Beam Benders - BRETTINGHAM, LaurieMidland, 1997, Paperback.
Condition: Good+. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Edges of the textblock lightly soiled. Text bright and tight.
First in this edition. The story of 80 (Signals) Wing 1940 – 1945. The Wing was involved in the delicate art of deception; charting and calibrating German navigation beans, and without raising suspicions, ‘bending them’ - sending bombers off course away from cities and strategic points. Most of the work was tedious and all of it ‘behind closed doors’ but countless lives were saved and the contribution of 80 Wing to the outcome of the war cannot be understated. This book reveals a fascinating and largely unknown aspect of the Second World War it explains the technical aspects of radio counter-measures in an easy-to-follow manner and through the use of many diagrams and drawings, and this is woven into the overall story which includes information from official archives and the use of many personal recollections.
Size: 9¼" x 6¼". 192 pages.