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    Default Sea lion balancing a bomb

    In a German photo album I have found a picture in which there a Sea lion balancing a bomb on its nose.
    Apparently it is a piece of nose art from a English bomber that was shot down in Denmark in the area of Vejle-Kolding-Esbjerg.
    Has anyone seen a anything the like ?
    Also on the picture is a propeller blade with two white lines across the tip. Could well be from a Lancaster.
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    Hi Soren,

    Could be a play on the Captain's name.

    20/21-4-1943
    No.15 Sqn
    Stirling III BF476 LS-P
    Op:Rostock.

    Took off 2230 Mildenhall. Homebound at 500 feet, hit by flak and crash-landed 0246 at Kragelund, Denmark. Sgt Huggett was badly wounded in his thigh by shrapnel and he was taken to a field hospital at Schleswig. Sgt Marshall RNZAF was repatriated, arriving in England aboard the Arundel Castle on 6 February 1945.

    F/L C S Lyons RNZAF - pow
    Sgt H W Hipwell - pow
    Sgt J R Marshall RNZAF - pow
    P/O R Lockwood - pow
    Sgt R P Rowland - pow
    Sgt J Shaw - pow
    Sgt M C Huggett - pow

    BCL4/118

    Col.
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    Hi
    More likely Lancaster ED733 as I know that one of the deceased crewmembers was brought to radar station "Fledermaus" where the picture is from, but I am not sure.
    "Fledermaus" was envolved in the claim and the crash happened only about 10 kilometers from "Fledermaus".
    http://www.flensted.eu.com/19430053.shtml
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    Default Nose art

    Hi, found this thread purely by accident, any chance of seeing the photo in question? ED733 was my grandads plane. He was tail end charlie, Ive seen the crash site images from the kolding collection but am desperate for the possibility of nose art for a model im building. Thanks in advance, Matt.

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