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The missing man : from the outback to Tarakan, the powerful story of Len Waters, Australia's first Aboriginal fighter pilot
The missing man : from the outback to Tarakan, the powerful story of Len Waters, Australia's first Aboriginal fighter pilot
Rees, Peter, 1948-2018
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Len Walters was a Kamilaroi man. Born on an Aboriginal reserve, he left school at thirteen and by twenty was piloting a RAAF Kittyhawk fighter with 78 Squadron in the lethal skies over the Pacific in World War II. It was serious and dangerous work and his achievement was extraordinary. These would be the best years of his life. Respected by his peers, he was living his dream. The war over, it should have been easy. Instead, he became a missing man in Australia's wartime flying history. Peter Rees rights that wrong in this powerful, compelling and at times tragic examination of Len Waters' life.
Imprint:
Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2018.
Collation:
xii, 348 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781760296414
Dewey class:
940.544994358.43092
Language:
English
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