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Political instability and fear

Political instability and fear

Mr. Campbell describes feeling uneasy due to the anti-British sentiments prevalent in India. When his aircraft is forced to crash land he and his crew mates decide to take drastic measures if threatened by the locals.

No rest for the weary

No rest for the weary

Mr. Campbell describes being sent from Egypt to the Burma theater to assist the Americans against the Japanese. After arriving in Rangoon, and with no rest, he immediately goes on a bombing run to Singapore. After returning to Rangoon, and still not having rested, his crew is sent to a safer airfield in Lashio, Burma. Finally, after a stiff tot of rum, he sleeps around the clock.

Always afraid while flying

Always afraid while flying

Mr. Campbell describes being constantly afraid while in the air.

Blowing Rommel's ammo dumps

Blowing Rommel's ammo dumps

Mr. Campbell describes re-equipping his Blenheim for low level attack, after which his crew is assigned the task of blowing up Rommel's ammunition dumps in Derna, Libya. The mission is successful.

Air combat expensive

Air combat expensive

Mr. Campbell discusses the economic impact of keeping just one bomber in the air.

Training profile

Training profile

Mr. Campbell describes the various aspects of his Canadian training which led him to become an air observer in the Air Force.

Hally versus Lanc

Hally versus Lanc

Mr. Bower-Binns discusses some pros and cons of Halifax and Lancaster bombers.

Remember the survivors

Remember the survivors

Mr. Bower-Binns discusses his memories of his fellow crew members, all of whom survived the war.

Dangerous friends

Dangerous friends

Mr. Bower-Binns describes the risks from accompanying aircraft when a bomber formation converged on its target.

Safety in numbers

Safety in numbers

Mr. Bower-Binns discusses the relative safety of flying within a formation.

A Berlin bombing run

A Berlin bombing run

Mr. Bower-Binns gives a detailed description of flying to Berlin, accurately delivering a bomb load, having an engine disabled by flak, and managing to limp home.

Emotional rollercoaster

Emotional rollercoaster

Mr. Bower-Binns discusses the emotional impact of flying into action, avoiding flak and predicted fire, and the relief of reaching home safely.

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