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Navigator"s Log of a Tour in Bomber Command

Jack Rodgers

Navigator"s Log of a Tour in Bomber Command

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Published by Hyperion Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military - World War II,
  • History - Military / War

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages108
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11672612M
    ISBN 100863032540
    ISBN 109780863032547
    OCLC/WorldCa17618636

    In round numbers that means that, of , Bomber command aircrew, 55, were killed, (this includes more t Canadians). Only one in ten of those flying at the start of the war survived to the end. Of every , 45 were killed, six seriously wounded, . Wing Commander Richard Cecil (Butch) Patrick DFC, AFC By John Ferguson, May Gallantry awards connected with the high profile activities of Fighter and Bomber command and are quickly snapped up even at the very high prices they can command so when a DFC medal group to Wing Commander R C Patrick, who served with Coastal Command, appeared on a dealers list at a . Of all the men who served in Bomber Command, Flight Lt John Hall may well be one of the luckiest. Crews had to complete at least 30 missions, despite odds of being shot down at one in 25 per mission. Yet John Hall survived 60 missions – including being shot down twice over the Channel. RAF Bomber Command controlled the RAF’s bomber force from During the Second World War, it destroyed many German cities and several of Nazi Germany’s industries. In the s, it became even more powerful because it had V Bombers and Canberras.


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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Jack Rodgers. Navigator's Log Book Refill by Harry Styles and a great selection of related books, Navigator's Log of a Tour in Bomber Command [Paperback] [ ] Rodgers, Jack. ISBN ISBN Navigators Log International Edition July The aircrews of RAF Bomber Command during World War II operated a fleet of bomber aircraft carried strategic bombing operations from September to Mayon behalf of the Allied powers.

The crews were men from the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and occupied Europe, especially Poland, France, Czechoslovakia and Norway, as well as other foreign : Royal Air Force.

Navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for Sergeant John Casey from 26 February to 8 October Detailing training schedule and operations flown.

Served at 7 Air Gunnery School followed by training at 29 Operational Training Unit on Wellington, Heavy Conversion Unit on Navigators Log of a Tour in Bomber Command book and No 5 Lancaster. A World War II Army Air Corps Cadet is determined to do the hard work and tough learning to become a navigator for the B Bomber.

Bomber Command WW2. Brave beyond Belief. This PREMIUM commemorative WW2 Bomber Command Tour is primarily designed to follow the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Commonwealth men and women who played such a pivotal role in Bomber Command in WW/5(1).

The Mildenhall Register is the association 90,& Bomber Squadrons, so this is more specific for the WWII era. There is a wealth of information at this website. The International Bomber Command Centre. The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) offers a place for remembering all those who took part in the campaign.

Here we have some exclusive extracts from the war diary of Navigator Ken Dodwell, who served in Bomber Command from and ended the war a Squadron Leader: This picture was taken by the National Press following the famous Bomber raid on. Casualty log books always command a premium.

The nature of the entries is really the main determining factor. A book belonging to an RAF pilot flying Lancaster aircraft over Europe in the period, participating in some of the big operations during that period, will typically sell today for anywhere from $ to $ US.

Robert McClement's Flying Log Book for Navigators, Air Bombers, Air Gunners, Flight Engineers’, from 2 January to 18 February Details training schedule and operations flown. He served at RAF Pembrey, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Riccall and RAF Melbourne. Aircraft flown were Anson, Wellington, Halifax Mk 2 and Halifax Mk 3.

Over two million American servicemen passed through Britain during the Second World War. Inat the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air.

Bomber Command Books is the sales site for Mention the War Ltd. We specialise in publishing and selling books about RAF Bomber Command in the Second World War and related topics.

Our growing list of titles focuses on the aircraft, squadrons and above all the men and women who shaped the legend that endures to this day.

provides an insight into the role and experiences of a navigator in RAF Bomber Command during WWII. This website details information of just one of the “many” who served in RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War, navigator Jim Glasspool. The bomber war was fought largely by young, civilian volunteers from Britain and the Commonwealth, commanded by men who joined up before the Second World vast majority of aircrew were in their late teens or early twenties.

Only 25% were officers. An increasing flow of Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders meant that one in four aircrew came from the Dominions. RAF Bomber Command controlled the RAF's bomber forces from to Along with the United States Army Air Forces, it played the central role in the strategic bombing of Germany in World War onward, the British bombing campaign against Germany became less restrictive and increasingly targeted industrial sites and the civilian manpower base essential for German war Branch: Royal Air Force.

The long-awaited memorial to the Royal Air Force (RAF) Bomber Command, London’s poignant Bomber Command Memorial is a heartfelt tribute to British, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and Commonwealth pilots and aircrew who lost their lives and the many others who were wounded or captured during the air raids of WWII.

Log: a Of Navigator's Jack Book Fast Free Tour Rodgers Command The Bomber in by by The in Bomber Log: Tour Fast Rodgers Book Free a Command Navigator's Of Jack Sproat Lake Reflections Port Alberni BC History Logging Martin MARS Water Bomber Sproat Lake Reflections - $ In Bomber Command the tour length was exceptionally based on the number of successful combat sorties, the first tour was 30 sorties and the second 20 sorties.

In late that was somewhat modified. In Coastal Command the maximum length of a tour depended on tasks and varied from fighter, strike etc. squadrons hours to flying boats and. A brilliant study of the RAF's Bomber Command and their campaign in World War II.

Noteworthy are the intelligence failures of both Bomber Command and the U.S. Eighth Air Force. For example, the Germans could have been dealt a crushing blow had the Schwinefurt (ball-bearing) raid with another immediate raid/5.

