Shrewsbury, 1st ed., 1989. (Xii) + 146 pp., various photo-plates + ills. D.j., 22 x 15cm. FINE. This is the chronicle of the author, a New Zealand pilot in World War II who flew daylight reconnaissance and night-bombing sorties with RAF Coastal Command. The book takes us from his early days training in England to operations in the Mediterranean theatre, where he flew reconnaissance flights in search of enemy convoys en route from Italy to Rommel’s army in the Western Desert. Incredibly, the author survived several major crashes during this period before being posted back to England as a General Reconnaissance instructor. Finally he qualified for a command and went on to operate perilous anti-shipping sorties off the Scandinavian coast.