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Day Duties for the Night Workers by Robert Taylor.


Day Duties for the Night Workers by Robert Taylor.

With its mission completed, the mighty Lancaster slowly rolls to a halt on the lonely dispersal point, the roar of its four pulsating Merlin engines steadily slackens, replaced by an eerie silence, broken only by the snapping cracks of cooling metal. Slowly the seven weary crew tumble out of the fuselage, their faces etched with strain, eyes rimmed red with tiredness. For them it is the final act of another long, arduous and nerve-wracking operation, another eight-hour ordeal to attack industrial targets in the Ruhr. This time they know they've been lucky, they reached the target and returned home safely, despite the deadly flak and prowling Luftwaffe night-fighters. For others, however, the work of war has just begun. As the massive Lancaster looms majestically over them, the ever vigilant ground crew begin the task of preparing their aircraft for the coming night's operation. Checking, repairing and double-checking again, making sure that nothing goes wrong on the next trip, nothing that could endanger the lives of the crew who depend on them. And then there are guns to be re-armed, bombs to be loaded and near-empty fuel tanks refilled. It will be a race against time.
Item Code : DHM6078Day Duties for the Night Workers by Robert Taylor. - This Edition
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PRINTSigned limited edition of 200 prints.

Paper size 20 inches x 14 inches (51cm x 36cm) Bressloff, Boris
Cleaver, Reg
Payne, Alan
+ Artist : Robert Taylor
£70.00

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Other editions of this item : Day Duties for the Night Workers by Robert Taylor. DHM6078
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Bomber Command edition of 25 artist proofs.

Supplied with a copy of the book Heroic Endeavour by Sean Feast, signed by the author.
Paper size 20 inches x 14 inches (51cm x 36cm) Bressloff, Boris
Cleaver, Reg
Payne, Alan
Bell, William
Booker, Jim
Carlton, Ken
Clarke, Eric
Curnock, Richard
Evans, Eric
Eves, Reg
Field, Dennis
French, George
Gough, Harry
Hadley, Les
Hall, John
Hildreth, Jeff
Jenkinson, Ken
Johnson, Ken
Jones, Norman
Kelbrick, William
Kirtland, Bert
Lusher, Norman
Mannion, Frank
OBrien, Ken
Parsons, Lou
Rowland, John
Staves, Malcolm
Worrall, Raymon
Lasham, Bob
Leksinski, Rudolf
Linaker, Jack
MacNamara, Len
Maltas, Fred
Manning, Len
Morrison, John
Mottershead, Bluey
Oakeby, Henry
Patterson, Ernie
Pearl, John
Rogers, Ken
Smith, Ron
Statham, Rex
Starkey, Richard
Tetlow, Phil
Thompson, Sam
Tunstall, Fred
Varney, Eric
Wheeler, Frank
Wesolowski, Andrzej
Winser, Tony
+ Artist : Robert Taylor
£295.00VIEW EDITION...
PRINTBomber Command edition of 125 prints.

Supplied with a copy of the book Heroic Endeavour by Sean Feast, signed by the author.
Paper size 20 inches x 14 inches (51cm x 36cm) Bressloff, Boris
Cleaver, Reg
Payne, Alan
Bell, William
Booker, Jim
Carlton, Ken
Clarke, Eric
Curnock, Richard
Evans, Eric
Eves, Reg
Field, Dennis
French, George
Gough, Harry
Hadley, Les
Hall, John
Hildreth, Jeff
Jenkinson, Ken
Johnson, Ken
Jones, Norman
Kelbrick, William
Kirtland, Bert
Lusher, Norman
Mannion, Frank
OBrien, Ken
Parsons, Lou
Rowland, John
Staves, Malcolm
Worrall, Raymon
Lasham, Bob
Leksinski, Rudolf
Linaker, Jack
MacNamara, Len
Maltas, Fred
Manning, Len
Morrison, John
Mottershead, Bluey
Oakeby, Henry
Patterson, Ernie
Pearl, John
Rogers, Ken
Smith, Ron
Statham, Rex
Starkey, Richard
Tetlow, Phil
Thompson, Sam
Tunstall, Fred
Varney, Eric
Wheeler, Frank
Wesolowski, Andrzej
Winser, Tony
+ Artist : Robert Taylor
£250.00VIEW EDITION...
PRESENTATIONVictoria Cross edition of 25 matted prints.

