Special Op: Bomber
The Daring Missions That Changed the Shape of WWII
By (author) Steve Darlow
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Special Op: Bomber by Steve Darlow
Book DescriptionFrom 1943 to 1945, the Allied bombing offensive escalated to unprecedented levels. "Special Op: Bomber" is an action-packed account of this battle in the skies over Europe, from the perspective of the men who undertook the highly dangerous job of flying the bombers.Throughout the unrelenting and destructive air campaign there were certain vital operations that required the airmen of the RAF and the USAAF to take their skills to new levels, and to display courage above and beyond the call of duty. "Special Op: Bomber" draws upon a wealth of these courageous veterans' stories, many of them previously unpublished.The vivid firsthand accounts convey the peril of Allied air combat in World War II with breathtaking immediacy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780715327821
(216mm x 148mm x 20mm)
Imprint: David & Charles
Publisher: David & Charles
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Steve Darlow
V-Weapons Bomber Command Failed to Return, Hardback (August 2015)
In the summer of 1944 Nazi Germany launched its terrifying V-weapons against England and RAF Bomber Command was called in to counter the menace. There was a human cost and V-Weapons Bomber Command Failed to Return tells the story of some of those who risked all fighting the German V-Weapon offensive, in direct defence of the civilian population.
D-Day Bomber Command Failed to Return, Hardback (May 2014)
On D-Day 6 June 1944, the Allies launched one of the greatest military campaigns of the Second World War. Key to the success of the Normandy invasion was Bomber Command's contribution. On the 70th anniversary Fighting High brings together acclaimed historians to tell the story of the aircrew casualties. Illustrated with colour and b&w photographs.
Lancaster Down, Paperback (April 2012)
During WWII, on one raid alone, Nuremburg March 1944, more Bomber Command airmen lost their lives than were lost in the Battle of Britain. These were ordinary men who became part of extraordinary events. One such was Arthur Darlow, the author's grandfather - a pilot of a Lancaster crew in 405 RCAF crew. In this title, their story is recreated.
Bomber Command: Failed to Return, Hardback (September 2011)» View all books by Steve Darlow
Brings together notable aviation authors to tell the story of some of those who 'failed to return' from operations with RAF Bomber Command. Carefully selected stories demonstrate the diversity of operational duties undertaken, highlighting the dangers they faced. Colour/black and white illustrations throughout, the majority previously unpublished.
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Author Biography - Steve Darlow
Steve Darlow has written six previous books, including D-Day Bombers: The Veterans' Story and Five of the Few, which recount the experiences of Allied aircrews during WWII. This is his first book for D&C. He lives in Hitchin, Hertfordsire.
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