Interview with Fred Tiller

Title

Interview with Fred Tiller

Description

Fred was too young to get in the Royal Air Force, so he joined the Air Training Corps where they did aircraft recognition and visited various camps. He joined in 1943/44 and went to Lord’s cricket ground where he was evaluated to become an air gunner. He was called up to Preston for interviews and crewed up at RAF Abingdon. The crew worked on Wellington and Whitney aircraft at RAF Stanton Harcourt. Fred went to RF Kirkham and then to RAF Bridgnorth to learn Morse code and to RAF Bridlington for further training. After a few days at home he was posted to the gunnery school on the Isle of Man and later to RAF Hardwick
heavy conversion unit to work on Halifaxes. Fred carried out about 30 operations, including ones to Stuttgart and Chemnitz.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2018-07-16

Contributor

Sue Smith

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00:23:42 audio recording

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ATillerF180716

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Citation

Susanne Pescott, “Interview with Fred Tiller,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 31, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11719.

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