Thomson, George

Title

Thomson, George
George Buchanan Thomson
G B Thomson

Description

Two oral history interviews with Warrant Officer George Thomson (b. 1924). He flew operations as a navigator with 15 Squadron but was shot down in 1944 and became a prisoner of war.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by George Thomson and catalogued by IBCC Digital Archive staff.

Date

2017-10-05

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

Thomson, GB

Collection Items

George Thomson was a navigator with 15 Squadron based at RAF Mildenhall. On their nineteenth operation they came under attack and had to bale out of the aircraft. The pilot and mid-upper gunner both died. When he landed he saw a parachute stuck in a…

George Thomson had always wanted to fly. When he volunteered for the RAF he hoped to be a pilot but re-mustered as a navigator. He was posted to 15 Squadron based at RAF Mildenhall. On their first operation they were attacked by fighters three times.…
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