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Description - Flights Into History by Ian McLachlan

In this compelling sequel to Final Flights, aviation archaeologist Ian McLachlan has reconstructed the dramatic last flights of Second World War airmen, including the first Fortress to fall in combat from the USAAF's 447th Bomber Group; the final flight of an intruder Mosquito pursuing a German night fighter; the courage of a Lancaster pilot responsible for six lives aboard a burning aircraft; the story of a Spitfire's last flight and its heroic Belgian pilot. Exciting stories are also recounted of those whose misdirected courage saw them serve under the swastika. In reconstructing long-forgotten wartime events, often from buried wreckage, eyewitness accounts and contemporary documentation, aviation archaeologists can bring recognition to the individual flyers involved and shed new light on the air war over Britain and Europe during the Second World War. Even the discovery of small fragments can be significant. They provide evidence or prompt new research, revealing stories that offer a uniquely human dimension and reveal the hopes, fears, aspirations and pleasures of the aircrew involved. Ian McLachlan and other aviation archaeologists have now done them justice. Ian McLachlan is an authority on the history of the wartime USAAF and is the author of six titles, including Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories: A New Selection (2004 and USAAF Fighter Stories: A New Selection (2005). He lives in Suffolk.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750942997
ISBN-10: 0750942991
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 214
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ian McLachlan

IAN MCLACHLAN is an authority on the history of the wartime USAAF and is the author of Final Flights (1989), Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories (1991), Night of the Intruders (1994), USAAF Fighter Stories (1997), Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories: A New Selection (2004) and USAAF Fighter Stories: A New Selection (2005). He lives in Beccles, Suffolk.

Books By Ian McLachlan

Flights Into History by Ian McLachlan
Paperback, July 2010
$29.69
Night of the Intruders by Ian McLachlan
Hardback, June 2010
$52.19
USAAF Fighter Stories by Ian McLachlan
Hardback, May 2005
$44.99
Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories by Ian McLachlan
Hardback, August 2004
$44.99