In Focus

The Last Navigator

From the Queensland bush to Bomber Command and Pathfinders… a true story of courage and survival against the odds. Paul Goodwin shares details on his late father’s story and the finding of his profession as the ‘The Last Navigator’.

This is the powerful, first-hand account of Gordon Goodwin’s wartime experience, and his bravery in undertaking one of the most dangerous occupations of all: flying with the Pathfinders as they led bombing raids into Germany during WWII.

Gordon undertook 32 Pathfinder missions, including nine over Berlin, and 65 missions over enemy territory with Bomber Command. That extraordinary training of Bomber Command allowed Gordon to not only come through the war, but to find a successful career with Qantas, finishing as its chief — and possibly last — navigator.

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