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Rice Drop by John Gordon Bell (Don) of 355 Squadron

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8 years 3 months ago #1308 by Gary
Gary created the topic: Rice Drop by John Gordon Bell (Don) of 355 Squadron

RICE DROP

Most of the stories written about the RAFs part in the war are about bombing raidsĀ  -
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!

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'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'

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4 years 9 months ago #4140 by LBirch
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.

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4 years 9 months ago #4145 by Gary
Gary replied the topic: Re: Rice Drop by John Gordon Bell (Don) of 355 Squadron
Hi Lisa, welcome to the site, do you have any information that you can share about your Great Uncle?
Gary

'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'

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