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Heroes of the RAF - Guy Gibson VC (Hereoes of the RAF Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

John Fareham
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Thrilling biography of the man who led the Dambusters Raid.

Guy Gibson was chosen to lead the great Dambusters Raid of 1943 as he had already proven himself to be a skilled pilot and a magnificent leader of men. Having joined the RAF in 1936, Gibson was a bomber pilot when war broke out. He won a DFC in July 1940 then, having completed a tour of operations volunteered for Fighter Command and flew nightfighters on 99 sorites during which he was awarded a bar to his DFC and the DSO. He then returned to Bomber Command and flew 46 more missions before being chosen to form and command No.617 Squadron for the Dambusters Raid. After a period off operations, Gibson returned to Bomber Command to act as a Pathfinder. He was killed on one such raid in September 1944.

This book looks at the life and career of the man who led the most famous bombing raid of World War II. It is a gripping account of his life and exploits, revealing new and little known facts about Guy Gibson for the first time.



About the Author
John Fareham is the son of an RAF veteran who grew up on RAF bases around the world. He now lives only a short drive from RAF Scampton from which Gibson flew his famous Dambuster Raid. This is John’s first book about the RAF, but is far from being the last.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1052 KB
  • Print Length: 125 pages
  • Publisher: Bretwalda Books (25 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0071VZ1YQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #304,330 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars He was so young - what a life! 19 Feb 2012
By Irene
WWII stuff really isn't my usual reading matter but this caught my eye and I thought it was a really good read. I've grown up with mentions of the heroes of WWII what with a grandfather and two uncles serving and leaving diaries behind, two out of the three being in the RAF. I couldn't get over what responsibility young men in their 20s had during the war and this book illustrates that in spades. Plenty of contemporary illustrations too. A good gift for anyone interested in the topic I think.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guy Gibson - well worth a read 7 Feb 2012
By Clare
This book is interesting and punchy. The book goes at a good pace and is well written - not dumbed down but not too high brow for the children to enjoy. A good book for all ages and well worth a read. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read 3 Jun 2013
As above.
Very informative and interesting book about one of the true heroes of World War 2. Highly recommended for all
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