Raymond, Robert.


1st ed., 1977. 159 pp., 7 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Light patch of damp to front cover, hidden by d.j., & 2 small owner's labels to e.p.'s o/w V.G.+ This first-hand account of an American volunteer bomber pilot in England in World War II tells his experiences, describing the sights and sounds, the fear and the exhilaration, of thirty operational flights over Germany and Italy. As Noble Frankland, Director of the Imperial War Museum, writes in his preface: "The letters and diary are an authentic and primary document of an American in Bomber Command, and they express their meaning with an unusual clarity. They show how it was to feel the wings of a LANCASTER bomber, to manage a crew of English, Irish and Canadians, to see one's own bombs pouring into the cauldron of war, to pass on leave through the English countryside and the streets of London when Britain was headline news."

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