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published by Banner Books
175x250mm, semi-gloss paper, 110 illustrations
The dust jacket of this 240 page hardcover book features the recent Robert Taylor painting of "G" for George. The book includes every operation flown by "G" for George, full crew lists, results of the operations, 460 Squadron and RAF losses, and relevant Luftwaffe losses of nightfighter aces on those operations.
All royalties go to the refurbishment of "G" for George, which needed a great deal of attention after standing for 44 years in the Aircraft Hall at the Australian War Memorial. "G" for George was re-installed in the AWM in late 2003 as the centrepiece of an exhibition on the air war over Europe.
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Subject: G-George book launch
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 19:39:11 -0700
From: MIchael Nelmes
Peter et al,
Here's another article - from the Australian newspaper, in case you haven't seen it. Mick McGrory DFM (bomb aimer, Saint-Smith crew) and Don Cruden DFC (navigator, Morgan crew) are again featured. Two other G-George crewman, Bill Mitchell DFC DFM (W/OP, W/Cdr Martin crew) and John Moore DFC DFM (Wales crew) were present at the book launch. Other George-related people included the niece of pilot on the UK-Australia flight, Eddie Hudson.
The launch went well, with Minister for Veterans Affairs Bruce Scott giving the book good comments, and around 130 guests including many Bomber Command men. AWM film footage of George leaving Scotland and arriving at Amberley in 1944 was shown on a plasma screen.
I've been doing interviews for local media and also the Australian article attached. Sunday is 'G for George Sunday' at the Treloar Centre where the aircraft is being worked on - I'll be doing afternoon tours of the aircraft and talking about the stories associated with it.
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