The Flying Grocer

The Flying Grocer

Book - 2007
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"The true story of Keith Bennett D.F.C, his crew and a Dutch girl s letter that would change their war This is the true story of the Lancaster G2 bomber crews in World War II and their humanitarian drops over Holland hrough the eyes of one,19 year-old Australian pilot, Keith Bennett D.F.C. Dubbed the "Flying Grocer" by the Dutch recipients of their supplies that were dropped over Holland in what was called Operation Manna, Keith Bennett passed away in late 2003. However, Flight Officer Bennett's amazing story remains alive through revealing flight logs, personal photographs and correspondence - itself rich in military history. There is also the correspondence Bennett had with Dutch survivors especially one Jannie van Splunde. Bennett and other crews in Bomber Squadron 460 devastated cities like Dresden and Cologne and scarred any romantic ideal about the war. However, from the 30 sorties he carried out for Squadron 460, Bennett was certainly proud of the last three he made - the humanitarian drops over Holland. Until the food drops, hundreds of thousands of Dutch survivors had been left starving by the soon to be defeated Germans who had cut off their supplies. At the time - mid
Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. : 2007
ISBN: 9781741665314
Branch Call Number: ANF 940.544994 GUIN
Characteristics: 258 p.: ill. ; 21 cm


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