Maynard, John.


1st ed., 1996. 249 pp., photo & other plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Cutting Tipped-in. When Arthur Harris took over at Bomber Command in February 1942, raids had already caused the removal of some German resources to air defence, but operational and training losses were unacceptably high. Only now was the concept of the elite raid leaders formed. Harris was instructed to form the Pathfinder force and Wing Commander Bennett chosen to head it. Based on Harris' papers, personal memoirs of veterans and major archives, here is a new perspective on Bomber Command and the effect the Pathfinders and their leader had on the success of the air war.

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