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Wartime Memories & Stories

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An Instrument Basher with 178 Squadron

Here are a few words about my time in Foggia as an Instrument Basher with 178 Squadron. Before I could settle in I with other ground crew flew to Malta where one of our Libs had to false land, we flew back next day having sorted the problem out, on the way…
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Takaka airman in doomed fight with German U-Boat

'For Valour' a painting by English artist Charles Thomson depicting the 1943 Liberator bomber attack on a German submarine Exhibiting extreme bravery under fire is what our Victoria Cross war heroes are all about, invariably with eyewitness reports from…

Albert Cranthorne 178 Squadron RAF
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These pictures were drawn shortly after Albert arrived at 178 Squadron. They were drawn on wartime notepaper and are now badly faded. Albert has been able to restore them on the computer and they appear almost as good as new. They still capture the atmosphere of the time!
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