Stirlings in Action with the Airborne Forces by Dennis J. Dr. Williams
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Stirlings in Action with the Airborne Forces
By Dennis J. Dr. Williams

Stirlings in Action with the Airborne Forces

Air Support to Special Forces and the SAS During WW11

By (author) See other recent books by Dennis J. Dr. Williams
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $75.00
Your Price: $67.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.38 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Stirlings in Action with the Airborne Forces by Dennis J. Dr. Williams

Book Description

This is the history of two RAF squadrons which shared the task of dropping agents and supplies on behalf of the Special Operations Executive, took part in the D-Day landings, suffered heavy losses at Arnhem, dropped Special Air Service troops behind enemy lines and were involved with the Rhine crossing that sealed Germany's fate in 1945. Both squadrons flew the Short Stirling from Leicester East, then Fairford and finally Great Dunmow. Although there was a healthy rivalry between personnel serving on 190 and 620 Squadrons, there was a deep sense of camaraderie that forged bonds between them. Many of the operations involved a lone aircraft flying at night, using visual navigation to find the small pinpricks of light where resistance forces were waiting to receive agents and supplies. There were also tasks of towing gliders and dropping paratroops that demanded skilled piloting and navigation. Apart from his research into operational records and archive material, the author has found many ex-squadron members who have captured many unique moments from sixty years ago and thus made it possible to tell their story.

Buy Stirlings in Action with the Airborne Forces book by Dennis J. Dr. Williams from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781844156481
ISBN-10: 1844156486
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Stirlings in Action with the Airborne Forces book by Dennis J. Dr. Williams and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Dennis J. Dr. Williams close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close