20th August 2012 01:04
Chateau de Trevarez, 30.7.44
Pat, before I forget...here is the address for the newsreel that I described:
21st August 2012 00:36
Hi Malcolm & Mark,
Thanks to you both for the additional information.
Can either of you recommend a good book on these low level raids. I would like to learn more about the missions referenced here.
21st August 2012 02:02
References for Mosquito FB VI Operations
There's a lot of great books out there, regarding Mosquitoes and operations during WWII.
Here are a few of my favorites, which have been quite helpful:
"Mosquito", by C. Martin Sharp and Michael Bowyer (Faber and Faber Limited, 1967)
Osprey Combat Aircraft #4, Martin Bowman (1997)
"SAS Operation Bulbasket: Behind the Lines in Occupied France, 1944", by Paul McCue (Leo Cooper, 1996)
"De Havilland Mosquito", by Robert Gretzyngier and Lechoslaw Musialkowski (AJ Press, 2006)
"No Hero, Just a Survivor", by G.R.T. Willis
The first two of these provide some nice details. The first briefly covers operations and offers some lists of aircraft and crews, the second offers color plates and brief individual aircraft histories as well.
The third one offers very interesting, highly detailed narratives of 4 x operations during the summer of 1944 by
the 2nd Tactical Air Force Mosquito Fighter Bomber Squadrons. Complete lists of aircraft and crews for all of these, as well.
The fourth one, which covers primarily a history of 305 (Polish) Squadron, offers great narratives of operations,
numerous color plates and lots and lots of individual aircraft histories. Published in English and Polish.
Last one offers great first hand accounts of 47 Squadron low level operations against Japanese Forces in Burma late in the war. Also, some aircraft and crew details and an overall picture about what it was like fighting a war in that theater, that terrain, that climate!
22nd August 2012 08:07
Thanks for the book descriptions.
I appreciate your time as always.