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The Resource The last navigator, Paul Goodwin with Gordon Goodwin

The last navigator, Paul Goodwin with Gordon Goodwin

Label
The last navigator
Title
The last navigator
Statement of responsibility
Paul Goodwin with Gordon Goodwin
Title variation
Last navigator
Title variation remainder
from the Queensland bush to bomber command and pathfinders ... a true story of courage and survival against the odds
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The choking, chest-tightening feeling of being trapped in a burning Lanc, enduring the uncertainty, you count down the requisite sixty seconds for the tanks to blow. Your skip, rated an exceptional heavy bomber pilot, has thrown off the fighters with yet another brilliant corkscrew manoeuvre. You stifle the flames and navigate a safe course to get your badly wounded bomber home. Gordon Goodwin was a decorated airman and an inspired leader. During World War II, he served in probably the most dangerous occupation of all, with the Pathfinders leading bombing raids into Germany. He survived 23 Pathfinder missions, including nine over Berlin, and 65 missions over enemy territory with Bomber Command (of the 10,000 Australians flying with Bomber Command, 3500 died in the air). But to survive his childhood was perhaps a greater achievement. Raised in cruel and loveless circumstances near Brisbane during the Depression, it is remarkable that he achieved what he did, going on to become Qantas' chief navigator. This is the first-hand account of Gordon's brave and dangerous war experiences as told to his son Paul. As Paul says, My father told me that to survive you had to surrender all hope. This was the extraordinary formula followed by the men of Bomber Command to get through, the chances of remaining alive and unhurt. You had to blot out all possibilities of demise and disaster and focus only on the mission at hand
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodwin, Paul
Dewey number
940.544994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goodwin, Gordon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goodwin, Gordon
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The last navigator, Paul Goodwin with Gordon Goodwin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
24078651
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 327 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760877439
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
The last navigator, Paul Goodwin with Gordon Goodwin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
24078651
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 327 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760877439
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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