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Fl. Lt. Thomas Harvell RAF (deceased) - Art prints and originals signed by Fl. Lt. Thomas Harvell RAF (deceased)

Thomas Harvell

Thomas Harvell

3 / 6 / 2012Died : 3 / 6 / 2012

Fl. Lt. Thomas Harvell RAF (deceased)

Flight Engineer and Co Pilot Lancaster Bombers, N.514 Sq. RAF Bomber Command based in Cambridgeshire England. He completed 11 missions over Germany, before being shot down at Domremy (S.W. Nancy) in France. He then joined the FFI (French resistance) at Neuf Chateau. The mayor of the town later awarded Thomas Harvell the Medal of Honour in recognition of his wartime services an 50 years of continued friendship with his former resistance colleagues. He moved to another area, Doubs, near the Swiss border and helped the resistance liberate the town of Pierrefontaine. he was again awarded and became a "Citizen of Honour". The Resistance Veterans Association proposed him for the "Legion of Honour" but as Thomas Harvell was still RAF/British he never received this award. The RAF did, however, award him several combat medals. Sadly, Thomas Harvell passed away in Southampton on 3rd June 2012.

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During WW II ofjuly 1944, the RAF Bomber Command were planning yet another bombing raid, this time over Stuttgart in Germany. The no.514 Sq., based in Cambridgeshire, England, were one of the Lancaster Bomber Squadrons chosen for the mission. Flight ......
Combat Over Domremy by Graeme Lothian.
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During WW II ofjuly 1944, the RAF Bomber Command were planning yet another bombing raid, this time over Stuttgart in Germany. The no.514 Sq., based in Cambridgeshire, England, were one of the Lancaster Bomber Squadrons chosen for the mission. Flight ......

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Junkers Ju88 Prints by Nicolas Trudgian and Graeme Lothian.
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Moonlight Hunter by Nicolas Trudgian.
Combat Over Domremy by Graeme Lothian.

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Junkers Ju88 Aircraft Prints by Nicolas Trudgian and Graeme Lothian.
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Moonlight Hunter by Nicolas Trudgian. (AP)
Combat Over Domremy by Graeme Lothian.

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Fl. Lt. Thomas Harvell RAF (deceased)

Squadrons for : Fl. Lt. Thomas Harvell RAF (deceased)
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Fl. Lt. Thomas Harvell RAF (deceased). A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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(189) No.514 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 1st September 1943
Fate : Disbanded 22nd August 1945

Nil obstare potest - Nothing can withstand

No.514 Sqn RAF

No.514 Sqn RAF

No. 514 Squadron was formed at Foulsham, Norfolk, on 1st September 1943, as a heavy-bomber squadron in No. 3 Group. Beginning operations (in November 1943) with Lancaster IIs, it gradually changed over to Lancaster Is and IIIs during the summer of 1944, and, in all, over a span of 18 months, flew 3,675 operational sorties. Its personnel won 1 DSO, 84 DFCs, 1 bar to the DFC, and 26 DFMs. Immediately before the German capitulation the squadron dropped food supplies to the starving Dutch people and, subsequently, its aircraft were busily employed on ferrying liberated POWs to England from France and Belgium.
Aircraft for : Fl. Lt. Thomas Harvell RAF (deceased)
A list of all aircraft associated with Fl. Lt. Thomas Harvell RAF (deceased). A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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(23) Lancaster


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We have prints featuring Lancaster aircraft.

Manufacturer : Avro
Production Began : 1942
Retired : 1963
Number Built : 7377

Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster arose from the avro Manchester and the first prototype Lancaster was a converted Manchester with four engines. The Lancaster was first flown in January 1941, and started operations in March 1942. By March 1945 The Royal Air Force had 56 squadrons of Lancasters with the first squadron equipped being No.44 Squadron. During World War Two the Avro Lancaster flew 156,000 sorties and dropped 618,378 tonnes of bombs between 1942 and 1945. Lancaster Bomberss took part in the devastating round-the-clock raids on Hamburg during Air Marshall Harris' Operation Gomorrah in July 1943. Just 35 Lancasters completed more than 100 successful operations each, and 3,249 were lost in action. The most successful survivor completed 139 operations, and the Lancaster was scrapped after the war in 1947. A few Lancasters were converted into tankers and the two tanker aircraft were joined by another converted Lancaster and were used in the Berlin Airlift, achieving 757 tanker sorties. A famous Lancaster bombing raid was the 1943 mission, codenamed Operation Chastise, to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley. The operation was carried out by 617 Squadron in modified Mk IIIs carrying special drum shaped bouncing bombs designed by Barnes Wallis. Also famous was a series of Lancaster attacks using Tallboy bombs against the German battleship Tirpitz, which first disabled and later sank the ship. The Lancaster bomber was the basis of the new Avro Lincoln bomber, initially known as the Lancaster IV and Lancaster V. (Becoming Lincoln B1 and B2 respectively.) Their Lancastrian airliner was also based on the Lancaster but was not very successful. Other developments were the Avro York and the successful Shackleton which continued in airborne early warning service up to 1992.

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