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- Contributor is exactly "Vivienne Tincombe"
Tags: aircrew; B-24; bombing; crewing up; fitter engine; flight engineer; ground crew; ground personnel; Halifax; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; mechanics engine; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); P-51; radar; RAF Lindholme; RAF Marham; RAF North Luffenham; RAF St Athan; Stirling; Sunderland; training
He tells about going to help…
Tags: 100 Squadron; 625 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; Bombing of Peenemünde (17/18 August 1943); coping mechanism; Distinguished Flying Cross; fear; flight engineer; Halifax; Lancaster; Me 109; Me 262; military service conditions; nose art; operations room; pilot; RAF Kelstern; superstition; training; Whitley
Tags: 58 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; animal; bale out; bombing; crewing up; Dulag Luft; escaping; Ju 88; Nissen hut; operational training unit; prisoner of war; RAF Abingdon; RAF Linton on Ouse; RAF Morecambe; Stalag Luft 1; Stalag Luft 3; Stalag Luft 6; strafing; the long march; training; Whitley
Tags: 578 Squadron; 77 Squadron; aircrew; bomb aimer; bomb struck; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); bombing of Hamburg (24-31 July 1943); C-47; coping mechanism; crewing up; Distinguished Flying Medal; entertainment; faith; fear; Halifax; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; love and romance; navigator; recruitment; rivalry; superstition
Tags: 44 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; bomb aimer; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); coping mechanism; crash; crewing up; ethnic or religious minorities; fear; FIDO; Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944); heavy conversion unit; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; operational training unit; perception of bombing war; RAF Bitteswell; RAF Bowden; RAF Bruntingthorpe; RAF Dunholme Lodge; RAF Swinderby; RAF Syerston; Stirling; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington
Tags: 100 Squadron; 582 Squadron; 8 Group; aircrew; Anson; B-29; bombing; crewing up; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lincoln; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; Operation Dodge (1945); Operation Exodus (1945); operational training unit; Pathfinders; RAF Grimsby; RAF Sandtoft; recruitment; Tiger force; training; wireless operator / air gunner; York
He completed his pilot training in Canada before going to the…
Tags: 625 Squadron; Bombing of Peenemünde (17/18 August 1943); coping mechanism; crewing up; Gee; H2S; Halifax; memorial; military service conditions; mine laying; Operation Exodus (1945); Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); operational training unit; perception of bombing war; RAF Kelstern; RAF Millom; RAF Scampton; RAF Sturgate; V-2; Wellington
Charles joined the Royal Air Force in February 1942 and went to RAF Halton as an Aircraft Apprentice.
He tells of his training at Halton, and describes the different trades and his exams to become an Leading Aircraftsman 1st Class,…
During his time as a Leading Aircraftsman, he tells of…