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Bomber Crew: Taking on the Reich

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  1 review
During the Second World War aeronautical technology gathered rapid pace. By 1945, bombers had not only greatly increased in engine power and range, but the bombs which they carried rose from 250lbs to 10 tons; the navigator's pencil and rubber of 1939 had been supplemented by infinitely more sophisticated electronic aids. Yet the success or failure of each and every bomber ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Little Brown and Company (first published January 2004)
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Susan Paxton
John Sweetman has ably illustrated Bomber Command's war with this book of well-chosen personal experiences of aircrew and the people who knew them; many of the sources are especially valuable for being contemporaneous.

That said, I would probably have given this book 3 and a half stars were such available. Anyone who wants to use this book for their own research would be advised to check the original sources. I am very familiar with one of the crewmen he discusses extensively, and some of what Sw
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