H57RC has produced, from an original wartime Pilot's Halifax control wheel in our collection, finely detailed and exact copies of the Halifax pilot control wheel which we offer here for the first time to our members and donors! Complete down to the pilot brake control handles (moveable) in the center of the control wheel, these never-before-offered control wheels, made from heavy resin, are so detailed that even the factory part serial numbers from the original can be seen clearly on these replica gems. Do not miss out on acquiring one of these replicas by donating $400. or more to our Halifax Project! This offering is unique in the Halifax and WW2 bomber aviation world.
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.
- 26 ordered
- 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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