Author Archives: CDC Dunford Wood

July 26th 1944


The rain stops and the enemy turns up and we sit in a wood and consume beer, amongst other things. Due to one or two technical hitches the Papist plot functions again, not particularly satisfactorily either. We ride home in … Continue reading

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July 25th 1944


I make a recce from the air and then one on a bicycle. I organise some beer from the Mess, I brief myself and have everything on the top line, and all depends on how the enemy will fight – … Continue reading

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July 24th 1944


I polish off the night flying and go to the gunnery flight. I also go to town to see Elaine but she is a bit upstage as a certain Norwegian sergeant pilot has undone all my good work whilst I … Continue reading

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July 17th 1944


I do five landings by myself, more or less satisfactorily, and then get the next night off. So I ring up Elaine but she sounds dubious having a date with the Norwegian sergeant pilots, two of them, who have been … Continue reading

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July 14th 1944 – Market Drayton


I go night flying again and do two solo circuits until 5am when it is getting light. Yesterday I go beacon bashing up to Hooton Park and I then drive straight into the ground. I get a bad attack of … Continue reading

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July 12th 1944


I collect young “Tuppence” and we walk to the “Stormy Petrel” and drink beer until we are asked to leave. I walk her home and put in a bit of fancy work in the garage, but nothing to cause any … Continue reading

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July 11th 1944


I go in to see Elaine occasionally but no more home bases due to aircraft being U/S. I go down and look at the cottage at Bridgenorth, and not many chickens about. Also a few cross countries, fairly successful ones … Continue reading

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July 3rd 1944


I am invited to stay the night at “The Lamb” on Friday, my day off being on Saturday, and go down there and do some beer drinking. Thursday I take Elaine to the Parish Hall dance and keep losing her … Continue reading

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June 28th 1944


I go in on Monday and see Elaine and we sit in the bar and drink mixed Guinness and Brown Ale until bacon and eggs arrives about 11.30pm. We have quite a session but no score again – though we … Continue reading

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June 26th 1944


I cut Roberts out and he gets annoyed and hasn’t been in again since. Sunday I have lunch with them at the Lamb (“baa”) and then go on to Mrs George Atkinson’s, a friend of Sue Fraser’s in St Ives, … Continue reading

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