WWII: Military photo's collected LAC Ford RAAF 1943-1947. A pictorial history 460 Squadron RAAF from training to air sorties, showing damaged planes, planes of the squadron and their crews, paraphernalia, photos of the whole squadron on the ground and on a bomber wing also The Battle Orders for the bombing of Leipzig 20/21 October 1943 using 358 Lancaster's of which 16 never returned plus Mosquitos as the Pathfinders this was their first serious raid on Leipzig, a copy given to each captain from 405, 7, 83, 139, 97, 156 Squadrons with a combat report from the pilot PO Starkey of twin engined plane A, after 600 yards the pilot too evasive action and the mid upper gunner Sgt. Jamieson engaged the plane with a long burst of 300 rounds, the rear gunner Sgt. Ellice sighted the plane which disappeared into the cloud before he could engage. All orders are typed with 9 handwritten debriefing sheets showing plane not returned and others having to abandon their mission., a potted history of 460 Squadron from their conception to October 1945 when they were disbanded at east Kirkby, Squadron totals were: sorties - 6264, bombs dropped - 24856, miles flown - 4767 362 aeroplane G for George was presented with a certificate for completing 90 sorties, the lane is now in a War Museum in Australia. LAC Ford kept a tally book of planes out and total losses to planes and crew. Also included are 460 Squadron badge, rare vets badge and other RAF badges.
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