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The Sky and Stormy Weather

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The Sky and Stormy Weather

The other scary moments were up in stormy weather. They would put us up in anything. Electrical storms, you’d see the, what do they call it… fire dancing on the and the props all light up like neon signs from the electricity and then if it’s really bad, it dances from gun to gun and if you point it will flash to your fingers and so there was a lot of scary things that I remember. You just, you know you don’t really think about after you get back. You go out and you hit the pubs and you do the pub crawling.

Mr. Muir describes flights where weather played havoc.

Fraser Muir

Fraser Alexander (Red) Muir was born on June 27, 1924, in Westville, Nova Scotia. Mr. Muir trained as an air gunner and received his wings at Mount Stewart, Prince Edward Island, in January 1943. He was seconded to the Royal Air Force (RAF) after arriving overseas in April, 1943, and was eventually posted to 50 Squadron, 5 Group, RAF Bomber Command based in England. Mr. Muir served as a mid upper gunner, and completed 35 operations over enemy territory, and had achieved the rank of warrant officer 2 at the end of the war. On returning to Canada, he returned to high school, and went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He was employed at Air Canada, retiring in 1983 after 30 years of service.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
June 3, 2012
Person Interviewed:
Fraser Muir
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
Air Force
RAF 50 Squadron
Mid Upper / Tail Gunner

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