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Keith ‘Slim’ Somerville

Initially flew a tour on Whitley bombers with 10 Squadron and then joined the Wireless Development Unit (later 109 Squadron) gathering information about a radio beam from a transmitter near Cherbourg which was used by the Luftwaffe to guide German bombers to…
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The Butcher Bird with Clipped Wings

The Butcher Bird with Clipped Wings By George Wootton - 40 Squadron RAF Air Gunners were always told - Never look at the target. When you were leaving it was a time when you could get jumped by a fighter. Nevertheless the conflagration, from end to end, of…
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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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The Navigator's Tale

The following is a personal account of Derrick Clewley, a Navigator with 99 Squadron who…
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How I Didn\'t Win the War

This is a true story, enjoy it and remember, these are true words. How I Didn't Win The…
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Tug Wilson (356 Squadron)

Tug Wilson I was born on the 7th November 1923. Though my birth certificate reads Alfred…
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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…
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One of Thousands

One of Thousands- by Mark Smith (Nephew) Sgt. Arthur David Harding (1357558) 215…
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