Aeroplane Monthly 1986-09
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R.Cooling - Dutch courage
The brand new Vickers Wellington was a Mk IC, T2468 Y-Yorker. She was a beauty!
Sgt Douglas - his uniform was well pressed and his buttons shone. This would be his first operation in command.
It was Sgt Douglas’ second pilot who took over Y-Yorker. In 1943, when photographed, he was still flying Wellingtons against the Axis forces in North Africa, Sicily and Italy.
This Wellington III of 12 Squadron, Wickenby, came to grief near Lorient after a sea mining sortie off St Nazaire in October 1942. The crew became PoWs.