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Indian Tea and the First Flight Test

Indian Tea and the First Flight Test

Mr. Hosegood remembers simple pleasures like being served tea in the morning when he arrived in India, and discusses his first operational flight with an experienced crew.

Awe Inspiring Sight

Awe Inspiring Sight

Mr. Wickens describes the beauty of the scenery from 20,000 feet up.

It Wasn’t Us

It Wasn’t Us

Mr. Wickens defends the results of his bombing mission at Falaise gap based on photographic evidence.

Caught By A Night Fighter

Caught By A Night Fighter

Mr. Wickens describes a nearly tragic bombing run over Germany’s V2 rocket sites

Bombing Hamburg - A Sickening Feeling

Bombing Hamburg - A Sickening Feeling

Mr. Wickens describes being ordered to bomb civilian targets in Hamburg, Germany, and the disgust of the crew at having to carry out the order

A Sitting Duck

A Sitting Duck

When the Germans “coned you” you were a sitting duck. Mr. Wickens explains why.

Scared To Death

Scared To Death

Mr. Wickens describes the stress of taking off in a bomber fully loaded with bombs.

Risky Practises

Risky Practises

Mr. Wickens describes the “conversion” unit for training bomber pilots, and the risks faced by the aircrews.

Crew Friendly Aircraft

Crew Friendly Aircraft

Mr. Wickens describes the ergonomics of Halifax bombers and the working positions of her crew.

G-Box Navigation

G-Box Navigation

Mr. Wickens describes the use of the G-box for navigating.

Uncomfortable Voyage

Uncomfortable Voyage

The trip overseas took 14 days. Mr. Wickens talks about the trip and a tactic used by the captain of the ship he was on to get there safely.

Bush Pilot

Bush Pilot

Mr. Wickens talks about an experience he had with a bush pilot during a stormy day of training.

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