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Stirling Bomber - 149 Squadron RAF, Mildenhall, Suffolk, England - June 1942

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Stirling bomber engines Short Stirlings of No. 1651 HCU (Heavy Conversion Unit) in flight, ‘B’ is in the middle of the formation.

A bomber crew of the 100th Bomb Group prepare to board a B-17 Flying Fotress (serial number 42-102649) nicknamed "Lady Geraldine".

Freeman Collection "Classic Photo" A bomber crew of the Bomb Group prepare to board a Flying Fotress (serial number nicknamed "Lady Geraldine".

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Briefing for the crew of a heavy Stirling bomber - RAF Methwold, Norfolk, England - World War 2

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RAF aides try to remove a wheel landing gear of this huge heavy bomber Short Stirling. This was one of the biggest bombers of the war and the second in capacity.When it became obsolete over other as the Lancaster, I modified it to make transport glider.

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Fueling of a Short Stirling and loading it up with bombs before taking off for a mission.

Stirling Bomber 1942.The Short Stirling was the 1st 4-engined British heavy bomber of the WWII. The Stirling was designed by Short Brothers to meet an Air Ministry specification from 1936. When the preferred design from Supermarine had to be abandoned, the Stirling was ordered for the RAF. It entered service in early 1941 but had a relatively brief operational career as a bomber, being relegated to 2nd line duties from late 1943, when other more capable 4-engined RAF bombers took over ~ BFD

The Stirling's pilot had attempted to make an emergency landing but the aircraft was out of control and all the crew were killed in a mid-air explosion.

Groundcrew refuelling a Short Stirling Mk I of No. 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit at Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire, 29 April 1942. -- High quality art prints, canvases -- Imperial War Museum Prints

Groundcrew refuelling a Short Stirling Mk I of No. 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit at Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire, 29 April -- High quality art prints, canvases -- Imperial War Museum Prints

Slaughter is the best medicine

RAF air crew checks out the next target - Vickers Wellington heavy bomber was Britain's main bomber at the outbreak of the war - 1940

Stirling bomber being refuelled – identities of individuals unknown. © Allan Alexander/ NZBCA Archives

Allan Alexander and the crew of AA-U

Stirling bomber being refuelled – identities of individuals unknown.

The Short Stirling sat very high and made it difficult to do maintenance.

The Short Stirling sat very high and made it difficult to do maintenance.

Three Stirling bombers over Great Britain,

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