Often quoted as the model for the Steve McQueen character in “The Great Escape”, by age 21, Ken had already trained to be a pilot officer; flown 56 hair-raising bomber missions by night over Germany; taken part in the siege of Malta; got married; been shot down into a remote Norwegian lake; and been captured, interrogated and sent to Stalag Luft III. He took part in and survived the Great Escape and then the forced March to Bremen. This is truly a real-life adventure story, written with accuracy, pace and drama.
Lie in the Dark and Listen
The Remarkable Exploits of a WWII Bomber Pilot and Great Escaper
Ken Rees and Karen Arrandale