Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters by Richard Edwards is a new ebook that tells the dramatic story of a renowned British flying legend and his leadership of Bomber Command’s infamous raid on the Ruhr dams in May 1943.
The book looks at the development of the bouncing bomb and the intense wrangling within the RAF that almost stopped it from getting off the drawing board. It also reveals the truth behind the mysterious air crash that one year later cost Gibson his life, including why the RAF chose to keep the actual cause of the crash a secret.
Wing Commander Guy Gibson was one of the RAF’s most experienced airmen. During the Second World War he completed two tours of duty with Bomber Command and a third with Fighter Command. He was awarded numerous decorations for his bravery, not least of all the Victoria Cross for his leadership of the Dambuster raid.
Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters is released to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the extraordinary and daring Dambuster raid on 16 May 1943, providing a fitting and timely tribute to a truly extraordinary and courageous aviator.
This title is the first part of British Flying Legends, a new series of ebooks from Richard Edwards, each chronicling the lives and achievements of some of Britain’s greatest flying legends. Future editions will include the inside story of the birth of civil aviation, the triumphs and disasters of the world’s first commercial jet airliner and the race to find and sink the Bismarck. Details of new releases available soon.
Also from Richard Edwards
Heroes and Landmarks of British Aviation by Richard and Peter Edwards is published by Pen and Sword. Read the first chapter at Amazon’s Kindle store. The book tells the dramatic story of Britain’s aviation industry from the earliest pioneers to the government nationalisations that fashioned its destiny. The heroes are Britain’s most innovative aviators, those who persevered to be the first into the air, to fly the highest, the fastest and the furthest.
The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service is published by Pen and Sword. Read the first chapter at Amazon’s Kindle store. Through vivid accounts of the air and sea battles that raged across the Pacific the book provides an in-depth history of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service. Aviation News said; “New material previously unpublished is included, within an extremely well-written narrative history.”