The year 1941

A little music from this year . . .

Charley Bream remembers

Charley Bream was a civilian who worked at Watton from early 1940 to 1968. In this video he remembers some of that time

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Philip Felton remembers

A 21 Squadron navigator in 1941 was Sergeant Phillip Felton who wrote to Colin Waugh about his career in the RAF and involvement in raids of the period; “I joined…

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Sgt George A. Dvorjetz – Observer In Wing Commander Partridge’s crew, lost on Rotterdam Raid 16th July 1941

This biography was authored by Rusty Russell and has been extracted from Mast High Over Rotterdam – Please respect Rusty’s Copyright to the work as detailed in the first section of the book. Born in…

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Flt Sgt David W. Wyatt – Observer In Graham-Hogg Crew, lost on 18th July 1941

This biography was authored by Rusty Russell and has been extracted from Mast High Over Rotterdam – Please respect Rusty’s Copyright to the work as detailed in the first section of the book. By one…

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Squadron Leader Denis Graham-Hogg

This biography was authored by Rusty Russell and has been extracted from Mast High Over Rotterdam – Please respect Rusty’s Copyright to the work as detailed in the first section of the book. Somewhere in…

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FLT LT R.O.C. Carey RCAF – WOp/AG in Wing Commander Kercher’s Crew at Rotterdam 16th July 1941

This biography was authored by Rusty Russell and has been extracted from Mast High Over Rotterdam – Please respect Rusty’s Copyright to the work as detailed in the first section of the book. In March…

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The Tale of a Photograph. Flt Sgt Reg Leavers, Sgt Ian Overheu and Sgt Joseph Phelps

Reg Leavers and his crew, Ian Overheu and Joseph Phelps, had a reputation for courage, tenacity and determination which was amply demonstrated in the citation marking the award of the…

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Mast High Over Rotterdam by Lionel ‘Rusty’ Russell

In June of 2015, through a remarkable coincidence, I was contacted by by Lionel ‘Rusty’ Russell, a retired RAF pilot who has spent a large chunk of his life researching…

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Squadron Leader John Vincent Hadland DFC.

By Hugh Hadland My father married my mother on 6th September 1939 in Oxford while he was learning to fly at Kidlington. As they came out of the church the…

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Heinkel HE111, Ovington

At 0755 on February 18th. 1941 a Heinkel HE111 H3 of 4/KG 53, The Condor Legion, Work No. 3349 attacked RAF Watton from the South side of the airfield travelling…

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