Prologue Chapter 1: Mission at Midnight Chapter 2: Groomed for Gallantry Chapter 3: School for Heroes Chapter 4: Enthusiast with Wings Chapter 5: Bombers over the Desert Chapter 6: Posted to Path Finder Force Chapter 7: Trail-blazing to Glory Chapter 8: Captain Courageous Chapter 9: Bull's Eyes out of the Sky Chapter 10: Pathway to Romance Chapter 11: The Last Command Appendix I. Alec Cranswick: The Name Lives On II. A Dummy Airfield and a Near-Fatal Crash III. Remembering Fallen Comrades: No. 35 Squadron and Path Finder Force IV. End of a Life - End of a Riddle V. Assessment Notes Index
A career journalist, Michael Cumming retired having worked on weekly, evening and daily newspapers and in public relations, latterly editing house journals for international companies. In the RAF from 1945 to 1948, he was with No. 305 Squadron in Germany, at No. 1 Group HQ and with the Air Ministry Servicing Development Unit. He was the first journalist to fly with the RAF aerobatic team, the Black Arrows, in a two-seat Meteor leading the display. All five previous books cover aviation aspects of the Second World War.
'Pathfinder Cranswick is the most stunning hardback I have had the pleasure to hold in my hands. High quality for a top piece of writing.' (Aircrew Book Review) 'Comprehensive account of a pilot renowned throughout Bomber Command' (Britain at War Magazine, August 2012) 'Fighting High has once more brought the story of one of the RAF's most distinguished and accomplished bomber pilots to the forefront ... an ongoing tribute on the 50th anniversary of a classic aviation read.' (Aeroplane Monthly - Book of the Month, November 2012)