Palm Desert, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
In “Identification: Friend or Foe: Death by Friendly Fire, Discovered Sixty-Two Years Later” (published by Trafford Publishing), author James MacLeod’s new military mystery book, readers follow MacLeod and two other investigators as they search for the truth behind the death of an airman.
Dewar MacLeod joined the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. It was there that he was attached to the Second Tactical Air Force, flying Mosquito aircraft in support of Allied ground forces in Europe. He was killed in action near a Belgian village. 62 years later, Dewar’s family learned his death may have been caused by friendly fire.
“Identification: Friend or Foe” chronicles the journey MacLeod took to discover the truth about his brother’s death. Readers will follow the author as he sifts through a compilation of letters and emails to find leads that will help him find out what truly happened. Told in a heart-pounding, breath-stopping way – with many interesting photos – the book captures a piece of history almost forgotten and helps MacLeod close a part of his life that has been open for over 62 years.
An excerpt from “Identification: Friend or Foe”:
“It was on the way back from Germany that fate turned against the new team; it was then that their aircraft was detected and regarded with suspicion by a ground control interception radar unit of the RAF set up somewhere in liberated territory. Mosquito NT179 was not transmitting IFF—Identification, Friend or Foe—and so GCI was unable to determine whether this was a friendly or enemy plane. In addition, NT179 approached Brussels on a track and at a height about which there were no friendly movement warnings at the time in question. In other words, for the GCI controller, NT179 was an unidentified and potentially enemy plane, in air force jargon a ‘bogey’.”
About the Author
Like his brother, James MacLeod was born and raised in Nova Scotia and like Dewar, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II. Afterwards, he studied and then practiced medicine in Nova Scotia and later in California, where he lives. He has published numerous articles and one book on medical subjects.
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