Len Waters was the first and only Aboriginal to serve as a fighter pilot in World War II. He left school at thirteen and by twenty was piloting a RAAF Kittyhawk fighter with 78 Squadron in the lethal skies over the Pacific. He was living his dream.
After the war, Len attempted to join the expanding Australian commercial airline industry without luck. Above all, he just wanted to fly. Instead, he became a missing man in Australia’s wartime flying history.
Peter Rees rights that wrong in this powerful, captivating and at times heartbreaking examination of Len Water’s life.
Soft cover, 348 pages.