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At First Sight
Part I
 
Contents

Frontispiece

From an oil painting by John Carter

Dedication

 

Plate

 

Acknowledgements

 

Forward

 

Squadron and Flight Commanders

 

Introduction

 

A short history of 627 Squadron

 

Squadron Badge

 

A view from the ground

Leonard E. Blake NCO Fitter 'A' Flight

The Hard way back to base

Sgt P. W. Walker

Little ones versus big ones

 

I/C 'B' Flight

Douglas Garton Flight Sergeant

Keeping the Ground crew warm

 

Special Affection for the Mosquito

F/O, F/Lt, G/C, J. R. 'Benny' Goodman DFC*, AFC, AE

Half Left, Half Right

 

Wally of 'B' Flight

John B. Walton NCO Fitter 'B' Flight

Hatch off and hitch hike

Sgt. J Corrigan  Fitter 'A' Flight

We nearly gave the A.O.C. Apoplexy

F/O, Flt, Captain A. J. L. 'Bill' Hickox DCF*

Impending 'Happy Event'

 

Driving -  A Mosquito doesn't mean you can drive a car

F/Sgt, P/O, J. Marshallsay DFC

Cookie Carrier Mosquitos

 

The devoted ground crews allowed us to use their aircraft

F/Sgt, P/O, N. A. Ranshaw DFC*

Proof of Visual Marking

 

Attack on Flying Bomb Storage Caves St Leu D'Esserent

 



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