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Royal Australian Air Force, 1939-1942.

Author: Douglas Gillison
Publisher: Canberra, Australian War Memorial [1962]
Series: Australia in the war of 1939-1945., Series 3,, Air ;, v. 1.
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Gillison, Douglas.
Royal Australian Air Force, 1939-1942.
Canberra, Australian War Memorial [1962]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Gillison
OCLC Number: 2000369
Description: xiii, 786 pages illustrations, maps, diagrams, tables 24 cm.
Contents: Formation of the Royal Australian Air Force --
Salmond to Ellington --
Demand versus capacity --
The Empire plan: doctrines and decisions --
The new command --
Sea lane protection and aircraft production --
The Malay barrier --
American preparations --
Degrees of readiness --
Japan's seven-point assault --
The price of hesitation --
"Hours not days" --
The barrier weakens --
Australia becomes a base --
Token resistance --
Malaya convoys: January 1942 --
Withdrawal from Singapore --
The fall of Rabaul --
Ambon and after --
On Sumatra --
Retreat from Burma --
Loss of Timor and Java --
Assault on New Guinea --
Command and supply --
The China-Burma-India theatre --
Coral Sea and Midway --
"No second front" --
Problems of command --
Kokoda and Milne Bay --
Advance to Buna --
Gona, Buna, Sanananda --
Wau and the Bismarck Sea --
Appendices: 1. Military aviation 1909-1914 --
2. The Air Force List-1925 --
3. R.A.A.F. in the Darwin Raids --
4. Australian, British, American and Japanese aircraft --
5. Abbreviations.
Series Title: Australia in the war of 1939-1945., Series 3,, Air ;, v. 1.


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