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What are the ranks in bomber crew?

What are the ranks in bomber crew?

A Lancaster Bomber had a crew of seven: pilot, navigator, bomb aimer, flight engineer, wireless operator, mid gunner and rear gunner.

How many crew are in a Wellington bomber?

The Wellington typically had a crew of five. The bomb-aimer was located within the aircraft’s nose.

What is the rank of a b17 pilot?

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies The Crew

1. Bombardier 6. Radio Operator/Gunner
2. Navigator 7. Ball Turret Gunner
3. Pilot 8. Right Waist Gunner
4. Co-Pilot 9. Left Waist Gunner
5. Top Turret Gunner/Engineer 10. Tail Gunner

Who flew the most bomber missions in WWII?

Erich Alfred Hartmann (19 April 1922 – 20 September 1993) was a German fighter pilot during World War II and the most successful fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare. He flew 1,404 combat missions and participated in aerial combat on 825 separate occasions.

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  • Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
  • Luftwaffe (Bundeswehr)
  • Are there any Lysander’s still flying?

    Royal Air Force army co-operation aircraft were named after mythical or historical military leaders; in this case the Spartan admiral Lysander was chosen….Westland Lysander.

    Lysander
    First flight 15 June 1936
    Introduction June 1938
    Retired 1946 (UK)
    Status retired

    Did b17 have a flight engineer?

    From “Half a Wing, Three Engines and a Prayer, B-17s over Germany” by Brian D. O’neill. The flight engineer on the B-17 was like a flying ground crewman. He had to know the intricate workings of the Flying Fortress and would assist the pilots with monitoring the mechanical operation of the aircraft.