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Shot Down and in the Drink: True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth aircrew saved from the sea 1939-1945

By: Graham Pitchfork

Price: $17.95

Publisher: The National Archives [United Kingdom]:

Seller ID: 615056


Using extensive research into official records held at The National Archives, Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork describes the formation and evolution of Air Sea Rescue in response to wartime events. He reveals how aircrews were trained to act in crash scenarios, the survival equipment they used, and the different methods of possible rescue - by RAF or Royal Navy launches, by airborne lifeboats, or by aircraft such as the Lysander or specialist amphibious and flying boats. M... View more info

Shot Down and on the Run: True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth aircrews of WWII

By: Graham Pitchfork

Price: $17.95

Publisher: The National Archives [United Kingdom]:

Seller ID: 615063


These extraordinary true stories retell the experiences of British, Canadian, Australian and other Commonwealth airmen who survived behind enemy lines. Based on first-hand accounts and the little known official debriefs, they evoke both the heroic characters and the hostile terrain they endured including:· The Halifax pilot shot down in northern Germany who walked and cycled over 1000 miles to safety in Barcelona· The Wellington crew who were rescued after a 40... View more info