Recorded memoir of C.F. Pease (MC 371/882/64)
Recorded memoir of C.F. Pease
1 audio cassette (Certron LN90)
nd [c 1985]
389th Bomb Group
[00:00-05:00] [Microphone testing for twelve seconds] Summarizes his service in 565th Bomb Squadron: enlisting, March Field, California, December 1941; graduation from Air Mechanics' School, Sheppard Field, Texas, May 1942, and duties there as an instructor and shift supervisor in propeller section. Describes work in propeller shop at 363rd Sub-Depot, Hethel, Norfolk. Remarks on transfer to 565th Squadron as flight engineer and flying seventeen combat missions from December 1944, mostly with the Sessom's crew. Describes memorable missions: Neumunster, Germany, including German pilot's suicide attack on lead crew; low level supply drop, Wesel, Germany, March 1945; mission targetting ME-262 training field, Berlin, and seeing a V-2 in sky on another mission. [5:00-10:00] Story about watching an air raid on London. Anecdotes about the World's End pub, Norfolk and playing darts. Describes return visit to England, with his family, 1972. Describes visits to London, including a club, friendship of Sessom's crew with ?Queenie and her family and making a tour of Britain, including Doncaster, York, Wales and Edinburgh. Mentions his plans to attend 1987 reunion. Recorded on side A only.