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2 GROUP R.A.F.  A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945.  (RAF), Bowyer, Michael J.F.
1 Bowyer, Michael J.F. 2 GROUP R.A.F. A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945. (RAF)
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554254 / 9780947554255 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
532 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2' H). B&w photographs, maps. "No. 2 Group was formed in Bomber Command to support the Army. After equipping with Blenheims it specialized in daylight operations. It engaged in the first raid of the war. After taking part in the Norweigan campaign, it was thrown into the struggle to save France. Heavy losses ensued during operations demanding great courage. A hazardous anti-shipping campaign took the Group to Malta. Night intruder operations were made against airfields, and fighter-escorted attacks on Occupied Territory continued until the 1944 Allied landings in France, where support to the invasion was subsequently given and an effective night interdictor campaign carried out. The Group mounted many spectacular operations, particularly when using Mosquitoes. This is indeed a story of immense courage. Based upon records maintained by Royal Air Force Commands, Groups and Squadrons together with personal accounts by those who flew with the Group, the book gives a detailed day-by-day picture of operations, their planning and execution, illustrated with detailed maps. Appendices give plentiful details of the aircraft, the squadrons and the Group's wartime effort." Three small dints on rear board, light rubbing. Dust jacket has three small dints on rear panel, large crease at top corner of rear flap/panel, light edge wrinkling, one tiny closed tear, light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 GROUP R.A.F.  A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945.  (RAF), Bowyer, Michael J.F.
2 Bowyer, Michael J.F. 2 GROUP R.A.F. A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945. (RAF)
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554254 / 9780947554255 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
532 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2' H). B&w photographs, maps. "No. 2 Group was formed in Bomber Command to support the Army. After equipping with Blenheims it specialized in daylight operations. It engaged in the first raid of the war. After taking part in the Norweigan campaign, it was thrown into the struggle to save France. Heavy losses ensued during operations demanding great courage. A hazardous anti-shipping campaign took the Group to Malta. Night intruder operations were made against airfields, and fighter-escorted attacks on Occupied Territory continued until the 1944 Allied landings in France, where support to the invasion was subsequently given and an effective night interdictor campaign carried out. The Group mounted many spectacular operations, particularly when using Mosquitoes. This is indeed a story of immense courage. Based upon records maintained by Royal Air Force Commands, Groups and Squadrons together with personal accounts by those who flew with the Group, the book gives a detailed day-by-day picture of operations, their planning and execution, illustrated with detailed maps. Appendices give plentiful details of the aircraft, the squadrons and the Group's wartime effort." Book is Fine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
HEAVENLY DAYS:  RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN., Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF.
3 Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF. HEAVENLY DAYS: RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN.
England Crecy 1994 0947554327 / 9780947554323 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
392 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "When James Pelly-Fry joined the Royal Air Force in 1935 it was the culmination of his abiding passion, since boyhood, for 'aeroplanes'. Training as a pilot in Britain James then went to Egypt to join No. 216 Squadron where he was exposed to the mysteries of flying the Vickers 'Valentia' - a large, twin-engine, troop-carrying bi-plane! His career in the RAF although following a relatively normal progression for pre-war and WWII service was, however, liberally sprinkled with appointments and operations that gave him the opportunity to view the events of the European War from Command level as well as Operational." Dust jacket has minor rubbing and very minor laminate wrinkling at top corner of front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HEAVENLY DAYS:  RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN., Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF.
4 Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF. HEAVENLY DAYS: RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN.
England Crecy 1994 0947554327 / 9780947554323 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
392 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "When James Pelly-Fry joined the Royal Air Force in 1935 it was the culmination of his abiding passion, since boyhood, for 'aeroplanes'. Training as a pilot in Britain James then went to Egypt to join No. 216 Squadron where he was exposed to the mysteries of flying the Vickers 'Valentia' - a large, twin-engine, troop-carrying bi-plane! His career in the RAF although following a relatively normal progression for pre-war and WWII service was, however, liberally sprinkled with appointments and operations that gave him the opportunity to view the events of the European War from Command level as well as Operational." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 


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