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Pre-flight protocol

Pre-flight protocol

Mr. Bower-Binns describes the various checks and procedures performed by the air crew prior to takeoff.

Reporting for duty

Reporting for duty

Mr. Bower-Binns describes reporting for duty despite having had to walk by a tarmac full of damaged aircraft.

It’s a team

It’s a team

Mr. Bower-Binns describes how his air crew bonded, and their confidence in one another despite their limited exxperience.

Navigation school

Navigation school

Mr. Bower-Binns describes his experiences at Navigation school.

Becoming a navigator

Becoming a navigator

Mr. Bower-Binns describes training on a Link Trainer and being unable to stop it on co-ordinates, and thus being designated as a navigator

Based in Dieppe, New Brunswick

Based in Dieppe, New Brunswick

Mr. Bower-Binns describes being on guard duty at the Dieppe aerodrome, and fantasizing about becoming a pilot.

Torpedoed in the St. Lawrence (Part 2 of 2)

Torpedoed in the St. Lawrence (Part 2 of 2)

Mr. Stanger talks about being torpedoed while sailing up the St. Lawrence river.

Torpedoed in the St. Lawrence (Part 1 of 2)

Torpedoed in the St. Lawrence (Part 1 of 2)

Mr. Stanger talks about being torpedoed while sailing up the St. Lawrence river.

Crashing Into the North Sea

Crashing Into the North Sea

Mr. Reynolds describes flying over the North Sea in the middle of November. They did not realize that the place was only about ten feet above the water and began descending. Crashing into the North Sea, he broke his back and had to hang on to a dingy and blow a whistle until being rescued by a fishing fleet.

Trying to Find a Place to Land

Trying to Find a Place to Land

Mr. Reynolds describes how the weather had severely deteriorated while they were away from base, such that when the time came to land, they couldn't find the base, or anywhere, to set the Boston down. They finally spot landed.

A High Casualty Rate Inquiry

A High Casualty Rate Inquiry

Mr. Reynolds talks about how high the casualty rates were with the Boston's, and the fact that an inquiry was sent out by Mackenzie King to determine what the problem was. On a day with particularly dreadful weather, he and his crew were sent up to demonstrate the problems with the plane.

Encounter with a flak-ship

Encounter with a flak-ship

Mr. Wonnacott discusses an encounter with a flak-ship, and about fear in combat.

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