Geoffrey Bernard Coombes, as a Flight Lieutenant, Bomber Command, RAAF and RAF and POW in Germany, interviewed by Tim Bowden for the Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45

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Accession Number S00551
Collection type Sound
Measurement 2 hr
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; TDK D60; two track mono
Maker Coombes, Geoffrey Bernard
Date made 23 March 1989
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the war of 1939-45
Description

Discussing enlistment; training in Rhodesia; casualties during training; posting to No 20 OTU, Lossiemouth, Scotland and later 466 Squadron, Leconfield; coping with death; bombing mission to Brest; being shot down over Berlin and capture; interrogation at Stalag Luft 3; life as a POW.

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