Graham Middleton talks about the fear of Gerry during the war

Resource Type: Audio | Posted on 2nd October 2014 by Jenny Porter

Graham Middleton describes an incident that his mother remembers when a German war plane flew so low she saw the pilot wave to her as she was running down the street.

Interviewee: Graham Middleton

Interviewee Gender: Male

Date of Interview: 14th August 2014

Interview Transcript

Graham: I can remember the air-raid sirens will go some time before the Germans were flying over, ‘cause, obviously they knew they were coming. And she was running one day to a shelter. And she was running down – whether it was Chandos Street, I don’t know, but it was in that area – and this German plane was flying so low – now it obviously wasn’t ridiculously low, because the buildings wouldn’t have permitted it – but it was low enough that when she was looking up she could see the pilot and he waved, when he went past, he waved to her. He obviously wasn’t after her, he was after the railway, because he was obviously trying to bomb any means of communication, or transport. But she remembered seeing this man, turn around and wave as he went past.

Tagged under: chatsworth street, war time, chandos street, war time memories, bomb shelters

Categorised under: The War

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