Independent Books ..Alan Cooper .. ...ISBN 1-872836-03-8
Hardback 188 Pages
Commander Guy Penrose Gibson VC, DSO & Bar, DFC &
Bar, a name which immediately comes to mind when asked to
name a famous WWII Bomber Pilot.
Born Leader details the life of Guy Gibson from his birth in India on 12th August 1918 to his untimely death on 19th September 1944 aged just 26.
famous 617 Squadron breaching of the Mohne and Eder Dams
on 16-17 May 1943 brought Gibson's name to the fore, but
this was just one example of not only his leadership, but
also his exceptional abilities as a pilot and his total
dedication to duty, described so ably by Alan Cooper.
Wing CommanderGibson flew 170 operational sorties, a substantial total without doubt! Follow his career from his enlistment in 1936, his early days in training and fledgling operations, and his wartime rise to fame.
This book contains a wealth of information including :-
Photo's : Gibsons CV : Crew listings for Operation Chastise (Dams Raid)
List of aircraft flown operationally by W/Cdr Gibson : Inventory of W/Cdr Gibsons operations