Author(s): Peter Rees
More than 10,000 Australians served with Bomber Command, a highly trained band of elite flyers who undertook some of the most dangerous operations of World War II. They flew raid after raid over France and Germany knowing that the odds were against them. Stretched to breaking point, nearly 3500 died in the air.
Peter Rees was a journalist for more than forty years, working as federal political correspondent for the Melbourne Sun, the West Australian and the Sunday Telegraph. He is the author of The Boy from Boree Creek: The Tim Fischer Story, Tim Fischer's Outback Heroes, Killing Juanita: a true story of murder and corruption, Anzac Girls: The Extraordinary story of our World War I Nurses and Desert Boys: Australians at War from Beersheba to Tobruk to El Alamein. He is currently working on a biography of Charles Bean to be published in 2015.