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Six airmen standing at the rear of a Lancaster coded 'AA'.

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List of operations between 11 February 1945 and VE day while Hugh Parry was serving with 75 New Zealand Squadron at RAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire. Operations are listed in chronological order with aircraft identification and losses.

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Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for Hugh Parry, air gunner, covering the period from 27 May 1944 to 16 October 1945. Details his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at…

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Hugh Parry flew 13 operations as a mid upper gunner with 75 Squadron from RAF Mepal.

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Hugh Parry was born in Oswestry and joined the Air Force in April 1943 and volunteered to be an air gunner. Knowing that there was a height restriction on air gunners of six feet he hid his height by wearing baggy trousers. After training, he was…

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Basil Goldstraw was classed as medically unfit for aircrew and following training as a fitter, he was posted to 75 Squadron at RAF Mepal. He discusses aspects of his work as a fitter, being bombed, and life on and off the station. He was posted to…

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Peter Banting grew up in London and was a member of the Air Training Corps before he volunteered for the Royal Air Force. After training he flew operations with 75 Squadron from RAF Mepal and 7 Squadron RAF Oakington. After the war he trained to be…

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Warrant Officer Des Horgan Royal New Zealand Air Force, far right, and crew sitting on an aircraft engine. Third from left is rear gunner, Flight Sergeant Iwikau Te Aika Royal New Zealand Air Force. Behind is a Stirling 'AA-Q' and airfield…

RAF Newmarket was in Suffolk, adjacent to the border with Cambridgeshire. It opened as part of 3 Group in September 1939 and utilised land next to Newmarket Racetrack. It was a satellite station for RAF Mildenhall and the first occupant was 99…

RAF Mildenhall was in Suffolk eight miles north of Newmarket. It opened in 1934 and by September 1939 the station was home to 149 Squadron in 3 Group Bomber Command. The squadron flew Wellingtons until converting to Stirlings in late 1941. In…

By the start of the war 75 Squadron was equipped with Wellingtons and it served as a pool training squadron in 3 Group. In April 1940 it was absorbed into 6 (Training) Group. The squadron was immediately reformed in 3 Group as 75 (NZ) Squadron using…

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Charles Frederick Green was born in Peckham, London, in 1921. On leaving school he began an apprenticeship with a printing company, acting part-time as a police courier, before becoming an Air Raid Precaution warden. He then volunteered for the…

RAF Mepal was in Cambridgeshire seven miles west from Ely. Construction began in 1942 and it opened in April 1943 with concrete runways. Initially it was used by 1665 Heavy Conversion Unit training Stirling crews but the station became operational…

RAF Feltwell is in Norfolk, ten miles west of Thetford. It opened in April 1937 and was operated by 3 Group Bomber Command with Harrows of 214 and 37 Squadrons. They converted to Wellingtons in May 1939. By November 1940 the station was occupied by…

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Eddie Worsdale was a wireless operator/ air gunner and flew operations with 75 Squadron.

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Jack Wakefield flew operations with 75 Squadron.

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Jack Meehan grew up in New Zealand and worked on the railway before he volunteered for the Royal Air Force. He flew operations as a wireless operator / air gunner with 75 Squadron at RAF Mepal.

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David Rayner Fox grew up in New Zealand and joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1942. After training, he flew operations as an air gunner with 75 Squadron from RAF Mepal. During one operation his pilot, Dave Moriarty was terribly injured when a…

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Allan Joseph Couper grew up in Australia and volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force. He flew operations as a bomb aimer with 75 Squadron from RAF Mepal.
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