Bombers Fly East

WWII RAF Operations in the Middle and Far East

Author: Martin W. Bowman

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 616

Highlights include several chapters on the Mediterranean air forces, with special emphasis placed on the brave but futile attempts of the South African Air Force Liberator crews in Italy to supply Polish patriots during the Warsaw uprising. Individual chapters covering various aspects of the war in the Mediterranean, Malta and the Western Desert are told by the combatants themselves in crisp unerring detail. The author recounts the thrilling RAF Wellington and Liberator bombing and resupply operations from Italy, before following the action to the Far East and the combats between the RAF and the Japanese Imperial Air Force.The story of some of the bravest Blenheim sorties and dog fights with Japanese Zeroes are uniquely related by the crews and the Japanese pilots. Numerous stories of the part played by the RAF and Royal Australian Air Force Liberator crews operating over the jungles of iam, Malaya and Singapore feature, as does the story of the famous Yangtze Incident, which involved HMS Amethysts precarious and dangerous voyage down the Yangtze River in the face of opposition from Chinese forces.The book is illustrated with never before seen images of RAF, SAAF, RAAF and USAAF aircraft and their crews. It serves to commemorate the many acts of bravery, endurance and heroism that characterized this time.

Bestsellers (Routledge Revivals)

Popular Fiction of the 1970s

Author: John Sutherland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 287

First published in 1981, this book offers a study of British and American popular fiction in the 1970s, a decade in which the quest for the superseller came to dominate the lives of publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. Illustrated by examples of the lurid incidents that catapult so many books into the bestseller charts, this comprehensive study covers the work of Robbins, Hailey and Maclean, the 'bodice rippers', the disaster craze, horror, war stories and media tie-ins such as The Godfather, Jaws and Star Wars.

James Herriot

A Critical Companion

Author: Michael John Rossi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

View: 612

Offers an examination of the Scottish veterinarian's five major works published between 1972 and 1992.

Fuel Fire And Fear

RAF Flight Engineers at Work

Author: Colin Pateman

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 779

During the Second World War the need for an on-board technical expert to join the Bomber Crews evolved. The various systems on the latest 4-engined 'Heavy Bombers', namely the Handley Page Halifax, Shorts Stirling and Avro Lancaster witnessed the development of Flight Engineers. This book provides the reader with an explanation of the origin of Flight Engineers, the training of these men and the complexity of keeping large bombers in the air is an enthralling story. Many gallantry medals were won by Flight Engineers, including the Victoria Cross. Accounts of dangerous operational flying is revealed by Flight Engineers in numerous aircraft including those of Coastal Command. Direct entries into the RAF by civilians were undertaken to satisfy the demand for Flight Engineers. Entrants underwent courses of varying lengths but flying training time was very sparse and remarkably it was not unknown for these men to qualify for their flying badges without ever having flown in an aircraft. This book examines true accounts that took place; many based upon personal flying logbooks and other unique material originating from the pilots and aircrew themselves.

Wellington Wings

An RAF Intelligence Officer in the Western Desert

Author: F. Roy Chappell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Intelligence officers

Page: 282

View: 897

Based on the Diaries of an RAF inteligence officer in the Western Desert, Wellington Wings presents a vivid picture of life and death in a desert bomber group between 1942 and 1945.

Flight

The Aircraft Engineer & Airships

Author:

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Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Journal

Author: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Great Britain)

Publisher:

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Category: Mechanical engineering

Page:

View: 927

Dave Dawson in Libya

World War II, Adventure

Author: Robert Sidney Bowen

Publisher: VM eBooks

ISBN:

Category: History

Page:

View: 196

Mediterranean Patrol It was high noon and the Mediterranean sky was like a vast expanse of blue silk with a golden ball pasted exactly in the middle. Far below, the placid waters of the Mediterranean seemed to catch the blue of the sky, keep some of it and fling the rest up heavenward again. Between the blue sky and the blue water, at eighteen thousand feet to be exact, a lone Blackburn "Skua" of the Royal Air Force, Fleet Air Arm, coasted slowly about in a series of unending circles. At the controls of the combination fighter and dive bomber, powered with a 830 hp. Bristol Pegasus XII sleeve valve engine, sat Pilot Officer Dave Dawson, R.A.F. Behind him, in the gunner-observer's pit, sat his pal and flying comrade, Pilot Officer Freddy Farmer, R.A.F.

