1st ed., 1988. Xvi + 267 pp., photo-ills., + ills., + a map. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. The author, a member of the USAF, arrived in England in July 1943 when the bomber offensive against Nazi-occupied Europe was at its height. His aim was to survive 25 combat missions over enemy territory, after which he would be allowed to return home. The tension mounts as he nears the completion of his mission and argument rages among his colleagues as to whether the odds on one’s survival get longer or shorter with the completion of each mission. Disturbing and thrilling.