Charles 'Bud' Tingwell's War Stories
Much-loved actor Charles 'Bud' Tingwell flew Spitfires and Mosquitoes for the Royal Australian Air force during the Second World War. In this 70th anniversary special edition book, Bud recalls his 75 sorties over the Eastern Mediterranean taking reconnaissance photographs of enemy targets. Follow Bud's journey from his early days as a young radio announcer in Sydney to his training and voyages across the oceans to Canada, Europe and the Middle East, to his experiences flying aircraft and dodging ground fire while providing a valuable service to the Allied war effort. This is not just a book about Bud, however. Author Kim Lockwood brings us the stories of many heroes who served Australia with honour and courage. Featured are biographies of all Second World War recipients of the Victoria Cross, and recipients of other distinguished awards. Each individual has a fascinating story detailing his or her courage in the face of extreme adversity. Hard cover, photographs, 360 pages.