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Low level bombing instruction

Low level bombing instruction

Mr. Campbell describes volunteering to teach American pilots low-level flying after a US Liberator squadron is decimated by the Japanese air force. He then describes his pilot being offered a Victoria Cross in exchange for his (and his crew's) life.

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.

A Victory Barbeque

A Victory Barbeque

Mr. Power talks about celebrating the bombing of Hiroshima with a barbeque.

A Brave Engineer

A Brave Engineer

Mr. Power describes a mission to bomb a railway bridge.

Saved By a Chemical Toilet

Saved By a Chemical Toilet

Mr. Power talks about the difficulties with landing the aircrafts.

Lost To Weather

Lost To Weather

Mr. Sharpe describes the dangers of flying in tropical weather conditions.

Jerry Schroeder

Jerry Schroeder

Mr. Sharpe discusses a tragic loss and an incredible coincidence.

The Forgotten Army

The Forgotten Army

Mr. Sharpe talks about the lack of recognition that the Burma Campaign has received.

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