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- Spatial Coverage is exactly "Belgium"
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: 10 Squadron; 214 Squadron; 4 Group; 40 Squadron; 405 Squadron; 408 Squadron; 415 Squadron; 419 Squadron; 420 Squadron; 424 Squadron; 425 Squadron; 426 Squadron; 427 Squadron; 428 Squadron; 429 Squadron; 431 Squadron; 432 Squadron; 433 Squadron; 434 Squadron; 6 Group; air gunner; aircrew; B-17; bale out; Beaufighter; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); bomb aimer; Caterpillar Club; Conspicuous Gallantry Medal; crash; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Service Order; Dulag Luft; escaping; Goering, Hermann (1893-1946); Halifax; Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945); Hurricane; Lancaster; Me 110; memorial; Military Cross; navigator; operational training unit; P-51; Pathfinders; prisoner of war; RAF Alconbury; RAF Biggin Hill; RAF Digby; RAF Hendon; RAF St Eval; Red Cross; Spitfire; Stalag 3A; Stalag Luft 3; Stalag Luft 4; Stirling; strafing; Typhoon; Victoria Cross; Wellington; Whitley
Tags: 149 Squadron; 207 Squadron; 460 Squadron; 49 Squadron; 58 Squadron; aircrew; bale out; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); Caterpillar Club; Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; Dulag Luft; escaping; flight engineer; George Cross; Halifax; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); Hurricane; Ju 88; Lancaster; Me 109; memorial; mine laying; navigator; prisoner of war; RAF Bridgnorth; RAF Cosford; RAF Halton; RAF Linton on Ouse; RAF Pocklington; RAF Spilsby; RAF St Eval; RAF West Freugh; Spitfire; Stalag Luft 1; Stalag Luft 3; Stalin, Joseph (1878-1953); Stirling; Whitley; wireless operator; wireless operator / air gunner
Tags: 196 Squadron; 214 Squadron; 617 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; bombing of the Mimoyecques V-3 site (6 July 1944); Bombing of the Saumur tunnel (8/9 June 1944); bombing of the Siracourt V-weapon site (25 June 1944); bombing of the Wizernes V-2 site (20, 22, 24 June 1944); Chadwick, Roy (1893-1947); Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1917-1992); crash; final resting place; Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944); grief; incendiary device; Lancaster; Mosquito; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Oxford; P-51; Pathfinders; pilot; RAF Bassingbourn; RAF Coningsby; RAF Cranwell; RAF Stradishall; RAF Woodhall Spa; Tallboy; training; Wallis, Barnes Neville (1887-1979); Wellington
- Letter from War Office dated 10 August 1945, to William Burkitt's mother, confirming to her that he had been buried in a cemetery near Brussels.
- A letter from the Air Ministry dated 6 April 1948, forwarded with two…
Tags: final resting place
The Earliest Years.
Born in Barnoldswick, then in Yorkshire, now in Lancashire in 1922. His father ran a wireless business until 1926. He describes his years at schools and a move to…
Tags: 109 Squadron; 142 Squadron; 150 Squadron; 227 Squadron; 5 Group; 617 Squadron; 9 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Albemarle; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; B-17; B-24; Beaufighter; bomb aimer; bombing; C-47; Defiant; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; ditching; FIDO; flight engineer; Gee; Halifax; Harvard; Hudson; Hurricane; Ju 87; Ju 88; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; mess; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; Mosquito; navigator; operational training unit; Oxford; Pathfinders; prisoner of war; RAF Balderton; RAF Bardney; RAF Bawtry; RAF Catfoss; RAF Eastleigh; RAF Farnborough; RAF Finningley; RAF Graveley; RAF Hemswell; RAF Hixon; RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor; RAF Milltown; RAF Norton; RAF Scampton; RAF Seighford; RAF Strubby; RAF Waddington; RAF Wick; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Wyton; Spitfire; sport; Stirling; Sunderland; Tiger force; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington; wireless operator / air gunner; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Tags: 514 Squadron; aircrew; B-24; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); C-47; flight engineer; Hudson; Lancaster; Lincoln; Operation Exodus (1945); Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); RAF Eastleigh; RAF Feltwell; RAF Leconfield; RAF St Athan; RAF Stradishall; RAF Waterbeach; Stirling; training
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Aircraft flown in: Halifax…