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Publisher Description

This is a book that captures the horrors of World War II as witnessed by a young RAF bomber pilot. "On A Wing and a Prayer" takes you through the authors upbringing in Aberdeen as well as raid by raid through his tour of duty This book takes you through the author's upbringing in pre-war Aberdeen to his eyewitness account of a raid by a German bomber on the shipyards in the city on 12 July 1940. It describes how he came to join the RAF followed by his training in England, the USA and Canada before becoming operational. It then takes you, raid by raid, through the author's tour of operational duty over the period, September 1944 - April 1945. This included an incident on the night of 23 October 1944 during a raid on Essen, when 'friendly' bomb released from another Lancaster tore away 28ft of the starboard wing including the aileron. For retaining control of the badly damaged aircraft and landing it at base he was commissioned 'in the field' by the Commander of No. 1 Group the following day. It is primarily a

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2012
April 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
JMD Media Ltd
SELLER
JMD Media
SIZE
4.8
MB