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  • Tags: bombing of Nuremberg (30 / 31 March 1944)

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Rex Alan Austin was born in Werribee, Victoria in Australia on 4th of January 1924. Rex’s father served in World War One in the middle east and then transferred to the Australian Flying Corps, later known as the Royal Australian Air Force. Schooled…

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Jim was a civil servant before joining the Royal Air Force in May 1941. He carried out two tours on 61, 630 and 97 Squadrons. Although he wanted to be a pilot, there was a shortage of navigators. He was called up to Regents Park and then posted to…

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The interviewee was born in London and worked for some time as a clerk until joining the Royal Air Force. He did not like the idea of serving in the Army or in the Navy but - as a Londoner - he was keen to take part in the war, having experienced the…

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Target photograph of Nuremberg. Almost totally obscured by smoke and dust, some light streaks. No detail visible. Captioned '5B', '294 Skell.30/31.3.44.//NT 8" 21000' [arrow] 012° 0050 NURNBERG RD.D.1X4000.9X4.8X30.32secs.F/O BOTHA.D.50.' Reverse…

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Target photograph of Nuremberg. Rural area, no detail visible. Small light streaks. Captioned '5D', '288 Skell.30./31.3.44.//NT 8" 21000' 248° 0022 NURNBERG RD.V.1X4000.9X4.8X30.33secs.P/O Dobson.V.50'. On reverse '41/2 S OSTENDE'.

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An incomplete copy of Pilot Officer A Baker’s (1080466 Royal Air Force) Wireless Operator’s flying log book 8 December 1942 to April 1944. He served at RAF Dunholme Lodge, Aircraft flown were Lancaster and Oxford. He carried out a total of 30…

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Target photograph of Nuremberg. No details visible, obscured by smoke or haze. Captioned '5B','291 Skell.30/31.3.44.//NT 8" 22500' [arrow] 175° 0120 NURNBERG RD.P.1X4000.9X4.8X30.33secs.P/O Lundy.P.50.'.

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Target photograph of Nuremberg. No detail visible, obscured by smoke or haze, diagonal light streaks. Captioned '5B', 299. SKELL.30/31.3.44.//NT.5" 22500' [arrow] 175° 0120 NURNBERG RD.F.1X4000.9X4.8X30. 33secs.P/O Lloyd F.50'.

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Vertical aerial photograph of Nuremberg. The image is totally obscured by cloud or fires and anti-aircraft fire. Captioned ‘4B 4B’ and ‘[indecipherable] WKY 30/31-3-44 //NT 8” 22000 [arrow] 175° 01.15 Nurnburg Z 1 x 4000 16x30 31…

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He discusses a mid-air collision during an operation with 101 Squadron. to Hasselt. He describes what it was like prior to a operation and the feelings experienced by the crew, from seeing the battle orders on the notice board, the pre-flight meal,…

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Peter Watson was born in South Wales and joined the Royal Air Force in 1943. He wanted to be a pilot but there was a surplus of pilots so he became an air gunner. He crewed-up and flew with 101 Squadron initially, a special duties squadron, and he…

AHibbardL170221.mp3
Lindsay was born in Murwillumbah, Australia, before moving to Brisbane in 1927. He tells of growing up on the family, and how his eldest brother was killed in Malaya on the Thai Railway, and his older brother returning home to run the farm after his…

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Jeff Gray was a farm labourer in Aberdeenshire when he volunteered for the Royal Air Force. He trained to fly in Texas and completed 30 operations as a pilot with 61 Squadron. After leaving the RAF he worked for BOAC flying Yorks and VC10s.

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Mike Chatterton grew up on a farm. His father, John Chatterton was a Lancaster pilot during the war, before returning to university and becoming a lecturer, then later becoming a farmer. Mike joined the Royal Air Force from university in the 1970’s…

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Keith Campbell grew up in New South Wales and joined the Royal Australian Air Force when he was old enough. He flew 35 operations as a bomb aimer with 466 Squadron from RAF Leconfield and RAF Driffield when, on their thirty first operation another…

ACalvertR151124.mp3
Roger Calvert grew up in Ripon. He joined the Royal Air Force in April 1942 and completed navigation training in Canada. On return to Great Britain, he met up with his pilot, John Thatcher and they completed 31 operations in Mosquitos with 141…

AYoungF160720.mp3
Fred Young volunteered for the Royal Air Force at seventeen and flew operations as a flight engineer with 57 Squadron from RAF East Kirkby. He recounts his experiences on several operations including Berlin, Magdeburg, Leipzig, Essen, Munich,…
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