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  • Author:
    Ron Smith
  • ISBN:
    0907579272
  • ISBN13:
    978-0907579274
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  • Publisher:
    Crecy Publishing; 2 edition (February 15, 2009)
  • Pages:
    200 pages
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    Historical
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Rear Gunner Pathfinders book .

Rear Gunner Pathfinders book. A Bomber Command book with a difference - the story of the air war over Germany as seen from the small Perspex bubble of a 'Tail-End Charlie' rear gunner in a Lancaster. Ron Smith is the author of Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery, runner-up for the National Poetry Series Open Competition and the Samuel French Morse Prize (Margaret Atwood and Donald Hall, judges) and published by University Presses of Florida.

Rear Gunner Pathfinders (Witness to War) by Ron Smith Paperback £. 9. Temporarily out of stock. Don Charlwood, no less than Sassoon or Remarque, entered his war sure of the righteousness of the cause for which he had volunteered

Rear Gunner Pathfinders (Witness to War) by Ron Smith Paperback £. Don Charlwood, no less than Sassoon or Remarque, entered his war sure of the righteousness of the cause for which he had volunteered. However, earlier than did Sassoon and Remarque, he soon began to question the methods that he and his compatriots were required to use in the hopeful expectation of victory over the enemy.

Witness to War Foundation. Pictured on the right, Jerry Smith was a co-pilot on a B-25 that was shot down over Europe, where French partisans would find him and transport him to safety. The Witness to War Foundation (ww. itnesstowar. Pictured on the left is Chuck Hurl, who served in the 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division in Europe. ing many days in a basement recovering.

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Crecy Publishing Rear Gunner Pathfinders: Witness to War softcover Alex Henshaw spent the early days of World War II at Eastleigh, England, testing the immortal Spitfire fighter with Jeffrey Quill before being appointed Chief Test Pilot a. .

Crecy Publishing Rear Gunner Pathfinders: Witness to War softcover. This is a gripping narrative of what it was like to serve and fight with Bomber Command in World War 2 told by a participant in the struggle and one which offers a very unusual personal perspective on the conflict. Alex Henshaw spent the early days of World War II at Eastleigh, England, testing the immortal Spitfire fighter with Jeffrey Quill before being appointed Chief Test Pilot at Supermarine's new factory in Castle Bromwich.

Автор: Smith, Ron Название: Rear gunner pathfinder ISBN: 0907579272 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780907579274 .

Описание: This is a Bomber Command story of the air war over Germany as seen from the small Perspex bubble of a 'Tail-End Charlie' rear gunner in a Lancaster. Flying first with 626 squadron, and later 156 Pathfinder squadron, Ron Smith flew 65 operations and recorded them with the intensity brought on by the isolation of being cocooned in his lonely gun turret.

A tail gunner or rear gunner is a crewman on a military aircraft who functions as a gunner defending against enemy fighter . The tail gun armament and arrangement varied between countries

A tail gunner or rear gunner is a crewman on a military aircraft who functions as a gunner defending against enemy fighter attacks from the rear, or "tail", of the plane. The tail gunner operates a flexible machine gun emplacement on either the top or tail end of the aircraft with a generally unobstructed view toward the rear of the aircraft. The tail gun armament and arrangement varied between countries. During World War II, most USAAF heavy bomber designs such as the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-29 Superfortress used a fixed gunner position with the guns themselves in a separate turret covering an approximately 90-degree rear arc.

This is a Bomber Command story of the air war over Germany as seen from the small Perspex bubble of a 'Tail-End Charlie' rear gunner in a Lancaster. Flying first with 626 squadron, and later 156 Pathfinder squadron, Ron Smith flew 65 operations and recorded them with the intensity brought on by the isolation of being cocooned in his lonely gun turret.

"Suddenly we were over the Big City . . . after long hours of searching the night sky from the coast, to be suddenly propelled into the brilliant hell over Berlin produced a freezing of the mind . . . flak sliced up through the broken illuminated clouds, ascending gracefully to stream past the turret. A Lancaster slid across at right angles with a single fighter just behind it, as if attached by an invisible thread . . . the city far below was bubbling and boiling, splashes of fire opening out as the blockbusters pierced this terrible brew."


Pringles
This is a great personal account of the life of a rear gunner in a dangerous pathfinder squadron. At first it all seems exciting and fresh. Young men caught up in an adventure. But then as friends die and the writer becomes ground down with the reality of war as a rear gunner, a lonely sadness descends. There is a strange juxtaposition between on the one hand the trials of life on a combat mission with all its camaraderie and then on the other hand life off duty and a loneliness that can only be overcome by returning to his crew and the horrible dangerous business of war and death and its grinding sapping of ones spirit. The writer is in awe of his crew mates and especially his highly skillful Canadian pilot. The effect of this time of his life never leaves the writer and in a poignant few pages he tells of the ongoing affect on the rest of his life. For myself, the son of a man who served in another completely different theater of WW2, this book has one hell of a universal relevance and is an insight into what drove these men and the affect it had on their lives. This great account gives a rare insight to a generation of men whose youth was ripped away from them, by war. Nothing short of 5 stars, a highly recommended read.
Nekora
Excellent, well told personal story. Highly recommend it.
Shaktiktilar
This is a great personal account of the life of a rear gunner in a dangerous pathfinder squadron. At first it all seems exciting and fresh. Young men caught up in an adventure. But then as friends die and the writer becomes ground down with the reality of war as a rear gunner, a lonely sadness descends. There is a strange juxtaposition between on the one hand the trials of life on a combat mission with all its comraderie and then on the otherhand life off duty and a loneliness that can only be overcome by returning to his crew and the horrible dangerous business of war and death and its grinding sapping of ones spirit. The writer is in awe of his crewmates and especially his highly skillful Canadian pilot. The effect of this time of his life never leaves the writer and in a poignant few pages he tells of the ongoing affect on the rest of his life. For myself, the son of a man who served in another completely different theatre of WW2, this book has one hell of a universal relevence and is an insight into what drove these men and the affect it had on their lives. This great account gives a rare insight to a generation of men whose youth was ripped away from them, by war. Nothing short of 5 stars, a highly recommended read.
Golkree
My Dad who was also in Lancasters during the war enjoyed this book. He said that the author's experiences brought back a lot of memories for him. I also enjoyed this book, and would say that anyone interested in aviation or the 2nd World War will find it an interesting read.