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- Tags: 9 Squadron
The Earliest Years.
Born in Barnoldswick, then in Yorkshire, now in Lancashire in 1922. His father ran a wireless business until 1926. He describes his years at schools and a move to…
Tags: 109 Squadron; 142 Squadron; 150 Squadron; 227 Squadron; 5 Group; 617 Squadron; 9 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Albemarle; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; B-17; B-24; Beaufighter; bomb aimer; bombing; C-47; Defiant; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; ditching; FIDO; flight engineer; Gee; Halifax; Harvard; Hudson; Hurricane; Ju 87; Ju 88; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; mess; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; Mosquito; navigator; operational training unit; Oxford; Pathfinders; prisoner of war; RAF Balderton; RAF Bardney; RAF Bawtry; RAF Catfoss; RAF Eastleigh; RAF Farnborough; RAF Finningley; RAF Graveley; RAF Hemswell; RAF Hixon; RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor; RAF Milltown; RAF Norton; RAF Scampton; RAF Seighford; RAF Strubby; RAF Waddington; RAF Wick; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Wyton; Spitfire; sport; Stirling; Sunderland; Tiger force; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington; wireless operator / air gunner; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Tags: 9 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; B-17; bombing; Halifax; Halifax Mk 1; Halifax Mk 3; Halifax Mk 5; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 1; Lancaster Mk 3; Lysander; Manchester; Mosquito; P-51; pilot; Proctor; RAF Boscombe Down; RAF Honington; RAF Waddington; RAF Wigsley; Stirling; Tiger Moth; Typhoon; Wellington
Tags: 149 Squadron; 514 Squadron; 9 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; B-17; bombing; C-47; flight engineer; Lancaster; Manchester; Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); Oxford; RAF Bardney; RAF Feltwell; RAF Foulsham; RAF Methwold; RAF Stradishall; RAF Tuddenham; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Watton; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Woolfox Lodge; training; York
Tags: 139 Squadron; 15 Squadron; 162 Squadron; 9 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; bombing; Halifax; Lancaster; Magister; Mosquito; Oxford; pilot; RAF Alconbury; RAF Blackbushe; RAF Bourn; RAF Honington; RAF Hullavington; RAF Kinloss; RAF Lossiemouth; RAF Upwood; RAF Warboys; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Wyton; Stirling; training; Wellington; Whitley
Tags: 619 Squadron; 9 Squadron; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; crewing up; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Operation Dodge (1945); Operation Exodus (1945); RAF Silverstone; RAF Strubby; RAF Waddington; RAF Woodbridge; sport; Stirling; Tiger force; training; Wellington; wireless operator
Arthur served in Bomber Command as a bomb aimer.
Frank was also in Bomber Command. He joined the Royal Air…
Tags: 106 Squadron; 12 Squadron; 50 Squadron; 9 Squadron; aircrew; bomb aimer; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); Distinguished Flying Cross; grief; killed in action; love and romance; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; perception of bombing war; RAF Bardney; RAF Metheringham; RAF Mildenhall; RAF Wickenby; Tirpitz; wireless operator