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In for a Penny, in for a Pound: The Adventures and Misadventures of a Wireless Operator in Bomber Command
At times comical, at others tragic, this stirring story will leave a lasting imprint on the memories of its readers. Hewer's adventures during his life in Bomber Command were unique and exciting: he fell out of a bomber in training over Lake Erie and was saved only when his boot heel got caught on the gunring; he survived a run-in with a Picadilly Commando in London; and h ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 30th 2000 by Stoddart
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Jul 15, 2012 Owen rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This is a well-written memoir by Canadian wireless operator Howard Hewer, who flew more than his share of ops during WWII and contributed in both the European and North African theatres. Ironically, the title, "In for a Penny, in for a Pound" is also part of the libretto of Gilbert and Sullivan's light opera, Iolanthe, which continues: "It's love that makes the world go round." One wonders if the author intended any hidden commentary by referring to this particularly well-known couplet in such a ...more
A compelling account of one particular airmans experiences flying Wellingtons for Bomber Command during WW2. Well written and easy to read and more than enough detail and adventure to keep ones attention. Interesting to note the author was stationed briefly at such familiar places as Trenton and Mountain View. Well worth giving this one a try !