Artie - Bomber Command Legend: The Remarkable Story of Wing Commander Artie Ashworth DSO, DFC and Bar, AFC and Bar, Mid (Hardback)
  • Artie - Bomber Command Legend: The Remarkable Story of Wing Commander Artie Ashworth DSO, DFC and Bar, AFC and Bar, Mid (Hardback)
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Artie - Bomber Command Legend: The Remarkable Story of Wing Commander Artie Ashworth DSO, DFC and Bar, AFC and Bar, Mid (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 19/10/2014
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The story of RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War has been told many times, but rarely has it been painted as vividly as this accounting of Artie Ashworth's experiences - a tale of extraordinary bravery and sacrifice set within the greatest air battle of all time. Artie Ashworth served two tours with No. 75 (New Zealand) Squadron, and in between he flew a tour with No. 38 and then No. 216 Squadron, first in Malta and then in the Middle East. Subsequently he was posted to the newly formed Path Finder Force HQ. Seconded to the RNZAF in the Pacific, Artie flew Corsairs with 17F Squadron. Somehow Artie survived 110 operations over enemy territory and in recognition was awarded four decorations for bravery, the DSO, DFC twice, and MID. Vincent Ashworth pieces together the compelling story of one of the most distinguished pilots to fly operational bombers during the Second World War. Utilizing his older brother's personal memoir and his remarkable and beautifully presented logbooks as a basis, Vincent Ashworth skillfully crafts Artie's complete story. A man described by his contemporaries as an exceptional pilot, redoubtable, and simply legendary.

Publisher: Fighting High Ltd
ISBN: 9780992620752
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 159 x 235 x 21 mm


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The publisher is establishing a reputation for bringing to print flying stories that inspire and deliver fresh insights ... This is a unique book that includes reproductions of flying logs and is an absorbing read. Highly recommended! * Firetrench 18/03/2015 *
Anyone devoted to Bomber Command and especially the Pathfinder Force will love it. Nice job. * War History Online *

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