M-Mother: Dambuster Flight Lieutenant John 'Hoppy' Hopgood

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John Hopgood was one of the pilots of the 19 Lancaster bombers that took part in the Dambusters raid of May 1943. Wounded by flak and with his aircraft falling apart, "Hoppy" managed to gain height for two of his crew to parachute to safety. The plane crashed moments later, killing John and another two crew members still on board. Incredibly, at just 21 years of age, "Hoppy" was a veteran of 48 missions and 2nd in command of the raid he actually taught Guy Gibson the finer points of flying a Lancaster John s niece Jenny Elmes has put together the story from his diary and voluminous correspondence with her mother and his sister, Betty, and with his other sister Marna, who was in ATC."
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ISBN-13: 9780750961844
ISBN-10: 0750961848
Pagini: 272
Ilustrații: 100 black & white illustrations
Dimensiuni: 157 x 236 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.73 kg
Editura: History Press (SC)

Notă biografică

Jenny Elmes was educated at Durham University and is a retired teacher. She took part in the 50th anniversary tour of the Dambusters in 1993, and joined in the 70th anniversary at Scampton/Lincolnshire in May 2013. She is the author of two books and writes for local magazines and newspapers in Dorset.