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- Spatial Coverage is exactly "England--Northumberland"
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; Initial Training Wing; 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 Kirkham; RAF Lindholme; RAF Morpeth; RAF Tilstock; RAF Wickenby; RAF Woodbridge; RAF Wymeswold; superstition; target indicator; training; V-1; V-weapon; Wellington; wireless operator
Tags: 102 Squadron; 4 Group; 617 Squadron; 77 Squadron; air gunner; Air Observers School; aircrew; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; bale out; Bismarck; bomb aimer; bomb trolley; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); crewing up; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; entertainment; Flying Training School; Gee; H2S; Halifax; Halifax Mk 2; Halifax Mk 3; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); Heavy Conversion Unit; Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945); Initial Training Wing; killed in action; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Me 110; memorial; mid-air collision; military living conditions; military service conditions; mine laying; missing in action; navigator; Nissen hut; Oboe; Operational Training Unit; Pathfinders; perception of bombing war; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Driffield; RAF Elvington; RAF Full Sutton; RAF Hartford Bridge; RAF Jurby; RAF Kinloss; RAF Lossiemouth; RAF Melbourne; RAF Pocklington; RAF Rufforth; RAF Syerston; RAF Torquay; service vehicle; Stalin, Joseph (1878-1953); Stearman; target indicator; Tiger Moth; training; V-1; V-2; V-weapon; Wellington; Whitley; Window; wireless operator
Tags: 514 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; bombing of Nuremberg (30 / 31 March 1944); bombing of the Le Havre E-boat pens (14/15 June 1944); ground crew; ground personnel; Hurricane; Initial Training Wing; Lancaster; Lancaster Finishing School; Lancaster Mk 1; Lancaster Mk 2; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); RAF Brackla; RAF Cardington; RAF Feltwell; RAF Halton; RAF Henlow; RAF Stradishall; RAF Swinderby; RAF Ternhill; RAF Waterbeach; RAF West Freugh; Stirling; tactical support for Normandy troops; training; V-2; V-weapon; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force