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Tags: 420 Squadron; 425 Squadron; 431 Squadron; 434 Squadron; air gunner; animal; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; arts and crafts; bale out; bomb aimer; C-47; Caterpillar Club; crash; crewing up; Dulag Luft; final resting place; flight engineer; Halifax; Halifax Mk 3; heavy conversion unit; Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945); Hurricane; Ju 88; lynching; mess; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; navigator; operational training unit; Oxford; P-51; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Boscombe Down; RAF Bridgnorth; RAF Bridlington; RAF Cosford; RAF Dishforth; RAF Elvington; RAF Gaydon; RAF Inverness; RAF Manston; RAF Tholthorpe; RAF Wellesbourne Mountford; Red Cross; sanitation; service vehicle; sport; Stalag Luft 3; Stalag Luft 6; strafing; the long march; training; Typhoon; Wellington; Whitley; 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; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); C-47; Defiant; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; ditching; FIDO; flight engineer; Gee; Halifax; Harvard; heavy conversion unit; Hudson; Hurricane; Ju 87; Ju 88; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; mess; military discipline; 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 Syerston; 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: 106 Squadron; 166 Squadron; 207 Squadron; aircrew; animal; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); entertainment; Lancaster; memorial; Operation Dodge (1945); Pathfinders; prisoner of war; RAF Bridgnorth; RAF Dumfries; RAF Madley; RAF Metheringham; RAF Spilsby; RAF Syerston; RAF Winthorpe; wireless operator