Cockpit Commander: A Navigator&

Cockpit Commander: A Navigator's Life

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Cockpit Commander: A Navigator's Life

The Autobiography of Wing Commander Bruce Gibson

Dimensions:6.1" x 9.2"
Photos:16 mono illustrations
Publisher:Pen and Sword Aviation
Item No. 9781399021739

Previously self-published by the author, this book charts the course of a dramatic career as a Wing Commander. Living through one of the most dynamic periods in the history of military and aviation development, Bruce Gibson saw events play out from his elevated aerial position. His fascinating story will appeal to a wide audience, focussing as it does not only upon aviation concerns but also on his eventful personal life. From life as a mischievous child living in the East End of London, to realizing his true direction and joining the RAF Air Volunteer Reserves in 1937, the book then goes on to chart a dynamic career with the Royal Air Force, and beyond into aviation ventures in a civilian capacity. His amusing observations and anecdotes provide the most colorful insight into life during the monochromatic blackout years of World War II, and beyond.Many historical records and operational logs are available on the market for those looking for cold facts and statistical analyses of events; this account is peppered with illuminating anecdotes that evoke the spirit of camaraderie that characterized Gibson's experiences.