What the RAF Airman Took to War

What the RAF Airman Took to War


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784420550
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/19/2015
Series: Shire General Series
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bill Howard has been widely published in journals and magazines devoted to military history since 1977. He has been a contributing editor to Archives magazine and has authored articles for the magazine on such diverse topics as "Elsie Janis: The Sweetheart of the AEF," a biographical study of one of the American Civil War's first casualties, Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, and an analysis of New York's Civil War governors ("Governors of War" Summer/2014). He is the author of the full length volume, The Leesburg Affair: The Battle at Ball's Bluff and The Civil War Memoirs of William T. Levey and is a regular columnist for the Albany Times-Union newspaper, where he has published a Civil War series in celebration of the war's sesquicentennial since 2011.

Table of Contents

Introduction / Recruitment / Leaders of the RAF / Pilot Officer Commission / Flying Sergeants / Cap Badge / Wings / Manuals / Spitfire Fund / Insurance Papers / Spotter Cards / Foreign Service / Flying Helmet / Flying Scarf / RAF Shirt / RAF Sweater / Goggles / Ditch Whistle / Flight Suit / Irvin Parachute / Type D Oxygen Mask / Log Books / Uniform Tunics / Headcovers / Bible / Boots / Good-Luck Charms / Dog Tags / RAF Flight Gloves / Spitfire Compass / Scramble Bell / A Pilot's Best Friend / RAF Pay Book / Cigarette Case / Letters From the Front / Diary / Irvin Jacket / Combat Report / Newspapers / Spitfire Control Stick / Air, Sea, Rescue / Portraits / Medals / POWs / Air Raids and the Blitz / WAAFs at War / Home Front Souvenirs / Club Badges / Memoirs / In Memoriam / Index

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