Title: Voice from the Stars – A Pathfinder’s Story
Author: Scotland, Tom DFC
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 5th Edition
Publication Date: 1998
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 316 pages
Comments: This book contains a very personal story commencing when the writer grew up during depression years in Western Australia. Air Force experiences in Australia and with the RAF in England followed. During wartime flights he and his British crew experienced many near disasters including escape from a burning Halifax aircraft over Cleckheaton near Leeds.
It is a compassionate story of the making of a pilot and the crew who flew with him though 62 operations flying from Italy with the 614 Squadron of the RAF.
The book reveals the feelings engendered in these men during the violence and superaction into which they were thrust.
Running through the autobiography, a thread is detected of a man on a search. It is a search for the meaning of existence, the purpose of life and death and the Voice which brought him answers in the most unexpected times and places.
Line cartoons by one of the flyers add humour to a riveting book.