Graham White is an author and historian.
Night Fighter over Germany: Flying Beaufighters and Mosquitoes in World War 2by Graham White
It is not a gung-ho account of daring-do, but a 'warts and all' story of what life was really like in that time of international crisis. No punches are pulled when the author experienced
These are the highly evocative wartime memoirs of a young NCO pilot whose operational experience was with Beaufighters and Mosquitoes flying in the long-range night-fighter role.
It is not a gung-ho account of daring-do, but a 'warts and all' story of what life was really like in that time of international crisis. No punches are pulled when the author experienced badly designed and dangerous aircraft, such as the Merlin-engined Beaufighter that was almost impossible to fly and killed many pilots during training, nor are the blinding errors made by those staff officers who conceived impossible tasks and operations which these young airmen were ordered to fly and survive.
Threaded into a fascinating story of flying with the then leading-edge electronic technology, are the entirely human tales of nights out on the town, when stressed crews could relieve the stress of combat.
Some hilarious accounts of wild nights on the ground blend comfortably with the dark skies over Europe and the endless search for the invisible Luftwaffe who were tasked with the destruction of Allied heavy bombers.
- Pen & Sword Books Limited
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- 6.59(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.84(d)
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This book helped to shine a light on the dark corners of World War Two and life in the RAF. I want to thank the author for the photos and for a book that is well written. It provided me with insight on the engagement of RAF night fighter operations. Graham White was among one of hundreds of good patriots who flew over Germany, and he was blessed (or lucky) to survive many combat missions. I am glad he came back to earth.Any war is a sad tale, but this book has some comical moments that both my husband and myself enjoyed reading. I hope everyone takes a ride with the night fighter on this one mission. Gives you a good idea of what these brave guys went through in the cockpit and in some of their personal lives.It is an engaging tale and a good read. Jeannie Walker (Award-Winning Author) "I Saw the Light" - A True Story of a Near-Death Experience