Bomber Boys

Dramatic and True-Life Experiences over Occupied Europe, 1942-45

Mel Rolfe


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Format: Paperback
Extent: 256 pages
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
ISBN: 9781904943860.
Categories: , , .
Publication Date: 15 April 2007

Lancaster pilot Victor Wood’s aircraft arrived too early over Gelsenkirchen when the target was shrouded in darkness and the Main Force miles behind. His bomber was suddenly struck with terrifying force by flak and turned upside-down. An engine was on fire, the unconscious mid-upper gunner, slumped over his turret, was being sprayed with petrol and their bombload had been struck by shrapnel. Could Vic get his crew back to base safely? Find out in Mel Rolfe’s expertly researched and narrated book, which records nineteen similarly exceptional stories as night after night young men went off on sorties, knowing the unpalatable truth that they might not see another dawn.

Mervyn (Mel) Rolfe

Mervyn (Mel) Rolfe has lived most of his life in rural England, including twenty years in Buckinghamshire. In the RAF for two years’ national service where he learned to type and flew a typewriter among the Vampires at Station Sick Quarters, RAF Swinde …

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