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Hero bomber pilot's amazing untold story — War History Online

Hero bomber pilot's amazing untold story — War History Online | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

EVERY day for nearly 70 years, Dennis Bartlett silently thanked bomber pilot Bill North for saving his life. The last time he’d seen his Second World War comrade was in July 1944 on a pitch-black hillside in France where Bill crash landed their bullet-ridden Lancaster after a Luftwaffe attack.

 

“We all owed our lives to Bill. Without a thought for himself and while terribly injured he stayed on board our doomed bomber in order to save us. That still moves me to this day.” Bill is now 89 but he remembers what happened so vividly it could have been last week. He said: “I was never scared of flying. My fear was of letting my crew down. “We had become the firmest of friends as well as comrades and had complete confidence in each other’s abilities. It would have been a bitter blow if any one of my crew had been killed.”

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Dedicated to the air and ground crews of 460 squadron (1941-45) and the Lancaster Bombers they flew.
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460 Squadron - Bomber Command WW2

460 Squadron - Bomber Command WW2 | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

Dedicated to the bomber command crews of WW2... "The crew and I were only on 460 Squadron for just a few months as we each completed our 30 trip 'tour of duty'. Still, we were proud to have played our part in a great Command, to have upheld the honour and reputation of a great Squadron and to have been numbered amongst that splendid company of men who willingly went each night in jeopardy of their lives" Henry Baskerville. Here are our stories ....

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‘Stormin Norman’ a Victor Harbor community treasure

‘Stormin Norman’ a Victor Harbor community treasure | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
NORM Ginn faced a firing squad during Word War II so anything life has thrown at him since has been a breeze.
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Remembering the last raid on Nazi Germany - BBC News

Remembering the last raid on Nazi Germany - BBC News | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

First-hand memories of the final RAF bombing raid of World War Two. 

And who dropped the very last bomb? According Mr Coverdale's records, it was a Pilot Officer Nichols and a Sgt Easy, who took off a couple of hours after Ted Wearn, returning to Norfolk at 02:18 BST of 3 May, the last wheels touching down from the last raid.

Within a week, the war in Europe was over.

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Bomber Command veterans come together to commemorate Operation Manna

Bomber Command veterans come together to commemorate Operation Manna | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
A special ceremony has been held at Lincoln Cathedral to unveil a floral mosaic that's been planted to commemorate Operation Manna.
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20 images of Lancaster bombers - Bomber Command

20 images of Lancaster bombers - Bomber Command | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
The Avro Lancaster is a British four-engined Second World War heavy bomber designed and built by Avro for the Royal Air Force (RAF).
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BEAUTIFUL Arrival and AWESOME Sound of the Lancaster; Eindhoven 04-05-2014 - YouTube

Eindhoven 04-05-2014 AVRO Lancaster Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) Reg.: PA474 [6]
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Audio From the Past [E01] - WW2 - Avro Lancaster Crew Radio - YouTube

Audio From the Past [E01] - WW2 - Avro Lancaster Crew Radio In 1943, the Royal Air Force began a night bombing campaign against Germany, the like of which ha...
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Australian brothers defied war rules to fly together in 460 bomber squadron WWII

Australian brothers defied war rules to fly together  in 460 bomber squadron WWII | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
Many of our readers will be familiar with the film Saving Private Ryan starring Tom Hanks. It is based around the Ryan family from the US, whose sons are serving in the armed forces during the...
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Celebrating our war hero’s - PGA

Celebrating our war hero’s - PGA | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

Cullen undertook his training at Bradfield Park RAAF base and also spent time at Temora Elementary Flying Training School before joining the 460 Squadron piloting Lancaster bombers over Europe - a job that held less than a one in four chance of surviving 30 missions.

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Avro Lancaster Bomber in Photographs

Avro Lancaster Bomber in Photographs | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
The RAF Avro Lancaster Bomber, its crew and its missions covered in 21 Extraordinary Photographs.
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Photos du journal - Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial | Facebook

Photos du journal - Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial | Facebook | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
LBCM - BOMBER COMMAND GREETINGS CARDS
This pack of six cards and envelopes are blank inside and feature six different titles :

Chadwicks Legacy...
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Jack Currie The Lancaster Legend - YouTube

Vintage TV documentary 'The Lancaster Legend', made in 1980 to accompany the late Sqdn Ldr Jack Currie's book 'Lancaster Target'.
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Striking by Night

Striking by Night | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

In exploring history, nothing is more stimulating than seeing real objects, especially when they are as large and impressive as a Lancaster bomber.

by Peter Burness

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How Bomber Command Helped Win The Battle Of Britain

How Bomber Command Helped Win The Battle Of Britain | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
The RAF's victory over the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940 made a German invasion of Britain all but impossible.
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AVIATION: Australian pair were not the only family members to grace the skies during war time

AVIATION: Australian pair were not the only family members to grace the skies during war time | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago during our Australian feature we highlighted the Maxton brothers who flew together in the same crew on 460 Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force based at Binbrook. Murray was a...
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WW2 Bombers 1943 color footage documentary

This documentary was completely filmed and produced during the war, in color film. It shows a bombing mission over Nazi Germany from its start to end. NIGHT ...
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Battle Stations: Lancaster Bomber - Target Germany (War History Documentary)

Battle Stations: Lancaster Bomber - Target Germany (War History Documentary) Colour archive film reveals the role of the Lancaster bomber in World War Two.
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Timmins honours heroic bomber pilot

Timmins honours heroic bomber pilot | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
Wilfred DeMarco would be have been proud. He might also have been embarrassed by all the attention, but in Timmins and also in a tiny village in Austria, people are remembering him and his comrades.
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Brisbane man's eyewitness account of the battle for Hitler's hideaway in a Lancaster Bomber

Brisbane man's eyewitness account of the battle for Hitler's hideaway in a Lancaster Bomber | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
One Brisbane man will be reflecting on his last vital mission on Anzac Day 70 years ago.
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In Search Of RAF Bomber Command - YouTube

I recently discovered this VHS recording dated June 1979. This was the year that affordable domestic video recorders first became available in the UK. Theref...
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WW2 bomber heroes gather for one final mission - Express

WW2 bomber heroes gather for one final mission - Express | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
OVER 70 years ago, thousands of young men answered the call to save the world from tyranny. By: Giles Sheldrick. Published: Sat, August 9, 2014. Surviving members of a WW2 bomber crew gathered for a Lancaster Bomber flypast George ...
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Radio chatter clip of WWII Lancaster bomber engaged by German plane during a attack mission

Radio chatter clip of WWII Lancaster bomber engaged by German plane during a attack mission | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
Since radios were not so advanced, audio clips from World War Two are quite rare. This make the following radio chatter clip of a Lancaster bomber being attacked by a German fighter during a war mi...
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Melbourne war hero’s dog tags found in English field, being returned to Australia

Melbourne war hero’s dog tags found in English field, being returned to Australia | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
A WORLD War II dog tag found in an English field belonging to a Melbourne airman shot down and killed over Germany is winging its way back home to Australia.
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WWII bomber veteran overlooked for bravery award

WWII bomber veteran overlooked for bravery award | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

An Albany war veteran Doug Groome who has been overlooked for France's highest bravery honour prompts a search for other veterans who have gone unrecognised.

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My dad missed out as well, although he dismissed it all as just hype (a typical response of his generation) http://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1547266/

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