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Tags: RAF Cosford
Tags: 15 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; bombing; crewing up; demobilisation; Gee; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; mine laying; navigator; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); observer; RAF Chedburgh; RAF Feltwell; RAF Mildenhall; RAF West Freugh; recruitment; Stirling; training; Wellington; Window
Joined Army – 4th Queen's Own Hussars on 2nd January 1936.
Joined RAF 1938 and trained as balloon operator then applied as air gunner, arriving at RAF Swinderby in December 1941. Took part in 50…
Tags: 44 Squadron; 50 Squadron; 617 Squadron; 630 Squadron; air gunner; bombing; Bombing of Augsburg (17 April 1942); bombing of Cologne (30/31 May 1942); Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1917-1992); crash; Distinguished Flying Medal; Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944); Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Manchester; military living conditions; military service conditions; mine laying; RAF Abingdon; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Evanton; RAF Swinderby; RAF Westcott; training
Three photographs are captioned Port Patrick.
One, not captioned is of an aircrew sergeant standing in a country lane.…
Details his military career with the Home…
Tags: 115 Squadron; 514 Squadron; 7 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; crewing up; heavy conversion unit; incendiary device; Lancaster Mk 2; Me 109; military ethos; military living conditions; military service conditions; Pathfinders; perception of bombing war; RAF Brackla; RAF Bridlington; RAF Chipping Warden; RAF Feltwell; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Witchford; RAF Wratting Common; RAF Wyton; sport; Stirling; training; Wellington; wireless operator / air gunner