RAF veteran was pilot’s eyes on bombing raids
An RAF veteran who flew in dozens of bombing raids during the Second World War has reflected on his involvement in D-Day and the final years of the war, 75 years since the landmark conflict took place.
George Gerard Booth, (95), who has lived in Biddulph all his life, joined 51 Squadron at the age of 19 as a rear gunner in January 1944.
By June he had undertaken 34 raids over German-occupied territory. At that time, most crew members were killed within their first five raids.
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