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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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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…
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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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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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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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Digri Remembered

Digri Rememberedby Sgt E W Robinson (1868000) who was an airfield controller at Digri.185…
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One of Thousands

One of Thousands- by Mark Smith (Nephew) Sgt. Arthur David Harding (1357558) 215…
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