by Philip E. West
Based at Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire from June 1943, 101 Squadron was selected to test new equipment designed to jam the VHF frequencies used by German fighter controllers. A system, code-named “Airborne Cigar” or ABC for short, was operated by a eighth crew member – the Special Operator on board the Lancaster bomber who could understand German and listen into the German controller’s transmissions, jamming them before they alerted their night fighters to the position of the bombers. ABC soon proved its worth and from October 1943 101 Sqn. ABC aircraft flew with all Bomber Command main force attacks, consequently 101 Squadron suffered higher losses than other 1 Group Squadrons.
The Primary Edition is signed by a 101 Sqn. Special Duties Lancaster pilot.
125 Prints in the Primary edition.
Flt Lt Russell (Rusty) Waughman DFC, AFC, (Pilot) volunteered for the RAF in 1941. After training in Canada, he qualified as a heavy bomber pilot.
He completed a tour of operations, which began during the ‘Battle of Berlin’, where they did several operations.
The overall size including the mount is 21.5½” x 16”
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