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BOMBER FLIGHT BERLIN

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BOMBER FLIGHT BERLIN

BOMBER FLIGHT BERLIN

 ROSSITER, MIKE

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Synopsis: BOMBER FLIGHT BERLIN

Flying Lancaster bombers on raids into Germany was one of the most dangerous missions of the war. Casualties in Bomber Command were shockingly high, there was statistically only a 17 per cent chance of a bomber crew surviving a full tour of operations. Night after night Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey King and the crew of C Charlie risked their lives. Together they faced incredible dangers, near misses, close encounters with the fighter planes of the Luftwaffe, and crash landings. Against this background a friendship was formed that bound the crew of C Charlie together against all odds. Between May 1943 and May 1944 Geoffrey King and his crew flew thirty missions over Germany, hitting Frankfurt, the Ruhr, and bombing Berlin ten times. They trusted each other so much that they were determined to stay together after their full tour. They refused to take leave and be split up, instead they volunteered immediately for another tour. As King says 'We believed in ourselves so much, no one ever panicked, even when the situation looked so desperate. We all believed that our best chance of staying alive was to stick together'. Geoffrey King and the crew of C Charlie are unique in having flown together for fifty missions and living to tell the tale. Now, sixty years later, Geoffrey is the only one of this group of friends still alive to tell the story. As well as the memories of the other men he spent three years of the war with, he lives daily with the memories of those ten missions above Berlin, as he flew into what seemed certain death, and aircraft all around him were blasted out of the sky.

Product Details

ISBN 9780552162326
Weight 0.263
Publisher TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS
Book Size (cm.) 127x198x22
Language English
Number of Pages 368

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Flying Lancaster bombers on raids into Germany was one of the most dangerous missions of the war. Casualties in Bomber Command were shockingly high, there was statistically only a 17 per cent chance of a bomber crew surviving a full tour of operations. Night after night Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey King and the crew of C Charlie risked their lives. Together they faced incredible dangers, near misses, close encounters with the fighter planes of the Luftwaffe, and crash landings. Against this background a friendship was formed t view all

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