Photograph of the flight crew of air-collision Halifax during WWII
Black and white photograph of the crew of one of the Halifax aircraft of 518 Squadron, RAF Tiree, that collided in mid-air over Tiree on 16 August 1944 with the loss of both air crews. Back row L-R: Sgt “Bill” Graham, Arthur Marshall, “Norm” Power, “Warny” Creswell. Front row L-R: F/O “Harry” Oates, F/lt “Bill” Kemp, F/O K W Organ (donor`s father), F/O “Johnny ” Peterson. The photo was probably taken at RAF Brawdy in Pembrokeshire before their posting to Tiree. Kemp and Power did not follow the rest of the crew to Tiree, but were instead replaced by P/O BW Smith and Sgt PG Smith (not photographed). The accident happened only six days after they arrived on the island.