A story from a blogger friend
The following story began, for me, when I picked up an old book on a second-hand bookshop. The story is The most interesting search for G.P.T.
It was cold on the morning of 18 December 1941. The sun rose at 0913 over in the South-East and the crew of Avro Manchester R5795 were all on board. For the Flight Engineer, Sgt Gwynne Thomas, the excitement was palpable – this was his first flight over enemy territory. Gwynne was in a fold down seat next to the pilot, Neville Stokes, and behind him was the Navigator, Tom Wade. These were the three Aussies.
Sitting next to Tom was John Conn the Wireless operator, and at the nose of the plane was the forward gun operated by Isaac (Ike) Hewitt. Ike was a Canadian. When the plane reached the target it was Ike’s job to leave his gun, lie down with…
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