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BStoreyDPStoreyDPv1.pdf
A memoir of David Storey's service from 27 May 1943 to April 1944. He describes his 32 completed operations as a navigator on Halifaxes and including details of incidents and aircraft losses.

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Royal Air Force squadron badge with linked chain in centre and motto strength in unity.

ERaettigMDRaettigDW460721.pdf
Letter date 21 July from 'Don'. Reply to letters sent two years after Don left the squadron. Notes that he is in touch with some other squadron members and recounts what happened to him after he left the squadron. He went originally to 1669 Heavy…

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Wartime memoir covering Dennis Raettig's training at Blackpool and the posting to 104 Squadron at Royal Air Force Driffield in August 1941. Worked on Wellington aircraft and mentions that Driffield also hosted the blind approach landing flight…

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Harry Irons left a tailoring apprenticeship to join the Royal Air Force and trained as a wireless operator but actually became an air-gunner. He describes the uniform he wore and the unreliability of heated suits. Discusses the invention of…

RAF Rufforth was in Yorkshire six miles west from York. Construction began in 1941 and it opened in November 1942 with tarmac runways but during construction was used by 35 and 158 Conversion Flights. It became operational when 158 Squadron arrived…

RAF Lisset was in Yorkshire six miles south west from Bridlington. Construction began in 1942 and it opened in February 1943, with concrete runways. 158 Squadron moved in that month and remained at the station until May 1945 when it transferred to…

RAF East Moor was in Yorkshire eight miles north of York, and was a sub-station of RAF Linton-on-Ouse. It was constructed in 1941-42 with three concrete runways, two T2 hangars, one B1 repair hangar, 36 frying pan aircraft dispersals. It opened in…

RAF Driffield was in Yorkshire, 12 miles north from Beverley. Construction began in 1935 and it opened in July 1936. The station was used by Fighter Command and Transport Command as well as Bomber Command. The runways were concreted in 1943 and it…

ALeicesterD160501.mp3
David Leicester grew up in Australia and worked as an office boy before he volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force. He completed 68 operations as a pilot with 35, 158 and 640 Squadrons and as a Master Bomber with Pathfinders. He describes how…

ACrawleyF151222.mp3
Fred Crawley joined the Royal Air Force in 1939 when he was 18 years old. While at an operational training unit he survived a crash which killed five members of his crew. He was treated in hospital at RAF Rauceby for burns. After training he…
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