ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.
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- HU 81278
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- object name: Official photograph
- object name: Group photograph (formal)
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Personnel of No. 487 Squadron RNZAF grouped in front of a Lockheed Ventura Mark II at Methwold, Norfolk. Standing eighth from the left is the Commanding Officer, Wing Commander G J "Chopper" Grindell On his right is the 'A' Flight commander, Squadron Leader T Turnbull, and on his left the 'B' Flight commander, Squadron Leader L H Trent, who, on 3 May 1943 led the Squadron in a disastrous daylight attack on the power station at Amsterdam. Ten of the eleven aircraft participating were shot down, including Trent's, who was captured. In 1945 he was awarded the Victoria Cross when the story of his outstanding leadership and determination during the raid became known.
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