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Tags: 102 Squadron; 462 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; Bollingbroke; bomb aimer; bombing; Halifax; heavy conversion unit; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); operational training unit; RAF Driffield; RAF Marston Moor; RAF Mona; RAF Moreton in the Marsh; RAF Pocklington; RCAF Fingal; training; Wellington
There is a short memoir about Frank and a longer memoir about Freddie.
There are three stories about different operations.
'Vic' Prettejohns replaced original Flight engineer. Underneath is annotated the crew's names and positions.…
On the reverse of the first photograph the annotation reads 'Uncle Tom on left'.
In the second photograph one of the men is pointing out some damage.
Photo 1 is Terry Ford landing a Stirling.
Photo 2 is a a view to the front as the aircraft is landing.
Photo 3 is a Stirling's starboard engines during a corkscrew manoeuvre.
Photo 4 is a Hurricane breaking off an…
Photo 1 is a target photograph of a night attack on Koblenz. All detail is obscured by target indicators and incendiaries.
Photo 2 is Terry's flight engineer seen from the bomb aimer's position.
Photo 3 is a…
Photo 1 is a view during take off from the bomb aimer's station.
Photo 2 is air gunner Paddy Glover in his mid-upper turret.
Photo 3 is wireless operator George Tredinnick looking out of the astro-dome.
Photo 4 is…
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)…
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