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- Type is exactly "Text. Memoir"
He names the crew and describes their roles, including the ground crews, details the activities before an operation, and…
Tags: 463 Squadron; 467 Squadron; 50 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; bomb aimer; bombing; Distinguished Flying Cross; fitter airframe; fitter engine; flight engineer; fuelling; Fw 190; Gee; ground crew; ground personnel; H2S; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); heavy conversion unit; incendiary device; Lancaster; meteorological officer; mine laying; navigator; pilot; RAF Bottesford; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF Swinderby; RAF Waddington; training; wireless operator; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
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: 106 Squadron; 227 Squadron; 5 Group; aircrew; Cook’s tour; crewing up; Distinguished Flying Cross; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Manchester; Operation Dodge (1945); operational training unit; Oxford; pilot; RAF Ansty; RAF Balderton; RAF Metheringham; RAF North Luffenham; RAF Ossington; RAF Syerston; RAF Wigsley; Tiger force; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington; York
Tags: 166 Squadron; 630 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; Bolingbroke; bomb aimer; bomb struck; crash; crewing up; demobilisation; Distinguished Flying Cross; final resting place; flight engineer; killed in action; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; love and romance; military ethos; military living conditions; mine laying; Nissen hut; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); RAF Bowden; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Kirmington; RAF Manby; RAF North Luffenham; RAF Silverstone; RAF Swinderby; RAF Syerston; RAF Wittering; Stirling; Tiger Moth; training; V-1; V-weapon; Wellington
Tom joined the RAF at 15 after altering his birth certificate. He trained in Canada as a pilot.
Tags: 1 Group; 5 Group; 617 Squadron; 8 Group; 83 Squadron; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); bombing; Bombing of Mailly-le-Camp (3/4 May 1944); Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1917-1992); debriefing; Gee; grief; Lancaster; Master Bomber; Mosquito; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Normandy deception operations (5/6 June 1944); Oboe; Pathfinders; RAF Woodhall Spa; target indicator
Tags: 109 Squadron; 138 Squadron; 156 Squadron; 166 Squadron; Absent Without Leave; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); bomb dump; demobilisation; final resting place; George VI, King of Great Britain (1895-1952); ground personnel; Lancaster; medical officer; memorial; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Pathfinders; perception of bombing war; RAF Stradishall; RAF Upwood; RAF Warboys; RAF Wyton; Special Operations Executive; training; Wellington; Whitley