Fighter Command 1936-1968: An Operational & Historical Record

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Pen and Sword, Aug 16, 2007 - History - 320 pages
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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 ... Read full review

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Contents

Development Roles and History
1
Operations
98
Operational Groups
183
Aircrew Training
214
Operational Aircraft
245
Annexes
310
Battle of Britain Squadrons
313
Battle of Britain Gallands View
316
Order of Battle April 1942
329
Order of Battle April 1943
332
Order of Battle July 1944
335
Order of Battle July 1945
337
Order of Battle April 1953
339
Order of Battle January 1961
341
Order of Battle January 1968
343
Claims World War Two
344

Order of Battle July 1936
322
Order of Battle September 1939
323
Order of Battle August 1940
325
Order of Battle February 1941
327
Definitions of Operations Types
348
Fighter Command Battle Honours
351
German Night Attacks on Cities
356
Index
358

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Ken Delve is an author and military historian.

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