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By Christopher Shores, Chris Thomas

It truly is greater than 30 years because the unique and hugely acclaimed historical past of second Tactical Air strength was once first released, and it's been lengthy out of print. it is a thoroughly rewritten and vastly extended account of this crucial command's important contribution to the Invasion of Normandy and the defeat of the forces of the 3rd Reich in Western Europe. The second TAF, which, built with rocket- and bomb-carrying Typhoons, Tempests, Spitfires, Mosquitos, Mustangs and medium bombers, flew floor assault and tank-busting missions in aid of Montgomery's twenty first military team because it complex via Normandy and northwest Europe in 1944-45. The medium bomber devices struck at enemy delivery, ammunition dumps and communique goals. The 2d TAF comprised British, Canadian, Polish, Czech, Norwegian, French, South African, Australian and New Zealand crews. the 1st quantity during this three-book set offers with the formation and enlargement of second TAF from its inception in June 1943 for the subsequent year, and with the preliminary serious month of the invasion. This quantity, as with the 2 next volumes, isn't just profusely illustrated with many little identified images, and with Chris Thomas's masterly paintings, but in addition comprises day-by-day listings of all claims made opposed to enemy airplane, and all losses, harm and casualties suffered by way of second Tactical plane and aircrews in engaging in their exhausting tasks.

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He had flown many operations as a Sgt Pilot of Bomber Command Handley Page Hampdens before being shot down over Brest. Wounded and captured, his hand had been amputated (unnecessarily, he thought) by hard-pressed German doctors, yet despite this disability, he later managed to escape and return to England. MacLachlan, a notable fighter pilot), he had successfully retrained as a fighter pilot. Parsons north of Bolbec at 1421. Typhoons of 247 Squadron set out on a 'Rhubarb'to the Paris area and encountered a pair of Fi 156 Storch liaison aircraft over Boissets, and both of these were claimed shot down.

He had flown many operations as a Sgt Pilot of Bomber Command Handley Page Hampdens before being shot down over Brest. Wounded and captured, his hand had been amputated (unnecessarily, he thought) by hard-pressed German doctors, yet despite this disability, he later managed to escape and return to England. MacLachlan, a notable fighter pilot), he had successfully retrained as a fighter pilot. Parsons north of Bolbec at 1421. Typhoons of 247 Squadron set out on a 'Rhubarb'to the Paris area and encountered a pair of Fi 156 Storch liaison aircraft over Boissets, and both of these were claimed shot down.

Be=-=-f-=-=19:.. . ::1~94~4 I t was on 13 November 1943 that the appointment was made of Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory as Commander-in-Chief of the newly formed Allied Expeditionary Air Force. Leigh-Mallory's command would comprise three major components, while he would also have a call upon the resources of two further components. The three main bodies were to be, firstly, the US Ninth Air Force, a tactical arm similar in composition and purpose to the Tactical Air Force within Fighter Command; the second was the Tactical Air Force, which formally became Second Tactical Air Force (2nd TAF) two days later on 15 November, when Fighter Command was dissolved, with its illustrious name remaining dormant for some time; the third was the residue of the units which had formed Fighter Command, and which now became controlled by a new organisation which received an old title from the 1920s-1930s Air Defence of Great Britain (ADGB).

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