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Luck and a Lancaster : Chance and Survival in World War II.

Author: Harry Yates
Publisher: New York : Crowood, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book takes you, raid by raid, through the author's tour of operational duty over the last five months of 1944. It is a bomber pilot's story, but it is also about the grinding operational pressure, the brotherhood of the crew and fears of injury and death. It is about a squadron of Bomber Command that bore a barely-equalled burden in operational effort and losses. It is about young airmen the author knew, who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yates, Harry.
Luck and a Lancaster : Chance and Survival in World War II.
New York : Crowood, ©2012
Named Person: Harry Yates; Harry Yates
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Yates
ISBN: 9781847974099 1847974090
OCLC Number: 794663427
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (411 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; CHAPTER ONE : IF I ONLY HAD WINGS; CHAPTER TWO : AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER; CHAPTER THREE : STORMY WEATHER; CHAPTER FOUR : GRADUATE AND DON; CHAPTER FIVE : THE KIWIS, THE CALLOW, THE CLERIC & THE LADYKILLER; Plate Section; CHAPTER SIX : FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS; CHAPTER SEVEN : P-PETER; CHAPTER EIGHT : DEUTSCHLAND, DEUTSCHLAND ... ; CHAPTER NINE : BUT GOD DISPOSES; CHAPTER TEN : RIO RITA; Plate Section; CHAPTER ELEVEN : COLOGNE AND BACK; CHAPTER TWELVE : AGAIN THE JINX; CHAPTER THIRTEEN : ALL OVER BY CHRISTMAS? CHAPTER FOURTEEN : N-NANEPILOGUE; Site Plan of Mepal Airfield; INDEX.

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