The crews of Bomber Command faced one of the most daunting tasks, calling for courage sustained night after night, in conditions of desperate danger and discomfort. They did not fail us and 55,573 paid the supreme sacrifice.
Robert Taylor’s evocative painting recreates a typical scene encountered by many Royal Air Force bomber squadrons on raids over enemy occupied territory:
After thirty trouble free operations, Lancaster PG-G of 619 Squadron returns home on the morning of 9th February 1945 after a gruelling operation to Stettin Bay. German Night-Fighters had raked the aircraft killing the rear gunner and wounding two of the crew, another attack could happen at any time.