Interview with Oscar Goodall

Title

Interview with Oscar Goodall

Description

Oscar was born in Australia. His father was a machine gunner - he was wounded seven times and died from his wounds two months before Oscar was born. His example influenced him to join the Royal Air Force. As an Air Cadet Corps member, he went to the Elementary Training School near Liverpool, passed the exams for pilot training, and joined when he was 20. They he was posted to Manchester waiting to go to Dallas. Due to the long delay Oscar was offered a course to be a fighter pilot or a gunner, he chose the latter and was sent to RAF Inverness to train on Ansons. He then went to RAF Market Harborough for training on Wellingtons. Later in his career, Oscar’s crew were asked to take a Lancaster to an airfield where it would be dismantled and parts reused. The aircraft crash landed, and Oscar was covered in petrol. No one was seriously injured but they didn’t fly for a week or so. He mentions and operation to Rotterdam and an instance when it was so cold that he was frozen in the turret. His crew only met once after the war.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2019-05-10

Contributor

Sue Smith

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01:05:22 audio recording

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Identifier

AGoodallOR190510

Collection

Citation

Jim Sheach, “Interview with Oscar Goodall,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 6, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17133.

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