Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; 1 Hold Back the Dawn: 3 September 1939; 2 War: A Learning Process; 3 Theatre of War: First Blood; 4 The Reality: First Steps; 5 Early Days: Dead Reckoning; 6 Salad Years: Men at War; 7 Operation Dynamo: The Dunkirk Spirit; 8 The Battle of Britain: 10 July 1940; 9 Bomber Command: The London Blitz; 10 New Innovations: Electronic Warfare; 11 German Secrets: The Oslo Report; 12 More Effective Measures: Improving the Hardware; 13 A New Perspective: 1,000 Bomber Raids; 14 Operation Millennium: Cologne; 15 First Official Combined British & American Raid: 4 July 1942; 16 GEE-A Secret Navigation Weapon: Early History, Use and Development; 17 New Direction: RAF & USAAF Working in Partnership; 18 Meeting of Minds: A Unified Statement of Purpose; 19 Attack on Hamburg: 'Operation Gomorrah'; 20 Bomber Command: RAF No. 100 (Bomber Support) Group; 21 Resolutions & Outcomes: Two Sides of the Same Coin; Glossary; Endnotes; Bibliography.
Janine Harrington was born in Caterham, Surrey, and both parents served in the RAF during the war. Later, her mother shared letters written by her wartime fiance Vic Vinnell. Together with Canadian pilot Jack Fisher, Vinnell served in RAF 100 Group, No. 192 Squadron, at Foulsham in Norfolk. Their disappearance in November 1944 remains a mystery to this day. Trying to find answers, Janine and her mother became founding members of the RAF 100 Group Association. Today, Janine is Secretary of the thriving Association and Editor of their quarterly magazine Confound & Destroy. She remains passionate about preserving the history of these forgotten heroes.