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Ready to Strike: The Spitfires and Australians of 453 (RAAF) Squadron over Normandy

Adam Lunney

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Echo Books
25 September 2018
Biography: historical, political & military; History; Military history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare; Battles & campaigns
Ready to Strike is the story of the only Royal Australian Air Force squadron to operate from airfields built immediately behind the front lines of the Normandy battlefield after the landings in France of June 1944.

453 (RAAF) Squadron was a 'for war only' formation. Ready to Strike covers the period from the Squadron's formation in May 1941 to the end of the Normandy campaign in August 1944.

This group of men were bonded by war and their love of flying. There are moments of excitement, pain, suffering, fear, boredom and laughter.

The experiences and operations of the squadron are presented in detail, using many quotes from the pilots and data from their logbooks. The book is fully referenced with chapter end notes and a bibliography.

The Australians were in Normandy too - this is their story.
By:   Adam Lunney
Imprint:   Echo Books
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   562g
ISBN:   9780648355229
ISBN 10:   0648355225
Pages:   424
Publication Date:   25 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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