Author(s): Michael Veitch
Fly is Michael Veitch's second collection of 24 interviews with pilots, navigators, and gunners--now all in their 80s--who flew during the Second World War.
Here are stories of bravery and fear, moments of terror and relief, and vivid details of flying under fire. A passion for history and a boyhood obsession with World War II aircraft inspired Michael Veitch to record these stories of combat, fear and comradeship before they vanished.
Michael Veitch spent much of his youth writing and performing in television sketch comedy programs, before freelancing as a columnist and arts reviewer for newspapers and magazines. For four years he presented Sunday Arts, the national arts show on ABC television, and produced two books indulging his life-long interest in the aircraft of the Second World War, Flak and Fly. He lives in Hobart, where he presents ABC radio.