RAF / RAAF aircrew photographs - history

RAF / RAAF aircrew photographs - history

Code: P23518


W: 15cm (5.9")H: 11.2cm (4.4")


Photographs relating to pilot, Flying Officer H.S.L. Crouch, AUS403912, of 467 squadron.  He flew 25 Ops including 8 to Berlin.  The two main images are approximately 15 x 11.2cm and the first shows Crouch in the cockpit of his Lancaster 'H'.  Painted kangaroos on the aircraft represent the bombing raids undertaken (an impressive 47).  Annotations to the rear suggest this to be late 1943.  The second image show his full crew at the tail end of a battered Lancaster 'H' ED532.  Most appear to be in Australian  battledress and one is wearing an Irvin flying jacket.  They are named on the rear as F/O Crouch DFC  - pilot, F/O J Kennedy DFC -  bomb-aimer , P/O A Camps - navigator, P/O A Sperling DFC - wireless operator, P/O C Lacey - airgunner, P/O M Luckett - flight engineer and W/O M Y Bridgman DFC - airgunner.  With a handwritten sheet listing Crouch's operational flights.  Some creasing/wear.  Stock code P23518.