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- Type is exactly "Text. Memoir"
There is a short memoir about Frank and a longer memoir about Freddie.
There are three stories about different operations.
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
He lists the men who were shot after recapture during…
Tags: 4 Group; 77 Squadron; 90 Squadron; anti-aircraft fire; bale out; C-47; Dulag Luft; escaping; Lancaster; Lincoln; Meteor; missing in action; operational training unit; Oxford; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Abingdon; RAF Bishops Court; RAF Chivenor; RAF Cranwell; RAF Shawbury; RAF Topcliffe; RAF Watton; RAF Worksop; Stalag Luft 1; Stalag Luft 3; Stalag Luft 3A; Tiger Moth; training; Whitley
Tags: air gunner; aircrew; Anson; bomb aimer; bombing; Cornell; crewing up; flight engineer; Halifax; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; navigator; Nissen hut; pilot; RAF Catterick; RAF Cottesmore; RAF Graveley; RAF Locking; RAF Marston Moor; RAF Padgate; RAF Riccall; RAF Rufforth; RAF St Athan; RAF Torquay; RAF Woolfox Lodge; Tiger Moth; training; wireless operator