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RAF North Killingholme was in Lincolnshire ten miles north-west of Grimsby. Construction began in 1942 and the airfield opened in November 1943 with three concrete runways. 550 Squadron arrived in January 1944 and was the only squadron to operate…

RAF Grimsby was in Lincolnshire three and a half miles south from Grimsby. Construction began as a small civil airport for the town, called Waltham, in 1937, and it opened that year, grass-surfaced. In June 1938 25 Elementary and Reserve Flying…

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Warrant Officer Gerald Taylor joined the Royal Air Force in 1943 and after training in Canada, flew operations as a navigator with 550 and 617 Squadrons.

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John Eppel grew up in Australia and joined the Royal Australian Air Force. After training, he completed 30 operations as a navigator with 550 Squadron. He describes initial training in Australia and the journey by sea via the United States, then…

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Vic Farmer volunteered for the Royal Air Force at eighteen and trained as a navigator in South Africa. He describes his experiences of crewing up and serving in 550 squadron, RAF North Killingholme. He saw action on D-Day, and participated in…
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