• Short Summary

    Sergeant Hannah tells how he won his Victoria Cross saving his burning plane.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Youngest VC of the War".

    Shots of Airmen walking in front of bomber.

    MS. RAF (Royal Air Force) Wireless Operator Sergeant John Hannah VC (Victoria Cross) and Pilot Officer Connor (DFC - Distinguished Flying Cross) talking about the incident when Hannah fought a blaze in the aircraft as Connor continued to fly the plane and managed to bring it in to land, although bullets were flying around the plane as they were exploded by the flames - nat.sound.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1057.48
    Media URN:
    21172
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1940
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:36:00 / 01:54:41:00
    Canister:
    40/83

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Details of the actions for which Hannah was awarded the Victoria Cross can be found here....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_H
    annah_(VC)

    "Pilot Officer Connor" is Clare Connor. Sadly he died just a few months later in November 1940. Details of his heroics are here.....

    http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=2fA3zXDdz4wC&pg=PA73&l
    pg=PA73&dq;="pilot+officer+c
    lare+connor"&source=bl&ot;
    s=O9q6p7-wtr&sig=Liw7zVMzdx-lksBCFIntHSMpYVc&hl=en#v=o
    nepage&q="pilot officer
    clare connor"&f=false

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