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Relates to Couture Show at Grady's Country House Hotel, Swaffham [to raise funds for Pestalozzi Children's Village Trust, which educates children from various places including Vietnam].

J.E.H. Neville

Whilst James on active service in Saigon, Singapore, Batavia, Colombo, Suez, the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, Bombay, Mombasa, Aden and elsewhere.

Recorded interview of Clayton Bejot and Johnnie Falls by Elaine Clearfield

Recording made at Kennedy Airport, New York, before Bejot's and Falls' flights to a 2nd Air Division reunion in England. [00:00-05:00] Interview with Clayton Bejot [hereafter CB]. CB comments on his place of origin, Ainsworth, Nebraska, post-war work as a farmer and his family. Comments on his wartime service as a pilot: carrying cameras on aeroplanes to record bomb damage; different aeroplane positions in formation having different roles; role of his aeroplane monitoring air-sea rescue frequencies. Mentions assignment to 457th Bomb Group and six month stay in England, 1944. Remarks on memorable experiences: long missions to Munich, Berlin and Leipzig, Germany; navigator killed with another crew on mission to Kiel, Germany, and other aeroplanes making emergency landings in Sweden or Switzerland. [05:00-10:00] Emergency landings continued. Remarks on original crew and discussion about his pre-war work as a farmer and family background. Discussion about CB's reasons for attending reunion and comments on his previous trips to England. [10:00-15:00] Comments continued. CB's tribute to skill of ground crews and comments on negative attitude of some Canadian and British servicemen towards Americans. CB describes impact of service in the Air Force on his life and remarks on looking forward to reunion and visiting museum in Duxford. [15:00-20:00] Remarks continued. [Interlude]. Interview with Johnnie Falls [hereafter JF]. Comments on his place of origin, San Antonio, Texas, service in 486th Bomb Group (Sudbury) and current state of the former airbase site at Sudbury. Describes his duties as a bombardier, including navigation. Remarks on completing his thirty-five combat missions in eight months. Discussion about his most memorable experience: aeroplane shot down on his third mission, bailing out into German territory between Cologne and Aachen, during siege of Aachen, and found by American First Army troops. Describes his pre-war education and post-war work as engineer, before further service in Air Force as a bombardier. [20:00-25:00] Remarks on his military career, including research and development role in a space programme. Discussion about the forthcoming reunion and his wife's first visit to England. Remarks on the impact of military service on his life and role in Korean and Vietnam wars. Describes his duties as a battle staff director in Vietnam. [25:00-30:00] Discussion about his wife and family. Recorded on side A only.