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|Title:||New Zealanders In The Air War|
|Author(s):||MITCHELL, Alan W|
|Category:||Aircraft & Aviation|
|New / Used:||Used|
|Book Type:||Small paperback|
|Published By:||George G. Harrap & Co|
|Size (mm):||145 w x 215 h x 10 d|
Immaculate original condition for age. Light wear on front cover and spine, pages clean and unmarked, binding tight and intact. Images depict all need to know detail.
The first historical and biographical book on the New Zealand squadrons and pilots who fought with the RNZAF in WWII.
Illustrated with b&w images.
From the foreward by Sir Archibald Sinclair;
"This book, which I have thoroughly enjoyed reading is an important (contribution to the history of the Air War against the Axis Forces. Alan Mitchell has told his story vividly, and the book is assured of a large public both in this country and in New Zealand. What a superb story it is the fighting qualities of the men of New Zealand; whether serving with the Royal Air Force or with the Royal New Zealand Air Force; are revealed on every page, and the reader is left with a profound sense of admiration and gratitude for the grit and toil abounding cheerfulness and unflinching courage of those who, have fought and won the great air battles of the war. In these pages are found the history of the famous squadrons for ever associated with New Zealand; the Spitfire Squadron, the Tempest Squadron, the Mosquito Bomber Squadron, the Mosquito Night-fighter Squadron, the Torpedo Bomber Squadron, and, above all, No. 75 Bomber Squadron, which has an imperishable record dating back from a leaflet raid in March 1940, through a long series of devastating bombing attacks to the culminating glory of the Battle of Normandy. Here, too, are to be found the careers and operational records of many a famous son of New Zealand, including Flying Officer Cobber Kain, Flying Officer Trigg, V.C., and Sergeant Pilot Ward, V.C. Nor can I refrain from drawing attention to the absorbing chapter on the intrepid and inspiring leader Air Marshal Sir Keith Park, whose name is gloriously associated with the Battle of Britain and the defence of Malta."