Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Author Name    Williams, Geoffrey. Foreword by Sir Michael Beetham.

Title   FLYING THROUGH FIRE: FIDO - THE FOGBUSTERS OF WORLD WAR TWO.

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   Reprint

Publisher   London Grange 1996

ISBN Number    1856279006 / 9781856279000

Seller ID   29191

228 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings/plans. "In the early years of (World War II), RAF bomber crews, who frequently endured the opposition of German nightfighters and flak, returned home only to discover their airfields completely fog-bound. Desperately short of fuel and often disabled by severe battle damage, the many crashlandings that resulted took a savage toll in valuable aircraft and crews. Prompted by Winston Churchill, the challenge to overcome this deadly hazard was taken up by the government's Petroleum Warfare Department and the result was the development of FIDO - Fog Investigation and Dispersal Operation. Lines of burners fuelled by thousands of gallons of petrol were installed beside the runways to literally burn the fog off the airfields, thereby allowing aircraft to take-off and land in relative safety. (This book) portrays the early hair-raising attempts to produce fog-free airfields. The eventual result was a countrywide FIDO system at fifteen British airfields, covering most RAF and USAAF frontline Commands. By the time of the Ardennes Offensive in the winter of 1944, FIDO enabled over one thousand Allied aircraft and crews to make safe landings despite dense fog over Britain and the Continent. Book is lightly cracked between pages 116/7 - pages holding firmly, minor wear at bottom corners. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, a few faint line indentations on rear panel, two tiny dents on rear hinge.

Price = 15.00 USD


Also available.
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SEPTEMBER, 1962.  VOL. XL.  NO. 163., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Major P.R. Adair, Major G. Tylden, Marquess Cambridge, Gerald O. Rickword, Major A. McK. Annand, Lt-Col. Geoffrey White, James Hayes, David Erskine, S.W. Jackman, H. Fulford Williams, Sidmouth, et al.)
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SEPTEMBER, 1962. VOL. XL. NO. 163.
McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Major P.R. Adair, Major G. Tylden, Marquess Cambridge, Gerald O. Rickword, Major A. McK. Annand, Lt-Col. Geoffrey White, James Hayes, David Erskine, S.W. Jackman, H. Fulford Williams, Sidmouth, et al.)
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

HISTORY OF KINSALE:  A FIELD STUDY APPROACH., Thuillier, John R.
HISTORY OF KINSALE: A FIELD STUDY APPROACH.
Thuillier, John R.
12.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE HALIFAX CITADEL, 1825-60:  A NARRATIVE AND STRUCTURAL HISTORY.  CANADIAN HISTORIC SITES NO. 17., Greenough, John Joseph.
THE HALIFAX CITADEL, 1825-60: A NARRATIVE AND STRUCTURAL HISTORY. CANADIAN HISTORIC SITES NO. 17.
Greenough, John Joseph.
25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE LAST DITCH.  THE SECRETS OF THE NATIONWIDE BRITISH RESISTANCE ORGANIZATION AND THE NAZI PLANS FOR THE OCCUPATION OF BRITAIN 1940-1944., Lampe, David.
THE LAST DITCH. THE SECRETS OF THE NATIONWIDE BRITISH RESISTANCE ORGANIZATION AND THE NAZI PLANS FOR THE OCCUPATION OF BRITAIN 1940-1944.
Lampe, David.
17.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

TBF/TBM AVENGER.  WARBIRD PROFILE NO.2., Gallemi, Francis.
TBF/TBM AVENGER. WARBIRD PROFILE NO.2.
Gallemi, Francis.
25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE WARS OF NAPOLEON.  THE WEST POINT MILITARY HISTORY SERIES., Britt, Albert Sidney.  Thomas E. Griess, series editor.
THE WARS OF NAPOLEON. THE WEST POINT MILITARY HISTORY SERIES.
Britt, Albert Sidney. Thomas E. Griess, series editor.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

LONDON: CITY OF THE ROMANS., Merrifield, Ralph.
LONDON: CITY OF THE ROMANS.
Merrifield, Ralph.
25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

IN HELL BEFORE DAYLIGHT: THE SIEGE AND STORMING OF THE FORTRESS OF BADAJOZ, 16 MARCH TO 6 APRIL 1812., Fletcher, Ian.
IN HELL BEFORE DAYLIGHT: THE SIEGE AND STORMING OF THE FORTRESS OF BADAJOZ, 16 MARCH TO 6 APRIL 1812.
Fletcher, Ian.
38.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

TRAFALGAR AND THE SPANISH NAVY., Harbron, John D.  Inscribed by author.
TRAFALGAR AND THE SPANISH NAVY.
Harbron, John D. Inscribed by author.
45.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

AMERICAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR 2.  AIRFIX MAGAZINE GUIDE 26., Gander, Terry and Chamberlain, Peter.
AMERICAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR 2. AIRFIX MAGAZINE GUIDE 26.
Gander, Terry and Chamberlain, Peter.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE ZULU WAR: ISANDHLWANA TO ULUNDI., Barthorp, Michael.
THE ZULU WAR: ISANDHLWANA TO ULUNDI.
Barthorp, Michael.
19.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE AVIATION CAREERS OF IGOR SIKORSKY., Cochrane, Dorothy; Hardesty, Von; Lee, Russell.
THE AVIATION CAREERS OF IGOR SIKORSKY.
Cochrane, Dorothy; Hardesty, Von; Lee, Russell.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie