Hi all,

I am little bit puzzled how many members had a Bomber Command crew when training at the OTU in 1943-44?
I have learned years ago a rule that there were 5 in OTU + 2 more joined in the HCU (AG + FE).
But recently I have read account that there were 6 in OTU.
Was there any exceptions for example depending on the aircraft type used in the OTU (Wellington or Whitley)? Or it varied time to time? I have seen in the ORB from summer 1944 that there was intake of 12 pilots, navs, wops but 24 AGs...

So I will be grateful for any additional info which may help me to clear and understand this matter.

TIA

Pavel