Published by Woodfield in 2010, 142 pages. Large A4 size Paperback (N4475)
From the rear side cover: On a cold, grey February afternoon in 1944, a Halifax Bomber belonging to 502 Squadron of RAF Coastal Command left a bleak airfield in Wales to hunt for German U-Boats in the Bay of Biscay. On board were eight young airmen of six different nationalities thrown together by the vagaries of war. One of them was wirleless operator/air gunner M.J Fahey from Dublin, known to all his friends as 'Jimmy'
When the aircraft failed to return its crew was posted ‘missing’ but despite the repeated endeavours of their families to discover the circumstances in which these young men had lost their lives, no news was ever forthcoming. The war ended just over a year later.
Fifty-one years after Halifax R/502 had disappeared into the night, Jimmys niece began to seek answers to the questions that had proved so elusive for half a century -- and the remarkable truth began to emerge.
In time her investigations would not only solve the mystery of the disappearance of R/502 but would also reach out across four continents to the families of each member of that lost Halifax crew of 1944.....
The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover