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- Type is exactly "Text. Memoir"
Tags: 142 Squadron; 37 Squadron; aircrew; bale out; bomb aimer; Caterpillar Club; Dulag Luft; Harvard; lack of moral fibre; love and romance; mine laying; navigator; operational training unit; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Cardington; RAF Cosford; RAF Moreton in the Marsh; RAF Watchfield; recruitment; Red Cross; shot down; Stalag 3A; Stalag Luft 7; Stearman; the long march; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington
Tags: 622 Squadron; 7 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; bomb aimer; bombing; crewing up; Distinguished Flying Cross; flight engineer; ground personnel; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; mine laying; navigator; Oboe; Pathfinders; pilot; RAF Cardington; RAF Cosford; RAF Mildenhall; RAF Oakington; RAF Padgate; RAF St Athan; RAF Stradishall; RAF Warboys; Spitfire; Stirling; training; wireless operator; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
There is a short memoir about Frank and a longer memoir about Freddie.
There are three stories about different operations.
Tags: 463 Squadron; 617 Squadron; 97 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bale out; Chadwick, Roy (1893-1947); crash; evading; final resting place; flight engineer; H2S; killed in action; Lancaster; Manchester; missing in action; navigator; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Pathfinders; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Coningsby; RAF St Athan; RAF Waddington; RAF West Freugh; RAF Winthorpe; Resistance; shot down; Stalag Luft 7
The first to Isleham and he was accompanied by his maternal grandparents and Alan from next door. There was no electricity, water or sewerage in the farmhouse. Gas was installed but never used. Lighting was by paraffin…
Tags: air gunner; aircrew; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; Blenheim; final resting place; Halifax; killed in action; Lancaster; Magister; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; navigator; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); operational training unit; pilot; RAF Cardington; RAF Halfpenny Green; RAF Hixon; Stirling; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington; Whitley; wireless operator
Various aircraft were…
Tags: B-17; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); Blenheim; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Service Order; H2S; Halifax; Halifax Mk 1; Halifax Mk 2; Hudson; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 1; Lancaster Mk 2; Lancaster Mk 3; military discipline; Mosquito; Pathfinders; radar; RAF Alconbury; RAF Wyton; Stirling; Wellington