Graham Hunter originally joined the Royal Air Force as a Pilot Officer in 1940, he was then posted operational to "B" Flight of No.218 Gold Coast Squadron as a Navigator in Wellington's, and began his operational service on 6th August 1941 and was active in raids on Boulogne, Brest, Nurnberg, Essen, Munchen Gladbach, Berlin, and Rotterdam (3rd October, 1941).
In June 1943 he started on his second tour with No.142 Squadron operating from Kairouan in North Africa, this time as bomb aimer, flying missions on Sicily and Messina. after his second tour, which was in September 1943 he had flown 73 operational missions.
For his third tour of operations he was posted to No, 271 Squadron as a part of Transport Command flying glider towing sorties and tugged a glider in during the night of the 5th to 6th June 1944 for the early morning landings of the airborne forces in Normandy. He went on to fly transport missions during the Allied advance in Nortnern Europe and flew a glider tugging mission durin Operation market Garden (see DFC citation).
He flew one more glider tugging mission during the Rhine Crossing and remained flying transport mssions untilt the end of the war and performed his last flight on 3rd August 1945, at which point he left "C" Flight of No.575 Squadron and returned to civilian life.
? Leading Aircraftman
17 May, 1941: Pilot Officer on Probation
17 May, 1942: Flying Officer (war sub)
17 May, 1943: Flight Lieutenant (war sub)
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