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- Tags: RAF Uxbridge
Tags: 12 Squadron; 460 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; Bombing of Peenemünde (17/18 August 1943); Cook’s tour; crewing up; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); RAF Binbrook; RAF Kenley; RAF Lichfield; RAF Lindholme; RAF Uxbridge; RAF Wickenby; Tiger force; training; wireless operator
Tags: 44 Squadron; 50 Squadron; 630 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; Bombing of Augsburg (17 April 1942); bombing of Cologne (30/31 May 1942); bombing of Nuremberg (30 / 31 March 1944); bombing of Toulouse (5/6 April 1944); Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1917-1992); Distinguished Flying Medal; Eder Möhne and Sorpe operation (16–17 May 1943); Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944); Hampden; Lancaster; Manchester; Mosquito; RAF Abingdon; RAF Cardington; RAF Cranwell; RAF Credenhill; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Evanton; RAF Silverstone; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF Swinderby; RAF Uxbridge; RAF Warmwell; superstition; Victoria Cross; Whitley
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; mine laying; 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
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Tags: 10 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; B-17; bombing; briefing; coping mechanism; crewing up; debriefing; Distinguished Flying Cross; Gee; Halifax; Initial Training Wing; lack of moral fibre; military service conditions; navigator; Oxford; perception of bombing war; RAF Bishops Court; RAF Carnaby; RAF Halfpenny Green; RAF Kinloss; RAF Melbourne; RAF Rufforth; RAF Torquay; RAF Uxbridge; training; Whitley; Window
The text describes his early training then transfer to Canada learning on Ansons in the snow.
Photo 1 is Sam standing in the snow outside a hut.
Photo 2 is a ship.
Photo 3 is Sam and friend leaning on an…
Tags: 1 Group; 106 Squadron; 44 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; arts and crafts; Battle; C-47; Distinguished Flying Cross; Hampden; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Abingdon; RAF Bawtry; RAF Blyton; RAF Catfoss; RAF Cosford; RAF Cottesmore; RAF Evanton; RAF Finningley; RAF Little Rissington; RAF Manston; RAF Netheravon; RAF Oakington; RAF St Athan; RAF Syerston; RAF Thornaby; RAF Uxbridge; RAF Waddington; Stalag Luft 3; training
Tags: 1 Group; 100 Group; 101 Squadron; 109 Squadron; 141 Squadron; 169 Squadron; 171 Squadron; 192 Squadron; 199 Squadron; 214 Squadron; 218 Squadron; 223 Squadron; 239 Squadron; 3 Group; 4 Group; 462 Squadron; 5 Group; 617 Squadron; 8 Group; B-17; B-24; Beaufighter; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); Chamberlain, Neville (1869-1940); crash; Defiant; Do 217; Fw 190; Gee; Gneisenau; Goering, Hermann (1893-1946); H2S; Halifax; Halifax Mk 3; Hampden; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); He 111; Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945); Hudson; Ju 88; Lancaster; Me 110; Me 410; mine laying; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; Mosquito; navigator; Oboe; operational training unit; P-51; Pathfinders; radar; RAF Defford; RAF Downham Market; RAF Farnborough; RAF Foulsham; RAF Little Snoring; RAF North Creake; RAF Northolt; RAF Oulton; RAF Prestwick; RAF Sculthorpe; RAF St Athan; RAF Swannington; RAF Tempsford; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF Uxbridge; RAF West Raynham; RAF Wittering; Scharnhorst; Stalin, Joseph (1878-1953); Stirling; Tirpitz; Typhoon; V-1; V-2; Wellington; Window
Tags: 44 Squadron; 49 Squadron; aircrew; Battle; bombing; Boston; briefing; crash; crewing up; Distinguished Flying Medal; fitter airframe; flight engineer; flight mechanic; ground crew; heavy conversion unit; Hurricane; Lancaster; Lincoln; Manchester; Me 109; memorial; military ethos; military living conditions; military service conditions; mine laying; perception of bombing war; promotion; RAF Bridgnorth; RAF Burtonwood; RAF Cosford; RAF Dunholme Lodge; RAF Fiskerton; RAF Manston; RAF Scampton; RAF St Athan; RAF Stormy Down; RAF Uxbridge; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Wyton; recruitment; shot down; Stirling; training