Men Of Air: Doomed Youth of Bomber Command's War

Men Of Air Doomed Youth of Bomber Command s War The winter of was the most dangerous time to be a combat airman in the RAF Bomber Command the chances of surviving a tour were as low as one in five and morale had hit rock bottom The daily hero

  • Title: Men Of Air: Doomed Youth of Bomber Command's War
  • Author: Kevin Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780297853213
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The winter of 1944 was the most dangerous time to be a combat airman in the RAF Bomber Command the chances of surviving a tour were as low as one in five, and morale had hit rock bottom The daily heroism of those fighters comes to life in this comprehensive, compelling history of that year, which encompasses the most dangerous periods of the Battle of Berlin and the unpaThe winter of 1944 was the most dangerous time to be a combat airman in the RAF Bomber Command the chances of surviving a tour were as low as one in five, and morale had hit rock bottom The daily heroism of those fighters comes to life in this comprehensive, compelling history of that year, which encompasses the most dangerous periods of the Battle of Berlin and the unparalleled losses over Magdeburg, Leipzig, and Nuremberg Personal accounts reveal how ordinary men coped with the constant pressure of flying, the loss of their colleagues, and the constant threat of death or capture By exploring famous events such as the Great Escape and D Day, we discover how the Men of Air finally turned the tide against the Germans.

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      Kevin Wilson has spent most of his working life as a staff journalist on British national newspapers, including the Daily Mail and latterly the Daily and Sunday Express He is married with three grown up sons and a daughter.

    621 thoughts on “Men Of Air: Doomed Youth of Bomber Command's War”

    1. Men of Air, first published in 2007, tells the story of the RAF Bomber Command missions of 1944. It does so through numerous anecdotes by those concerned, including a few from Luftwaffe night-fighter crew. These anecdotes seem well chosen, with only a few that seem to have come from individuals who were either muddled or just embellished the truth a little. These anecdotes are set in context by the authors surrounding text of course, and in some instances he goes a little over the top with bomba [...]


    2. BOMBER COMMAND Takes off in early 1944. They had been flying raids over occupied Europe since the begining of the War in 1939, with woeful results. The allied high command wanted results! Results what ever the cost!The man to bring the RAF to Germany was ACM Sir Arthur Harris of Bomber command. Some likened him to General Haig from a previous war. But the allies had a mandate. To Strangle Germany's resources so they no longer had the capacity to continue the war.What I did'nt realise:*The losses [...]


    3. This book is a bit Hieronymus Bosch: long on detail, short on context. Most of the pages rehearse a litany of RAF Bomber Command missions against Germany and occupied France, many of which incurred heavy losses, during the last full year of WWII. The individual fates of a couple of hundred airmen described here are harrowing enough, but when you reflect that the Bomber Command death toll for the whole war was a staggering 55,000 the courage and sacrifice come into sharp focus. In that respect th [...]


    4. Good account of the bomber war over Europe from the survivors themselves, telling of the pre-mission tensions, the horrors of suddenly finding yourself in an out of control aircraft, watching crew of other craft trapped in sections falling out of the sky. Even in the unlikely event they manage to bail out, they still faced drowning in the sea, bad landings, hostile populations that string them up on lamp posts, etc. Not as gripping a read as other war accounts, but still a fairly good read. What [...]


    5. A poignant and often disturbing view of Bomber Command from a rated author. Having read Bomber Boys sometime back, this book was almost devoured while undertaking dialysis sessions (almost bombing campaigns by themselves) and it turned out to be a worthwhile and interesting journey.Mr Wilson definitely puts the reader into where the story needs to be and should be loudly applauded for his hard work.


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