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Climbing Out by Keith Aspinall.


Climbing Out by Keith Aspinall.

A flight of Lancaster bombers from a Bomber Command squadron climb away from the British coastline on yet another bombing raid on Nazi held Europe. A superb painting and a great tribute to the crews of the Lancaster bomber squadrons.
Item Code : KA0011Climbing Out by Keith Aspinall. - 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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PRINTThomson signature edition of less than 10 prints from the open edition. Image size 14.5 inches x 9.5 inches (37cm x 24cm) Thomson, George

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Flying low across the North Sea en route to the Sorpe Dam on the night of 16th/17th May 1943 as part of Operation Chastise, Flying Officer Geoff Rice's Lancaster ED936(G) clipped a large wave, ripping the Upkeep bomb from its mountings and pitching the aircraft into the sea. Somehow, in just a split second, Rice managed to haul AJ-H back into the air, but the aircraft had ingested a huge amount of water and, as Rice put his Lancaster into a climb to head back to Scampton, rear gunner Sgt S Burns and his turret were almost swept away as the water rushed to the back of the aircraft. AJ-H returned to Scampton otherwise unscathed and took no further part in the Dams Raids.

A Lucky Escape by Ivan Berryman. (B)
£370.00
With the sun setting behind them, fully loaded Lancaster bombers from 57 Sqn, East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, make their way out over the English Channel on route to target. Each crew member knew the dangers ahead but bravely gave of their best at all times.
Outward Bound by Philip West. (Y)
£105.00
 The tension is electric; slowly they climb to circle the airfield while the entire squadron gets airborne. Below, the countryside reverberates with the sound of roaring Merlin engines. RAF Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron.

Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
£300.00
Of the five Lancasters that formed the Second Wave of Operation Chastise, just one aircraft made it to the target, the Sorpe Dam, on the night of 16th/17th May 1943. American pilot Joe McCarthy had been forced to switch to the reserve aircraft due to technical difficulties and subsequently took off slightly later than his less fortunate comrades, all of whom fell either to German flak or to mishaps on their perilous journey. Upon arrival, McCarthy found the view of the dam itself to be unobscured, although mist in the surrounding valleys made it difficult to gauge his approach. As this was not a masonry dam, a different tactic was employed to the Möhne and Eder which involved flying along the length of the dam and dropping the Upkeep bomb, unspun, directly onto it. Their task was made all the more difficult by the fact that their approach necessitated McCarthy bringing AJ-T low over the hilltop village of Langsheid whose Church spire occupied the very point at which the aircraft had to pass to get a good run upon the dam. Undaunted and with great skill, ED825(G) made its run and released the bomb onto the dam, unassisted by the spotlight altimeter device that had proved so useful at the Möhne and Eder as AJ-T had not been fitted with this aid. Nevertheless, the Upkeep struck the dam and exploded as planned, sadly with little effect. McCarthy and his brave crew returned safely to Scampton, their landing made slightly difficult by a tyre that had been damaged by light flak on the return journey. The Sorpe was attacked again in the small hours of the morning when Flight Sergeant Ken Brown's aircraft, AJ-F of the Third Wave arrived, once more striking the dam successfully, but again without breaching it.

Attack on the Sorpe by Ivan Berryman. (D)
£370.00

The Aircraft :
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LancasterThe Avro Lancaster arose from the avro Manchester and the first prototype Lancaster was a converted Manchester with four engines. The Lancaster was first flown in January 1941, and started operations in March 1942. By March 1945 The Royal Air Force had 56 squadrons of Lancasters with the first squadron equipped being No.44 Squadron. During World War Two the Avro Lancaster flew 156,000 sorties and dropped 618,378 tonnes of bombs between 1942 and 1945. Lancaster Bomberss took part in the devastating round-the-clock raids on Hamburg during Air Marshall Harris' "Operation Gomorrah" in July 1943. Just 35 Lancasters completed more than 100 successful operations each, and 3,249 were lost in action. The most successful survivor completed 139 operations, and the Lancaster was scrapped after the war in 1947. A few Lancasters were converted into tankers and the two tanker aircraft were joined by another converted Lancaster and were used in the Berlin Airlift, achieving 757 tanker sorties. A famous Lancaster bombing raid was the 1943 mission, codenamed Operation Chastise, to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley. The operation was carried out by 617 Squadron in modified Mk IIIs carrying special drum shaped bouncing bombs designed by Barnes Wallis. Also famous was a series of Lancaster attacks using Tallboy bombs against the German battleship Tirpitz, which first disabled and later sank the ship. The Lancaster bomber was the basis of the new Avro Lincoln bomber, initially known as the Lancaster IV and Lancaster V. (Becoming Lincoln B1 and B2 respectively.) Their Lancastrian airliner was also based on the Lancaster but was not very successful. Other developments were the Avro York and the successful Shackleton which continued in airborne early warning service up to 1992.

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 : He111 (Damaged.) claimed on 22nd December 1939 by John Evelyn Scoular of No.73 Sqn RAF
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Wing Commander Allan Wright : Birth date updated, Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Aircraft updated, Squadron service dates updated, Rank updated (now Wing Commander)
Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley T4298 : Airframe notes updated (added 07-04-1941 : Whitley crew were made prisoners of war.)
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 : Hauptmann Otto Schultz : Victories updated, Squadrons updated (added JG51), Squadron service dates updated
New victory claim added : Me109 ((second claim on this date)) claimed on 16th August 1940 by Pilot Officer A. R. H. Barton of No.32 Sqn RAF
Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim R3900 : Airframe notes updated (added 31-03-1941 : Blenheim was lost off the Dutch Island of Texel. )
Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim L9270 : Airframe notes updated (added 04-04-1941 : Blenheim was on patrol off the Dutch coast before it was lost without trace. )
1st Lieutenant Lavern R Alcorn added to aircrew database :
Joining the Hell Hawks just after D-Day he was shot down by ground fire over occupied Falaise in August but with the help of French civilians evaded capture and returned to his unit. He finished the war with 79 combat missions and scored two aerial victories in April 1945.
Lieutenant Colonel Michael D Cannon added to aircrew database :
Joining the Hell Hawks in January 1945 he notched up a n impressive 48 combat missions before the end of the war, flying his P-47 Haulin Ass II on ground attack and strafing missions during the push through Germany.
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