Diary of a Bomb Aimer
Training in America and flying with 12 Squadron in WWII
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Campbell Muirhead kept a meticulous diary of his wartime RAF service from the day that he set forth to train as aircrew in Canada and the USA in 1942 to the end of his wartime service with 12 Squadron Bomber Command at Wickenby.

The book is particularly emotive as he wrote in the common parlance of those wartime days and truly reflects the emotions, fears and feelings of those caught up in that mighty conflict. His diligent observations of life in the RAF from joining-up, crossing the Atlantic and training in the New World bring back wartime life as it really was.

His descriptions of the perils of flying on bombing raids deep into the heart of Germany truly reflect the many different aspects of life in a front-line squadron in a way that can only be told by one who was there.

Link:
Many thanks to Pen & Sword Aviation Books for the review copy; www.pen-and-sword.co.uk
Rating:
An excellent book, one of the best I have read about what it was really like to fly on RAF bombing raids over Europe in World War II. Fascinating detail and descriptions of day-to-day life in the RAF, all the better for having been written at the time.
Recommended!
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Book format and details:
Title:
Diary of a Bomb Aimer - Training in America and flying with 12 Squadron in WWII
Author:
Campbell Muirhead, edited by Philip Swan
ISBN:
978-1-84884-086-7
Format:
240 x 165mm, 200 pages + black and white photos
Publ. date:
October 2009
Diary of a Bomb Aimer - Pen & Sword books
Aviation Book Reviews at www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman November 2009