Voix du passé…
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RAID OVER ESSEN, GERMANY, APRIL 1943
START OF RECORDING
Bomb Aimer: OK, bombs gone.
Pilot: OK… (mumbled) bomb aimer.
Navigator: Was that bombs gone?
Pilot and Bomb Aimer together: Yes.
Flight Engineer: Bomb doors closed.
Navigator: …well, I can read my watch in the searchlights! That’s…ahh…twenty-one, fifty-four.
Gunner?: Flak coming awful close!
Flight Engineer: Heading 100.
Navigator: Twenty-one, fifty-four and get out of this lot as best we can.
Pilot: (labored) OK.
Pilot: Speed’s the answer now.
Navigator: The idea is to steer about 020.
Pilot: Put 020 on ??
Flight Engineer: 020, OK.
Navigator: Ahh! Flak directly beneath us…
Navigator: …and searchlights underneath us too.
Pilot: Come on, T-for-Tommy. Get cracking!
Navigator: Ahh, watch your height!
Pilot: I’m watching everything!
Flight Engineer: How many searchlights would you call them?
Unknown: Too many, I reckon.
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