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    Default Book: Fortress with RAF Coastal Command

    Iím pleased to announce that my book on the history of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress with RAF Coastal Command will be published this summer/early fall.

    Copies can be reserved by contacting Roger Wallsgrove at: rogerwATmmpbooksDOTbiz

    Books ordered in advance of publication will be sent post-free.

    A heartfelt 'thank you' to the many of you who contributed to the research and special thanks to Ross for providing the Forum and endorsing this posting.

    Best regards:

    Robert

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    By way of an update to those that may have pre-ordered, looks like it will now be year-end before the book is published.
    Regards:
    Robert

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    Happy to let you know that my book, 'Boeing B-17 Fortress in RAF Coastal Command Service', is about to be printed and will be available very shortly.

    If you have already ordered a copy, thank you... and thank you for your patience. If not, now would be a good time to contact Mushroom Model Publications (MMP) via:

    Roger Wallsgrove at: roger.wallsgroveATbtinternetDOTcom or in the UK phone 01730 300795

    The MMP web site at: www.mmpbooks.biz/mmp/index.php - purchase details to be added shortly.

    Thanks again to all those who contributed. I look forward to your feedback.

    Kind regards:

    Robert
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    The Coastal Command Fortress book is now ready and can be found at:
    http://www.mmpbooks.biz/mmp/index.php and purchased through MMP's Shop tab.
    Regards:
    Robert

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    On my way!!!
    And ordered.
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    I have not got far through the book up to now, but before i started reading it seriously, i thumbed through it, as i do all books, just to get a first impression. My first impression was that judging on what i saw on my thumb through, this is going to be an excellent read. Tons of photo's and illustrations, loads of technical data, all perfectly laid out. Nice to see some of the faces of those airmen i've been in written contact with in the past. This is a must for any RAF researcher's bookshelf, especially if you're into Coastal Command. Only one very tiny tiny tiny dissapointment for me, is that the book does not have the hard-cover that it most certainly deserves:-)

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    MMP have posted a new downloadable PDF book update on their web site at:

    http://mmpbooks.biz/mmp/books.php?book_id=123

    Latest additions include a detailed account of the role of Fortress IIA FK192 with the High Altitude Flight and delivery of Fortress Is to the UK.

    Robert

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    MMP have posted a third downloadable PDF update on their web site at:

    http://mmpbooks.biz/mmp/books.php?book_id=123

    It now includes information on the training of a B-17C/Fortress I crew in the US and their ferry flight to the UK and the experiences of a test pilot with 218 MU, RAF Colerne, testing Fortresses and other types.

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    Robert

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    MMP have posted a second downloadable update their web site at:

    http://mmpbooks.biz/mmp/books.php?book_id=123

    It includes new information on the fate of 251 Sqn aircraft based at Reykjavik and confirmation of more USAAF/RAF serial tie-ups for early B-17Fs retained by the USAAF.

    Regards:

    Robert

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    Have just completed an update for my Coastal Command Fortress book which I'm happy to email to anyone who would like a copy. Just send me an email or PM. It will also be posted for download shortly on the MMP Books site.
    Regards:
    Robert

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