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Bomber Command: A Father's Silent Service

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:40 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

The contributor’s father, twenty years old, learned to fly at Tollerton and flew in 48 operations between 1940-1941 in Bomber Command. Then he became an instructor at Nottingham. Neither parent wanted to talk about the war but would answer questions.

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1. Two Pilot log books for P. Billyeald 2. London Gazette mention in dispatches 3. Letters (1987) from comrade 4. Photos - some including aerial views of bombing targets 5. School essay interviewing P. Billyeald 6. Memorial Service card for POWs of Stalag Left III (the Great Escapers) 7. Various official letters regarding service

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D. P. Billyeald

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Stephen Billyeald

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Father

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Shared at Theale Library, Berkshire on 14 November 2023.

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99171 | TLI005

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