In this extract 'we fly with D. E. Charlwood, a navigator in the R. A. F. Bomber Command, and his gallant comrades on a massed raid during the early part of the intensive bombing campaign by which the Allies so weakened Germany that she was unable to ward of invasion and final defeat in 1945. The raid was a "flap" - an Air Force term for an attack by moonlight.'
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yNo Moon TonightD. E. Charlwood,
Sydney:Angus and Robertson,1956Z2427931956single work autobiography war literature Don Charlwood, a wartime navigator with the Royal Australian Air Force, was posted in the winter of 1942 to 103 Squadron at Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire. Here he tells the breath-taking true story of a wartime bomber crew facing the hazards of bombing strongly defended targets such as Essen, Dusseldorf and Berlin, and writes sympathetically and understandingly of the hopes and fears of the crews as squadron losses mounted.