Flying into the Flames of Hell

Flying with Bomber Command in World War II

Martin W Bowman

 
Date Published :
September 2006
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
104 b/w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781844153893
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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The book contains twenty-three stirring accounts of what life flying as air-crew in World War Two was really like. The writers are a mixed bunch of pilots, navigators and gunners who flew medium and heavy bombers or Mosquitoes. It conveys the terror of being coned by German searchlights over the target, attacks by Luftwaffe night-fighters, catastrophic damage to aircraft and the ensuing struggle to keep the machine airborne on the return trip to base. It tells of the comradeship between the crew and often the humor between them which was often bred from fear.

The gentle and unassuming narratives convey the sense of purpose that these men felt in doing one of the most dangerous jobs in the war. It is a fitting tribute to those that survived and the many thousands who died in the struggle against Hitler's dreadful ambitions in Europe.

About The Author
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Martin Bowman is one of Britain's leading aviation authors and has written a great deal of books focussing on aspects of Second World War aviation history. He lives in Norwich in Norfolk. He is the author of many Pen and Sword Aviation titles, including all releases in the exhaustive Air War D-Day and Air War Market Garden series.

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