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- Spatial Coverage is exactly "England--Bournemouth"
Tags: 514 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; ground crew; Hurricane; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Lancaster Mk 1; Lancaster Mk 2; RAF Brackla; RAF Cardington; RAF Feltwell; RAF Halton; RAF Henlow; RAF Stradishall; RAF Swinderby; RAF Ternhill; RAF Waterbeach; RAF West Freugh; Stirling; training; V-2; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Tags: 49 Squadron; 617 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; bombing; Halifax; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); operational training unit; RAF Cottesmore; RAF Fiskerton; RAF Linton on Ouse; RAF Market Harborough; RAF Winthorpe; Tallboy; training; V-weapon; Wellington
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Tags: 115 Squadron; 149 Squadron; 196 Squadron; 199 Squadron; 214 Squadron; 218 Squadron; 514 Squadron; 623 Squadron; 90 Squadron; aerial photograph; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; B-17; bale out; bomb aimer; bombing; Catalina; Conspicuous Gallantry Medal; crewing up; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; entertainment; fear; flight engineer; Gee; Halifax; Hurricane; incendiary device; Ju 88; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 2; Me 110; mine laying; Mosquito; navigator; Navy, Army and Air Force Institute; Nissen hut; operational training unit; Pathfinders; pilot; RAF Chedburgh; RAF Downham Market; RAF Halfpenny Green; RAF Hixon; RAF Lindholme; RAF Lossiemouth; RAF Seighford; RAF Tangmere; RAF Tuddenham; RAF Warboys; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Witchford; RAF Woolfox Lodge; Red Cross; sanitation; Stirling; target indicator; target photograph; training; Typhoon; Victoria Cross; Wellington; wireless operator; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
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
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; Wellington; Window
Tags: 106 Squadron; 608 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; bale out; bombing; Cook’s tour; Distinguished Flying Cross; flight engineer; forced landing; Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944); Lancaster; Manchester; mid-air collision; Mosquito; navigator; Oxford; pilot; RAF Downham Market; RAF Syerston; training; Wellington