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LEppelJW433156v1.pdf
Flying log book for John W Eppel, navigator, covering the period from 12 May 1944 to 12 June 1945, detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Worksop, RAF Blyton, RAF Hemswell, RAF North…

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A line of seven airmen including John Eppel, second from left. They are arranged outside a nissen hut. A caption underneath identifies all the men.

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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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Len Doward was in the army when he saw an advertisement for aircrew so he volunteered. He trained as a pilot. On one operation he saw a Lancaster alongside hit by bombs from a Lancaster above. After his operational tour Len was posted to India and…

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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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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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Philip Blackham became an apprentice engineer at Diesel engine company Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day, of which became a sales manager post war. He served in the Home Guard becoming a driver, then he enrolled in summer 1940 with initial training at…

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On his return to Great Britain after his release from prisoner of war camp, Geoff Packham was interrogated by his commanding officer. His aircraft was damaged during a raid on Sterkrade by Holten. The bailed out over the Netherlands. He was captured…

PEppelJW1704.pdf
Vertical aerial photograph of Calais during a bombing operation, September 1944. It is captioned 'Our 7th Operation, Calais 27 September 1944. Enemy troops in a fortified railway cutting. This was an 'aiming point' photo & a C in C's enlargement of…
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