Driver Works Publishing

Crash Harrison - Tales of a Bomber Pilot Who Defied Death by Deana J. Driver


Reginald Harrison grew up on a farm near the hamlet of Finnie, Saskatchewan during the Dirty Thirties. His interest in flying was heightened as he watched fighter pilots do loops in the sky above his family’s farm, training for the Second World War. Seeking adventure, Reg became an RCAF bomber pilot in England. During his service, he survived four crashes – none of which were his fault – and several close calls.

This book, written in Reg’s voice, shares his experiences growing up on the dusty Prairies during the Great Depression, then going off to war and surviving crashes and intense combat. Reginald Harrison became one of the few Canadians in the famed wartime “Guinea Pig Club” after receiving reconstructive skin graft surgery. He was named an “Honorary Snowbird” by the renowned Canadian Forces’ aerobatics display team. He is a celebrated war veteran whose stories will captivate and educate readers from teens to seniors.

ISBN 9781927570-82-1; ©2023; 6” x 9”; 176 pages; 98 photos and 2 maps; Ages 13 to Adult; Nonfiction; Biography; Anecdotes.