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Fl/Sgt Edward Kent, Flight Engineer, 220 Squadron

THE WAR YEARS AND MY TIME IN THE RAF By Fl/Sgt Edward Kent, Flight Engineer, 220 Squadron based in the Azores I was 16 when the war started and serving my time as an apprentice painter and decorator in South Shields. Time went on and air raids became a very…
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Who downed Douglas Bader.

Article written by Andy Saunders entitled ‘Who downed Douglas Bader’. Douglas Bader (DB) was downed on the 9th August 1941 whilst over France leading the Tangmere Wing (at that time comprising Spitfire Squadrons 41, 610 and 616). DB flew with 616 in W3185.…
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John Roscholler, Pilot/Captain with 355 Squadron

I was at Salbani from 1944 to 1945 initially as a second pilot and finished our tour (300…
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Interview with Fred Galea, Air Bomber

Sgt McArthur, who later became my skipper, was involved in a crash on the 2nd August 1944…
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Sgt A. E. Jones - 621297

Tony Jones (Sgt A. E. Jones (621297) later F/Lt RAF) From Tony: ‘At the start of the…
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Digri Remembered

Digri Rememberedby Sgt E W Robinson (1868000) who was an airfield controller at Digri.185…
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205 Group Italy

On the third of September 1944 I arrived in Naples in Italy, as a passenger on a United…
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Albert's Cartoons

Albert Cranthorne 178 Squadron RAF These pictures were drawn shortly after Albert arrived…
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