Yates, Harry, DFC.


Shrewsbury, 1st ed., 1999. 255 pp., various photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Minor damp to foot of cloth; hidden by d.j., o/w FINE. This book takes you, raid by raid, through the author's tour of operational duty over the last five months of 1944. It is a bomber pilot's story, but it is also about the grinding operational pressure, the brotherhood of the crews and fears of injury and death. It is about a squadron of Bomber Command flying Lancasters that bore a barely-equalled burden in operational effort and losses, and the young airmen the author knew, who lived and too often died amid the turmoil in enemy skies.

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