News from Australia. 1944. Edward Lister Ifould DSO DFC and Bar as a navigator No 97 Squadron Bomber Command RAF 1944, interviewed by Henry MacGregor (War Office Recording program no. 43. 5-7649)

Accession Number S03040
Collection type Sound
Measurement 4 min 49 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description sound disc (vinyl); War Office Recording; 33 1/3 rpm; mono; 12 inch
Maker War Office
Date made 18 May 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Commonwealth of Australia copyright

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Description

Ifould speaks of his role in the low-level daylight bombing raid on a marine diesel-engine manufacturing workshop at Augsburg, Germany on 17 April 1942 by a small force of new Lancaster bombers; 5/12 aircraft returned to England; Squadron Leader J D Nettleton No 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron SAAF was awarded the Victoria Cross for his leadership of the raid.
(Reference - Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt: The Bomber Command war diaries: an operational reference book, 1939-1945. pp 258)
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