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Re: Crew and members of war time sq'n

Freddie Tees was shot down on the Dams Raid. He surived as the rear turret was blown clear when the aircraft's fuel tanks exploded. He would have died if it wasn't for the fact he and Sgt Strange, the other gunner on Freddie's crew, had swapped places. Freddie was a tall man and Strange was smaller. As the Front Gunner had to have his feet in stirrups to avoid obstructing the Bomb Aimer's view, Freddie was uncomfortable. Thus he ended up in the Rear Turret. This was something that haunted him for the rest of his life and caused him to take his life in the Spring of 1983. I hope this is of use. Rob Haynes.