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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Dieppe – The Canadian Battle

by Duke Warren The anniversary of that famous Canadian battle of World War II takes place on the 19th of this month (August 2007). First it is well known others…

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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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How We Almost Lost Lanc FM159

by Norm Sharratt I was first Radio Operator on Lanc 159 of 407(MR) Squadron RCAF Station Comox on July 18th, 1955 flying out of Resolute Bay on Ice Reconnaissance for…

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Looking for a Lost York from FM159

The writer of this account was an F/O Navigator on his first squadron ops tour between January, 1954 and December, 1955 during which time he accumulated over 1100 hours on…

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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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