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V1 and V2 Bombs

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The Germans changed their tactics to start shooting the... the V1 bomb and the V2 bomb and so on so forth where they were just sitting back home in Germany or wherever; just sending the bombs over to England. I remember we were stationed in the southern part of England and they would start sending these bombs sometimes in the day and sometimes at night. When the V1 bomb, when the mortar stopped, they knew it was coming down so you ran for cover, hide. Later on, they start sending over V2 bombs which you neither saw or heard and all of a sudden you just heard the explosion and that was the dangerous part of the bombing of England, and of London mostly. And, of course, we were stationed in the southern part of England and sometimes it would drop in our areas too. So we always had to be on the look out, especially at night that was the worst. You don’t know when they’re going to come.

Mr. Husbands describes the difference between being under attack by V1 and V2 bombs.

Lloyd Husbands

Lloyd Husbands, one of nine children, was born in Montreal, Quebec. He worked in an asbestos shop to help support his family, and admits that constant irritation from the asbestos led him to enlist in 1942. After basic training, Mr. Husbands became a telegrapher and took advanced training at Kingston, Ontario. He served in post D-Day France and Belgium as a signalman. After the war, Mr. Husbands joined the CNR, his career lasting thirty-eight years.

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Lloyd Husbands
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War

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