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Wartime Memories & Stories

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Takaka airman in doomed fight with German U-Boat

'For Valour' a painting by English artist Charles Thomson depicting the 1943 Liberator bomber attack on a German submarine Exhibiting extreme bravery under fire is what our Victoria Cross war heroes are all about, invariably with eyewitness reports from…
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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 always told - Never look at the target. When you were leaving it was a time when you could get jumped by a fighter. Nevertheless the conflagration, from end to end, of…