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Re-published: Ray Ollis's 101 nights - for Bomber Command enthusiasts

101 Nights

By Ray Ollis; Edited by Robert Brokenmouth

Published by Wakefield Press
$29.95 in paperback
ISBN 9781743054055


ABOUT THE BOOK: The bombing campaign to destroy Hitler’s Nazi Germany was waged by Allied flyers from not only England and the US, but also with many Australian men like Ray Ollis. 237 more words

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Flt. Sgt. Arthur L. Aaron, D.F.M., V.C., 218 Sqn, RAF Downham Market

The Second World War produced some incredible heroes, men and women, who in he face of incredible odds, continued to carry out their duties, often going beyond those expected of anyone. 1,565 more words


The Luckiest Man in the World (1)

In his later years, my Dad, Fred, always used to say that training to fly in bombers was infinitely more perilous than flying on combat missions. 469 more words


How 'MONICA' was tricked into failing to protect RAF bomber crews


ARI 5664 ‘MONICA’ was an active radar device designed to protect the rear of heavy RAF bombers. Mounted below the rear turret it sent out a radio signal in a cone shape for 1,000 yards behind the aircraft. 1,041 more words

Moroney Crew

It was extremely rare for a bomber crew in dire trouble to be able to send a message before the aircraft came down, but this was the case for the… 22 more words

97 Squadron Aircrew

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THE AIRCRAFT PANEL below is part of the online IWM Collection.

It was recovered from the Hermann Göring aeronautical research institute in Völkenrode near Braunschweig – Brunswick in English – at the end of the Second World War, when the huge secret facility was taken over by the British Ministry of Aircraft Production (MAP). 1,004 more words

Bomber Command in Canberra 2017

“PER ARDUA AD ASTRA – For we are young and free.”

With these words, Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson closed a speech delivered at the Bomber Command lunch in the shadows of Lancaster G for George last weekend. 1,144 more words

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