Martin W. Bowman. His interest in WWII and contemporary aviation was fired by the proliferation of US and RAF air bases in his native East Anglia. A widely respected military historian who has written over seventy books on aviation and other related subjects. All have been built up from many years of painstaking and fact-finding research, interviews and correspondence with contributors in America, Europe, and throughout the world. His quest has taken him to all parts of the world, to 21 countries, including the USA, Africa, Australia, and Russia and the world's war zones of Mogadishu, Somalia, and Bosnia. He lives in Norwich, Norfolk, England and is active in historical research concerning East Anglia and the many RAF and USAAF squadrons that were based there during the War. He also has a passion for flying in military aircraft and driving British Racing Green sports cars.