A newly published book (188 pages) on all aspects of the design, history, and combat career of the Halifax bomber, the "jack-of-all-trades" bomber of the RCAF and RAF in Bomber Command. Included is information and great photos on all the survivor Halifaxes in existence and their restorations. This book is straight from the publisher Haynes to Halifax 57 Rescue who contributed to the making of this excellent historical and technical book on the Halifax.
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by Kenneth B. Cothliff
It has been over 75 years since the end of WW2 and the story of one of Canada’s greatest RCAF bomber pilots and leaders, REG LANE DSO DFC and Bar CMM CD, can now be told. Through this very unique book, exclusively offered in Canada by Halifax 57 Rescue, finally we can share the amazing story of Reginald John Lane who did 64 combat trips, with 2 full tours on Halifaxes!!
This most special book by UK author Ken Cothliff ( who lost his own father Bill in Halifax bomber combat with RCAF 425 Squadron) explains in great detail in 156 pages the entire brilliant career of Reg Lane in the RCAF and RAF, including the postwar RCAF.
An excellent read with great details of Reg’s 1942 to 1944 bomber combat (2 tours) when hardly any bomber crews were finishing 1 combat tour, the author is to be commended for his exhaustive research due in the main to the great cooperation of the Reg Lane family. regards H57RC
the center. A true but totally forgotten symbol of our RCAF bomber boys, resurrected by HALIFAX 57 RESCUE, as a tribute to the RCAF and Bomber Command's contribution to Allied Victory in WW2.
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- 7 claimed
(DFC) means awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for excellence in combat operations
(POW) - shot down and Prisoner of War
This print is (24 in. X 36 in.) or ( 60 cm. X 92 cm.)
Oliver Rheaume - rear gunner - Ottawa, Ontario
Ted Turner - rear gunner - Campbell River, B.C.
Lloyd Patten DFC - pilot - Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
Gordon Ford - wireless operator - Stratford, Ontario
Peter Provias - navigator- Oakville, Ontario
Albert McMullen - mid-upper gunner - POW - Red Deer, Alberta
Russell Earl DFC - pilot - Estevan, Saskatchewan
Jack Dundas DFC - pilot - Ridgeville, Ontario
Barney Ririe DFC - wireless operator - Magrath, Alberta
Michael McCabe - artist - Moncton, New Brunswick - cousin
W.D. Walsh KIA in a Halifax of RCAF 408 Sqn.
Keith Rupert - wireless operator - Ottawa, Ontario
Michael Guthman DFC - mid-upper gunner - Vancouver, B.C.
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by Halifax 57 Rescue (Canada)
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