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- Tags: 627 Squadron
Part 2 - war service of Flying Officer James Gordon Bennett Burnside flight engineer. Covers training as flight engineer. Then follows short descriptions. listing…
Tags: 617 Squadron; 619 Squadron; 627 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; bombing of Hamburg (24-31 July 1943); Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1917-1992); Cook’s tour; crash; Distinguished Flying Cross; flight engineer; Halifax; Lancaster; Mosquito; RAF Balderton; RAF North Luffenham; RAF St Athan; RAF Swinderby; RAF Wigsley; RAF Woodhall Spa; Stirling; target indicator; training; Wellington
Tags: 128 Squadron; 216 Squadron; 38 Squadron; 40 Squadron; 627 Squadron; 692 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; Battle; bombing; C-47; Hudson; mine laying; Mosquito; navigator; operational training unit; Oxford; Proctor; RAF Graveley; RAF Harwell; RAF Hendon; RAF Marham; RAF Oakington; RAF Shallufa; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF Wyton; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington
A the end of 1943 he returned to Bomber Command, 627 Squadron.
There is a photograph of the squadron grouped in front of a Mosquito.
A second uncropped image is also included. Captioned 'It's January 1944, RAF number 924532, Flight Lieutenant Navigator Ernest John Saunders, later to become DSO, DFC…
Tags: 5 Group; 617 Squadron; 627 Squadron; 83 Squadron; 97 Squadron; air gunner; air sea rescue; aircrew; bomb aimer; bomb dump; bombing; bombing of the Boulogne E-boats (15/16 June 1944); bombing of the Le Havre E-boat pens (14/15 June 1944); bombing of the Normandy coastal batteries (5/6 June 1944); Bombing of the Saumur tunnel (8/9 June 1944); bombing of the Siracourt V-weapon site (25 June 1944); bombing of the Watten V-2 site (19 June 1944); bombing of the Wizernes V-2 site (20, 22, 24 June 1944); Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; ditching; flight engineer; Gee; H2S; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; mine laying; navigator; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); pilot; radar; RAF Dunholme Lodge; RAF Scampton; RAF Swinderby; RAF Syerston; rivalry; service vehicle; tactical support for Normandy troops; tractor; training; wireless operator
Tags: 106 Squadron; 617 Squadron; 627 Squadron; aircrew; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944); heavy conversion unit; Home Guard; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Master Bomber; Mosquito; navigator; operational training unit; Oxford; Pathfinders; RAF Manston; RAF Marham; RAF Metheringham; RAF Scampton; RAF Swinderby; RAF Syerston; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF Woodhall Spa; Stirling; target indicator; Tiger force; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington