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Strike and strike again : 455 Squadron RAAF, 1944-45

Author: Ian Gordon
Publisher: Belconnen, ACT, Australia : Banner Books, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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455 Squadron, 'the Viking Boys,' mastered some of the most demanding and perilous operational flying of the war. This history describes the men who flew, the groundcrews who gave unstinting support, and includes full appendices of personnel, aircraft on strength and operations.
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Australian
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Gordon
ISBN: 1875593098 9781875593095
OCLC Number: 33165492
Description: x, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: 455 Squadron : the Hampden years --
First Beaufighter operations --
D-Day, 'the air must hold the ring' --
Rockbeau Squadron --
First & last light strikes --
'Into German harbours' --
Dallachy --
Fiords & enemy fighters --
Strikes in procession --
Epilogue --
Appendices (455 Squadron operations summary ; 455 Squadron organization --
Squadron manning --
Honours & awards --
455 Squadron Beaufighters --
German naval vessels)
Responsibility: Ian Gordon.

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455 Squadron, 'the Viking Boys,' mastered some of the most demanding and perilous operational flying of the war. This history describes the men who flew, the groundcrews who gave unstinting support, and includes full appendices of personnel, aircraft on strength and operations.

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