Bomber Boys: Dramatic and True-life Experiences Over Occupied Europe, 1942-45

Author(s): Mel Rolfe

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Lancaster pilot Victor Wood's aircraft arrived too early over Gelsenkirchen when the target was shrouded in darkness and the Main Force miles behind. His bomber was suddenly struck with terrifying force by flak and turned upside-down. An engine was on fire, the unconscious mid-upper gunner, slumped over his turret, was being sprayed with petrol and their bombload had been struck by shrapnel. Could Vic get his crew back to base safely? Find out in Mel Rolfe's expertly researched and narrated book, which records nineteen similarly exceptional stories as night after night young men went off on sorties, knowing the unpalatable truth that they might not see another dawn.


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"'Human drama is the strength of these gripping yarns, offering vivid and compelling pen pictures.' Eastern Daily Press 'Carefully researched, well-written, this is an impeccable text with good wartime photos.' Aviation News 'Well written accounts of the trials of aircrew. You will enjoy this one.' Everyone's War 'Dramatically presented...the narrative flows without a pause. Of interest to the veteran and also the present-day reader who will find the tales at times incredible.' Intercom, Journal of Bomber Command Association"

General Fields

  • : 9781904943860
  • : Grub Street
  • : Grub Street
  • : 0.358
  • : April 2007
  • : 216mm X 138mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mel Rolfe
  • : Paperback
  • : 940.5481
  • : 272
  • : b/w photos