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Kiwis do fly : New Zealanders in RAF Bomber Command

Author: Peter J Wheeler; R.A.F. Bomber Command Association (New Zealand)
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : New Zealand Bomber Command Association, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Some six thousand New Zealanders volunteered during WWII to serve as aircrew with RAF Bomber Command. Over two thousand were killed. Many more were injured or became prisoners of war yet the survivors still recall that "those were the best days of our lives." Kiwis do fly is a highly illustrated collection of veterans experiences during training and on operations. They recall, times on leave, friendship and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Wheeler; R.A.F. Bomber Command Association (New Zealand)
ISBN: 9780473150143 047315014X
OCLC Number: 624655377
Description: 268 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Contents: Why me --
Early days --
Excuse me I'm on my way --
What a beauty --
Line --
Dodgy do --
Time out, On leave, Watering holes, In the mess, OTU --
Near misses all in a days work --
Gunners lament --
Wizard show --
Welcome to the caterpillar club --
Remember this --
Gallery --
Special people --
Keeping lucky --
Other half --
Long service --
Thanks for coming --
Back into the blue --
Casualties of war --
Memorial.
Responsibility: P.J. Wheeler ; foreword by J.L. Munro.

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"Some six thousand New Zealanders volunteered during WWII to serve as aircrew with RAF Bomber Command. Over two thousand were killed. Many more were injured or became prisoners of war yet the survivors still recall that "those were the best days of our lives." Kiwis do fly is a highly illustrated collection of veterans experiences during training and on operations. They recall, times on leave, friendship and tragedies, and for some, the women they met and brought home as their wives."--Back cover.

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