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By Christobel Mattingley

ISBN-10: 1741761735

ISBN-13: 9781741761733

The riveting real tale account of a tender WW2 pilot's heroic trip, illustrated all through with interesting images, maps and excerpts from his log books.

'Bomb doorways open!'

It was once the decision that haunted airmen's dreams.

This is the tale of a regular younger Australian whose ambition to fly took him midway around the globe in the course of global battle II - and the fateful project while his airplane used to be hit 3 times.

'Battle Order 204 is set the standard of courage...Christobel Mattingley has written this publication with compassion and perception, its presentation is gripping and moving.' Max Fatchen AM

'Brilliant...At as soon as uplifting but thought-provoking; enlightening but, of necessity, unhappy. there's a commendable stability of demanding truth and human emotion components, and that i came across it nearly most unlikely to place down.' Mike Garbett, writer of The Lancaster at War

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David had little heart for celebrating. He just wanted to be up and away. Then, early in January 1942, an unexpected letter arrived. It was a compulsory call-up for Army service. Within days he was in khaki, drilling at the Launceston Showgrounds with more than a hundred other raw young recruits. For four months he marched and trained. Just before his 20th birthday the long-awaited summons to the Air Force came. David went straight to Hobart for a stringent medical examination, after which he was sworn in.

David looked forward to spending weekend leaves at home picking raspberries and strawberries, slug-free, and tucking into his mother’s gooseberry pies. One event stood out during this time. The trainees never forgot their first street march. Rising early, they boarded the train for the long trip to Hobart, laughing and joking like school-children on an outing, enjoying the break from routine. At the station they formed up for the march through the capital. One of the tallest, David was in the front rank.

There must always be an England and England shall be free,’ she said, referring to a song David had been playing for months on the sitting room piano. ‘Now you must get back to your homework. ’ David needed no reminding. He was a conscientious student, and wanted to do well. Before the war had blown up he had set his sights on going to university and becoming a teacher. It was something of a family tradition. His father’s parents had been teachers, with their own school at Emerald Hill in Melbourne.

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