To mark the RAF’s centenary, 95-year-old John Martin, from Cardigan, recalls flying with Bomber Command.
Many World War Two raids returned with planes missing – with 55,573 men dying.
On just his third night-time raid, his Lancaster bomber was shot down near Berlin.
Four crew were killed. He and two others managed to parachute to safety.
He was captured and remained a prisoner until the end of the war.