Recorded memoir of William S. Jameson, part 2 of 2 (side B) (MC 371/882/42/2)
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Recorded memoir of William S. Jameson, part 2 of 2 (side B)


MC 371/882/42/2

1 side of audio cassette

nd [c 1985]

458th Bomb Group

William S. Jameson

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[00:00-05:00] Comments on attitude of some co-pilots who had been rejected as fighter pilots. Anecdote about one co-pilot carrying his pistol on missions and reluctance of crew to carry guns. [05:00-10:00] Anecdote continued. Describes the base at Horsham St Faith, Norfolk. Comments on lack of time to form close friendships with local people and visits to Norwich, including pubs and dances. [10:00-15:50] Comments on the 'Cat and Fiddle' pub [Magdalen Street], Norwich, and the Matthews family who ran it. Anecdote about the crew's bombardier giving a rag doll, made by his mother in the United States (US), to one of the Matthews family's children for Christmas. Comments on return to the US and assignment as a navigation instructor for French Air Force cadets training in America. Mentions his discharge from service, 27 October 1945. John Robert Matthews is noted as being licensee of the Cat and Fiddle, 48 Magdalen Street, Norwich, 26 May 1931; Edith Elizabeth Matthews is noted as licensee, 22 December 1948. For preceding recording, see MC 371/882/42/1.