Published by Woodfield in 2004, 290 pages. Paperback (N4477)
From the rear side cover: On a fine spring morning in 1944, seven weeks before D-Day, a lone German Junkers 188 twin-engined bomber emerged from the clouds over the Isle of Wight. It circled low over the northern part of the island and somehow managed to withstand a barrage of anti-aircraft fire before flying across the Solent to the Hampshire coast, where it fell victim to an attack by two RAF Typhoons and to further anti-aircraft fire. The bomber crash-landed in a field close to Exbury House which, at this time, was the home of HMS Mastodon, a naval headquarters closely involved in preparations for the Normandy landings. None of the men on board the Junkers Ju188 survived.
In the aftermath of the crash a number of questions began to arise. Why had the Junkers flown alone in broad daylight? Why had it circled over the Isle of Wight? Why did it take almost no defensive actions when attacked? Why it had fired red Very lights? And why where seven bodies recovered when the plane should only have had a crew of 4? These questions gave birth to a mystery which has never been completely solved...
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.