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Of Stirlings and Stalags: an air-gunner’s tale By W.E. ‘Bill’ Goodman
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When William ‘Bill’ Goodman died in 2002 little did his daughters know the extent of the memoirs he had been writing in the few years before his death. Bill’s life, from joining... More > the RAF in 1941 at the age of 18 to his demob in 1948, was fraught with adventure. He describes his service with 7 Squadron at Oakington; he then highlights the terrifying events of the night their Stirling was shot down over Holland, his subsequent incarceration at Stalag Luft 3, periods in other camps and, finally, the long debilitating march back home. All this with fascinating commentary, vivid description and the intimacy of his experience. The reader will meet his fellow airmen and POWs, the man who shot down their Stirling on that eventful night, the heroes of the Dutch resistance and, surprisingly, a kindly and caring guard in Stalag Luft 3! A fascinating first-hand account of a young man’s wartime experience.< Less
Charlie - The Lancaster Gunner By Jeff Steel
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Charlie is a quietly brave man. He says goodbye to his shop, his wife and his child to fight Hitler. He knows he is unlikely to return. Firstly in a ground role during the Battle of Britain he... More > volunteers for active service and joins the RAF's elite 44 squadron. His first operation is on the 1,000 bomber raid on Cologne. His orders will take him to some of Hitler's most dangerous targets: Essen, Duisburg, Hamburg. This story is compiled from squadron records in the UK national archive, from Bomber Command veterans and from news archives of the time. The author was able to find two separate accounts of the final fatal raid. Uniquely, in a biography of this type the author has identified the Luftwaffe pilot and has engaged in correspondence with his son. 'Charlie - The Lancaster Gunner' is a vital source for those interested in World War Two. Crucially, it shows how a good man can drop bombs on a civilian population. It is a great read!< Less
Pappy’s War: A B-17 Gunner’s Memoir By John "Pappy" Paris
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. Memoir by a B-17 top turret gunner of the 600th Bomb Squadron, 398th Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force, who was shot down and became a POW. Contents: (1)... More > “Big Ass Bird”. (2) “Greetings…" (3) England. (4) Hamburg—First Blood. (5) Big “B”, Berlin, June 21, 1944. (6) Milk Run. (7) London Town. (8) The Red Lion. (9) Toulouse. (10) Mayday (M’daidez). (11) Bailout. (12) Dulag Luft, Frankfurt. (13) Kriegie. (14) The Black March. (15) Escape. (16) Back Up, Joe! Appendix 1: 398th Bombardment Group (H). Appendix 2: Boeing B-17G “Flying Fortress” Flies Again in the Markings of the 398th Bomb Group. 42 photos and illustrations.< Less
Fifty Missions Over Europe: The Diary of a B-24 Top Turret Gunner By Janis L. Clark
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This is a transcript of a diary written during early 1944 by a B-24 Engineer/Turret Gunner, stationed at Foggia, Italy with the 15th Air Force. It tells of his missions and the life in camp.
Fifty Missions Over Europe: The Diary of a B-24 Top Turret Gunner By Janis L. Clark
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This is a transcript of a diary written during early 1944 by a B-24 Engineer/Turret Gunner, stationed at Foggia, Italy with the 15th Air Force. It tells of his missions and the life in camp.
Memoirs from the Suicide Seat: Letters Home from a WWII B-17 Ball Turret Gunner By John Avrett & Meghan Avrett
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Widely recognized as one of the most dangerous places to serve during World War II, being a member of a B-17 bomber crew flying over occupied Europe must have been an inexplicably hellish experience.... More > The most dangerous of all the air crew positions was undeniably the ball turret gunner. Nicknamed the “suicide seat”, the ball turret was by no means a glamorous place to be and was reserved for only the smallest and the toughest. The following series of letters and artifacts chronicles the final months of life for one B-17 ball turret gunner. The story of the man speaks for itself over the following pages. Standing at a height of 5’ 6” and weighing in at barely 110 pounds, John V. Avrett definitely fit the bill for the position of ball turret gunner. The following letters were transcribed word-for-word from J.V.’s handwritten letters. This work was completed in an effort of both preservation and investigation into the life of an American soldier during the war.< Less
Memoirs from the Suicide Seat: Letters Home from a WWII B-17 Ball Turret Gunner By John Avrett & Meghan Avrett
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Widely recognized as one of the most dangerous places to serve during World War II, being a member of a B-17 bomber crew flying over occupied Europe must have been an inexplicably hellish experience.... More > The most dangerous of all the air crew positions was undeniably the ball turret gunner. Nicknamed the “suicide seat”, the ball turret was by no means a glamorous place to be and was reserved for only the smallest and the toughest. The following series of letters and artifacts chronicles the final months of life for one B-17 ball turret gunner. The story of the man speaks for itself over the following pages. Standing at a height of 5’ 6” and weighing in at barely 110 pounds, John V. Avrett definitely fit the bill for the position of ball turret gunner. The following letters were transcribed word-for-word from J.V.’s handwritten letters. This work was completed in an effort of both preservation and investigation into the life of an American soldier during the war.< Less
My Combat Diary With Eighth Air Force B-17s 390th Bomb Group By Andrew Anzanos
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B-17 "Flying Fortress" Combat Diary of Andy Anzanos, 26 missions, credited with destruction of an ME-110 and damaging an ME-109. Many engine failures and massive rocket attack made for a... More > memorable experience. Loss of all room mates and their aircraft "Liberty Bell-e." Soon after completing his combat missions, Andy was shot down by friendly fire. Also writes of other training experiences. Andy is also a major designer and builder of the 390th Memorial Museum in Tucson, Arizona dedicated to his bomb group.< Less
My Combat Diary with "Liberty Bell-e": Eighth Air Force B-17 390th Bomb Group By Andrew Anzanos
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B-17 "Flying Fortress" Combat Diary of Andy Anzanos, 26 missions, credited with destruction of an ME-110 and damaging an ME-109. Many engine failures and massive rocket attack made for a... More > memorable experience. Loss of all room mates and their aircraft "Liberty Bell-e." Soon after completing his combat missions, Andy was shot down by friendly fire. Also writes of other training experiences. Andy is also a major designer and builder of the 390th Memorial Museum in Tucson, Arizona dedicated to his bomb group.< Less
Killed In Action: The Story of Robert Holly By David Kohler
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Merriam Press World War 2 Biography. Like millions of young men, Robert Holly went away to war and was lost, never to be found. This is the story of a young American airman whose life was tragically... More > ended on June 20, 1944 when the B-24 Liberator of which he was a crew member, collided with another and crashed into the sea near Kiel, Germany. Staff Sgt. Holly was a tail gunner serving with the 389th Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force, based at Hethel, Norfolk, during World War II. Only the pilot and co-pilot survived the crash. All the remaining 8 crew members, including Robert, were killed in the crash, and are commemorated on the Wall of the Missing at the Cambridge American Cemetery, Madingley. This is the compelling story of his short life and tragic death as seen through his own eyes, and the eyes of others close to him, told through their letters, and detailed in numerous documents. This book is a memorial, not only to Holly, but to the millions of others who were killed and disappeared without a trace.< Less