Bomber Command

The Victoria Cross Raids

Martyn Chorlton

Date Published :
November 2014
Publisher :
Countryside Books
Illustration :
b/w photos and maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781846743221
Pages : 192
Stock Status : In stock


RAF Bomber Command lost 55,000 men during WWII. Their motto was Press on Regardless and the majority of their operational missions involved flying into the fiery, smoke-filled skies of occupied Europe. No less than 23 of their members were awarded Britain’s highest decoration for valor – The Victoria Cross – most of them posthumously.
Martyn Chorlton’s book tells the stories of each of them – detailing how and why they won their medal. It recalls feats of unparalleled heroism and self sacrifice; memorable and terrifying.

About The Author

Martyn Chorlton was born in the north Cambridgeshire fens during the late 1960s. He joined the RAF as an Air Photographer in 1984. After tours in Germany and Northern Ireland, his service came to an end in 1997 and, a few years later he wrote his first aviation book. He is a regular magazine contributor to Aeroplane Monthly, Jets, Airfix and Aviation Classics and is the author of Bomber Command The Victoria Cross Raids and The RAF Pathfinders.


"…As a companion to anyone wanting a short account of what each bomber command VC and his crew went through, this is well worth the money."

- Victoria Cross Society

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