Category Archives: 1943/02

February 25th 1943


Yesterday I go on a very pleasant trip to Kamai and Batarai, with Brown ‘weaving’ behind me. I see four men run off a track into the bushes, and I give it a squirt on my way back, but am … Continue reading

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February 23rd 1943


Bert and “Winco” Yorke come down in a Harvard and another Hurricane 11b. Winco sees General Lloyd who says he has nothing but praise for our efforts, and apologies for the rude signal he sent about us, which was instigated … Continue reading

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February 20th 1943


Some good shooting up on the Jap front line, and also by the Pagods on Foul Point, where I see a small concealed “hide”. Garratt arrives, and Glass promoted P/O. Much rain, but we manage to get off onto RITZ … Continue reading

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February 14th 1943


We get three Mohalks down as escort for photography. I am due to go up when the escort “scrambles” due too an air raid “red”. Suddenly the Bofors open up at a kite I see over the strip. I dive … Continue reading

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10th February 1943


Yesterday W/Cs Ford and Smythe tell me 224 Group’s policy. That is that all low level TAC/Rs are to be unescorted, and only medium level or photography to be escorted. OK. So off I go by myself to look for … Continue reading

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7th February 1943


We start flying again after three days off. It rains in the night of 30/31st and both landing grounds become U/S for some three days so we sit about reading books all the time. The Mess becomes organised – a … Continue reading

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