On Sunday, 30 July 1944, Lancaster PB304 cra shed on the banks of the River Irwell at Salford. This book traces the history of the 7 airmen who died a follows them t hrough training a operations they completed in the 2 weeks b efore their deaths. 'As flight engineer, the main role of Sergeant Barnes, was to monitor the temperature gauges and look for any signs of ... The flight engineer also kept a keen eye on the fuel gauges and logged the fuel as it was burned off, as the gauges were known to be inaccurate. ... When the wheels failed to go down, he waited for his student to check the fuses, but he forgot and so had to wind them down manually.
|Title||:||The Salford Lancaster|
|Publisher||:||Pen and Sword - 1990-12-31|