English Aerospace Engineers: Frank Whittle, R. J. Mitchell, Nevil Shute, Barnes Wallis, William Helmore, Patrick Young Alexander

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 258

View: 1000

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 69. Chapters: Frank Whittle, R. J. Mitchell, Nevil Shute, Barnes Wallis, William Helmore, Patrick Young Alexander, Desmond Norman, Sydney Camm, Edgar Percival, Oliver Simmonds, Norman de Bruyne, Stanley Hooker, Roy Fedden, Geoffrey de Havilland, Alan Arnold Griffith, W.E.W. Petter, John Cyril Porte, Thomas Sopwith, Wilfrid Thomas Reid, Anne Burns, Ralph Hooper, Hubert Scott-Paine, Charles Richard Fairey, L. E. Baynes, Alliott Verdon Roe, Rolf Dudley-Williams, James C. Floyd, Arthur Rubbra, Beatrice Shilling, Vincent Crane Richmond, Frederick George Miles, Nicholas Comper, Reginald Foster Dagnall, Frank Halford, C.H. Latimer-Needham, Sir John Carden, 6th Baronet, Cyril Lovesey, John Kenworthy, Arthur Rowledge, James Glaisher, Daniel Jubb, William Hawthorne, David Keith-Lucas, Arthur Marshall, Henry Folland, Granville Bradshaw, Frank Barnwell, Roy Chadwick, George Carter, Arnold Alexander Hall, Frederick Handley Page, Frederick Koolhoven, Alan Muntz, Ron Ayers, Rex Pierson, Tony Fairbrother, Freddie Sore, Oscar Gnosspelius, Joseph Smith, George Edwards, Frederick Page, John O. Isaacs, Melvill Jones, Gustavus Green, Robert Blackburn, Hayne Constant, A. H. Tiltman, Eric Clutton, John Stamper. Excerpt: Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, CB, FRS, Hon FRAeS (1 June 1907 - 9 August 1996) was a British Royal Air Force (RAF) engineer officer. He is credited with independently inventing the turbojet engine (some years earlier than Germany's Dr. Hans von Ohain) and is hailed by some as the father of jet propulsion. From an early age Whittle demonstrated an aptitude for engineering and an interest in flying. Determined to be a pilot, he overcame his physical limitations to be accepted into the RAF, where his abilities earned him a place on the officer training course at Cranwell. He excelled in his studies and became an accomplished pi...

British Aerospace Engineers

Charles Benjamin Redrup, Morien Morgan, Harry Ferguson, Raoul Hafner, Arnold Alexander Hall, Geoffrey T. R. Hill

Author: Books, LLC

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 48

View: 569

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 78. Chapters: English aerospace engineers, Scottish aerospace engineers, Frank Whittle, R. J. Mitchell, Nevil Shute, Barnes Wallis, William Helmore, Patrick Young Alexander, Desmond Norman, Sydney Camm, Edgar Percival, Oliver Simmonds, Norman de Bruyne, Stanley Hooker, Roy Fedden, Geoffrey de Havilland, Harry Ferguson, Alan Arnold Griffith, W.E.W. Petter, John Cyril Porte, Thomas Sopwith, Eric Gordon England, Wilfrid Thomas Reid, Anne Burns, Ralph Hooper, Hubert Scott-Paine, Charles Richard Fairey, Charles Benjamin Redrup, L. E. Baynes, Alliott Verdon Roe, Rolf Dudley-Williams, James C. Floyd, Arthur Rubbra, Beatrice Shilling, Vincent Crane Richmond, Morien Morgan, Raoul Hafner, Frederick George Miles, Nicholas Comper, Reginald Foster Dagnall, Frank Halford, C.H. Latimer-Needham, Malcolm Sayer, Sir John Carden, 6th Baronet, Cyril Lovesey, John Kenworthy, Arthur Rowledge, James Glaisher, Daniel Jubb, George H. Bryan, William Hawthorne, David Keith-Lucas, Arthur Marshall, Henry Folland, Granville Bradshaw, Frank Barnwell, Roy Chadwick, George Carter, Frank Irving, Arnold Alexander Hall, Frederick Handley Page, Don Cameron, Frederick Koolhoven, Alan Muntz, Geoffrey T. R. Hill, Ron Ayers, Rex Pierson, Tony Fairbrother, Freddie Sore, Oscar Gnosspelius, Tim Dinsdale, Joseph Smith, George Edwards, Frederick Page, John O. Isaacs, Melvill Jones, Gustavus Green, Robert Blackburn, Hayne Constant, Herbert Smith, A. H. Tiltman, Alex Smith, Ronald Eric Bishop, Alec David Young, Eric Clutton, John Stamper, Alex Dorrian, Graham Dorrington. Excerpt: Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, CB, FRS, Hon FRAeS (1 June 1907 - 9 August 1996) was a British Royal Air Force (RAF) engineer officer. He is credited with independently inventing the turbojet engine (some years earlier than Germany's Dr. Hans von Ohain) and is hailed by some as the father of...

Who's who

Author: Henry Robert Addison

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography

Page:

View: 168

An annual biographical dictionary, with which is incorporated "Men and women of the time."

Associations Canada

An Encyclopedic Directory

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Category: Associations, institutions, etc

Page:

View: 762