A Lancaster of No. 61 Squadron, RAF, piloted by Flt. Lt. Bill Reid comes under attack from a German Fw190 en route to Dusseldorf on the night of November 3rd, 1943. Already injured in a previous attack, Bill Reid was again wounded but pressed on for another 50 minutes to bomb the target, then fly his badly damaged aircraft on the long journey home.
The courage and devotion to duty that earned Bill Reid the Victoria Cross, was a hallmark of RAF bomber crews throughout their long six year campaign.
As a tribute to the heroic actions of all the RAF Bomber crews who flew the grueling night missions against Germany during WWII, the prints are personally signed by distinguished WWII RAF Bomber Command veterans, including the Pilot featured – Bill Reid VC.
This print is personally signed by twelve Bomber Command Aircrew and is issued with matching numbered companion print CROSSING THE COAST (unframed):
Flight Lieutenant BILL REID VC
Air Marshal SIR IVOR BROOM KCB CBE DSO DFC AFC
Air Commodore WILF BURNETT DSO OBE DFC AFC
Squadron Leader TONY IVESON DFC AE
Flight Sergeant STAN BRADFORD DFM
Group Captain WILLIAM FARQUHARSON DFC
Flight Lieutenant BOB KNIGHTS DSO DFC
Group Captain DUDLEY BURNSIDE DSO OBE DFC*
Squadron Leader LAWRENCE CURTIS DFC* AE
Flight Lieutenant DOUGLAS NEWHAM CVO DFC
Flight Lieutenant DENNIS WOOLLEY DFC DFM
Flight Lieutenant KENNETH WOLSTENHOLME DFC*