New Book Target Leipzig

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by izzy, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. izzy

    izzy Senior Member

    Im thinking of buying the book Target Leipzig as one of the servicemen im researching was killed on this raid. Anyone seen the book and can they give me a quick review.
  2. Erich

    Erich Senior Member

    do you have an author an ISBN # izzy ? must ask what date as there was more than 1 raid to Leipzig
  3. izzy

    izzy Senior Member

    Erich the book i beleive is published by Pen and Sword Books the Author is Alan Cooper.The full title of the book is Target Leipzig the R.A.F s disastorous raid of 19/10 Febuary 1944.
  4. Gage

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  5. Erich

    Erich Senior Member

    Gents this is a fairly recent title correct ? looks rather promising considering the few books engaged to one air operation at night.

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  6. izzy

    izzy Senior Member

    Erich it only came out in September.
  7. mfmonkey

    mfmonkey Junior Member


    I have just joined the forum as I have various things I am researching and was amazed to stumble across your post!

    My grandfather's brother was also lost on this raid. His name was Ronald Harry Fuller, navigator on ND 344. His plane got all the way back to Elsham Wolds but collided mid air with another aircraft on its return.

  8. izzy

    izzy Senior Member

    Marie have you tried the Bomber Command Losses book or 1944 as this will give you the rest of the crew and the circumstances of the loss of the plane.
  9. mfmonkey

    mfmonkey Junior Member

    Yes thank you, I have the list of crew members.

    One question...why did the boys go to Canada to be trained?
  10. izzy

    izzy Senior Member

    Part of the Empire Training Scheme. Pilots were trained in Canada and later America im sure if you Google Empire Training Scheme something will show up or some kind member of this forum with more knowledge than me may be able to assist.
  11. mfmonkey

    mfmonkey Junior Member

    Thanks again Izzy. I would love to hear more about it if anyone has any knowledge of this.
  12. spidge


    Hi Marie,

    This link will provide most of what you want to know with further links by Commonwealth country on the net.

    British Commonwealth Air Training Plan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    For the Commonwealth countries it was the Empire Air Training Scheme or "EATS".

    Australia for instance lost 147 lads through the war years training in Canada. The deaths were spread across the 10 provinces.


  13. mfmonkey

    mfmonkey Junior Member

    Hi Geoff

    Thanks very much for the link, very interesting.


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