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- Spatial Coverage is exactly "Netherlands"
Detailing his training as a flight engineer and a full tour of operations flown with Bomber…
Tags: 120 Squadron; 206 Squadron; 210 Squadron; 42 Squadron; 432 Squadron; 47 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; bombing; flight engineer; Halifax; Lancaster; Lincoln; RAF Abingdon; RAF Dishforth; RAF East Moor; RAF Kinloss; RAF Leconfield; RAF St Athan; RAF St Eval; RAF St Mawgan; RAF Wombleton; Shackleton; training
Tags: 162 Squadron; 455 Squadron; 571 Squadron; 608 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; Beaufighter; bombing; C-47; Defiant; Hampden; Hurricane; Lancaster; Lysander; Magister; Martinet; Mosquito; Oxford; pilot; Proctor; RAF Bitteswell; RAF Bourn; RAF Bruntingthorpe; RAF Cranwell; RAF Downham Market; RAF Finningley; RAF Mildenhall; RAF North Luffenham; RAF Oakington; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF Swinderby; RAF Upavon; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF Waddington; RAF Warboys; RAF Wigsley; RAF Woolfox Lodge; Spitfire; Tiger Moth; training; Ventura; Wellington; Whitley
Tags: killed in action
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
Tags: 514 Squadron; aircrew; B-24; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); C-47; flight engineer; Hudson; Lancaster; Lincoln; Operation Exodus (1945); Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); RAF Eastleigh; RAF Feltwell; RAF Leconfield; RAF St Athan; RAF Stradishall; RAF Waterbeach; Stirling; training
Tags: 5 Group; 617 Squadron; 9 Squadron; air gunner; bomb aimer; bombing; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; Distinguished Service Order; flight engineer; Gee; gremlin; H2S; military living conditions; military service conditions; mine laying; navigator; Nissen hut; pilot; radar; Tallboy; Tirpitz; training; wireless operator
Annotated under heading 'Last Mission before VE Day' - "7 May 1945 - 20 Lancasters dropped supplies to Dutch at The Hague, Internet info. last updated…
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