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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
Article 2 is a wartime memoir by Ivor Cole, 103 Squadron.
Article 3 describes some of the exhibits at the new Hendon museum.
He names the crew and describes their roles, including the ground crews, details the activities before an operation, and…
Tags: 463 Squadron; 467 Squadron; 50 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; bomb aimer; bombing; Distinguished Flying Cross; flight engineer; Fw 190; Gee; ground crew; ground personnel; H2S; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); heavy conversion unit; incendiary device; Lancaster; meteorological officer; mine laying; navigator; pilot; RAF Bottesford; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF Swinderby; RAF Waddington; Tirpitz; wireless operator; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force