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Thread #87802   Message #2369857
Posted By: Rumncoke
19-Jun-08 - 11:17 AM
Thread Name: Mike Harding's Beautiful Music
Subject: RE: Mike Harding's Beautiful Music
Yes - you are right it was the Messerschmitts that lay in wait for the bombers - the Stukas got the bicycles though - they carried three bombs with wailers on, and they had sirens on the planes so they made a noise when diving - they also had four machine guns.

My Dad was nicked by a bullet that day - he had the scar just above his left eye.

An inch more towards the centre and I wouldn't be here.

When he got back to his billet he found his bed covered in rubble - until then he'd been grumbling about having to turn out early that day to get shot at and bombed....

It might all be hitory to the kids, but I'm not dead yet, or I wasn't when I checked last and I'm old enough to have had a ration book.