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Nine Wingcos And The Lancaster – The Second World War Experiences Of A Bomber Command Flight Engineer

Bomber Command flight engineer Peter Baxter completed thirty-four operations during the Second World War, and following his first tour with No. 12 Squadron he became the Engineer Leader for the new formed No. 153 Squadron. During his 400 hours in the air, half of which were at night, he flew with a succession of pilots including nine Wing Commanders.  The author describes in remarkable detail not only his RAF experiences but also the environment in which he lived, the friendships made, and the rigours of firstly working on aircraft in all conditions as groundcrew, and then as an airman struggling to fly, fight and survive amidst the attrition of the air battle over Germany. Illustrated with previously unpublished photographs Peter Baxter’s account is also a must for all technical enthusiasts, with comprehensive sections on the mechanics of the Avro Lancaster and how it is flown.

AUTHOR – Peter Baxter

PUBLISHER – Fighting High

FORMAT – Hardback

PAGES – 228

PUBLISHED – 2018

ISBN – 978 1 9998128 3 6

 

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Bomber Command flight engineer Peter Baxter completed thirty-four operations during the Second World War, and following his first tour with No. 12 Squadron he became the Engineer Leader for the new formed No. 153 Squadron. During his 400 hours in the air, half of which were at night, he flew with a succession of pilots including nine Wing Commanders.  The author describes in remarkable detail not only his RAF experiences but also the environment in which he lived, the friendships made, and the rigours of firstly working on aircraft in all conditions as groundcrew, and then as an airman struggling to fly, fight and survive amidst the attrition of the air battle over Germany. Illustrated with previously unpublished photographs Peter Baxter’s account is also a must for all technical enthusiasts, with comprehensive sections on the mechanics of the Avro Lancaster and how it is flown.

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