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A year in the Life
Tags: 12 Squadron; 460 Squadron; 625 Squadron; 626 Squadron; 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; V-1; V-2; Wellington; Window; wireless operator
He describes training in London, Bridlington, Morpeth and Wymeswold. Later training as a crew was at Castle Donington, Lindholme and Hemswell. He describes in detail his crew, aircraft and operations.…
Tags: 12 Squadron; 626 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bomb aimer; Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); crewing up; escaping; flight engineer; Halifax; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); heavy conversion unit; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Martinet; Me 262; military ethos; navigator; operational training unit; pilot; RAF Brackla; RAF Bridlington; RAF Castle Donington; RAF Hemswell; RAF Lindholme; RAF Morpeth; RAF Tilstock; RAF Wickenby; RAF Woodbridge; RAF Wymeswold; superstition; target indicator; V-1; Wellington; wireless operator