Browse Items (526 total)
- Tags: flight engineer
The Earliest Years.
Born in Barnoldswick, then in Yorkshire, now in Lancashire in 1922. His father ran a wireless business until 1926. He describes his years at schools and a move to…
Tags: 109 Squadron; 142 Squadron; 150 Squadron; 227 Squadron; 5 Group; 617 Squadron; 9 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Albemarle; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; B-17; B-24; Beaufighter; bomb aimer; bombing; C-47; Defiant; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; ditching; FIDO; flight engineer; Gee; Halifax; Harvard; Hudson; Hurricane; Ju 87; Ju 88; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; mess; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; Mosquito; navigator; operational training unit; Oxford; Pathfinders; prisoner of war; RAF Balderton; RAF Bardney; RAF Bawtry; RAF Catfoss; RAF Eastleigh; RAF Farnborough; RAF Finningley; RAF Graveley; RAF Hemswell; RAF Hixon; RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor; RAF Milltown; RAF Norton; RAF Scampton; RAF Seighford; RAF Strubby; RAF Waddington; RAF Wick; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Wyton; Spitfire; sport; Stirling; Sunderland; Tiger force; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington; wireless operator / air gunner; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Tags: 115 Squadron; 149 Squadron; 196 Squadron; 199 Squadron; 214 Squadron; 218 Squadron; 514 Squadron; 623 Squadron; 90 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; B-17; bale out; bomb aimer; bombing; Catalina; Conspicuous Gallantry Medal; crewing up; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; entertainment; flight engineer; Gee; Halifax; Hurricane; incendiary device; Ju 88; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 2; Me 110; mine laying; Mosquito; navigator; Navy, Army and Air Force Institute; Nissen hut; operational training unit; Pathfinders; pilot; RAF Chedburgh; RAF Downham Market; RAF Halfpenny Green; RAF Hixon; RAF Lindholme; RAF Lossiemouth; RAF Seighford; RAF Tangmere; RAF Tuddenham; RAF Warboys; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Witchford; RAF Woolfox Lodge; Red Cross; Stirling; target indicator; target photograph; training; Typhoon; Victoria Cross; Wellington; wireless operator; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Tags: 218 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); ethnic or religious minorities; flight engineer; Gee; Lancaster; military service conditions; operational training unit; perception of bombing war; RAF Chedburgh; RAF Silverstone; RAF St Athan; Stirling; training; Wellington
Tags: 1 Group; 101 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); Distinguished Flying Medal; FIDO; flight engineer; George VI, King of Great Britain (1895-1952); Halifax; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lincoln; navigator; Nissen hut; radar; RAF Bottesford; RAF Catfoss; RAF Coningsby; RAF Cottesmore; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Lindholme; RAF Ludford Magna; RAF North Luffenham; RAF St Athan; RAF Waddington; RAF Wickenby; Tiger force; Tirpitz; training; Window; wireless operator