Gary created the topic: Rice Drop by John Gordon Bell (Don) of 355 Squadron
Most of the stories written about the RAFs part in the war are about bombing raids - ourcrew's story is more humane.
As our plane turned on to the final approach, we could see that what had appeared from the air to be a wall running the full length of the runway was actually thousands of burlap sacks stacked about six feet high. Their contents, we found out later, was rice - about a thousand tons of it!
LBirch replied the topic: Rice Drop by John Gordon Bell (Don) of 355 Squadron
My great uncle took part in this rice drop but was killed when his plane was shot down, along with the rest of the planes that day. His name was Albert Beer. His name appears in the War Cemetery Singapore.