BOOK – The Fly By Nights
At the age of eighteen Don Feesey volunteered for pilot training with the RAF. Having almost completed his course to become a fighter pilot, an eye problem was detected and he was switched to navigational training. He completed a tour of thirty-four successful operations, the majority at night during 1944 and 1945 – at the height of the RAF’s bomber offensive.
On one remarkable sortie his Lancaster lost all power and the order to bale out was given. As the aircraft gradually lost altitude, making a safe parachute decent more impossible by the second, Don was about to jump when the pilot, still at the controls, attracted his attention. It was a life or death situation.
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