The First To Fight — Part Two

As 1940 starts and the “Phoney War” ends, Australian RAF Bomber Command pilot Jim Brough flies ever-more dangerous missions against the Nazis and faces death again and again — wondering how long it’ll be before his number is up and whether a fortune teller’s prediction will come true.

Jim carried this silk map on missions — it was his escape route from France if he should survive being shot down and bailing out.
Jim flew with Ferry Command, one of the least-known
but most-vital missions in World War II.
The wreckage from Jim’s Wellington bomber in February 1940.

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