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--and far from home : flying RAAF transports in the Pacific War and after

Author: J D Balfe
Publisher: South Melbourne : Macmillan, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: J D Balfe; J D Balfe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J D Balfe
ISBN: 0333415078 9780333415078
OCLC Number: 14099556
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 184 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Gypsies in jungle greens, Flying the RAAF transports --
Survival, 'Four brown men crept out of the sea' --
Chariots without fire, Sketches of the squadrons --
Across the next ocean, To the Admiralties: 1944 --
Bill Newton VC, "The moving finger wrote.' --
Shangri-la, Escape from the hidden valley --
Dead island, Morotai: 1945 --
Home from hell, Flying out the prisoners --
First flight to Japan, 'Into skys not ours' --
Verdun, For whom the bell tolled --
A hair of the pig, To China for paint brushes:1946 --
Tokyo Airline, The Japan couriers --
The new breed, Pilots from Europe join the transports --
pacific pilot, David Hitchins AM AFC --
Pearls of great price, Anti-climax for the last courier --
Worms and early birds, An epilogue of Transport tales.
Responsibility: John Balfe.

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