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- Spatial Coverage is exactly "Netherlands--Walcheren"
Tags: 467 Squadron; 617 Squadron; aerial photograph; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; Beaufighter; bombing; flight engineer; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; promotion; RAF Bridlington; RAF St Athan; RAF Swinderby; RAF Syerston; RAF Waddington; RAF Woodhall Spa; Stirling; target indicator; target photograph; training
Tags: 103 Squadron; 166 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; Bolingbroke; bomb aimer; bombing; Halifax; Halifax Mk 2; Halifax Mk 5; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Lancaster Mk 3; operational training unit; RAF Acaster Malbis; RAF Bicester; RAF Blyton; RAF Catterick; RAF Elsham Wolds; RAF Hemswell; RAF Kirmington; RAF Lindholme; RAF Llandwrog; RAF Lossiemouth; RAF Moreton in the Marsh; RAF Paignton; RAF Peplow; RAF Sandtoft; RAF Scampton; RAF Swinderby; RAF Wickenby; RAF Wigsley; RAF Worksop; training; Wellington
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; ground personnel; 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: 12 Squadron; 626 Squadron; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; Bombing of Trossy St Maximin (3 August 1944); ground crew; Ju 88; Lancaster; Master Bomber; Me 109; Mosquito; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); nose art; P-51; Pathfinders; Spitfire; superstition; target indicator; V-1; V-weapon; Wellington
Tags: 192 Squadron; 49 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; B-17; Battle; bombing; bombing of the Creil/St Leu d’Esserent V-1 storage areas (4/5 July 1944); C-47; Cook’s tour; crash; ditching; Dominie; Halifax; Halifax Mk 3; Hampden; Hudson; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 1; Lancaster Mk 3; Manchester; Martinet; mine laying; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Oxford; RAF Barrow in Furness; RAF Foulsham; RAF Fulbeck; RAF Manby; RAF Scampton; RAF Sutton Bridge; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF West Freugh; RAF Wigsley; RAF Yatesbury; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington; Whitley; wireless operator / air gunner; York
Tags: 156 Squadron; 35 Squadron; 7 Squadron; 83 Squadron; bombing; bombing of Cologne (30/31 May 1942); Conspicuous Gallantry Medal; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; Distinguished Service Order; Halifax; Lancaster; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Operation Exodus (1945); Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); Pathfinders; RAF Leeming; RAF Linton on Ouse; RAF Marham; Tirpitz; V-1
Tags: 5 Group; 617 Squadron; 9 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; bomb aimer; bombing; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; Distinguished Service Order; ditching; flight engineer; Gee; gremlin; H2S; Master Bomber; military living conditions; military service conditions; mine laying; navigator; Nissen hut; pilot; radar; rivalry; Tallboy; Tirpitz; training; wireless operator
Tags: aerial photograph
Photo 1 is Westkapelle dyke which was bombed to flood Walchern Island, which was below sea level.
Photo 2 is a night attack on Dortmund, most of the image obscured by anti-aircraft fire and target indicators.