Air Battle for Arnhem

Air Battle for Arnhem

by Alan W. Cooper


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781591086
Publisher: Pen & Sword Aviation
Publication date: 01/19/2013
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Alan W Cooper joined and served in everything from the cubs to the Army cadets until when aged 17 he enlisted in the Territorial Army (2nd Monmouthshire Regiment) as a boy bandsman and served with them until 1958 when he was called for National Service with the South Wales Borderers (They of Rourke's Drift fame) but having already decided to become a regular soldier he enlisted in the 4/7th Royal Dragoon Guards band and subsequently learned to march wearing spurs. A year in the Royal Military School of Music followed and then service in Germany and Yorkshire until 1963 when he transferred to the Coldstream Guards band in London. As his interest and archives grew he decided to attempt his first book and in 1982, and had his first book 'The Men Who Breached The Dams' published. It is the story of the raid on the Ruhr dams in 1943, but from the eyes of the men who carried out this daring, and very gallant operation, their efforts, and their story. He has gone on to write many WWII history books, often with the guidance from other men who served

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Pre-Arnhem 3

Chapter 2 Operation Comet 9

Chapter 3 46/38 Groups and Squadrons 11

Chapter 4 Arnhem 17

Chapter 5 Operation Market Garden 20

Chapter 6 Sunday 17 September 1944 26

Chapter 7 Monday 18 September 1944 42

Chapter 8 Tuesday 19 September 1944 53

Chapter 9 Wednesday 20 September 1944 80

Chapter 10 Thursday 21 September 1944 92

Chapter 11 Saturday 22 September 1944 114

Chapter 12 Saturday 23 September 1944 117

Chapter 13 Sunday 24 September 1944 124

Chapter 14 Sunday 25 September 1944 126

Chapter 15 Post-Mortem 129

Chapter 16 The Outcome 141

Chapter 17 Post-War 149

Awards to The Royal Air Force for the Battle of Arnhem 155

RAF Losses at Arnhem 158

RAF Losses at the Battle of Arnhem: September 1944 160

Index 193

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