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The Crew: The Story of a Lancaster Bomber Crew

The Crew: The Story of a Lancaster Bomber Crew (Hardback)

By Price, David

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The Crew specifically follows Flying Officer Jim Comans and his crewmen from their enlistment as volunteers, through training and into operational service. The Comans crew flew forty-five hazardous bombing missions - mostly deep into Germany at night - through the winter of 1943 ...to the summer of 1944. The Crew recounts the intimate, personal testimonies to the author of Wing Commander Ken Cook who served as Bomb Aimer with the Comans crew. At ninety-five Ken Cook is the crew's last survivor. Enlisting in RAF Bomber Command at nineteen his extraordinary story brings a moving insight into the bombing campaign. His experiences, particularly during the Battle of Berlin, highlight the extreme danger each bomber crew faced. With Bomber Command's casualty rate of over 44%, the book describes how the airmen overcame immense physical and mental challenges to survive. There are now very few surviving RAF Bomber Command airmen from the Second World War. The Crew will be one of the final eyewitness testimonies to a momentous time in our history.
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ISBN 9781789542707
Released NZ 6 Mar 2020
Publisher Head of Zeus
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781789542707
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Head of Zeus
Imprint Head of Zeus
Released 6 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Price, David
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: Second World War
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Special & Elite Forces
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 940.544941
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Aerial operations, British, Lancaster Bomber - History, World War, 1939-1945 - Regimental histories - Great Britain
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade