Flt Lt ‘Rusty’ Waughman, Lancaster pilot who survived the most dangerous bombing raids of the war

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Flt Lt ‘Rusty’ Waughman, Lancaster pilot who survived the most dangerous bombing raids of the war

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Flight Lieutenant ‘Rusty’ Waughman, who has died aged 100, completed a tour of operations as the pilot of a Lancaster bomber on a squadron that suffered some of the highest casualties of the Second World War.

In 1943, Waughman and his crew joined 101 Squadron, which operated Lancasters equipped with a special apparatus that searched out and then jammed enemy radio transmissions. To operate this equipment and transmit spurious messages to German night-fighter pilots, a specially trained German-speaking operator accompanied the crew. The Lancaster’s transmissions, however, allowed German night fighters to intercept the bomber, and the attrition rate on 101 Squadron was one of the highest in Bomber Command.

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