After posting the mission log book I interviewed my dad. I had a lot of questions about the occurances and the people involved. Dad didn’t enter certain kinds of information in his mission log. He just kept to the facts. On the log I have created hyperlinks to the information below.

“Each mission, the Engineer/Top Gunner and the Radio/Side Gunner needed to arm the bombs. Once over enemy territory, we would go to the bombay area and pull the pins from the bombs. The Engineer kept them in his pocket. If we didn’t get to drop the bombs, the pins had to be replaced so we could safely land.”

“The Engineer also had the job to manually handcrank the nose wheel if it failed to come down automatically.”

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