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Paper size 20 inches x 14 inches (51cm x 36cm) Overall size 25 inches x 22 inches (64cm x 56cm) Bressloff, Boris
Cleaver, Reg
Payne, Alan
Bell, William
Booker, Jim
Carlton, Ken
Clarke, Eric
Curnock, Richard
Evans, Eric
Eves, Reg
Field, Dennis
French, George
Gough, Harry
Hadley, Les
Hall, John
Hildreth, Jeff
Jenkinson, Ken
Johnson, Ken
Jones, Norman
Kelbrick, William
Kirtland, Bert
Lusher, Norman
Mannion, Frank
OBrien, Ken
Parsons, Lou
Rowland, John
Staves, Malcolm
Worrall, Raymon
Lasham, Bob
Leksinski, Rudolf
Linaker, Jack
MacNamara, Len
Maltas, Fred
Manning, Len
Morrison, John
Mottershead, Bluey
Oakeby, Henry
Patterson, Ernie
Pearl, John
Rogers, Ken
Smith, Ron
Statham, Rex
Starkey, Richard
Tetlow, Phil
Thompson, Sam
Tunstall, Fred
Varney, Eric
Wheeler, Frank
Wesolowski, Andrzej
Winser, Tony
Cheshire, Leonard (matted)
Jackson, Norman (matted)
Learoyd, Roderick (matted)
Reid, Bill (matted)
+ Artist : Robert Taylor
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Flight Sergeant Alan Payne DFC
Joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 and trained as an Observer in the UK and in South Africa but served as Bomb Aimer with 630 Squadron and later 57 Squadron on Lancasters completing 29 operations. Based at RAF East Kirkby Alan took part in the Battle of Berlin from November 1943, culminating with a raid on Nuremberg at the end of March 1944. Alan was then transferrred to Transport Command where he completed a full tour as a navigator on Halifaxes wtih 620 Sqn Transport Command in Palestine supporting the 6th Airborne Divison.
Warrant Officer Reg CleaverServed with 419 (Moose) Squadron RCAF. Reg Cleaver was a Flight Engineer and Co-pilot on Halifaxes until On his 17th operation on 24 June 1943, on a raid to Wuppertal, his aircraft was shot down by German Fw190 nightfighters. After initially evading capture he was eventually captured in Holland where he was beaten by the Gestapo and taken as a PoW to Stalag Luft 6 until the end of the war.

The Aircraft :
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LancasterThe Avro Lancaster arose from the avro Manchester and the first prototype Lancaster was a converted Manchester with four engines. The Lancaster was first flown in January 1941, and started operations in March 1942. By March 1945 The Royal Air Force had 56 squadrons of Lancasters with the first squadron equipped being No.44 Squadron. During World War Two the Avro Lancaster flew 156,000 sorties and dropped 618,378 tonnes of bombs between 1942 and 1945. Lancaster Bomberss took part in the devastating round-the-clock raids on Hamburg during Air Marshall Harris' "Operation Gomorrah" in July 1943. Just 35 Lancasters completed more than 100 successful operations each, and 3,249 were lost in action. The most successful survivor completed 139 operations, and the Lancaster was scrapped after the war in 1947. A few Lancasters were converted into tankers and the two tanker aircraft were joined by another converted Lancaster and were used in the Berlin Airlift, achieving 757 tanker sorties. A famous Lancaster bombing raid was the 1943 mission, codenamed Operation Chastise, to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley. The operation was carried out by 617 Squadron in modified Mk IIIs carrying special drum shaped bouncing bombs designed by Barnes Wallis. Also famous was a series of Lancaster attacks using Tallboy bombs against the German battleship Tirpitz, which first disabled and later sank the ship. The Lancaster bomber was the basis of the new Avro Lincoln bomber, initially known as the Lancaster IV and Lancaster V. (Becoming Lincoln B1 and B2 respectively.) Their Lancastrian airliner was also based on the Lancaster but was not very successful. Other developments were the Avro York and the successful Shackleton which continued in airborne early warning service up to 1992.

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