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Old 16th Aug 2010, 01:54   #4 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Was Doylestown, PA, now Arnhem, NL
Age: 67
Posts: 87
Changing an oil tank on a Warwick was not a simple task. This picture shows one in the process of being changed in field conditions. Believed to be RAF Pomigliano.

An un-named armourer was checking and cleaning the guns in the upper turret of Warwick BV454 on 24th July 1944 at RAF Pomigliano. The guns should have been cleared of all ammunition before starting work. Of course it should also be impossible to shoot your own fin as various safety systems stop this from happening. The guns were not cleared, the safety system failed and the one round that was left in the breech was an incendiary. the results are very predictable.....

Not much left after the fire was extinguished,

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