On the night of 11 / 12 March 1941, Halifax bombers went into action for the first time when
aircraft from 35 Squadron bombed the docks at Le Havre. The following night the squadron took
part in a raid on Hamburg, with the Halifax becoming the first of the four- engine ‘heavies’ to
bomb Germany, nearly a year before its illustrious counterpart, the Lancaster, entered the fray.
Equipping numerous units that subsequently included RAF, Canadian, Australian, Free French
and Polish squadrons, from that night in March 1941 until the cessation of hostilities, this
formidable, hard-working aircraft would become a core component of Bomber Command’s night
bombing campaign against the Third Reich. Despite being eventually overshadowed by the
Lancaster, Halifaxes would nevertheless deliver more than a quarter of all the bombs dropped on
Germany by the Royal Air Force.
Overall size: 17½" x 25½"
Available in the following editions
Signed by two Halifax aircrew - conservation matted with ten additional Halifax aircrew signatures
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The print is produced as a high quality giclée, hand signed and titled by the artist and fully conservation mounted.
To complete the portfolio, each copy is issued with a special Certificate of Authenticity which
doubles as an information booklet. This includes biographies of all featured signatures,
significant crew lists of ‘Friday the 13th’ and a full list of her 128 operations.
Also enclosed in the presentation sleeve is an officially licensed reproduction of a ‘Halifax Pilot & Flight Engineer Notes’ as issued by the Air Ministry during the war.
Flight Lieutenant George Dunn DFC Ld’H – Pilot with 76 Squadron
Warrant Officer Harry Winter – Wireless Operator/Air Gunner with 427 Squadron
Warrant Officer Harry Irons DFC – Rear Gunner with 158 Squadron
Warrant Officer Rex Statham – Flight Engineer with 158 Squadron
Flight Lieutenant Fred Tunstall DFC – Rear Gunner with 158 Squadron
Pilot Officer Maurice Spivey DFM – Wireless Operator/Air Gunner with 158 Squadron
Flight Lieutenant John Petrie-Andrews DFC DFM – Pilot with 102 & 158 Squadrons