I enjoyed that part of the book. It made things more human like and come alive. He shows how the organization, Bomber Command went through trials and tribulations as they came to grips with the realities of the war. They definitely grew as an organization through the war.

The Bomber Command of 39 was no where like the Bomber Command of /5(). The men of bomber command: the navigator, Cy Grant Flight Lieutenant Cy Grant, originally from Guyana, was one of the first overseas volunteers Author: Alec Lom.

Bomber Command is an organisational military unit, generally subordinate to the air force of a most famous ones were in Britain and the United States.A Bomber Command is generally used for strategic bombing (although at times, e.g.

during the Normandy Landings, may be used for tactical bombing), and is composed of bombers (i.e. planes used to bomb targets). The log-book has Roberts going from a Sergeant to Flight Sergeant between the 1st and 5th November so I presume he was promoted at this time.

I wrote to Ken in to find out whether he remembered Ken (Grandad) or the Squadron, I enclosed a few. Bomber Command and RAAF in the UK - Itinerary.

Terms and Conditions. About Bomber Command. Book and Pay. Book and Pay ONLINE. Download Form. Find out More: Join this heritage tour to the sites in the UK where our RAAF Squadrons served as they flew those dangerous missions over Europe.

4 th to 16 th July By the life expectancy for Bomber Aircrew was just 5 Missions – only 1 in 6 was expected to survive their 1st Tour of 30 Operations. The chances of surviving a 2nd Tour were even slimmer.

Of themen who flew with Bomber Command during WW2, 55, were killed. Don Charlwood’s and Miles Tripp’s books caused sensations when they were first published, giving a personal and very direct view of what life was like in Bomber Command at different times in the war.

Yates’ book came out somewhat later, but was, and is, remarkable for a first book written at the age of Form Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers. Named to Flight Sergeant J. Smith and covers the period from April to October It begins with training exercises on Avro Ansons and is stamped for No Air Gunnery School (Andreas, Isle of Man).

Tarelton is described as 'above average and will make an able air gunner'. Below is a copy of Wally's Log Book showing his 51 sorties, (night raids are shown in red.) First Tour 12 Squadron Wickenby May to October Second Tour Squadron Waddington July to February Second tour completed giving a total of 51 sorties hours 15 mins day time flying and hours 5 mins.

night time flying. The book covers his training and his experiences as part of the RAF's Bomber Command, and his crew's ordeal completing their tour of operations. The book's title is derived from a line in the song Tristesse that was often played in the mess before a : Don Charlwood.

A Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial. I am part of a new project to raise funds for a new memorial to Bomber Command which is to be built on Canwick Hill in Lincoln. My fathers Mid Upper Gunner Brian Heath flew his second tour with A picture of him and his crew is on the site.

(Elsdorf) which he reckoned according to his log-book. Prior to every mission in the log-book is a flight marked ‘NFT’, which was a half hour or so shakedown flight to ensure the aircraft was serviceable for the night’s operations.

Happy Valley As we was getting out the aircraft (from the air-test), the bomb aimer (a veteran of 13 trips) looks at the bomb load and he said ‘There’s a. Bomber Command Books from Mention the War Publications, Merthyr Tydfil.

K likes. Bomber Command Books is a community site from Mention the War Publications, a Followers: K. It was the main reason that the men of Bomber Command did not get a campaign medal.

Much of the information on the lack of accuracy and the success of the Germans at dispersing production are already in the public domain. I am very cynical of "Fresh Take" books Often they are only published if they take a controversial;l stance on a topic.

Aircrew logbooks We have an extensive collection of aircrew logbooks, covering all aircrew trades, periods and theatres, although the majority are from the two World Wars. These form a very useful resource for those researching the history of a particular unit, station or.

At the end of a tour the C/O and the Trade Leader would sign (eg: a Bomb Aimer's log would be signed by the Bombing Leader, The Gunner's by the Gunnery Leader etc.) Flying Pencil - Dornier bomber.

Flying Suitcase (Tadpole) - Handley Page Hampden. Flying Tin-Opener - Hurricane in tank busting role. fold up - Suddenly crash. A very fine and most complete Second World War Bomber Command Halifax bomber Flight Engineer’s Distinguished Flying Medal and flying log book group awarded to Sergeant P.H.

Joyce, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who flew between March and September on 39 operational sorties with Squadron out of RAF Burn in Yorkshire, a period not without incident, his aircraft having been.

Insome squadrons left Bomber Command: No. for Coastal Command, No. for the Middle East Air Force, and No. for Fighter Command. The months from Februaryand the diverting of the force to pre-invasion of Europe (D-Day) targets in Aprilseverely tested the skill, the courage and the physical and psychological.

We recommend booking Bomber Command Memorial tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 2 Bomber Command Memorial tours on Tripadvisor/5(K). The Flying Logbook of Navigator William A.

Cosway, Flying Officer, RCAF Service Number J (Version 22) 4 Bill (circled) atop Liberator EV V, named "Earthquake McGoon", in which he flew 16 ops with Squadron.

He designed and painted the nose art, based on cartoonist Al Capp's character by the same name.1 Group Bomber Command is a great reference book for every person interested in the history of this Bomber Command unit.

It provides the reader with a myriad of facts and the opportunity to compare the records of a single squadron with : £RAF Log Books & Medals Squadrons, Bomber Command. Lee, Pilot, 68 and Squadrons, Fighter Command (Cold War) Wright, Pilot, 38 Squadron, Middle East Command, KIA.

Barley, Air Gunner, 50 Squadron, Bomber Command. Widdowson, Flight Engineer.