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A bombers moon.......

By Arvorphoto    
NX611 'Just Jane' Lancaster Bomber. Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Museum, East Kirkby.
Whilst there, it was moving to read the following statistics

They didn't all return
As was all too often the case during WW2. airmen, young men, would head out east over the North Sea never to return
The RAF lost a total of 55,573 killed out of a total of 125,000 aircrew: a death rate of almost 45% percent. 8,403 were wounded in combat & 9,838 became prisoners of war.


Extracts from 'A Bombers Moon - Mike Harding:
'And the young men shot them down below the bomber's moon,
Shot them down in flames below the bomber's moon;
Young men sending young men to their graves
Saw them down into the North Sea waves'

'And for God's sake no more bombers' moons,
No more young men going out to die too soon,
Old men sending young men out to die'





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Comments


RLF Plus
11 18 4 United Kingdom
10 May 2017 6:35AM
Excellent nostalgic and poignant shotSmile
We owe them so muchSad
Rob
optik Plus
12 15 1 England
10 May 2017 6:36AM
A stunning image Daryl, fabulous processing.
Arvorphoto Plus
10 144 6 United Kingdom
10 May 2017 6:42AM

Quote:Excellent nostalgic and poignant shotSmile
We owe them so muchSad
Rob



We certainly do owe them so much, Rob
10 May 2017 9:03AM
superbly done
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2017 1:02PM
Dark and full of mystery!
Excellent photography
Isabel GrinGrin
Owdman Plus
5 6 20 United Kingdom
10 May 2017 1:32PM
Nice image.
My father's training squadron were lined up and all those whose numbers ended in 1-9 went to Bomber Command, my father's ended in 0, so he ended up in Coastal Command. The odds of me being here would have been considerably shortened with a different number. Smile
Norm
Spkr51 5 United States
10 May 2017 11:29PM
Superb !!!!!
Savvas511 4 158 Cyprus
6 Jun 2017 3:25PM
Great

Thankxxx for the description

stunning

Savvas Stavrinos

My Award

!!!GrinGrinGrin!!!

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