Tail of a Gunner

Ray Kelly

A Wireless Operator Air Gunner from Wagga Wagga.

Ray Kelly writes enthusiastically of his boyhood experiences growing up in Wagga Wagga, NSW, before moving to Melbourne in 1941 to work in the Aircraft Production Commission's factory at Fisherman's bend. With a burning ambition to be a pilot, he enlisted in the RAAF in 1943. Fate and the needs of the Allied war effort had a different idea, and he headed to Canada to train as a Wireless Operator Air Gunner (WOAG). This lead him to serve in 463 Squadron, Bomber Command as a rear gunner from late 1944 until the squadron disbanded after the end of the war. 

Soft cover, photographs, 294 pages.