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Interviews with NZ Bomber Command Veterans

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#1 Clint_NZ



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Posted 22 December 2016 - 02:14 AM

Found these video interviews on the NZ on Screen website of Kiwi veterans of Bomber Command. The interviews go into their family history, their early lives, joining up and their service.


James McQueen WOP/AG, shot down, interrogated by the Gestapo and held as a POW;



Douglas Smith, Pilot, flew Bostons and Lancasters



Ron Mahill, Bomb Aimer, flew 27 operations before being wounded.



Harold Burrows, Navigator, flew in Stirlings, Lancasters and Mosquito's.


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Remembering my Grandfather Trooper M.H Blackford 80561, 18th Armoured Regiment, 4th Armoured Brigade, 2nd New Zealand Division, Italian Campaign.

Remembering my Great Uncle Warrant Officer M.A Whitehead, NZ433388, Air Gunner, 4 Squadron RNZAF, Pacific Theatre.

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 02:39 AM

Hell of a find!  Always glad to listen to veteran interviews. 


Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 06:42 AM

Ditto. I have a great respect for Kiwi Veterans, not only because they crossed the world to fight the Nazis, but also because they fought with their guts. 


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:06 AM

Excellent!  Thanks for posting links to those veteran interviews. 

Freedom is precious and many gave their lives for it. It is the duty of the future generation
to remember that sacrifice, and offer some sacrifice for themselves if Freedom is threatened.

Cecil Earl Workman, WWII Veteran, "L" Co., 129th Inf. Regt., 37th Inf. Div.


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 01:39 AM

Thanks Clint. First hand accounts are always a gift.

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