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- Tags: air gunner
Tags: 15 Squadron; 186 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; Battle; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); crewing up; faith; Gee; operational training unit; RAF Mildenhall; RAF Shepherds Grove; RAF Silverstone; RAF Stradishall; RAF Tuddenham; RAF Turweston; Stirling; superstition; 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
Tags: 460 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; bombing; Halifax; heavy conversion unit; Ju 88; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Me 262; mid-air collision; military living conditions; military service conditions; operational training unit; RAF Binbrook; RAF Hixon; RAF Lindholme; RAF Manston; taxiway; training; Wellington