Path Finder ForceSeries:
Imprint: Pen and Sword Aviation
240 Pages, 6.14 x 9.21 in, illustrated
- May 2016
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
This remarkable evocation of a remarkable force is made up largely of narrative and photographs from the men who flew with or were an integral part of the PFF. They alone are best qualified to recount the Path Finder story.
While the subject matter herein largely covers the four-engined Stirlings, Halifaxes and Lancasters and twin-engined Mosquitoes of 8 (PFF) Group, the Path Finding techniques used by 5 Group are not forgotten and there are two chapters detailing the work of the ‘Oboe’ Mosquitoes and other markers in support of the night and day Main Force raids on German and Italian cities and individual targets in the Reich.
This book is a fitting tribute to the PFF and in particular, to the crews who failed to return from the PFF's many operations.
"The role of Bomber Command Group 8 of the Royal Air Force, also known as the Pathfinder Force, was to locate and mark targets for night bombing missions who used the cover of darkness to evade Luftwaffe counterattacks. This history chronicles the missions flown during World War II and shares the recollections of aircrew members who served on the dangerous flights. Black and white photographs of Royal Air Force officers and their German targets are provided." ~ProtoView