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Interview with Fred Galea, Air Bomber

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Sgt McArthur, who later became my skipper, was involved in a crash on the 2nd August 1944 during an air/sea firing practice (see OR). As an Air Bomber I joined the McArthur crew in December 1944 and completed a tour by 22nd May 1945. On arriving at Salbani I had been attached to F/S Collins’ crew. The last date I flew with F/S Collins crew was on…

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