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Crew: The Story of the Men Who Flew RAAF Lancaster J for Jig

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  • Crew: The Story of the Men Who Flew RAAF Lancaster J for Jig 
    Title: Crew: The Story of the Men Who Flew RAAF Lancaster J for Jig
    Author: COLMAN MIKE
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 21/02/2018
    Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Price: $33.00
    Publishing status: Active

    RAAF Lancaster bomber J for Jig took off on 24 February 1944 from RAF Binbrook airfield, near Bookenby, Lancashire, at 6:02 on a night in 1944. On board was a crew of seven young men. The mission was to bomb factories in Schweinfurt, Germany. J for Jig was never to return. It was shot down in the night skies over France.

    This book is about the seven lives on that aircraft. It is about their families and the children some of them never saw. It is about the French villagers who helped some escape from the Nazis and buried others - two escaped through Switzerland, one became a POW and the other four were killed.

    Author Mike Colman brilliantly recreates the mission and tells each individual's story - how they came to be on the plane, what happened to them that night, what happened afterwards and how it affected those left behind both in France and at home.

    ISBN: 9781742379111
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