Halifax Squadrons of World War 2

Halifax Squadrons of World War 2

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by Jon Lake, Chris Davey
     
 

The second of Britain's four-engined bombers to enter frontline service during World War II (1939-1945), Handley Page's Halifax has forever lived in the shadow of Avro's superb Lancaster. However, it was a Halifax which became the first RAF 'heavy' to drop bombs on Germany when No 35 Sqn raided Hamburg on the night of 12/13 March 1941. Between 1941-45, the Halifax

Overview


The second of Britain's four-engined bombers to enter frontline service during World War II (1939-1945), Handley Page's Halifax has forever lived in the shadow of Avro's superb Lancaster. However, it was a Halifax which became the first RAF 'heavy' to drop bombs on Germany when No 35 Sqn raided Hamburg on the night of 12/13 March 1941. Between 1941-45, the Halifax completed some 75,532 sorties [compared with the Lancaster's 156,000] with Bomber Command alone, not to mention its sterling work as both a glider tug and paratroop carrier with the Airborne Forces, maritime patrol mount with Coastal Command and covert intruder with the SOE.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855328921
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Series:
Combat Aircraft Series
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Jon Lake's most recent work for Osprey was the well-received Combat Aircraft volume on the Blenheim. Jon Lake is one of Britains leading journalists and historians, and secretary of the Freelance Aviation Journalists Association.

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