This book will provide the reader with an understanding of why the RAF flew the American B-24 Liberator against the Japanese in Burma. British and Commonwealth air crews displayed great gallantry in many instances on low level precise bombing sorties destroying specific targets including the plethora of bridges constructed by the Japanese in their conquest to reach India. A number of detailed accounts will be based upon personal flying logbooks and other unique material originating from the pilots and aircrew themselves.
The development of aerial Pathfinding led to the formation of 159 Squadron which instigated greater accuracy in destroying a multitude of vital targets. The Bridge over the River Kwai evokes images that are historically set in celluloid, however that blockbusting film had separated fact from fiction and this book will examine the true events that took place through ‘Bridge Busting’ including techniques developed and deployed by the RAF against the Japanese forces.
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