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Under a bomber's moon : the true story of two airmen at war over Germany / Stephen Harris.

By: Harris, Stephen.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Exisle Pub., 2009Description: 222 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780908988235 (pbk.).Subject(s): Jones, Frank Colwyn -- Diaries | Fries, Otto-Heinrich, 1918- | Great Britain. Royal Air Force -- Airmen -- Biography | Germany. Luftwaffe -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German | Airmen -- Great Britain | Airmen -- Germany | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, New Zealand | World War, 1939-1945 Participation, New Zealand | Airmen Great Britain | Airmen GermanyDDC classification: z940.544 HAR
Contents:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: "The gripping story of two airmen in World War Two one in the RAF, the other in the Luftwaffe. Stephen Harris discovers the truth about his great-uncle's exploits in the skies above Germany - and meets a Luftwaffe pilot sent up each night to hunt him"--Back cover.
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They were the best of enemies - dedicated, skilled and deadly. In the night skies above wartime Germany an RAF navigator-air bomber from New Zealand and a Luftwaffe pilot seek out their targets, testing the gap between success and their own destruction as they cross each other's paths. The odds are heavily against either of them making it through the war, but as this sobering realisation displaces their initial exuberant sense of adventure, both come to see in their youthful sacrifice the survival of all they hold dear. UNDER A BOMBER'S MOON reaches across the divide of years, of geography, of nationality, to tell their story largely in their own words - describing both the breathtaking clashes in the air and the camaraderie, humour, patriotism and personal tragedies that became their war.

Frank Colwyn (Col) Jones was an RAF navigator-bomb aimer from New Zealand.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 202-206) and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"The gripping story of two airmen in World War Two one in the RAF, the other in the Luftwaffe. Stephen Harris discovers the truth about his great-uncle's exploits in the skies above Germany - and meets a Luftwaffe pilot sent up each night to hunt him"--Back cover.

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