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- Tags: Portal, Charles (1893-1971)
Item 2 is a letter thanking Sir Arthur Harris from a couple bombed out of their home in Liverpool.
Item 3 is an article titled 'Remembering Bomber H'.
Item 4 is a letter…
Initially he served on Wellingtons at Snaith. He describes…
Tags: 27 OTU; 463 Squadron; 467 Squadron; Air Transport Auxiliary; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; Beaufighter; bombing; Fw 190; Gee; H2S; Halifax; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); Heavy Conversion Unit; Hurricane; incendiary device; Ju 88; Lancaster; Me 109; Meteor; mine laying; Mosquito; Oboe; Operational Training Unit; Portal, Charles (1893-1971); RAF Bottesford; RAF Church Broughton; RAF Lichfield; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF Snaith; RAF Swinderby; RAF Waddington; Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945); Spitfire; training; Wellington; Window
Tags: 102 Squadron; 692 Squadron; 8 Group; aircrew; Anson; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); bomb struck; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); bombing of Hamburg (24-31 July 1943); briefing; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; faith; Fw 190; Gee; ground personnel; Halifax; Halifax Mk 1; Halifax Mk 2; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); Ju 88; Me 109; Me 110; Me 262; medical officer; meteorological officer; military service conditions; Mosquito; navigator; Operational Training Unit; Pathfinders; perception of bombing war; Portal, Charles (1893-1971); promotion; RAF Chedburgh; RAF Harwell; RAF Riccall; RAF Wombleton; Stirling; training; Wellington
In the early 1970s the Lancaster PA474 was flown to RAF Waddington from RAF Henlow ostensibly to be a gate guardian. In 1973 the Lincolnshire Echo announced that it was to…
Tags: Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); Chadwick, Roy (1893-1947); childhood in wartime; Goering, Hermann (1893-1946); Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); Lancaster; perception of bombing war; petrol bowser; Portal, Charles (1893-1971); RAF Coltishall; RAF Coningsby; RAF Waddington; service vehicle; Wallis, Barnes Neville (1887-1979)
Tags: 460 Squadron; aircrew; bale out; bombing; C-47; crash; crewing up; Gee; H2S; Heavy Conversion Unit; Lancaster; military service conditions; navigator; Operational Training Unit; perception of bombing war; Portal, Charles (1893-1971); prisoner of war; RAF Binbrook; RAF Lichfield; RAF Lindholme; RAF West Freugh; shot down; superstition; training; V-weapon; Wellington