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- Type is exactly "Text. Memoir"
Letter from Emile Witmeur to Roy Langlois and report of crash landing and subsequent attempted escape of crew aided by Belgian escape line
There is a short memoir about Frank and a longer memoir about Freddie.
There are three stories about different operations.
Tags: 49 Squadron; 617 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; bombing; Halifax; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); operational training unit; RAF Cottesmore; RAF Fiskerton; RAF Linton on Ouse; RAF Market Harborough; RAF Winthorpe; Tallboy; training; V-weapon; Wellington
Tags: 15 Squadron; 3 Group; 622 Squadron; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; crewing up; fear; flight engineer; forced landing; H2S; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Me 110; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); RAF Mildenhall; RAF St Athan; RAF Woodbridge; Stirling; superstition; V-1; V-2; Window
Tags: love and romance
Photo 1 and 2 are the menu for the graduation meal.
Photo 3 is the ticket for the graduation dance.
Photo 4 is the tables set for the graduation meal.
Photo 5 is the…
He starts by describing crewing up at Silverstone. His opinion of the Stirling was that it was awful on the ground and in the air.
His first operation was a second 'dickie' (an observer)…
Tags: 1 Group; 49 Squadron; 83 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bomb aimer; bombing; Bombing of Mailly-le-Camp (3/4 May 1944); crash; crewing up; Distinguished Flying Cross; flight engineer; Fw 190; He 111; heavy conversion unit; Hurricane; Lancaster; Lincoln; mess; navigator; operational training unit; pilot; RAF Fiskerton; RAF Silverstone; RAF Syerston; RAF Turweston; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Wittering; RAF Woodbridge; Spitfire; Stirling; target indicator; wireless operator / air gunner; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Tags: 463 Squadron; 617 Squadron; 97 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bale out; Chadwick, Roy (1893-1947); crash; evading; flight engineer; H2S; killed in action; Lancaster; Manchester; missing in action; navigator; Pathfinders; pilot; RAF Coningsby; RAF St Athan; RAF Waddington; RAF West Freugh; RAF Winthorpe; Resistance; shot down; Stalag Luft 7
Dick started his training at Lords in London, Bridlington then Bridgnorth and…
Tags: 420 Squadron; 425 Squadron; 431 Squadron; 434 Squadron; air gunner; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; arts and crafts; bale out; bomb aimer; C-47; Caterpillar Club; crash; crewing up; Dulag Luft; flight engineer; Halifax; Halifax Mk 3; heavy conversion unit; Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945); Hurricane; Ju 88; mess; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; navigator; operational training unit; Oxford; P-51; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Boscombe Down; RAF Bridgnorth; RAF Cosford; RAF Dishforth; RAF Elvington; RAF Gaydon; RAF Inverness; RAF Manston; RAF Tholthorpe; RAF Wellesbourne Mountford; Red Cross; sport; Stalag Luft 3; Stalag Luft 6; the long march; training; Typhoon; Wellington; Whitley; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force