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Air force veteran, educator Perry dies at 93

Al Perry, 1923-2017

Sitting alone in the darkened front nose of his Halifax bomber during another terrifying night-time mission over Nazi-occupied Europe and Germany in August 1944, Al Perry was stabbed in the eye by a shard as enemy flak shattered the plexiglass shield surrounding him. 419 more words

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Another 5-Star Amazon UK Review for "No Greater Love" by Justin Sheedy

A SUPERB READ FROM COVER TO COVER – No Greater Love by Justin Sheedy

Review by Mark Bentley, United Kingdom 

With “No Greater Love”, Part 3 in Justin Sheedy’s World War II trilogy, the author has done it yet again: No time wasted introducing the main character; you feel as if you know him and know him well very quickly. 217 more words

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Duncan Townsend RAF 1942 War Diary

This 1942 war diary starts with Flight Sergeant Duncan Alfred Townsend 569482 of RAF Bomber Command parachuting out of his damaged four engine Stirling bomber and being quite badly hurt on landing near Hull, East Yorkshire. 6,093 more words

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IBCC Interview #10: Allan Couper, 75 (NZ) Squadron Bomb Aimer

In early 1944, a young Australian airman on board the Ille de France preparing to depart New York for England and an operational career with Bomber Command, listened to the BBC radio news over the ship’s Tannoy system: “The RAF mounted big attacks on German cities last night,” it said. 1,139 more words

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Three top aviation book choices for year’s end 2016 and heading into the New Year.

In case you don’t happen to have a really good new book at your elbow this time of year, here are three wonderful titles. Pick one up and you’ll be a happy camper. 730 more words

Aviation History

Lincoln 'Youngstars' reach No. 1 on UK physical singles chart

A GROUP of Lincolnshire schoolchildren have reached number one in the physical singles chart, for their song Tears of the World. 218 more words

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Lancaster Pilot Maxwell Storey - 149 Squadron

I was recently contacted by a reader who was trying to find out information about her grandfather, F.O. Maxwell Graydon Storey, 149 Squadron RAAF, Bomber Command, … 702 more words

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