Review of “Operation Diver”

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“Operation Diver” eBook was published in 2016 (paper version originally published in 1981) and was written by Robert Jackson. Mr. Jackson has written several books, both Fiction and Non-Fiction, on World War II, with a focus on aircraft of the era. This is another in his “Sergeant Yeoman” series.

I received a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I categorize this novel as ‘G’. This novel is set in both England and France during 1944. It continues the story of George Yeoman.

Yeoman is now commanding the 380 Squadron of Mosquito fighter-bombers. The story tells of their support during the D-Day invasion and how they were put to work trying to stop the V-1 rocket bombs before they reached England. Later in the story the squadron supports Operation Market Garden, an unsuccessful drive into the Netherlands. They also take part in missions to destroy V-2 rocket launch locations.

This is the second of Mr. Jackson’s novels I have read. They are relatively short, but I enjoyed the nearly 5 hours I spent reading this 138 page novel. I thought this, while fiction, was another good perspective of living through World War II. I give this novel a 4 out of 5.

My book reviews are also published on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31181778-john-purvis).

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