Airfields and Airmen of the Somme follows the same highly successful format of the best selling Airfields and Airmen of Ypres. Mike O'Connor takes the reader back to the sites of the Royal Flying Corps' airfields. His descriptions of the pilots of both sides and their action makes excellent reading. These cover the best known, such as von Richthofen (The Red Baron) and unsung heroes. A clear picture of the dangers involved and courage displayed emerges.
Mike O'Connor started his writing career after retiring recently from British Airways where he flew Concorde around the world. His fascination of aviation and in particular earlier aviation, combined with his interest in WW1 has led to this his second book. Mike O'Connor lives in High Hurstwood, East Sussex with his wife Polly.