Author(s): Anthony Cooper
Goldfish Caterpillars & Guinea Pigs: Accounts of Pilots and Air Crews from World War II (paperback edition)
Fighters over the Aegean: Hurricanes over Crete, Spitfires over Kos, Beaufighters over the Aegean (paperback edition)
Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom: Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
Night Hawk: Flight Lieutenant Karel Kuttelwascher DFC and BAR, the RAF’s Greatest Night Intruder Ace
The RAF in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain: A Reappraisal of Army and Air Policy 1938
1943 was the turning point in the Battle of the Atlantic when forces, technologies and tactics turned against Germany’s U-boats.
The victory not only secured Britain’s trans-Atlantic lifeline to the United States, but also enabled the vast build-up in military forces in Britain necessary to launch D-Day in 1944.
The Allied battle to defeat the U-boat menace was a combined effort by the naval and air forces of several Allied nations, and this is the story of one part during the decisive mid-war period.
Nos 10 and 461 Squadrons of the Royal Australian Air Force flew Sunderland flying boats from bases in Wales and Devon as part of RAF Coastal Command; these two squadrons flew long-range daylight missions over the eastern Atlantic, patrolling Britain’s southwest approaches. They hunted and killed U-boats transiting between their mid-Atlantic hunting grounds and their bases in Bordeaux and fought furious air battles over the Bay of Biscay against Luftwaffe Ju 88 long-range fighters tasked specifically with shooting them down.
These two Australian squadrons established a combat record.
|FORMAT||234 x 156 mm|
|PUBLICATION DATE||10 December 2020
|ILLUSTRATIONS||38 black-and-white photographs|