Lying in this precarious position he smothered the fire in the wing fabric and tried to push the engine cover LP the hole in the wing and on the leaking pipe from which the fire came. As soon as he had removed his hand, however, a terrific wind blew the cover out and when he tried again it was lost. Tired as he was, he was able, with the navigator's assistance, to make a successful but perilous journey back into the aircraft.
There was now no danger of fire spreading from the petrol pipe as there was no fabric left near it and in due course it burned itself out. When the aircraft was nearly home, some petrol which had collected in the wing blazed up furiously but died down quite suddenly. A safe landing was made despite the damage sustained to the aircraft. The flight home had been made possible by the gallantry of Sergeant Ward in extinguishing the fire on the wing in circumstances of the greatest difficulty and at the risk of his life.
The New Zealander was apparently awestruck by the experience and was unable to answer the Prime Minister's questions. Churchill regarded Ward with some compassion. After his flight of 7 July, Ward was given command of his own crew and aircraft.
He flew his first mission as commander to Brest without incident. On his second mission, a raid on Hamburg carried out on 15 September, his Wellington encountered a night fighter shortly after releasing its bombs. Set on fire by the attacking night fighter, Ward ordered his crew to bail out and held his aircraft steady enough for two of his crew to do so; they subsequently became prisoners of war. When the Wellington crashed near Hamburg, the remaining crew and Ward were still on board.
It was initially reported that the Wellington had been hit and destroyed by flak. It was not until the two surviving crew members were released from their prisoner of war camp was it determined that a night fighter was involved in the destruction of Ward's aircraft. It was appreciated that Ward's profile as a result of the VC award would be useful for propaganda and recruitment purposes. Ward's body was recovered from the wreckage of his aircraft and buried by the Germans in a civilian cemetery.
The medals were subsequently lent to the Auckland War Memorial Museum for display. It had served as a sergeant's mess hall during the Second World War. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. James Allen Ward. Online Cenotaph. Auckland Museum. Retrieved 3 January The London Gazette. May Be Safe". New Zealand Herald. Ward, V. Northern Advocate. Retrieved 5 January Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Retrieved 16 February Victoria University of Wellington Public Affairs. Archived from the original PDF on 24 July Royal Air Force Lakenheath.
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I have never seen any of these releases elsewhere, so if you have, I'd love to have you comment on it. Or if you haven't, well, feel free to comment anyway. This is a bluegrass jug band at its sitting-around-the-campfire best. Jim Drewson guitar has a sort of goofy voice and Jennie Benford mandolin has more of a high, crunchy voice, and yet both sing together well in harmony, and also remain interesting on their own.
The cassette cover LP originally both Album) drawn and written. I wonder if they put out any more, because I sure would be interested. While hanging out in Montpelier, VT, I came across this strange second hand store that had a very, very small music section. I bought the cassette, LP then went back and bought the CD next time I was in town. There are 16 songs by 8 artists, LP, and each one a rare traditional folk gem.
All 16 cuts are excellent, and if you can find this, definitely go for it. Up in Kingston, Ontario, there is a furniture store that also sells used music.
Usually, when folk groups of this period did these kinds of numbers, it often felt like Pat Boone doing Little Richard. The A-WT give it depth and humanity. And most importantly, respect. There are also a number of then-newer songs covered from the likes of Tom Paxton, Gordon Lightfood, and Woody Guthrie of course.
Theres A Guy Down The Chip Shop Swears Hes Saddam - Wat Tyler - Appetite For Axl (Vinyl), St. Louis Blues - Veronica Sbergia - Aint Nothing In Ramblin (CD, Album), Halley - Halley (CD, Album), Whos Walkin Who? - Sonny Vincent / Stevie And The Secrets - Sonny Vincent / Stevie And The Secrets (, Thrusters - Silicon Scally - Bioroid (Vinyl, Album), Idjut Boys & Laj - Jaz Fook (Vinyl), Cube - Doc Martin - Westbound (CD), Tollund Men - Dedicated To P. F. Lacenaire (Cassette)