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- Tags: 49 Squadron
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.
Tags: 49 Squadron; 617 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; bombing; Halifax; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); operational training unit; RAF Cottesmore; RAF Fiskerton; RAF Linton on Ouse; RAF Market Harborough; RAF Winthorpe; Tallboy; training; V-weapon; Wellington
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; de Jongh, Andree (1916 - 2007); 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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