Shot Down and on the Run: True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth Aircrews of WWII

Reviews of Shot Down and on the Run: True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth Aircrews of WWII. Shot Down and on the Run: True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth Aircrews of WWII [Graham Pitchfork] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Thousands of airmen shot down over enemy soil between 1940 and 1945 miraculously escaped capture. This compelling narrative reveals their stories. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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Thousands of airmen shot down over enemy soil between
1940 and 1945 miraculously escaped capture. This compelling narrative reveals their stories, based on first-hand interviews, photographs and official documents, featuring heroes from Britain, Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth
countries. These men knew extreme adversity: hunger, thirst, injury, isolation and the constant fear of capture. They also knew great kindness from the local people who risked everything to help them. Their journeys to safety – often across savage terrain – tested human endurance and ingenuity to the very limit.

Hurricane Ace 1940: The flying career of the first Australian fighter ace of World War 2 – Flying Officer Les Clisby DFC, who flew and fought with 1 Squadron RAF in France

Reviews of Hurricane Ace 1940: The flying career of the first Australian fighter ace of World War 2 – Flying Officer Les Clisby DFC, who flew and fought with 1 Squadron RAF in France. Hurricane Ace 1940: The flying career of the first Australian fighter ace of World War 2 – Flying Officer Les Clisby DFC, who flew and fought with 1 Squadron RAF in France – Kindle edition by Lex McAulay. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Hurricane Ace 1940: The flying career of the first Australian fighter ace of World War 2 – Flying Officer Les Clisby DFC, who flew and fought with 1 Squadron RAF in France.. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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Les Clisby was from Adelaide and joined the RAAF, graduated as a pilot and in 1937 was seconded to the RAF on a short service commission. He was posted to 1 Squadron and when war was declared in September 1939, went to France as part of the RAF contingent. He flew Hurricanes during that campaign, and took part in many combats. When the German blitzkrieg began on 10 May 1940, 1 squadron, like the rest of the RAF in France, struggled against the experienced numerically superior Luftwaffe formations. Clisby once landed alongside a Heinkel he shot down and captured the crew. The sheer intensity of the fighting meant that only a combination of luck and ability meant survival. Clisby's luck ran out on 14 may, in a combat with Messerschmitt Bf110s.
Les Clisby was the first Australian fighter ace of World War 2, though he flew with the RAF.
This account describes his youth, enlistment, travel to England and air force service, operational experiences in France, combats, death, and memorials to his memory.

Kampong Australia

Reviews of Kampong Australia. Kampong Australia – Kindle edition by Mathew Radcliffe. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Kampong Australia.. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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The Royal Australian Air Force base at Butterworth was Australia’s largest and most enduring overseas military garrison in post-war Southeast Asia.

Home to the majority of Australian airpower for over three decades, Butterworth was also home to a vibrant Australian community. From 1955 until 1988, spanning the end of the British Empire and the start of the Cold War through to real engagement with Asia, more than 50,000 Australian servicemen and their families rotated through the Penang region of Malaysia for two-year tours of duty. These men, women and children lived full lives during their deployment, a bastion of Australianness in the midst of Malays, Chinese and Indians.
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Darwin Spitfires: The Real Battle for Australia

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The Japanese air raids on Darwin on 19 February 1942 are well-known to most Australians, although not perhaps to the rest of the world. What happened afterwards, however, remains unknown to many. This publication attempts to illuminate this little-known period of war history, charting the exploits, losses and successes of the RAF’s No 1 Fighter Wing and the contribution they made to the allied war effort. The stalwart Spitfire is celebrated in a narrative that is sure to appeal widely.

For almost two years the airspace over North West Australia was routinely penetrated by Japanese raids, tallying about 70 in total. The 1942-43 air raids on Darwin constituted the only sustained and intensive direct assault on Australian mainland territory in the whole of World War II – and the whole history of post-1788 Australia – yet, surprisingly, most Australians have no idea that it ever happened. And the rest of the world is yet more so in the dark.
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