Recording of Charles Allen at 2nd Air Division reunion event, part 1 of 2 (side A of cassette) (MC 371/894/1)
Recording of Charles Allen at 2nd Air Division reunion event, part 1 of 2 (side A of cassette)
1 audio cassette (side A)
453rd Bomb Group
Recording of Charles 'Moose' Allen introducing and giving a parody of the briefing by Jimmy [James] Stewart for a mission to Brunswick, Germany, 8 May 1944 including comments on fighter escorts, flares, flack and the target. Also includes comments on take-off, formation, weather reports and the commanding officer's report. Mentions Air Chief Marshal, Sir Harry Broadhurst. Tribute to crews who did not return. [The audio quality is poor for parts of the recording and there is lots of background noise from the audience].