A Tasmanian boy who achieved much to become an aircrew bomb aimer and complete a full tour of operations among the heroic crews of Bomber Command.
On his last mission Laurie reached such great heights of valour in order to save his crew members from certain tragedy that he was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.
His book, Flying Into the Mouth of Hell, tells the story of his Royal Australian Air Force service, culminating in a tour of operations against the enemy, whilst an aircrew member on the Australian Lancaster 460 squadron immediately following the invasion of Europe by the allied forces. Dedicated to the aircrew of Bomber Command, and to all those who did not return.
Laurie's books will be available for sale on the day, and include all his titles :
Flying Into the Mouth of Hell, Back from Hell,Halfway to Hell, The Hell Series and To Hell and Back.