Spence, Bill


Spence, Bill
William John Duncan Spence
W J D Spence


Two items. An oral history interview with Bill Spence (b. 1923, 153645 Royal Air Force) and a photograph. He flew operations as a bomb aimer with 44 Squadron. After the war he wrote of his experiences of the bombing war as Duncan Spence, Westerns as Jim Bowden, and Romantic Fiction under the name of Jessica Blair.

The collection was catalogued by Nigel Huckins.


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Spence, WD

Collection Items

Bill Spence
Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic with bomb aimers half brevet. Submitted with caption 'Black and white head and shoulders portrait photograph of WD Spence in uniform, showing a Bomb aimer’s brevet'.

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Interview with Bill Spence
Bill Spence was born in Middlesborough. He abandoned his teacher training and joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 becoming a bomb aimer. He completed 36 operations during his time in Bomber Command. Bill tells of his experiences while training in…
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