AN UPTON war hero is bringing his World War Two experiences to life as part of an archiving project.
Don Crossley was a wireless operator for a Lancaster Bomber during the war and is one of a few living survivors of his squadron.
And to ensure that the tremendous actions of his colleagues are not forgotten, a collection of their memories are being recorded to share with the country.
Mr Crossley, 87, of Tower Avenue, was in the air force from 1943 until 1947 – and later returned for a further eight years.
He recalled one flight – when he was just 19 years old - when his Lancaster was being fired at by several thousand guns trying to get it down.
He said: “It was no picnic but we were just doing what we had to do.”
Mr Crossley said: “My dad was part of World War One and I never asked him about his experiences before he died and that is a big regret I have.
“That is why I was so eager to take part so my children and grandchildren know my experiences.”
The information will be the basis of a CD which is set to be released later this year by Lancaster Bomber enthusiast Duncan Mason.