First published in 1943, Dick Rivaz was tail gunner to Leonard Cheshire, one of the most famous RAF pilots of the Second World War, flying in Whitleys with No. 102 Squadron between August 1940 and December 1941 and then in Halifaxes with No. 35 Squadron.
Tail Gunner was written within months of the events Rivaz graphically describes.
He survived to write this book, but was sadly killed in October 1943, aged just thirty-seven.
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Sutton Publishing (December 22, 2003)