RAF air crew europe medal group to a halifax bomber air gunner.
Rees Palmer enlisted into the raf in April 1942, and he initially trained as a pilot. Then according to his service record in April 1943 an incident occured in which he may have been hospitalised ? Later that same year he re-trains as a Sergeant air gunner, finally being posted to RAF 578 squadron at Snaith, flying as a rear gunner in Halifax bombers. He crews up with pilot f/o williams and he becomes a regular member of williams crew.
Commencing operations over Germany 24/5/1944 to Aachen. Then more operations follow mainly to France including 'softening up' of the costal defences prior to d-day. Further operations to France, until July when the squadron returns to German targets. In August 1944 the squadron move bases to RAF Burn. From here Palmer flies on at least another twelve operations to France & German targets. In October 1944 he looks to have finished his tour of operations. More research is needed.
Included in the group are his named box of medals, 1939-45 and air crew europe stars, defence & war medals, France & Germany bar, all mint as issued with silk ribbons and their individual waxed packets. Also, the (3) issued medal slips, and with a rare copy of his service record, squadron operations book copies of his operations, a brief squadron history, copy squadron photograph etc...
An excellent air gunner group.
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