Bomber Boys


This paper back book, with a number of black and white photos, is by Patrick Bishop – bestselling author of ‘Fighter Boys’ and ‘3 Para’.

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They came from every corner of Britain and its empire.  They were the best of their generation… heading for one of the worst tasks of the war.

Like RAF fighter pilots, the thousands of brave young men who joined Bomber Command took to the air to help Britain triumph in World War Two.  But in the glow of victory, the fighter pilots were lauded for their wartime efforts while the Bomber Boys faded in national memory.  Crucial in the heat of combat, they were politically awkward afterwards.

Yet with an average life expectancy shorter than that of soldiers on the Western Front in World War One, these men faced death, injury and capture time and again to send bombs through the shrieking flak onto enemy territory.  ‘Bomber Boys’ is a tribute to their strength, courage, and heroism – filling in the historical blanks and immortalising their memory.