This is post No. 660.
The Internet is a powerful tool when you want to reach out to people.
This is what I found on the Internet after Dean Stevens sent me a picture his wife took of his Don Anderson’s lithograph.
“RCAF The War Years WWII Air Forces Reunion
Commemorating 40th Anniversary
Battle of Britain”
A set of 12 full colour reproductions from the original paintings.
The artist is Don Anderson who was an official war artist with the RCAF.
1. Alouette 425 Squadron
2. Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI 416 Squadron
3. RCAF Group 6 Halifax surveying Hamburg, VE day plus 2
4. A tail gunner doing maintenance on bomber’s rear guns
5. 403 Squadron returns to Evère airfield Jan. 1, 1945
6. Rear gunner Halifax Mk 1
7. Canadian airman taking off under fire 416 squadron, Evere, Belgium.
8. Lancaster Mk X 431 squadron, Croft,Yorkshire
9. B 90 Petit Brogel, Belgium
10. Beaufighters 404 Squadron taking off for Norway, Banff, Scotland.
11. Night Intruder, de Havilland Mosquito
12. After the Rain, “Tusker” Squadron, Ceylon
This blog was created in September 2011 when I met a young man whose grandfather was a Spitfire pilot.
Walter Neil Dove is in the middle on this picture.
Most people likely had never heard of him. Most people most likely never heard the word “erks”. The two men are what pilots affectionately called erks… airframe mechanics, fitters,…
Dean had a lithograph and wanted to know more.
George White was an erk.
His son Mark found my blog and contributed with a series of articles about his father and fellow erks. Everything is here for Dean to read if he wants to know how those erks were heroes in their own way.
Lest We Forget.