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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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205 Group Italy

On the third of September 1944 I arrived in Naples in Italy, as a passenger on a United States Air Force Dakota. Yet another transit camp, but for the first time in a country that had been conquered. For the people this was a degradation coupled with poverty.…
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A Wag of a Finger

A WAG OF A FINGER BY GEORGE WOOTTON On the night of 25th April 1945 we had left the Yards…
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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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Tug Wilson (356 Squadron)

Tug Wilson I was born on the 7th November 1923. Though my birth certificate reads Alfred…
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Hank Cooper

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

Albert Cranthorne 178 Squadron RAF These pictures were drawn shortly after Albert arrived…
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