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    Default George Christie Walker (Air Gunner)

    Hi all

    I offered to post this query on behalf of the original poster. Not much to go on except the possibility of someone recognising the aircraft. I know there were only 4 100+ mission Halifaxes but how many reached 90 or more?

    http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,496088.0.html

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    Hi Amrit,

    I had a look at the posting attached to your link. I am curious as to how you came up with the number of missions as 90+. I only counted 49 symbols on the nose of Halifax E "Eve". Is there a count system that I am unaware of?

    I am also amazed that George Christie Walker, standing head and shoulders above his crew mates, was assigned to a tail turret. It must have been quite a tight fit.

    This will be a tough one unless, as you say, someone can identify the a/c.
    David

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    Hi,
    Definatley only 49 ops there. Dave, i would have had doubts about him being a rear gunner because of his size, if i had'nt have seen a similar photo of a 142sqdn crew, who's tail gunner Stan Wallwork, was just the same build, and that was in a Wellington. Interestingly, there's a few combat reports on the N/A online catalogue, to a "Walker" on 51sqdn, might be, but then, might not be!!
    Alan.

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