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Photograph - Gibson's Crew

Photograph - Gibson's Crew
Author: jstynes
Time Stamp:
16:07:28 12 August 2001
Post:
A few years ago I remember seeing a photograph of the whole of Guy Gibsons's crew in colour sitting on the grass. I think it was in a Daily Newspaper, although not sure. Does anybody else remember this? Does anybody know where a copy may be obtained

TIA

John Stynes


RE: Photograph - Gibson's Crew
Author: RodM
Time Stamp:
20:30:48 12 August 2001
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[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 12-Aug-01 AT 08:31 PM (GMT)[/font][p]Hi John,

I recall that the biography of Gidson by Alan Cooper has a colour photograph of Gibson lying down on grass reading. I would presume that this is either a part of the same photograph or part of the same set of photographs (incidentally, Gibson was wearing his VC ribbon so the photo(s) were taken after it was awarded).

I know the book gave credit to the source of the photo but as I got this book out from the library, I don't have it handy. I know that it was somewhere like the Imperial War Museum or such like.

Maybe someone else out there has this book and can confirm the source....

Regards

Rod M


RE: Photograph - Gibson's Crew
Author: jstynes
Time Stamp:
16:02:29 13 August 2001
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Thanks Rod

John


RE: Photograph - Gibson's Crew
Author: Jim Robinson (Guest)
Time Stamp:
21:07:15 13 August 2001
Post:
"The Royal Air Force of World War Two - in Colour" Roger A Freeman, has several pictures of Gibson. One is with four of his crew, they are standing against a stormy sky background. The other, very symbolic, is Gibson laying in a field surrounded by poppies and reading a book.

The blurb says that the series of pictures were taken by F/O George Woodbine on 22nd July 43. The pictures are credited to the IWM.

Hope this helps

Jim