A Lancaster from 61 Sqn, heavily damaged by German night-fighter attacks, heads to Dusseldorf during a bombing mission on the night of 3 November 1943. Although badly wounded, pilot Bill Reid and his crew pressed on to bomb their target before returning home. For his courage and devotion to duty Reid was awarded the Victoria Cross.
Overall size: 14½" x 19¾"
Signatures of Bill Reid V.C. and Norman Jackson V.C.
Flight Engineer on Lancasters with 467 & 97 Squadrons on missions over Europe including the Bergen U-boat pens, Dresden and the Dortmund-Ems Canal. He finished the war having completed a total of 44 Operations.