green Flash: Off Goes the Heavy Bomber In the nocturnal gloom of the aerodrome, the control officer withstands his Aldis lamp. When the pilot secs the green flash, he takes off for his night excursion over enemy territory. INSIDE A HALIFAX aircraft of Bomber Com- rnand the bomb-aimcr is at his post. Beneath, an engineer at the dials which record the pulses of the four engines. With one blade of her propeller shot away, the rear turret badly damaged, all the instruments gone except the altimeter and rate-of-climb indicator, no brake-pressure, no flaps, no airspeed indicator, and two wheels hanging down with flat tires, this Wellington was brought back from a raid on Kiel by ?Canadian R.A.F. Squadron Commander. The aircraft skimmed the water at twenty feet, being unable to rise higher, and was crash landed without anyone being hurt. In this photograph the commandcr is seen, with his observer, examining the damaged propeller. Page 740 Phctos, British Ojjicial
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