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- Tags: Hampden
At the start of the war 144 Squadron was stationed at RAF Hemswell in 5 Group and equipped with Hampdens. The squadron transferred to Coastal Command in April 1942 and continued its …
It was stationed at: RAF…
Tags: 37 Squadron; 635 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; C-47; Defiant; Dominie; evading; Hampden; Lancaster; Martinet; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Operation Dodge (1945); Operation Exodus (1945); Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); operational training unit; Oxford; Pathfinders; Proctor; Stirling; training; Victoria Cross; Wellington
Tags: 106 Squadron; 617 Squadron; 97 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; bombing; Eder Möhne and Sorpe operation (16–17 May 1943); Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944); Hampden; heavy conversion unit; killed in action; Lancaster; Manchester; Oxford; pilot; RAF Ansty; RAF Coningsby; RAF Cranage; RAF Dunholme Lodge; RAF Fulbeck; RAF Paignton; RAF Scampton; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF Uxbridge; RAF Wigsley; Tiger Moth; Tirpitz; training
Tags: 106 Squadron; 144 Squadron; 61 Squadron; aircrew; Albemarle; Anson; B-24; Battle; Blenheim; bombing; C-47; Hampden; Harrow; Lancaster; Manchester; navigator; Oxford; RAF Cranage; RAF Finningley; RAF Hemswell; RAF North Luffenham; RAF Upwood; RAF Watton; RAF West Raynham; RAF Wigtown; RAF Woolfox Lodge; training; York
Tags: 44 Squadron; 5 Group; 50 Squadron; 617 Squadron; 630 Squadron; air gunner; bombing; Bombing of Augsburg (17 April 1942); bombing of Cologne (30/31 May 1942); Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1917-1992); crash; Distinguished Flying Medal; Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944); Hampden; Lancaster; Manchester; military living conditions; military service conditions; mine laying; Pathfinders; RAF Dunholme Lodge; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Swinderby; RAF Westcott; training
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Top - pilot wearing heavy jacket and flying helmet in the opened cockpit of a Hampden. Caption 'Sergeant Pilot'.
Middle - two aircrew and two ground crew…