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Operations

Operations by Albert Cranthorne, 178 Squadron. Navigators attend an early briefing. All important timings were given All Aircrew assembled at Main Briefing The Intelligence Officer warned of dangers The Met. Officer gave his best predictions Pins and tape…
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Life at Salbani by Tony Donell

Tony Donell Tony (second pilot to the Harrison crew) kept a diary whilst at Salbani. The text of the diary is unique in that it gives an almost day to day account of what it was like to be at Salbani. Except for the words in brackets, the text set down is a…
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Keith ‘Slim’ Somerville

Initially flew a tour on Whitley bombers with 10 Squadron and then joined the Wireless…
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Rice Drop by John Gordon Bell (Don) of 355 Squadron

RICE DROP Most of the stories written about the RAFs part in the war are about bombing…
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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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Digri Remembered

Digri Rememberedby Sgt E W Robinson (1868000) who was an airfield controller at Digri.185…
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Hank Cooper

Although a wireless operator/air gunner Hank Cooper was destined to fly in Mosquitos.…
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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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