By Martin W. Bowman

This huge paintings offers a entire perception to the reviews of Bomber Command's pilots and aircrew all through global battle . From the early wartime years whilst the RAF's first makes an attempt to avenge Germany's onslaught have been bedeviled by means of negative navigation and faulty bombing, to the ultimate successful onslaught that eventually tamed Hitler in his Berlin lair, those volumes hint the real reports of the lads who flew the bombers. countless numbers of first-hand money owed are punctuated by way of the author's history details that positioned each one narrative into wartime viewpoint. each element of Bomber instructions operational tasks are lined; day and evening bombing, precision low-level moves, mass raids and operations all through all wartime theaters. Contributions are from RAF body of workers who flew the command's varied plane from the early Blenheims and Stirlings to the later Lancasters and Mosquitoes. every one quantity is stuffed with debts that inform of the camaraderie among the crews, moments of sheer terror and the stoic humor that supplied the serious bond. The 5 volumes of this paintings give you the so much brilliant and finished paintings at the awesome half performed through RAF Bomber Command of their very important position within the destruction of the 3rd Reich.

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Die beiden Stellinge werden eingeholt. Die erste Wache hat Manöverstationen bezogen. Die Freiwache bleibt an Oberdeck. Der I WO pfeift zum Ablegen. Der Kommandant tut, als ginge ihn das alles nicht das geringste an. Er zieht hingebungsvoll an einer dicken Zigarre. Trumann oben auf der Pier hat sich auch eine angesteckt. Die beiden grüßen sich mit ihren Zigarren zwischen Zeige- und Mittelfinger. Der I WO blickt irritiert weg. « fragt der Alte zur Pier hinauf, als die Musik aussetzt. « Der Alte läßt einen verkniffenen Blick über den Himmel wandern.

Trumann läßt wohlgefällige Blicke über das Glassammelsurium schweifen. « sagt unser Leitender. Trumann dreht bedächtig einen Zipfel des Tischtuchs seilartig auf – er braucht dazu gute fünf Minuten Zeit, weil das Tischtuch ihm zweimal, halb aufgedreht, entwischt. Dann gibt er mit der freien Linken ein Zeichen für den Klavierspieler, der prompt, als wäre die Nummer eingeübt, einen Tusch auf die Tasten drischt. « und reißt mit einem großen Armschwung das Tuch halb vom Tisch weg. Klingeling zerscherbender Gläser, Gebums und Gepolter der auf den Boden fallenden Flaschen und Teller.

Hin und 48 wieder dreht er sich im Laufen halb nach uns zurück. Sein Gesicht ist zu einer unwirschen Grimasse verzogen. Von seinen Augen ist unter dem Schatten des Mützenschirms überhaupt nichts zu sehen. Ohne die Pfeife aus dem Mund zu nehmen, fragt er mit kratziger Stimme den Leitenden: »Isses Sehrohr in Ordnung? « »Jawoll, Herr Kaleun. Ein paar Linsen hatten sich von der Kittschicht gelöst. « »Alles bereinigt. In der Kabelbahn in der E-Maschine war ein Bruch. Dadurch hatten wir den Wackelkontakt.

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