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Clothing for the Frigid Temperatures

Clothing for the Frigid Temperatures

Mr. Heather details the type of clothing distributed to the crew in order to withstand the cold temperatures during flight operations.

Getting Coned

Getting Coned

Mr. Heather describes the frightful experience of “getting coned.”

Upside Down in a Violent Storm

Upside Down in a Violent Storm

Severe weather causes the Halifax to flip causing the turret to fill with debris.

Bombing Runs

Bombing Runs

After crossing the English Channel, Mr. Heather describes the challenges faced when they lose an engine.

Preference for Night Time Raids

Preference for Night Time Raids

Mr. Heather explains the differences between daylight and night time raids.

Associating With Our Own

Associating With Our Own

Mr. Heather speaks about the relationship among the crew and the level of trust required in one another.

Positioned in the Glass Dome

Positioned in the Glass Dome

Mr. Heather describes his responsibility during air raids - focusing on the constant degree of alertness required.

Overseas on the Empress of Scotland

Overseas on the Empress of Scotland

After training, Mr. Heather and his friend journey overseas and get “crewed up.”

Pride for Bomber Command

Pride for Bomber Command

Mr. Watts expresses his concern for the length of time it took for recognition of the contribution Bomber Command made during wartime service.

As a Navigator

As a Navigator

Mr. Watts states what it takes to be a navigator and the special characteristics one must have to accomplish the task.

Back on Operations

Back on Operations

Not wanting to become an instructor, Mr. Watts is eager to return to operations and receives an assignment as navigator with the Pathfinder’s Squadron.

Getting Back to the Squadron

Getting Back to the Squadron

Under the protection of the Brits, Mr. Watts is given some nourishment and escorted back to the Canadian air base.

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