Recorded memoir of Earl Zimmerman, part 2 of 2 (side B of cassette) (MC 371/882/1/2)
Recorded memoir of Earl Zimmerman, part 2 of 2 (side B of cassette)
1 side of audio cassette
19 Jan 1983
389th Bomb Group
00:00-05:00 - Anecdote about group of British airmen at the hotel. Describes escape to England via Syria, Cairo and Marrakech, including meeting General Montgomery. Describes transfer to RAF Leuchars, Scotland, for 'Operation Ball' (night flying black Liberators over Norway to supply the underground). 05:00-10:00 - Comments on assignment to Lt Marion Brown's crew and Harold Thompson killed in collision during formation. Describes meeting June Mary Courteney and their marriage, Norwich Cathedral, 24 March 1945. Describes B-24, 'Lassie Come Home,' Horsham St Faith, crashing into June's house and landing in nearby garden, killing most of the crew and two local children. For preceding recording, see MC 371/882/1/1. For a transcript, see MC 371/199. For tape insert, see MC 376/431/1.