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Jack Davenport

Beaufighter Leader

Jack Davenport by Kristen Alexander
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Blending sound research with enlightening anecdotes, Jack Davenport: Beaufighter Leader charts Jack's development from his depression in childhood, to the green pilot who had difficulties locating the target on his first Bomber Command operations, through to the superb pilot who led successful strikes against German shipping and the cool and resourceful planner of Coastal Command operations in the latter months of the war. Jack Davenport: Beaufighter Leader recounts the life of an Australian hero. Jack saved the lives of his crew from a near-fatal spin and rescued a pilot from a blazing aircraft; he flew close to well-armed enemy vessels to drop his torpedoes; and led large formations in the narrow confines of the Norwegian fjords to successfully attack enemy shipping. But there is more to heroism than just courage and brave deeds; Jack's career also encompassed the heroism of conviction, duty, responsibility and dedication to service.
Allen & Unwin; July 2009
336 pages; ISBN 9781741766431
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Title: Jack Davenport
Author: Kristen Alexander