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Nursery Raid Over Tobruk (Part 2)

Nursery Raid Over Tobruk (Part 2)

After landing in the sea, Mr. Watts describes the eventual rescue and subsequent induction into the Wing Goldfish Club.

Nursery Raid Over Tobruk

Nursery Raid Over Tobruk

Mr. Watts describes “nursery raids” and tells us about his first raid over Tobruk which resulted in a forced landing at sea in the Halifax.

Crew Selection

Crew Selection

Mr. Watts speaks about his Occupational Training Unit (OTU) and the process of crew selection.

It’s Okay Son, You’re Home!

It’s Okay Son, You’re Home!

Mr. Robertson recalls having nightmares upon his return home.

To Ease My Boredom

To Ease My Boredom

While in hiding, Mr. Robertson tells how he was given clocks to repair, which helped to ease his boredom!

Taken in by Pierre

Taken in by Pierre

Mr. Robertson shares a story of a family’s willingness to accept him in their home while “on the run”.

Sleeping in a Hole in the Ground

Sleeping in a Hole in the Ground

Mr. Robertson describes the structure created by the crew underground.

A Farmer’s Kindness

A Farmer’s Kindness

Once on the ground, Mr. Robertson relates his experiences of assistance and interrogation!

The Falling Sensation

The Falling Sensation

While parachuting from his damaged aircraft, Mr. Robertson describes the feeling and thoughts he encounters before landing

Being Shot Down!

Being Shot Down!

In flight towards Hasselt, Belgium, Mr. Robertson describes getting shot down and the jump orders.

Forming the Crew

Forming the Crew

Mr. Robertson describes how his squadron was formed.

Low level bombing instruction

Low level bombing instruction

Mr. Campbell describes volunteering to teach American pilots low-level flying after a US Liberator squadron is decimated by the Japanese air force. He then describes his pilot being offered a Victoria Cross in exchange for his (and his crew's) life.

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