"ONE WAY FLIGHT TO MUNICH"
by Assheton F. Taylor

Memoirs of a 460 Squadron (RAAF) Navigator

 

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Assheton F. Taylor

One Way Flight to Munich

By Assheton F. Taylor

Memoirs of a 460 Squadron (RAAF) Navigator

"One Way Flight to Munich" is Assheton Taylor's personal memoirs of his experiences during World War Two, including service with the Sydney University Regiment and the RAAF from 1941 to 1945. Assheton completed his flying training in the UK and was finally posted to No. 460 RAAF (Lancaster) Squadron at Binbrook in September, 1943 as the Navigator in a substantially Australian crew.

Whilst on a night raid on the German city of Munich during 1943, Assheton's Lancaster was attacked by fighters over the target area. Within minutes of the attack the aircraft exploded with four crew members, including Assheton, still inside the aircraft.

The book graphically describes Assheton's capture, interrogation and life as a POW in Stalag IVb, followed by his escape from Russian "custody" and his crossing of the Elbe River to the safety of the American zone, on the western bank.

On discharge from the RAAF, Assheton completed his Economics course at Sydney University, qualified as a Town Shire and County Clerk and finally as an Accountant (CPA). He spent his entire working life in the service of Sydney City Council, Ryde Municipal Council and Berrima County Council (Bowral), where he held the position of County Clerk CEO for 28 years.

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