Whitley, Edward Wilson 'Ted' (Oral history)
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British air fitter served with 819 Sqdn Fleet Air Arm aboard HMS Illustrious in GB coastal waters, Bermuda and Mediterranean, 1940- 1941
REEL 1 Recollections of period as air fitter with 819 Sqdn, Fleet Air Arm aboard HMS Illustrious in GB coastals water and Mediterranean, 1940-1941: background to joining HMS Illustrious in Liverpool, 1940; participation in first flight onto to HMS Illustrious; German Air Force attack on carrier, 10/1/1941; situation in hangar; situation on flight deck after bombing; supply ammunition to guns; second attack on carrier; arrival in Grand Harbour, Malta; fatigue; clearing hangar; leaving carrier in Malta, 1/1941; last sight of HMS Illustrious, 1955.
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- Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm
- Royal Navy, Illustrious
- Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Sqdn 819
- Whitley, Edward Wilson 'Ted'
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