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- Spatial Coverage is exactly "Belgium--Antwerp"
Tags: 10 OTU; 1652 HCU; 1658 HCU; 171 Squadron; 51 Squadron; 78 Squadron; air gunner; Air Gunnery School; aircrew; Anson; bombing of Luftwaffe night-fighter airfields (15 August 1944); Fw 190; Halifax; Halifax Mk 3; Heavy Conversion Unit; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Operational Training Unit; RAF Abingdon; RAF Breighton; RAF Marston Moor; RAF North Creake; RAF Riccall; RAF Snaith; tactical support for Normandy troops; training; Whitley
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Tags: 1 Group; 100 Group; 101 Squadron; 109 Squadron; 141 Squadron; 169 Squadron; 171 Squadron; 192 Squadron; 199 Squadron; 214 Squadron; 218 Squadron; 223 Squadron; 239 Squadron; 3 Group; 4 Group; 462 Squadron; 5 Group; 617 Squadron; 8 Group; aircrew; B-17; B-24; Beaufighter; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); Chamberlain, Neville (1869-1940); crash; Defiant; Do 217; Fw 190; Gee; Gneisenau; Goering, Hermann (1893-1946); H2S; Halifax; Halifax Mk 3; Hampden; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); He 111; Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945); Hudson; Ju 88; Lancaster; Me 110; Me 410; mine laying; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; Mosquito; navigator; Oboe; Operational Training Unit; P-51; Pathfinders; radar; RAF Defford; RAF Downham Market; RAF Farnborough; RAF Foulsham; RAF Little Snoring; RAF North Creake; RAF Northolt; RAF Oulton; RAF Prestwick; RAF Sculthorpe; RAF St Athan; RAF Swannington; RAF Tempsford; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF Uxbridge; RAF West Raynham; RAF Wittering; Scharnhorst; Stalin, Joseph (1878-1953); Stirling; Tirpitz; training; Typhoon; V-1; V-2; V-weapon; Wellington; Window
The second shows a collapsed bridge in the foreground with industrial buildings in the background.
Third is of…
Tags: Me 109
Tags: 12 Squadron; 1656 HCU; 18 OTU; 460 Squadron; 625 Squadron; 626 Squadron; Advanced Flying Unit; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; B-17; B-24; bomb aimer; bombing; bombing of the Pas de Calais V-1 sites (24/25 June 1944); Distinguished Flying Cross; entertainment; evading; FIDO; Gee; H2S; Halifax; Heavy Conversion Unit; incendiary device; Ju 88; killed in action; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Lancaster Finishing School; Me 110; mine laying; Mosquito; navigator; Nissen hut; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Oboe; Operational Training Unit; P-51; Pathfinders; Photographic Reconnaissance Unit; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Binbrook; RAF Blyton; RAF Boscombe Down; RAF Cardington; RAF Dumfries; RAF Dunholme Lodge; RAF Finningley; RAF Hemswell; RAF hospital Rauceby; RAF Kelstern; RAF Lindholme; RAF Manby; RAF Manston; RAF Methwold; RAF Wickenby; RAF Wigtown; RAF Woodbridge; Spitfire; tactical support for Normandy troops; target indicator; training; V-1; V-2; V-weapon; Wellington; Window; wireless operator
Tags: 76 Squadron; 78 Squadron; Beaufighter; bombing; bombing of Cologne (30/31 May 1942); crash; entertainment; final resting place; Halifax; Halifax Mk 1; Halifax Mk 2; killed in action; mid-air collision; military living conditions; military service conditions; missing in action; prisoner of war; RAF Bircham Newton; RAF Catfoss; RAF Croft; RAF Marston Moor; RAF Topcliffe; RAF Waddington; Stalag Luft 3; Wellington
Chapter 1. Under Training.
Having been assessed in Birmingham Geoff sets off to London in August 1942 for training, at Lords. Initial training was at Bridlington then gunnery school at…
Tags: 115 Squadron; 12 OTU; 1651 HCU; 1678 HCU; 514 Squadron; 75 Squadron; 90 Squadron; air gunner; Air Gunnery School; aircrew; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; bale out; bomb aimer; bombing; Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1917-1992); Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); crewing up; escaping; evading; flight engineer; ground personnel; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); Harvard; Heavy Conversion Unit; Initial Training Wing; Ju 88; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 2; Lancaster Mk 3; Martinet; Me 109; Me 110; Me 410; Meteor; Mosquito; navigator; Navy, Army and Air Force Institute; Nissen hut; Operational Training Unit; Oxford; Pathfinders; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Andreas; RAF Brackla; RAF Bridgnorth; RAF Bridlington; RAF Chipping Warden; RAF Coningsby; RAF Cosford; RAF Downham Market; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Feltwell; RAF Foulsham; RAF Halfpenny Green; RAF Hornchurch; RAF Jurby; RAF Little Rissington; RAF Mepal; RAF Newmarket; RAF South Cerney; RAF Stradishall; RAF Ternhill; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Witchford; RAF Wratting Common; Spitfire; Stirling; target indicator; the long march; Tiger force; training; V-1; V-weapon; Wellington; wireless operator; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Tags: 1653 HCU; 1661 HCU; 19 OTU; 207 Squadron; 7 Group; aircrew; Anson; Cook’s tour; forced landing; Heavy Conversion Unit; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 3; Lysander; Operational Training Unit; pilot; Proctor; RAF Abingdon; RAF Kinloss; RAF Langar; RAF North Luffenham; RAF Spilsby; RAF Swinderby; RAF Ternhill; RAF Winthorpe; training; Whitley; wireless operator; wireless operator / air gunner
Tags: bale out