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World War 2 planes: Lancaster crew recorded during a bombing raid


This recording was made of the crew inside a Lancaster bomber during a raid over Berlin in September 1943...


Hello, Skipper.

Hello, Navigator.

Half a minute to go.

OK - er, hello Engineer, Skipper here.


Will you put the revs up please?


OK - keep weaving.

A lot of search light and fighter flares, Skipper, over there.

OK, boys, OK...

Bomb doors open!

Hello, Bombardier, OK when you are.

Bomb doors open!

Bomb doors open, Bombardier.


Steady... Steady...

Bombs going in a minute...

Hey, Jimmy, tracer behind us boy...


Where is he, Rear Gunner, can you see him?

Down! Down!


He's come down.

Did you shoot him down?

He's got him boys...!

Keep weaving there's some flack coming up...

OK, don't shout all at once.

Hello, Mid Gunner, did you recognise that fighter you shot down?

No I didn't recognise it but it's definitely going down now.

Good, Jimmy, I can see him, boy. Good show!

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