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Tail Gunner

Author : R. C. Rivaz
ISBN : 9788822854056
Genre : History
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First published in 1943, this is the gripping story of one man's involvement in the RAF Bomber Command's fledgling offensive between August 1940 and December 1941. Dick Rivaz was tail gunner to Leonard Cheshire, one of the most famous RAF pilots of the Second World War, flying in Whitleys with No. 102 Squadron and latterly in Halifaxes with No. 35 Squadron. Tail Gunner is unique among wartime memoirs, as it was written within months of the events Rivaz describes, and with all the immediacy of one who was in the very thick of the action. He gives graphic descriptions of his experiences on night bombing attacks against heavily defended enemy targets likes Duisberg, Dusseldorf and Essen, and relates a dramatic shoot-out with German fighters over La Rochelle in broad daylight during July 1941. He survived these events to write this book, but was sadly killed in October 1943, aged just thirty-seven.

Tail Gunner

Author : Richard Rivaz
ISBN : 9780752469690
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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First published in 1943, this is the gripping story of one man's involvement in RAF Bomber Command's fledgling offensive between August 1940 and December 1941. Dick Rivaz was tail gunner to Leonard Cheshire, one of the most famous RAF pilots of the Second World War, flying in Whiteleys with 102 Squadron and latterly in Halifaxes with 35 Squadron. Unique among wartime memoirs, Tail Gunner was written within months of the events described, with all the immediacy of being at the very heart of the action. Rivaz graphically describes his experiences on night bombing attacks against heavily defended enemy targets like Duisberg, Dusseldorf and Essen, and relates a dramatic shoot-out with German fighters over La Rochelle in broad daylight during July 1941. Rivaz reveals the fine spirit of comradeship which developed in RAF bomber crews during the Second World War. Having survived the war, including two rescues from the North Sea, he was killed in October 1945, aged just 37.

A Tail Gunner S Tale

Author : Gerald E. McDowell
ISBN : WISC:89059419440
Genre : Fiction
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Tail Gunner

Author : Dee Phillips
ISBN : 1783220112
Genre : High interest-low vocabulary books
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'Yesterday's Voices' gives older 'hi-lo' readers manageable, yet highly sophisticated, thought-provoking historical fiction. Each story includes a spread that gives the reader the factual background to the historical theme or event explored in the story.

Tail Gunner Takes Over

Author : Richard Rivaz
ISBN : IND:30000047573849
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Tail Gunner

Author : Squadron Leader R. C. Rivaz
ISBN : 1911445308
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Diary Of A Tailgunner

Author : Ronald Costello
ISBN : 9781452058139
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is about my experiences as a Tailgunner on a B-29 in Korea, during the Korean war. I am hopeing that it will give an insite to what this war was about. Although people call it a conflict, we as veterans of this conflict think otherwise, we believe it was a war. Come ride along with me on some 27 combat missions over North Korea. Venture into the night life on a B-29 at 29,000 ft. over the mountains of Korea, see the snow covered barron lands, hoping that we don't end up there..It also covers a little about my growing up and how I became a tailgunner, the extensive training it takes to become a crew member. Enjoy the book, I am sure you will

It Only Takes One

Author : Larry Stevens
ISBN : 1481997343
Genre : History
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An 18-year-old tail gunner on a B17 watches as flak bursts all around him. German fighter planes buzz by, machine guns blasting as wounded bombers turn and head for home and others in tailspins crash into the green fields below. His Flying Fortress heads back to base safely after surviving its bombing mission. The young tail gunner gives a sigh of relief, but deep down inside, he knows - IT ONLY TAKES ONE!

Tail Gunner Illustrated Edition

Author : Sqd. Ldr. Richard Rivaz DFC
ISBN : 9781786259288
Genre : History
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Includes the Aerial Warfare In Europe During World War II illustrations pack with over 200 maps, plans, and photos. Originally published in 1943, this is one man’s first-hand account of the part he played in RAF Bomber Command’s fledgling bomber offensive between August 1940 and December 1941. Richard Rivaz flew as tail gunner to Leonard Cheshire, one of the most famous RAF pilots of World War II. His modest but vivid narrative reveals what it was like to be part of a heavy bomber crew flying first Whitleys and then Halifaxes with No.s 102 and 35 squadrons.—Print Ed.

Tail Gunner Takes Over Illustrated Edition

Author : Sqd. Ldr. Richard Rivaz DFC
ISBN : 9781786259295
Genre : History
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Includes the Aerial Warfare In Europe During World War II illustrations pack with over 200 maps, plans, and photos. The follow-up to the successful “Tail Gunner,” Rivaz’ firsthand account of the part he played in RAF Bomber Command’s fledgling bomber offensive between August 1940 and December 1941. After his heroic exploits as a tail gunner he moved on to flight training in Canada. This book was published just prior to his untimely death on October 13th, 1945, having survived the Second World War.

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