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John Roscholler, Pilot/Captain with 355 Squadron

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I was at Salbani from 1944 to 1945 initially as a second pilot and finished our tour (300 hours/30 trips) as the ‘skipper’. We were a normal sized Liberator crew of eleven consisting of four Australians (RAAF) and seven British ‘types’ (RAF). We were accommodated in three separate huts with the erstwhile paddy fields. Suspect we were too busy and…

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