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You can't judge a book...

You can't judge a book...

Mr. Beall describes having to deliver a British diplomatic bag while in Ankara, Turkey. It's a canvas sack which he feels is more vulnerable than the flashy American leather valises he'd seen. His contact assures him that the British bags are better.

Scavenging German Electronics

Scavenging German Electronics

Mr. Beall describes spare part shortages and using scavenged parts from abandoned German electronic equipment to help maintain his equipment.

Reassignment a mixed blessing

Reassignment a mixed blessing

Mr. Beall describes being given the responsibility for sighting all of the GCI (Ground Control Interception) radars in North Africa. As important as his task was, he felt resentment from the ground troops because in his job he avoided the front lines.

Mine detection in the Suez Canal

Mine detection in the Suez Canal

Mr. Beall describes how the Suez Canal would be covered each night with netting. Holes in the netting would then reveal where German mines had been dropped overnight.

GCI and IFF radar

GCI and IFF radar

Mr. Beall describes learning about GCI (Ground Control Interception) and IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) radar systems, and explains their respective functions and interaction in detail.

German phosphorous bombs

German phosphorous bombs

Mr. Beall describes how Germany bombed British cropland with bombs filled with phosphorous impregnated paper, which would theoretically set fire to crops.

CH and CHL radar systems

CH and CHL radar systems

Mr. Beall compares the two radar systems that the British used, CH for long range and CHL for lower level detection. He mentions his posting to a CH station on the Isle of Wight.

Escorted overseas by HMS Rodney

Escorted overseas by HMS Rodney

Mr. Beall describes having his vessel, the Georgik, and one other troop ship escorted to Scotland by the battleship, HMS Rodney.

Mistaken identity

Mistaken identity

Mr. Beall describes being mistaken for an escaped prisoner near the POW camp in Kananaskis, Alberta, and being shot at by two members of the Home Guard.

Six More Confirmed

Six More Confirmed

Before the end of his first tour of duty in August 1944, Mr. Lindsey accumulated another 6 aircraft "confirmed kills" and a further 4 "probables". He recalls the one mission that especially stands out in his memory - a mission that resulted in his shooting down three enemy aircraft.

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