1940 RAF aircrew, "To Billy with love"

Woodie

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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This photo is from “My Family Tree’s photo album”.
The man on the right(arrowed) in my mother’s cousin’s Billy, wife’s brother, Tom Bainbridge. or my 2nd cousin’s uncle by marriage. (I think?)
The 2nd WW started in Europe in 1939 and the RAF’s Bomber Command was already suffering heavy losses. This photo, taken in 1940, looks like they’d just finished training and were dividing up into bomber crews. I don’t know if Tom survived the war but his brother Billy, to whom this photo was sent, an air gunner in a Defiant didn’t.
Featured in “Days gone by” 14th Feb 2011

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