100 Group (Bomber Support): RAF Bomber Command in World War II

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Casemate Publishers, Jan 1, 2006 - Air bases - 144 pages
As part of the AHT series, the airfields and interest in this book are concentrated in a particular area - in this case Norfolk.

The growing importance of the 'electronic war' in the air in 1943 caused the creation of 100 Group to fly both defensive and offensive sorties employing highly secret Radio Counter Measure equipment. The Group flew from airfields at Foulsham, Great Massingham, Little Snoring, North Creake, Swannington and West Raynham. The aircraft flown were Halifax, Beaufighter, Mosquito and Fortress. The Group included RAF Squadron numbers192, 169, 23, 171, 199, 214, 157, 85, 141 and 239.

This book looks at the history and personalities associated with each base, what remains today and explores the favorite local wartime haunts where aircrew and ground crew would have sought well-deserved entertainment and relaxation. Other museums and places that are relevant will also be described and general directions on how to get them included.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 01
19
CHAPTER 02
29
CHAPTER 03
39
CHAPTER 04
45
CHAPTER 05
61
CHAPTER 06
67
CHAPTER 07
77
CHAPTER 08
83
CHAPTER 09
101
CHAPTER 10
103
CHAPTER 11
109
CHAPTER 12
117
APPENDICES BIBLIO
127
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About the author (2006)

Martin Bowman is one of Britain's foremost aviation historians and has written many books and articles. He lives in Norwich.

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