I’ve read tales of hosing out the rear turret on return to base as there wasn’t enough left to remove.How did that differ from the rest of the crew and other service personnel? My late uncle was a Flight Engineer on Lancasters and mentioned have to help remove the remains of rear gunners from their turrets, but he never mentioned the pay thing.
Am I right in thinking that armour was removed from the Lanc to maximise range and bomb load?
Also read that the only armoured bit on a Lanc was the pilots seat. The thinking, I suppose, if he gets killed they all will.