Killing Skies: RAF Bomber Commando at War

Killing Skies: RAF Bomber Commando at War

by Simon Read

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Killing Skies: RAF Bomber Commando at War by Simon Read

Amid the carnage and destruction of World War II, RAF's Bomber Command's efforts to blast Germany into submission would emerge as one of the bloodiest and most protracted campaigns of the war—this is the story of those who braved the killing skies of Nazi Germany. Facing the ravages of marauding night fighters, roving searchlights, flak, and freezing temperatures that adhered flesh to metal and coated their lumbering machines in layers of ice, thousands of young British and Commonwealth airmen met violent ends above the cities they reduced to blazing ruins. Of the 125,000 men who flew with Bomber Command, more than 55,000 perished in the tortured skies over Nazi-dominated Europe.

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ISBN-13: 9781862274570
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Edition description: New edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

A native Briton, Simon Read lives in the San Francisco Bay area, California, where he works as an award-winning newspaper reporter. His grandfather's experiences as an airgunner with Bomber Command during WWII was the inspiration behind this book. His books, On the House: the Bizarre Killing of Michael Malloy, and In the Dark: The True Story of the Blackout Ripper, were published in the USA.

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