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Ghosts of Targets Past

Born in Scotland, Philip Gray is now a journalist living in Canada, but in WW2 he found himself captain of the crew of a 'mighty Lanc', operating with 186 Squadron as the RAF took the war right into the heart of Germany. Both Gray and his crew felt they were in charge of the undisputed king of the skies, but danger lurked around every corner and on every mission. In an engaging yet frank style, Gray reveals the true relationships between himself and his team, and between the team members themselves. He also searches his own soul as he struggles to survive in love and war.
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"'Very readable. Stories are presented lucidly and evocatively. Particularly impressive is the way Gray illustrates the emotional and mental strain of aircrew life... This book reminds us again of the terrible and terrifying duty undertaken by bomber crews.' Focus, The Journal of the MoD; 'Thanks to Gray for adding to the stock of knowledge of this heroic period in our history, and for doing it in an unusually well-written style.' Light Aviation; 'A mixture of personal anecdote and experience and the story of the war itself... A book about people and great events, ordinary people in extraordinary situations.' Dundee Courier; 'Entertaining and thought-provoking...offering a unique insight into the minds of a World War II bomber crew. A most fascinating read that should not be overlooked.' Spires magazine, Canada"

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