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 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.
About the Author:
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. He lives in Cheadle Hulme near Manchester.
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