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Daylight Raid Over Belgium

Daylight Raid Over Belgium

 

The Hamburg Raid

The Hamburg Raid

Mr. Sellen shares the fear of mid-air collision during the Hamburg Raid with sights of fires and crews jumping for survival.

Crew Remain Faithful

Crew Remain Faithful

Reflecting back on the circumstances, Mr. Sellen recalls giving the crew an opportunity to bail out.

The Raid on Cologne (Part 3 of 3)

The Raid on Cologne (Part 3 of 3)

After landing the aircraft, to his dismay, Mr. Sellen is called into the adjutant’s office.

The Raid on Cologne (Part 2 of 3)

The Raid on Cologne (Part 2 of 3)

With the Lancaster hit, Mr. Sellen is determined to drop the bombs on target before heading back to England.

The Raid on Cologne (Part 1 of 3)

The Raid on Cologne (Part 1 of 3)

With bombing flares in sight, Mr. Sellen feels the impact of a hit to the air craft causing equipment breakdown and fire. He must make a forced landing.

The Importance of Ground Crew

The Importance of Ground Crew

Mr. Sellen remarks on the respect he had for the ground crew.

Seven Man Crew

Seven Man Crew

Mr. Sellen explains the responsibility of himself and his crew during formation flying.

Crew Selection

Crew Selection

As part of 426 Squadron, Mr. Sellen details the process used for selecting his crew; a selection process he was most confident with.

Getting my Wings!

Getting my Wings!

Mr. Sellen speaks about his desire to become a pilot and the type of training received before getting his wings.

Flight Training Accidents

Flight Training Accidents

Mr. Sproule recalls some dangerous incidents during his time as a flight instructor at Uplands Airport in Ottawa.

Rogue Flying Fortress

Rogue Flying Fortress

Mr. Black recalls almost being shot down by a rogue Flying Fortress, while returning from a successful bombing run.

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