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On the reverse of the first photograph the annotation reads 'Uncle Tom on left'.
In the second photograph one of the men is pointing out some damage.
He starts by describing crewing up at Silverstone. His opinion of the Stirling was that it was awful on the ground and in the air.
His first operation was a second 'dickie' (an observer)…
Tags: 1 Group; 49 Squadron; 83 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bomb aimer; bombing; Bombing of Mailly-le-Camp (3/4 May 1944); crash; crewing up; Distinguished Flying Cross; flight engineer; Fw 190; He 111; heavy conversion unit; Hurricane; Lancaster; Lincoln; mess; navigator; operational training unit; pilot; RAF Fiskerton; RAF Silverstone; RAF Syerston; RAF Turweston; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Wittering; RAF Woodbridge; Spitfire; Stirling; target indicator; wireless operator / air gunner; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Tags: 150 Squadron; 35 Squadron; 427 Squadron; 49 Squadron; 61 Squadron; 617 Squadron; 9 Squadron; aircrew; bale out; bombing; Conspicuous Gallantry Medal; Dulag Luft; entertainment; escaping; evading; flight engineer; Halifax; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); Lancaster; memorial; navigator; prisoner of war; RAF Hendon; Spitfire; sport; Stalag Luft 1; Stalag Luft 3; Stalag Luft 4; Stalag Luft 6; the long march; Victoria Cross; Wellington; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Tags: 149 Squadron; 207 Squadron; 460 Squadron; 49 Squadron; 58 Squadron; aircrew; bale out; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); Caterpillar Club; Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; Dulag Luft; escaping; flight engineer; George Cross; Halifax; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); Hurricane; Ju 88; Lancaster; Me 109; memorial; mine laying; navigator; prisoner of war; RAF Bridgnorth; RAF Cosford; RAF Halton; RAF Linton on Ouse; RAF Pocklington; RAF Spilsby; RAF St Eval; RAF West Freugh; Spitfire; Stalag Luft 1; Stalag Luft 3; Stalin, Joseph (1878-1953); Stirling; Whitley; wireless operator; wireless operator / air gunner
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