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Lt Robert A 'Bob' Tunnell [Pilot] and Lt David A 'Dan' McCarthy [Observer] of the 8 Reconnaissance Squadron (Special)(P), 802 Reconnaissance Group (Special) (P), 8 Reconnaissance Wing (P) with a de Havilland DH98 Mosquito PR XVI NS559 at Watton that has received 'flak' damage to one of its engines, 4 August 1944.

Printed caption on reverse: '60900 A.C.- Lt. Tunnel and Lt. McCarthy of the 654th Bomb. Sqdn. 25th Bomb Group. standing beside a flak damaged DeHavilland "Mosquito" Reconnaissance. England. August 4, 1944 U.S. Air Force Photo

' The names 'Bob' and 'Daniel' have been handwritten above 'Lt. Tunnel and Lt. McCarthy' respectively. Handwritten caption on reverse: '12/8/44.' Passed for publication by censors on 12 August, 1944.

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Lieutenant Bob Tunnel and Lieutenant Daniel McCarthy of the 25th Bomb Group stand with a Mosquito at Watton that has received flak damage to one of its engines. Printed caption on reverse: '60900 A.C.- Lt. Tunnel and Lt. McCarthy of the 654th Bomb. Sqdn. 25th Bomb Group. standing beside a flak damaged DeHavilland "Mosquito" Reconnaissance. England. August 4, 1944 U.S. Air Force Photo.' The names 'Bob' and 'Daniel' have been handwritten above 'Lt. Tunnel and Lt. McCarthy' respectively. Handwritten caption on reverse: '12/8/44.' Probably passed for publication by censors on 12 August, 1944.

Connections

Units

People

  • David McCarthy

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator / Observer
    Served with 8th AF USAAF September 1943 - May 1944. ...

  • Robert Tunnell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew as camera chase plane for Anvil* bomber which exploded in front of the Mosquito causing an emergency landing at Halesworth. 12-8-44. ...

Aircraft

  • NS569

    Mosquito
    Chase camera A/C on Anvil mission to V3 long range cannon battery, Mimoyecques, France. Drone A/C explosion flipped NS569 up several hundred feet, knocking out the port engine with debris coming through the nose injuring the observer Lt Daniel J...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2018 15:24:12 Wattonman Changes to caption
Sources

Norman Malayney, "The 25th Bomb Group (Rcn) in WWII", Schiffer Publishers, 2011, page 92.

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2018 10:59:37 Emily Changes to caption
Sources

Moved information added by user Wattonman from caption to source message.

A photograph of NS569 damaged in the 12 August 1944 explosion of Kennedy's PBY-1 appears on page 96, Norman Malayney, "The 25th Bomb Group (Rcn) in WWII" Schiffer Publishers, 2011. It was taken at Halesworth on 13 August 1944 and obtained from Daniel McCarthy family members.

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2018 02:55:11 Wattonman Changes to caption
Sources

Norman Malayney, " The 25th Bomb Group (Rcn) in WWII", Schiffer Publishers, 2011.

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2018 02:41:56 Wattonman Changes to caption
Sources

Norman Malayney, "The 25th Bomb Group (Rcn) in WWII", Schiffer Publishers, 2011, page 92 and 96.

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2018 11:01:37 Emily Changes to caption and mission associations
Sources

Edited information added to caption by Wattonmanfor brevity and intelligibility

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2018 00:46:28 Wattonman Changes to caption
Sources

Norman Malayney, "The 25th Bomb Group (Rcn) in WWII", Schiffer Publications, 2011 ISBN : 978-0-7643-3950-9

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2015 19:47:39 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.
Mosquito Photo-Reconnaissance Units of World War 2 by Martin W Bowman.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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