Bob Baxter's Bomber Command

Born Leader

Independent Books ………..Alan Cooper…..…...ISBN 1-872836-03-8

Hardback 188 Pages

Born Leader

Wing 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.

The 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