Fighter Command, 1936-1968: An Operational and Historical Record
This is a comprehensive reference to the structure, operation, aircraft and men of Fighter Command from its formation in 1936 to 1968 when it became part of Strike Command. It includes descriptions of many notable defensive and offensive campaigns, the many types of aircraft used, weapons and airfields.
The main sections of the book include a general historical introduction and overview, operations, operational groups, aircrew training and technical details of each aircraft type. Lengthy Annexes cover personnel, the squadrons in World War II, orders of battle for each wartime year, maps of airfield locations and numbers of enemy aircraft downed.
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If you read just one book about Fighter Command, it had to be this one. Most books about Fighter Command tend to be all about the Battle of Britain, with a few extra chapters stuck on. This one, on the contrary, deals with all aspects, from the beginning into the later war years and the Cold War. There is a lot of information about organisation and training, a group by group war record, OOBs and a list of aircraft types and what squadrons operated them when.