Like previous reviewers, I too had the honour and privilege of meeting the author at the aviation museum at Downsview Park. I urge you to visit and thank this veteran for the freedom you enjoy which he helped win, while you still have the opportunity.
His book booms along as he might put it, giving the reader a vivid picture of the lives & losses of a WWII bomber crew. His mission by mission description of each harrowing sortie he flew and his insightful understanding of the effects of living such a tenuous life on the crews, their colleagues and relationships, is compelling reading indeed.
This journal is an unromantic testament to the bravery of youth caught in possibly the only justifiable major war of the the twentieth century. Whilst frank and sometimes raw this account does not dwell on the losses & horrors, It moves along at the pace needed for survival in those dark times.
No self indulgent recriminations or rewriting of history by unworldly, ungrateful latter day academics here, just the truth from one of the few surviving airmen of the tens of thousands who served.
The humility and humanity displayed by the writer in this short volume makes it obvious he is one of the many unrecognized, true heroes of that cataclysmic conflict.
Buy it, read it, be grateful you can!