Dan Steele

Photographic Colourist

Avro Lancaster crew readies for a flight

Sometime after early 1942, the crew of an RAF Avro Lancaster readies itself for a flight, helping each other to fasten parachute harnesses, helmets, and gloves.

Colour by Dan Steele

The original image bears no caption, but it is believed that the image shows a crew of No. 576 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire in later 19431.

The crew members as photographed, left to right;

  • Len Sumak MU/G
  • Jack Boston R/G
  • Bob Hammond W/Op
  • Ted Roff F/E
  • Cyril Rollins Pilot
  • Louis Reese B/A
  • Jack Rutter Nav
Photographic negative. © IWM CH 21569
  1. https://www.northlincsweb.net/576Sqn/html/rollins_-_crew_103-576_sqns.html

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