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The Last Navigator
The Last Navigator
From the Queensland bush to Bomber Command and Pathfinders . . . a true story of courage and survival against the odds
A wonderful book that tells a remarkable and heroic story.'<br/>AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR ANGUS HOUSTON AK, AFC (RET'D)<br/><br/><i>The choking, chest-tightening feeling of being trapped in a burning Lancaster, enduring the uncertainty, you count down the requisite 60 seconds for the tanks to blow. Your skip has thrown off the fighters with yet another brilliant corkscrew manoeuvre but will you get your badly wounded bomber home?</i><br/><br/>Gordon Goodwin was a decorated airman and an inspired leader. During World War II he served in probably the most dangerous occupation of all, flying with the Pathfinders as they led bombing raids into Germany. He undertook 32 Pathfinder missions, including nine over Berlin, and 65 missions over enemy territory with Bomber Command. But to survive his childhood was perhaps a greater achievement. Raised in harsh and loveless circumstances outside Brisbane during the Depression, his accomplishments were remarkable. <br/><br/>This is the powerful first-hand account of Gordon's dangerous and brave war experiences as recalled for his son Paul. 'My father told me that to survive you had to surrender all hope.' That extraordinary formula followed by the men of Bomber Command allowed Gordon to not only come through the war, but to find a successful career with Qantas, finishing as its chief, and possibly last, navigator. <i>The Last Navigator</i> is an illuminating, compelling and ultimately uplifting insight into a time that should not be forgotten.
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NZ$ 65.99



Book Author
Paul Goodwin with Gordon Goodwin
Genre History , Biography & Autobiography
Binding
PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
Format
Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
ISBN
9780369341259
Publisher
Allen & Unwin Book Publishers
Approximate delivery

UP TO 30 DAYS (?)

Publication Date
12-Jul-2020