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Diary of a Bomb Aimer: Flying with 12 Squadron in World War II

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Book News Annotation:

Muirhead, a member of Britain's Royal Air Force, was only 20 years old when he underwent training as a pilot in Canada and the US. His detailed wartime diary reflects the fears and other emotions of fighters of the period. In the first part of the diary, during training, he meets movie stars and hobnobs with socialites. In the second part, he describes life on the air base and the grueling schedule of 30 bombing raids on Germany in 11 weeks. Bombers had a 30% chance of surviving the war, and Muirhead's entries shed light on coping methods such as alcohol and tobacco use, pranks and black humor, and the personal rituals performed before each bombing mission. The book includes b&w personal and historical photos. Muirhead joined the Civil Service after leaving the RAF. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Campbell Muirhead kept a meticulous diary of his wartime RAF service from the day that he set forth to train as a pilot in Canada and the USA in 1942 to the end of his wartime service with 12 Squadron Bomber Command. He was unable to pass the flying course and decided to retrain as a bomber because he wished to become operational as soon as possible. The book is particularly emotive as he wrote in the common parlance of those wartime days and truly reflects the emotions, fears and feelings of those caught up in that mighty conflict. His diligent observations of life in the RAF from joining-up, crossing the Atlantic, training in the New World bring back wartime life as it really was. His descriptions of the perils of flying on bombing raids deep into the heart of Germany truly reflect the many different aspects of life in a front-line squadron in a way that can only be told by one who was there.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781848840867
Author:
Muirhead, Campbell.
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books
Editor:
Swan, Philip
Author:
Muirhead, Campbell
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9.30x6.30x.90 in. 1.00 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » British Aviation
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History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Europe » Aviation
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History and Social Science » World History » General
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"Synopsis" by , Campbell Muirhead kept a meticulous diary of his wartime RAF service from the day that he set forth to train as a pilot in Canada and the USA in 1942 to the end of his wartime service with 12 Squadron Bomber Command. He was unable to pass the flying course and decided to retrain as a bomber because he wished to become operational as soon as possible. The book is particularly emotive as he wrote in the common parlance of those wartime days and truly reflects the emotions, fears and feelings of those caught up in that mighty conflict. His diligent observations of life in the RAF from joining-up, crossing the Atlantic, training in the New World bring back wartime life as it really was. His descriptions of the perils of flying on bombing raids deep into the heart of Germany truly reflect the many different aspects of life in a front-line squadron in a way that can only be told by one who was there.
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