In early 1944 the strategic bomber war over Europe was at its height. By day American B17s and B24s fought desperate, frenzied, close-ranges battles with German fighters for control of the skies over occupied Europe. At night the Royal Air Force fought an altogether different war. Their war was cold, calculated, ruthless and just as deadly. They did not see the fighters trying to kill them. They could not feel the lethal radar beams reaching out for them. They had no warning of when death would suddenly strike. These were their Demons in the Dark.It was into this war that Pilot Officer Doug Jackson and his crew flew, when they arrived at Royal Air Force Metheringham. Straight from training, they had to learn fast or die as the head of Bomber Command, Air Marshall "Bomber" Harris, launched the third of his great night bomber offensives, The Battle of Berlin. It was not without reason that the Royal Air Force Bomber crews called him "Butcher Harris". Whole German Cities would be laid waste, but the Bomber crew losses would also be high. An Operational Tour in Bomber Command was 30 missions, but at this time, the average crew was only surviving 7.Jackson and his crew would have to beat the odds more than 4 times to survive.
Thirty times they would have to face their Demons in the Dark.