What the RAF Airman Took to War

A FORCE OF MANY NATIONS During the Second World War, the RAF's truly multi-national status was demonstrated by the contributions made during the Battle of Britain. As previously noted, the aircrew awarded the Battle of Britain clasp ...

What the RAF Airman Took to War

Between July and October 1940, in what became known as the Battle of Britain, a nation held its breath while the pilots of the Royal Air Force battled Hitler's Luftwaffe in the skies above England. A huge number of airmen lost their lives in this hard-fought episode and in the four years of air campaigns that followed, and those who survived faced terrifying risks; as Prime Minister Winston Churchill put it, 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few'. In this beautifully illustrated tribute to 'The Few', Bill Howard catalogues the objects which were essential to every wartime pilot, from the superstitious good-luck charm to the parachute on which his life might have depended and a wealth of other poignant items relating to his day-to-day existence during the air war against the Nazis.

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What the RAF Airman Took to War
Language: en
Pages: 120
Authors: Bill Howard
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-10 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Between July and October 1940, in what became known as the Battle of Britain, a nation held its breath while the pilots of the Royal Air Force battled Hitler's Luftwaffe in the skies above England. A huge number of airmen lost their lives in this hard-fought episode and in the
What the RAF Airman Took to War
Language: en
Pages: 120
Authors: Bill Howard
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-10 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Between July and October 1940, in what became known as the Battle of Britain, a nation held its breath while the pilots of the Royal Air Force battled Hitler's Luftwaffe in the skies above England. A huge number of airmen lost their lives in this hard-fought episode and in the
Fighter Pilot
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: William R. Dunn
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-23 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

In 1939, a young American named William R. Dunn crossed the Canadian border with the intention of voluntering for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Winding up in the infantry instead, he was later transferred to the RCAF and was the first pilot in the famous Eagle Squadron of American volunteers
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Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Black' Robertson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-31 - Publisher: Air World

A retired RAF air marshal looks back on his career and the career of his World War II pilot father in this military memoir. As this fascinating memoir unfolds, moving backwards and forwards through time, two parallel stories emerge: one of a Second World War Spitfire ace whose flying career
Tony's war
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Britta von Zweigbergk
Categories: Fighter pilots
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Pu

These 'British Isles' of ours are populated by people who originate from throughout the world; from North, South, East and West. Individually, or as family groups, they will have come to start a new life; to escape from persecution, hunger or despair. It is our strength because somehow we learn