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By Peter Jacobs

Les Bartlett has turn into one of many nice characters of worldwide battle II heritage. He flew as bomb aimer with the then Flying Officer Michael Beetham, who later grew to become Marshal of the Royal Air strength. at the moment he used to be a sergeant yet won his fee in April 1944 and flew his travel, together with 27 raids over Germany and France among November 1943 and will 1944. On his moment operation his plane was once attacked by means of a Ju 88, leaving it with out flaps or brakes - a crash touchdown at Wittering ensued. on the finish of his 3rd challenge they discovered the full of Lincolnshire fogbound and finally landed at RAF Melbourne in Yorkshire previous to that airfield was once closed additionally end result of the fog. His plane used to be hit within the wing via a 30lb incendiary bomb dropped through one other Lancaster flying above them on his 6th operation - yet they survived. On his 12th operation to Leipzig he used the nostril weapons to damage a Ju 88 evening fighter, for which he used to be presented the DFM. In February 1944 the port outer engine stuck hearth and the staff baled out. Les used to be then published as Assistant Adjutant to RAF Thornaby.

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