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
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
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.