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Initially he served on Wellingtons at Snaith. He describes…
Tags: 463 Squadron; 467 Squadron; Air Transport Auxiliary; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; Beaufighter; bombing; Fw 190; Gee; H2S; Halifax; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); heavy conversion unit; Hurricane; incendiary device; Ju 88; Lancaster; Me 109; Meteor; mine laying; Mosquito; Oboe; operational training unit; Portal, Charles (1893-1971); RAF Bottesford; RAF Church Broughton; RAF Lichfield; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF Snaith; RAF Swinderby; RAF Waddington; Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945); Spitfire; training; Wellington; Window
Tags: 115 Squadron; aircrew; bomb struck; bombing; bombing of the Le Havre E-boat pens (14/15 June 1944); bombing of the Normandy coastal batteries (5/6 June 1944); Cook’s tour; crash; Gee; Harvard; heavy conversion unit; incendiary device; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Lancaster Mk 2; love and romance; Me 110; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); operational training unit; Oxford; pilot; promotion; RAF Dishforth; RAF Feltwell; RAF Hemswell; RAF Lindholme; RAF Silverstone; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Wing; RAF Witchford; RAF Wratting Common; Stearman; Stirling; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington; Window; York
Tags: 1 Group; 101 Squadron; aircrew; bomb trolley; bombing; bombing up; briefing; Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); Cook’s tour; dispersal; Distinguished Flying Medal; fear; FIDO; fitter engine; flight engineer; flight mechanic; fuelling; Gee; George VI, King of Great Britain (1895-1952); ground crew; Halifax; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; memorial; military ethos; military living conditions; military service conditions; navigator; Nissen hut; operational training unit; perception of bombing war; perimeter track; petrol bowser; radar; RAF Bottesford; RAF Catfoss; RAF Coningsby; RAF Cottesmore; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Lindholme; RAF Ludford Magna; RAF North Luffenham; RAF St Athan; RAF Waddington; RAF Wickenby; runway; service vehicle; Tiger force; Tirpitz; tractor; training; Window; wireless operator