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- Tags: Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984)
Accounts of actions leading to award of Conspicuous Gallantry medal and other congratulatory material
Joined Army – 4th Queen's Own Hussars on 2nd January 1936.
Joined RAF 1938 and trained as balloon operator then applied as air gunner, arriving at RAF Swinderby in December 1941. Took part in 50…
Tags: 44 Squadron; 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); Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Manchester; military living conditions; military service conditions; mine laying; RAF Abingdon; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Evanton; RAF Swinderby; RAF Westcott; training
Tags: 139 Squadron; 158 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); crash; Gee; ground personnel; Guinea Pig Club; Halifax; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); medical officer; Mosquito; navigator; operational training unit; Pathfinders; perception of bombing war; RAF Blyton; RAF hospital Rauceby; RAF Marston Moor; RAF Upwood; RAF Warboys; training