Surviving the Skies: A Night Bomber Pilot in the Great War (BOK)

Joe Bamford

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Captain Stephen Wynn Vickers joined the Cheshire Regiment in August 1914, but after being badly wounded he remustered to the RFC (Royal Flying Corps). While other young pilots were killed or injured almost as soon as they got their wings, Captain Vickers survived numerous crash and forced landings. He joined 101 Squadron in 1917 and completed seventy-three sorties over enemy territory before being repatriated in May 1918 and awarded the newly inaugurated DFC, as well as the MC. With the war drawing to a close, he became a flying instructor at an RAF station in Lincolnshire, but he did not live long enough to receive either his medals or the distinction that he deserved. Making use of an array of unpublished material, including original images and information collected directly from Vickers' family, former RAF air traffic controller Joe Bamford recounts on of the final original stories of the First World War night bombers.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Joe Bamford
Forlag
The History Press
ISBN 9780752476841
Antall sider 160 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 295 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, First World War, Air forces & warfare