Bowyer, Chaz.


Ian Allan, rep., 1979. 160 pp., numerous photo-ills. D.j., 29 x 22cm. FINE. Charged with the formidable task of locating and marking German targets for attack by the main force of Bomber Command, the Path Finder Force – No 8 (PFF) Group – was perhaps the most experienced and highly trained elite created within the RAF during World War II. Its aircrew members were almost wholly volunteers, and despite the terrifying odds against any individual or complete crew ever completing the stipulated 60-sorties tour of operations with the PFF, the most feared ‘punishment’ for PFF members was to be sacked and posted away to other units. This book is not a history of the Path Finder Force, but through the narrative and photographs of men with first-hand experience, it recreates something of the authentic atmosphere of the subject.

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