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Caribbean Volunteers at War : the Forgotten Story of the RAF's 'Tuskegee Airmen'

Author: Mark Johnson
Publisher: Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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All of a sudden there was the rush of an immense shadow coming towards him at terrific speed. It was the ground reaching up to gather him. The date was 26 June, 1943 and Cy Grant was the rarest of things - a black West Indian RAF crew member, blown out of his exploding Lancaster bomber. The heroic exploits of the Caribbean men and women who volunteered their services to the Allied effort during the Second World War  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnson, Mark.
Caribbean Volunteers at War : The Forgotten Story of the RAF's 'Tuskegee Airmen'.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Johnson
ISBN: 9781473836631 1473836638 9781473834873 1473834872
OCLC Number: 893732241
Description: 1 online resource (228 pages)
Contents: Cover; Dedication Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Author's Note; Acknowledgements; Prologue; Foreword; Chapter 1: Island Life ; Chapter 2: I Could Never Stand a Bully; Chapter 3: Piss Off!; Cold as the Devil; Black Fighter Boys ; Chapter 4: The Mediterranean Theatre; I Will Have None of that Nonsense; Part of Something Big ; Chapter 5: The Air War ; Chapter 6: The Bombs ; Chapter 7: Lost over Europe; Chapter 8: Black Prisoners of War; Chapter 9: Bombing the Reich; Chapter 10: A Full Tour; Chapter 11: Forgotten Warriors; Epilogue; Afterword. Appendix 1: List of Coloured Caribbean Volunteer Aircrew 1939-1945Appendix 2: The Enemy; Bibliography; Index.

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All of a sudden there was the rush of an immense shadow coming towards him at terrific speed. It was the ground reaching up to gather him. The date was 26 June, 1943 and Cy Grant was the rarest of things - a black West Indian RAF crew member, blown out of his exploding Lancaster bomber. The heroic exploits of the Caribbean men and women who volunteered their services to the Allied effort during the Second World War have, until now, passed by with little fanfare or attention. Indeed, whilst many people are aware of the contribution that the various Bomber Command units paid in securing ultimate.

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