If this site has made you want to discover more about Alfie and his life and story as the last of the 39ers, you will be interested in the recently published and critically acclaimed book The Last of the 39ers: The Extraordinary Wartime Experiences of Squadron Leader Alfie Fripp by Sean Feast
Sean is a well respected aviation historian whose past titles for Grub Street include Heroic Endeavour, Master Bombers, A Pathfinder’s War (with Ted Stocker), and Churchill’s Navigator (with John Mitchell) and, most recently, The Pathfinder Companion.
He has been able to bring Alfie’s story to life with striking honesty and simplicity, written with pace and insight, following many interviews and time spent with Alfie. Accompanied by a superb collection of photographs, this long-overdue account is an excellent chance to discover the story of this legendary man.
Available on Amazon and many other sites as well as in all good bookshops, this is a must read for anyone who has enjoyed this site.