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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 hours/30 trips) as the ‘skipper’. We were a normal sized Liberator crew of eleven consisting of four Australians (RAAF) and seven British ‘types’ (RAF). We were…
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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 summer holidays 1938 I left school and applied for the post of draughtsman with the GPO. With the war imminent there were no vacancies. I applied to join the RAF after…
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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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Digri Remembered

Digri Rememberedby Sgt E W Robinson (1868000) who was an airfield controller at Digri.185…
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Albert's Cartoons

Albert Cranthorne 178 Squadron RAF These pictures were drawn shortly after Albert arrived…
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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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Keith ‘Slim’ Somerville

Initially flew a tour on Whitley bombers with 10 Squadron and then joined the Wireless…
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Operations

Operations by Albert Cranthorne, 178 Squadron. Navigators attend an early briefing. All…
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