The Homing Bomber

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Title

The Homing Bomber

Description

Poem written on RAF Waddington notepaper called The Homing Bomber. It describes a damaged bomber and its wounded crew making its way back to the UK.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Karl Williams
David Bloomfield

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Format

One page handwritten document

Language

Identifier

MAllenDJ1880966-150901-01

Transcription

[RAF Crest]
SERGEANTS’ MESS
R.A.F. STATION
WADDINGTON
NR. LINCOLN

THE HOMING BOMBER.
Like a tired bird, homeward
winging through the dawn the
bomber flies; covered with the
morning glory, wounded men with
weary eyes see the white walls
of the island sloping to the
channel form [missing words] dear that
shore must seem to them! how
sweet the first faint sight
of home. France slips back into
the mist, above the framework
down they pass, comforted to
see once more the tender green of
English Grass. Back to base with
hearts content they bring their
bruised and battered plane.
having won another battle,
coming home to fight. again.

Collection

Citation

“The Homing Bomber,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/2386.

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