Guests: Peter Wheeler, and Robert Peel
Host: Dave Homewood
Duration: 55 minutes, 59 seconds
Recorded: 19th of January 2014, live at the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet
Topic: This is the third episode of recordings from the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet 2014 held at Karapiro, Cambridge, New Zealand. The guest speakers in this episode are as follows:
Peter Wheeler of the New Zealand Bomber Command Association talks about the proposal to repaint the markings on the Avro Lancaster bomber at the Museum of Transport and Technology, into those worn by No. 75 (NZ) Squadron Lancaster JN-M “The Captain’s Fancy”.
And Robert Peel, visiting from Denmark, details the raid carried out by No. 487 (NZ) Squadron against the Gestapo Headquarters in the Shell House building at Copenhagen during WWII. This talk relied heavily on photos and diagrams that were projected on the day, which we are sadly unable to supply here.
Peter Wheeler of the New Zealand Bomber Command Association
A late war photo of Lancaster NE181 (JN-M) The Captain’s Fancy
(From the New Zealand Bomber Command Association Archives, via Peter Wheeler)
The artwork by Pete West that Peter Wheeler is referring to in the talk, depicting the colours and
markings of The Captain’s Fancy (artwok by Pete West, supplied by Peter Wheeler)
The nose art in close up. (artwok by Pete West, supplied by Peter Wheeler)
By the way the small music clip comes from Danosongs and is called Magic Ghost