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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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Five years of a Government Financed World Tour

I was 19 at the time, and volunteered for RAF Aircrew duties. This was March 1941, after various interviews I reported to Blackpool on Sept.3rd.1941,two years to the date of the declaration of World War 2. There I did my initial training of Morse code and…
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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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The Butcher Bird with Clipped Wings

The Butcher Bird with Clipped Wings By George Wootton - 40 Squadron RAF Air Gunners were…
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Hank Cooper

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

Initially flew with 254 Squadron - flying Blenheims – having completed his trained as an…
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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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