An Operational Reference Book 1939-1945

Signed by Bomber Command Veterans

  • Price: £ 20

Bookplate Signed by RAF Bomber Command Veterans

Flt Lt John Trotman DFC ~ 692 Squadron
Flt Lt John Pemberton ~ 68 Squadron
Sqn Ldr Frank Leatherdale DFC ~ 571 Squadron
Plt Off Charles Parker DFM ~ 128 Squadron PFF
Fg Off Ken Oatley ~ 627 Squadron PFF
WO Albert ‘Foo’ Howard FDC ~ 47 Squadron

Viking First edition 1985.  804 pages with lots of photos.

Fine condition hardback book and dustjacket. Clean, bright and tight.

Bomber Command’s campaign started on the very first day of the Second World War and ended within a few hours of the final victory in Europe five and a half years later. It was an attempt to win the war in Europe by strategic bombing on such an enormous scale and Martin Middlebrook, the aviation historian, and his research colleague, Chris Everitt, were the first to compile a complete review of all the raids and the background stories to this incredible campaign. They undertook the gargantuan task not only of documenting every Bomber Command operation but also of obtaining information from local archives in Germany, Italy and the occupied countries, on the effects of the raids. Little of this material had been published previously, and never before had the two sides of Bomber Command’s war been brought together in this way.

The Bomber Command War Diaries has become the standard basic work of reference on this extraordinary campaign.

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