ACTION THIS DAY - The Collectors' Edition
With its four radial engines, the Handley page Halifax, together with the more celebrated Avro Lancaster, were the two heavy bombers that formed the backbone of Bomber Command. Together they undertook the brunt of the RAF's bombing offensive that would eventually wreak total havoc on the industrial and military infrastructure of the Third Reich.
But the crews who flew the 'heavies' faced a terrible ordeal as they enemy fought back with a savage ferocity. Deadly flak and prowling night-fighters waited in the ever present darkness, and above all there was the incessant, bitter cold. And, as winter fell, there was no respite on the ground either.
Action this day depicts one such Winters morning at RAF LIssett as a ground crew start to prepare Halifax Mk3 LV907 'F-Freddy', simply known as 'Friday 13th', for action. Within a few hours tension on the airfield will mount as the heavies of 158 Squadron will take to the air once again.
Halifax 'Friday 13th' flew an impressive total of 128 operational sorties with 158 Squadron.
This Collectors Edition is Signed by EIGHT veterans of 158 Squadron:-
Pilot Officer Maurice SPIVEY - Wireless op/Air Gunner
Warrant Officer Rex STATHAM - Flight Engineer
Flight Lt. Fred TUNSTALL - Rear Gunner
Flight Lt. Tommy COLES - Pilot
Warrant Officer Harry IRONS - Rear Gunner
Flight Sgt Trevor MARLOW - Flight Engineer
Warrant Officer Dennis SLACK - Bomb Aimer
Flight Sgt Victor WASHER - Flight Engineer
The Print measures 35x25 Inches and comes with CoA and sales Brochure.