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14 The Last Flight of Lancaster Lily Mars, WW2

14 The Last Flight of Lancaster Lily Mars, WW2

Update: 2017-07-13
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The story of WW2 Lancaster bomber LL678 together with its courageous crew during WW2 in 1944  |  The Lancaster’s veteran RAF crew of Canadian, Australian and English airmen had been on what was to be their last mission before they retired.  | And on a mission with almost too many cruel twists to bear, we hear the last poignant letter sent by the pilot to his family in an unwitting but foreboding prediction of the WWII mission’s fate.  

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Flight Sergeant Donald Savage, Rear Gunner

Don Savage - WW2 Lancaster podcast

 

RAF Lancaster Lily Mars

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"In the hot desert, while on guard, some of us drank the rusty water from the radiators of the Bren Gun carriers.  I would lie on my back - mouth under the drain plug of the carrier!  "I didn’t get far before Jerry had me in range and dropped a few mortars all around me.  I froze, as each bomb seem to get nearer.  I could feel the heat off them as they exploded …". "They were all court martialled and two or three were sentenced to be shot!". Revealing highlights of letters Private Fred Zilken sent to comrade Wilf Shaw over a number of years after WWII.  Great, unpublished history! Please take my MOBILE survey! I’d be grateful for any feedback on the Fighting Through Podcast, or even early comments on the survey itself.  Replies are completely anonymous. Only 9 simple questions, so do please take a shufty! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/699R789 Link to feedback/reviews Thank you. Full show notes at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk. Please note that photos below may or may not display depending on which listening platform you’re using. Below: Fred Zilken proudly wears the 50th Infantry Division TT badge, denoting the catchment areas of the battalion, the Rivers Tyne, Tees and Humber in Yorkshire. Drawn Sicily 1943. Below: Signal platoon outside Marston House 1941, WW2. Fred top right.    So, a pic of Fed exists after all! A WW2 history podcast on Bill Cheall's war diary and memoirs.
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14 The Last Flight of Lancaster Lily Mars, WW2

14 The Last Flight of Lancaster Lily Mars, WW2

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