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Flt Lt Sidney Stevens was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) during WWII raids bombing industrial Germany in 1943.
"This thing was bumping up and down and sometimes you could lose 600 feet and you'd just drop vertically ...
"I came out of the clouds and the German fighter was there waiting for me ...
DFC citation:
Pilot Officer Sidney George STEVENS (149614),
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 57 Squadron.
This officer has displayed great skill and determination throughout his tour of operations. One night in October, 1943, he piloted an aircraft detailed to attack Leipzig. On the outward flight violent electrical storms were encountered. Although the air speed indicator became useless and other equipment was rendered temporarily unserviceable, Pilot Officer Stevens went on to complete his mission. His persistence in the face of trying circumstances was most praiseworthy.
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Flt Lt Sidney Stevens was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) during WWII raids bombing industrial Germany in 1943.
"This thing was bumping up and down and sometimes you could lose 600 feet and you'd just drop vertically ...
"I came out of the clouds and the German fighter was there waiting for me ...
DFC citation:
Pilot Officer Sidney George STEVENS (149614),
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 57 Squadron.
This officer has displayed great skill and determination throughout his tour of operations. One night in October, 1943, he piloted an aircraft detailed to attack Leipzig. On the outward flight violent electrical storms were encountered. Although the air speed indicator became useless and other equipment was rendered temporarily unserviceable, Pilot Officer Stevens went on to complete his mission. His persistence in the face of trying circumstances was most praiseworthy.
More great unpublished history - of the Second World War.
 
Links - Not supported by all podcast players:
Normandy Memorial Trust Appeal - 75 veteran D-Day stories
Full show notes and photos here
Legacy of Liberation podcast
Marine Tandy's story of Gold Beach

Feedback/reviews in Apple Podcasts - Thank you. 
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Web site home page
 


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Best podcast for World War 2 history and the second world war
 

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