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5 Claude Reynolds 1 - Coffee with Claude - Lancaster rear gunner interview

5 Claude Reynolds 1 - Coffee with Claude - Lancaster rear gunner interview

Memoirs of a Lancaster rear gunner in WWII

Lancaster Flight Sergeant Claude Reynolds' WW2 memories.

"The ice was cracking off the wings"

The Officer walked forward ten yards then stopped and turned round to face me. "Why didn't you stop me and challenge me?" he demanded!

Claude was rear gunner in a Lancaster during the 2nd world war and flew many sorties all over Europe. He experienced no end of scary moments during his time as a member of 49 Squadron in the much-regaled No 5 Group Bomber Command. So he’s got plenty of WWII stories to tell. 

Names of some of Claude's crew members:

John Barrie

Ted Reynolds

Leonard Smart (Australian)

Perry - Bomb aimer

More great unpublished history - of the Second World War.

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A WWII military history podcast on Claude Reynolds' reminiscences 

Recorded 2010 in Norfolk, UK

Claude Reynolds WW2 Lancaster veteran, young


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Claude Reynolds

Lancaster Rear Gunner. Norfolk UK. RIP.