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- Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-07"
Pat Hogan's recollection of events on 3/4 March 1945 written to a relative of Flying Officer Alan Shelton
Tags: 466 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; bale out; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); bomb aimer; bombing; briefing; crewing up; Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain (1926 -); entertainment; ethnic or religious minorities; faith; final resting place; George VI, King of Great Britain (1895-1952); Halifax; Halifax Mk 3; home front; Ju 88; killed in action; Me 109; military living conditions; military service conditions; navigator; pilot; RAF Acaster Malbis; RAF Church Broughton; RAF Driffield; RAF Lichfield; sanitation; shot down; training; wireless operator
Photo 1 is Terry Ford landing a Stirling.
Photo 2 is a a view to the front as the aircraft is landing.
Photo 3 is a Stirling's starboard engines during a corkscrew manoeuvre.
Photo 4 is a Hurricane breaking off an…
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Flt Lt J B P 'Tuesday' Spencer, 20 years, Pilot from Greenside, Co Durham
Sgt W D E West, 21 years, Mid Upper Gunner, from Barking, Essex
Tags: 106 Squadron; 57 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; bomb aimer; bombing; crash; crewing up; Distinguished Flying Cross; final resting place; flight engineer; heirloom; killed in action; Lancaster; navigator; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); operational training unit; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Husbands Bosworth; Red Cross; Stalag 3A; Stalag Luft 3; Stirling; training; Wellington; wireless operator / air gunner
Tags: 5 Group; air gunner; air sea rescue; aircrew; bomb aimer; bombing; bombing of the Creil/St Leu d’Esserent V-1 storage areas (4/5 July 1944); bombing of the Mimoyecques V-3 site (6 July 1944); bombing of the Watten V-2 site (19 June 1944); bombing of the Wizernes V-2 site (20, 22, 24 June 1944); Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1917-1992); Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; Distinguished Service Order; ditching; flight engineer; Gee; H2S; Lancaster; mine laying; navigator; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Oboe; pilot; radar; rivalry; sport; training; V-2; V-3; V-weapon; wireless operator
Tags: 158 Squadron; 76 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; Halifax; heavy conversion unit; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); operational training unit; RAF Abingdon; RAF Kinloss; RAF Linton on Ouse; RAF Lissett; RAF Riccall; RAF Shepherds Grove; shot down; training; Wellington; Window; wireless operator; wireless operator / air gunner