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Flight Lieutenant Bill Reid VC (deceased)
*Signature Value : £80
|Volunteering for RAF aircrew in 1940, Bill Reid learned to fly in California, training on the Stearman, Vultee and Harvard. After gaining his pilots wings back in England he flew Wellingtons before moving on to Lancasters in 1943. On the night of Nov 3rd 1943, his Lancaster suffered two severe attacks from Luftwaffe night fighters, badly wounding Reid, killing his navigator and radio operator, and severely damaging the aircraft. Bill flew on 200 miles to accurately bomb the target and get his aircraft home. For this act of outstanding courage and determination he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Died 28th November 2001.|
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See our aviation history timeline for all today's historical aviation events - air victories, aircraft losses and pilot details.
|RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES|
|New victory claim added : Me109 claimed on 14th May 1942 by Squadron Leader A. R. H. Barton of No.126 Sqn RAF|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD753 :|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim R3884 : Aircrew updated, Airframe notes updated (added 31-03-1941 : Blenheim was shot down by a Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot off the Dutch Island of Texel. )|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Ludwig Meister : Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Squadron service dates updated|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : 1st Lieutenant Lavern R Alcorn : Squadrons updated (added 388th Fighter Squadron), Squadron service dates updated|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Colonel Henry W Brown : Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Victories updated, Aircraft updated, Squadrons updated (added 355th Fighter Squadron), Squadron service dates updated, Rank updated (now Colonel)|
|Wellington Mk.IC T2542 of No.214 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD827 : Airframe notes updated (added 08-04-1941 : Hampden was hit by flak and crashed into target area. All crew were killed. This was the first Hampden to be unaccounted for and declared missing in 1941 as all six others had crashed in the United Kingdom and been accounted for.)|
|New victory claim added : Ju88 claimed on 10th May 1940 by John Evelyn Scoular of No.73 Sqn RAF|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Air Vice-Marshal John de Severne : Birth date updated, Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Aircraft updated, Squadrons updated, Squadron service dates updated, Rank updated (now Air Vice-Marshal)|
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