Historical accounts of pilots and members of Bomber Command in World War II.

Without the Bombers, What?

by Bill Gunston On December 18, 1939, a formation of 24 Wellingtons was intercepted by fighters off the German coast; ten were quickly shot down, and only three returned unscathed.…

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Women in the Air Force

Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) In 1918, the British Royal Airforce formed a Women's Auxiliary Division. Although 32,000 women served in the WRAF, this group disbanded after the First World…

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FM159 Visits Bermuda

by Bernie "Shorty" Hazelton CWO (Ret'd) In January, 1955 during my tour with No. 404 (MR) Squadron at Greenwood, Nova Scotia as a flight engineer, our crew was tasked to…

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From the Log of FM159

Mr. Clark was a pilot with 407 Squadron based at Comox, British Columbia. During the 1950's the Squadron flew Lancasters and the following is Bert's description of one of his…

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Following Baz
Baz's grave.

Following Baz

by Dave Birrell Downham Market is a small market town adjacent to "The Fens" in Norfolk, England. The Great Ouse river, together with a large "relief channel" that parallels it,…

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