Tells the dramatic story of a renowned British flying legend and his leadership of the most famous bombing mission of the Second World War. The book is a fitting tribute to Gibson and the airmen who took part in the legendary Dambuster raid in May 1943. The book explores Gibson’s complex and difficult personality, the development of the bouncing bomb and the intense wrangling within the RAF that almost stopped it getting off the drawing board.
GUY GIBSON: LEGEND OF THE DAM BUSTERS By Richard Edwards
Series: British Flying Legends
Format: eBook available from rabbit&snail, Amazon and Kobo
Published by rabbit&snail, April 2013
Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters by Richard Edwards chronicles the mission and looks at the impact the raid had on those who took part in it. The book 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 cause of the crash a secret.
Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters is the first chapter in a new series of short ebooks from Richard Edwards that will be released under the collective name of British Flying Legends.
Each of the books in the series will profile the lives and achievements of some of Britain’s greatest flying legends and will combine to create a singular volume dedicated to some of the greatest names in aviation history.
Future editions of British Flying Legends will explore topics from throughout the twentieth-century and will include the birth of civil aviation, the triumphs and disasters in the development of the modern jet airliner and some of the loneliest and most daring missions undertaken at sea by the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm.
Other chapters in this series
Chapter 2: John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck
John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck tells the remarkable story of a Fleet Air Arm pilot and flying legend who, with a single torpedo strike, delivered from an obsolete biplane, in a force nine gale, in the middle of the Atlantic, brought about the sinking of Germany’s powerful battleship, the Bismarck.
Chapter 3: RJ Mitchell: Legend of the Spitfire
Recounts the extraordinary achievements of one of Britain’s greatest aviation legends, the man responsible for the iconic Supermarine Spitfire. The book gives an insight into the life of RJ Mitchell, his role in the Schneider Trophy air-races and the astonishing aircraft he created, including the Supermarine S4 and the Spitfire.