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- Tags: He 111
Tags: 15 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; arts and crafts; bombing; bombing of Cologne (30/31 May 1942); crash; He 111; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; love and romance; Magister; operational training unit; Oxford; pilot; RAF Bassingbourn; RAF Castle Combe; RAF Cranfield; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Wyton; Stirling; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington
He starts by describing crewing up at Silverstone. His opinion of the Stirling was that it was awful on the ground and in the air.
His first operation was a second 'dickie' (an observer)…
Tags: 1 Group; 49 Squadron; 83 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bomb aimer; bombing; Bombing of Mailly-le-Camp (3/4 May 1944); crash; crewing up; Distinguished Flying Cross; flight engineer; Fw 190; He 111; heavy conversion unit; Hurricane; Lancaster; Lincoln; mess; navigator; operational training unit; pilot; RAF Fiskerton; RAF Silverstone; RAF Syerston; RAF Turweston; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Wittering; RAF Woodbridge; Spitfire; Stirling; target indicator; wireless operator / air gunner; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
The view is from the front/ starboard side.
Tags: He 111
Photo 2 is looking up at the underside of an aircraft.
Photo 3 is the nose of an aircraft on the ground.
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The second part describes the 'Skilling Follies', an aircrew who completed 25 operations from RAF Skellingthorpe.
The third part describes an…
Tags: 50 Squadron; 61 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bale out; bomb aimer; briefing; crash; forced landing; Fw 190; He 111; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; operational training unit; RAF Market Harborough; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF Winthorpe; shot down; take-off crash; training; Wellington