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Heavy Losses in Bomber Command

Heavy Losses in Bomber Command

Mr. James recalls the affect the losses in Bomber Command had on the #75 New Zealand Squadron, describing the state of a survivor of a 'milk run' that claimed 7 of 8 planes.

Mandrell - Jamming German Radar

Mandrell - Jamming German Radar

Mr. James describes being assigned to project Mandrell - assembling and learning to maintain new radar jamming units - and returning as a mechanic. He also recalls how airmen's opinion on Mandrell's effectiveness ranged widely.

Gee Radar

Gee Radar

Mr. James recalls when Gee radar was brought into service. He describes how it operated, installing the units complete with security, and how it put a whole new slant on bombing.

We Marched Like Veterans

We Marched Like Veterans

Mr. James recalls how during basic training in Toronto, a new air force recruit embarrassed the drill instructor by accepting his challenge to get the other recruits to march properly.

Never a Question of Not Serving

Never a Question of Not Serving

Mr. James recalls how obvious it was to his family that war was imminent and they would be involved. He then explains how those trained as radar mechanics were sure to be deployed overseas rather than remain in Canada.

Radar Beacons

Radar Beacons

Mr. Barrie speaks about the sensitivity of radar in relation to the signal detected from radar beacons.

Awaiting The Return Of Aircraft

Awaiting The Return Of Aircraft

Mr. Campbell describes the tension that is felt within the interrogation office on a return mission awaiting the return of aircraft.

The Importance Of Survival

The Importance Of Survival

Mr. Campbell describes his situation when caught in an air raid and describes the act for survival during this type of warfare

Tricking German Submarines

Tricking German Submarines

Mr. Campbell speaks about the effectiveness of radar in relation to transmitting signals from the aircraft detecting German submarines through frequency control.

Discovery Of Magnetron

Discovery Of Magnetron

Mr. Campbell describes his responsibilities as a radar mechanic with the Bomber Command and the equipment used during his service.

Teletype Error results in Close Call

Teletype Error results in Close Call

Mr. Linden shares the story about returning to England as an airline passenger and assisting in a close call landing.

Getting Permission to Marry

Getting Permission to Marry

Mr. Linden explains the complications he encountered with service documentation when obtaining permission to marry

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