David Mattingley - Crewing up
It was very haphazard procedure. We're all gathered together in a hangar, different aircraft musterings, and you sort of looked around and you'd been summing people up beforehand a bit, and I selected a navigator and a radio operator, a wireless operator as they were called then, and bomb aimer.
They were all Australians, and the navigator was actually a friend of my brothers, who was also a navigator. And bomb aimer knew two new Australian young people from Newcastle, so they became the two gunners. That was it.