Bomber Squadron: Men Who Flew with XV ( 15 Squadron - RAF / R.A.F. / Royal Air Force / WWII )

By: Ford-Jones. Martyn R

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-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine lightly rubbed dustjacket, 256 pages, b&w photos, ---"During the Second World War over 125,000 men flew with Bomber Command, and yet their experiences are still comparatively little known. Martyn Ford-Jones has here collected the experiences of some of those who flew with a typical bombing squadron, the famous XV Squadron, based at RAF Mildenhall, and tells the fascinating story of their wartime adventures chiefly through first person accounts. They reveal the day to day lives of the pilots and the crews, both in the air and when off-duty, giving an insight into the motivation and personal attitudes that enabled them continually to risk their lives for their country. XV Squadron flew Fairey Battles, Bristol Blenheims, Wellingtons, Stirlings and Lancasters; their highly successful bomber raids are dramatically recounted, often counterbalanced by the losses of so many men still vividly remembered by those that flew with them. The accounts of the Manna and Exodus Operations, dropping food parcels to the starving people of Holland bringing POWs back to England highlight the positive role that the squadron played after the bombing raids finished. The stories of each man differ widely though the squadron was the same; there is the story of Gil Marsh who so courageously flew on despite his appalling wounds, Len Miller the born survivor, and Air Vice Marshal Stewart Menaul who had such a long and distinguished career with the squadron - all XV's flyers and all of whose stories can be found in this absorbing book"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: Bomber Squadron: Men Who Flew with XV ( 15 Squadron - RAF / R.A.F. / Royal Air Force / WWII )

Author Name: Ford-Jones. Martyn R

Illustrator: Maurice Gardner cover Design

Categories: Military History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: William Kimber, 1987, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1987

ISBN Number: 0718306597

ISBN Number 13: 9780718306595

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 149640

Keywords: Bomber Squadron: Men Who Flew with XV ( RAF / R.A.F. / Royal Air Force / WWII )