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Missing in action: The Charles Dupueis story

Seventy-two years ago last week, a young man staggered through the bitterly cold semi-rural outskirts of southwest Berlin.

Reg Wilson had just bailed out of a blazing Royal Air Force bomber, which crashed nearby. 1,078 more words

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IBCC Interview #5: Joe Shuttleworth, 50 Squadron Rear Gunner

You had to be lucky to survive a tour in Bomber Command at any time during WWII. But you had to be really lucky to survive a tour if you were operating in the winter of 1943-44, when the Battle of Berlin was at its height and the RAF were losing upwards of 30 or 40 aircraft a night. 1,112 more words

Bomber Command

RAF Gransden Lodge aircraft revealed.

A recent article¬†published by the Royal Canadian Air Force, tells the story of the fate and eventual discovery of, RCAF 405 “Vancouver” Sqn Halifax II, LQ-B. 326 more words

WW2

The Eve of War...

In September 1939 Britain prepared for war…and decided to take a register of everyone living at the time…later this information would form¬†the basis of the National Health Service in 1948. 254 more words

In commemoration

Vandaag, 91 jaar geleden, werd Sgt. Frank Desmond King geboren.
Deze jongeman stierf bij de crash van Lancaster KO-Y DS734 te Pasbrug.

Lest we forget! 24 more words

Bomber Command

16/17 December 1943

A great deal later than planned, the tribute page for the aircrew lost on Black Thursday has been set up. It is now just after half past four on 16th December 2015, and 72 years ago on the airfield the Lancasters would be roaring into life, about to leave around 5 o’clock.

http://raf-pathfinders.com/1617-december-1943/

97 Squadron Aircrew

16th December 1940. 'Terror Bombing' Begins.

There had been attacks on German targets from the beginning of war, including Mannheim, many on a desultory or tit-for-tat basis. Things changed after the bombing of cities including that of Southampton and Coventry. 362 more words

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