Alan Girling did some research earlier in the year on Arthur "Cringe" Loveland - and his War record. He now has an update.
"I was having a browse through some RAF archive photos sent to me by a contact (a mine of historical information) and among some photos I spotted this photo of a Halifax Bomber. Something about it rang a bell - notably the markings on the fuselage. A quick check showed it was from the same squadron with which Arthur Loveland flew. His aircraft that was shot down was EY-G, and the one pictured, just having taken off, which would have been an identical aircraft, is EY-U (the letters EY are the 78 Squadron identification markings). It's not impossible that Arthur also flew in this Halifax (crews didn't just stick exclusively to one aircraft) although without his log book there's no way of telling for sure. Wish I'd come across this when I first put the piece together about him, but thought you might be interested to see it. Amazing coincidence to happen across this."
From the same archive - this is what his working space would have been like - both taken inside a Halifax. The escape hatch was beneath his seat. Health &, Safety eat your heart out... From the same archive - this is what his working space would have been like - both taken inside a Halifax. The escape hatch was beneath his seat. Health & Safety eat your heart out...
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