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Flight Lieutenant Bill Reid VC (deceased)
*Signature Value : £80
|Volunteering for RAF aircrew in 1940, Bill Reid learned to fly in California, training on the Stearman, Vultee and Harvard. After gaining his pilots wings back in England he flew Wellingtons before moving on to Lancasters in 1943. On the night of Nov 3rd 1943, his Lancaster suffered two severe attacks from Luftwaffe night fighters, badly wounding Reid, killing his navigator and radio operator, and severely damaging the aircraft. Bill flew on 200 miles to accurately bomb the target and get his aircraft home. For this act of outstanding courage and determination he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Died 28th November 2001.|
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|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Johannes Naumann : Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Squadron service dates updated|
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|Blenheim Mk.IV V5826 of No.139 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Lieutenant Commander Dick Best : Aircraft updated (added Dauntless), Squadrons updated (added VB-6), Squadron service dates updated, Rank updated (now Lieutenant Commander)|
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Joining the Hell Hawks in June 1944 he flew operations on D-Day and over Normandy, once managing to return his P-47 after striking his propeller on the ground whilst strafing a train. He was awarded the DFC for helping destroy seven tanks, three armored vehicles and five trucks at Weyerbusch in March 1945.
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|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Air Vice-Marshal John de Severne : Birth date updated, Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Aircraft updated, Squadrons updated, Squadron service dates updated, Rank updated (now Air Vice-Marshal)|
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