Gordon Thorburn Bombers First and Last

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No. 9 Squadron RAF Bomber Command went to the Second World War on September 4, 1939. The Squadron's Wellington aircraft and crews were the first to hit the enemy, the first to get into a dogfight, the first to shoot down an enemy aircraft, the first to be shot down by one, and towards the end of the war, the first to hit the battleship Tirpitz with the Tallboy 12,000 pound bomb. No. 9 fought with Bomber Command in Europe all the way through World War II, took part in all the major raids and big battles, pioneered and proved new tactics and equipment, produced several of the leading figures in the Great Escape, became one of the two specialized squadrons attacking precision targets with the Tallboy, and was the only squadron, from first to last, to do all of these things. This is the story of the war seen through the eyes of the men who flew with No. 9 Squadron and the women who supported them, of the very few men who lived to tell that story and of the many men, more than a thousand of them flying with No. 9 Squadron, who did not.

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Gordon Thorburn has worked as a professional writer, copywriter, scriptwriter, journalist and editor. He is the author of 'Men and Sheds' and has published books under his own imprint, including '43 Unsporting Moments'. He has also written for the 'Independent' and 'Flypast' among other publications. He lives in Sidmouth.

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"'Fighters are our salvation, but the bombers alone provide the means of victory' - Winston Churchill, 1940"

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