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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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One of Thousands

One of Thousands- by Mark Smith (Nephew) Sgt. Arthur David Harding (1357558) 215 Squadron South East Asia Command 8th November 1920 to 1st January 1945 Early Life Arthur was born to Walter and Daisy Harding on 8th November 1920 in Silvertown, the heart 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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Albert's Cartoons

Albert Cranthorne 178 Squadron RAF These pictures were drawn shortly after Albert arrived…
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An Instrument Basher with 178 Squadron

Here are a few words about my time in Foggia as an Instrument Basher with 178 Squadron.…
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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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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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Hank Cooper

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