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IBCC Interview #3: John McCredie, 99 Squadron Liberator pilot

This is the vital thing in war, to have good fortune. – John McCredie

John McCredie’s story started off in a reasonably familiar fashion. “My military career was a bit frustrated by having a mother whose brother had had his face shot away in World War One,” he said.

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Without a trace

Without a trace

As so often happens, I was prepping a post on one topic when I spotted something completely different. In this case, a short but poignant article from the October 18th, 1945 issue of Flight magazine… 2,052 more words

Aviation History

'You could feel the flak': Lancaster gunner recalls the war over Germany

As he has the past four years, my uncle, Noel Shanks, spent Remembrance Day with the students at Pineland Public School in Burlington, Ont.

At 92, Noel says he’s too old now to lay the wreath. 618 more words

Local News

Remembranc Day #2

The English text, can be found beneath the photos in this post.

Zondag 8 november waren we aanwezig op de herdenkingsplechtigheid in de kerk te Witchford. 345 more words

2015 8 Nov... Bomber Command Memorial

Facebook is often reviled for its endless ‘selfies’ and pictures of cats… but it’s a fact that without Facebook I’d not now be in contact with some amazing people… some are old friends from yesteryear who have tracked me down and some are members of my extended family who were previously unknown to me. 224 more words


Interviewing 460 Squadron navigator Max Spence

It started with a very cryptic email.

I may have some items of interest for you. Max Spence, Former 460 Squadron.

And that, word for word, was it.

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