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The Resource Fatal mission : the life and death of the crew of Naughty Nan 467 Sqn. RAAF, Mal Elliot

Fatal mission : the life and death of the crew of Naughty Nan 467 Sqn. RAAF, Mal Elliot

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Fatal mission : the life and death of the crew of Naughty Nan 467 Sqn. RAAF
Title
Fatal mission
Title remainder
the life and death of the crew of Naughty Nan 467 Sqn. RAAF
Statement of responsibility
Mal Elliot
Title variation
467 Squadron RAAF : RAF Bomber Command
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fatal Mission is the story of Australian navigator Oscar Furniss, just one of 55,000 young men who perished while flying for Bomber Command during World War II. Lovingly crafted by his nephew, Mal Elliott, this book brings to life a young man whose name was never spoken by his family and who was a stranger to his modern-day descendants. Elliott follows Oscar from his carefree childhood in the Blue Mountains through his training over the vast emptiness of Canada to the mist-shrouded patchwork landscapes of Britain and on to the hostile skies of occupied France. He uses the accounts of the two surviving aircrew to piece together the events of the fateful night that saw most of the crew of Lancaster JA901, affectionally know as Naughty Nan, perish as pilot Colin Dickson heroically manoeuvred his burning aircraft away from the towns and villages that dotted the landscape. This has been a difficult book for Elliott to write as it contains a harrowing description of his uncle's last moments. The terrible impact of the deaths of the aircrew are vividly described alongside the miraculous tales of the two survivors. But for the family of Oscar Furniss there would be no miracle, just the lingering weight of deep and lasting grief. This is a story that moves beyond the technical descriptions of bombing missions to describe the human toll of conflict. It underlines the crucial importance of commemoration, of refusing to allow those who perished in war to be forgotten. Theirs was a sacrifice that we who live in freedom should never forget
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elliot, Mal
Dewey number
940.544
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Furniss, Oscar
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • Lancaster (Bomber)
Target audience
adult
Label
Fatal mission : the life and death of the crew of Naughty Nan 467 Sqn. RAAF, Mal Elliot
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes appendix and endnotes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-205)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065345717
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
204 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922265142
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps,photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1102597850
Label
Fatal mission : the life and death of the crew of Naughty Nan 467 Sqn. RAAF, Mal Elliot
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes appendix and endnotes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-205)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065345717
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
204 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922265142
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps,photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1102597850

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