The fascinating flying career of Bill Williams

Graham Pitchfork relates just some of the fascinating flying career of former photo-recce pilot Bill Williams, who will celebrate his 100th birthday in May


A PT-17 Stearman, B-219, in flight from Ponca City while attached to 6 British Flying Training School sometime in 1941. Bill flew more than 60 hours in the type as part of his flying training ALL BILL WILLIAMS UNLESS STATED

Unpressurised cockpits, freezing temperatures, merciless monsoons, perilous altitudes and flights to the extremes of their machines’ abilities were some of the issues faced daily by RAF photo reconnaissance unit (PRU) pilots in Burma. Men like Bill Williams.

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