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SHOT DOWN AND IN THE DRINK – TRUE STORIES OF RAF AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS SAVED FROM THE SEA IN WORLD WAR II

The RAF’s Air Sea Rescue Service saved thousands of RAF, Commonwealth and Allied airmen between 1939 and  1945. This fascinating account draws on first-hand interviews, photographs and official documents to reveal  some of its most dramatic missions in northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East. Those shot down at sea faced terrifying dangers, from weather extremes to enemy fighters, and rescue by airborne or seaborne craft was fraught with difficulty. These incredible stories celebrate the courage, persistence and ingenuity of the men who found themselves ‘in the drink’ and those who saved them.

AUTHOR – GRAHAM PITCHFORK

PUBLISHER – OSPREY

FORMAT – SOFTBACK

PAGES – 276

PUBLISHED – 2017

ISBN – 978 1 4728 2727 2

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Categories: , Product ID: 1995

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The RAF’s Air Sea Rescue Service saved thousands of RAF, Commonwealth and Allied airmen between 1939 and  1945. This fascinating account draws on first-hand interviews, photographs and official documents to reveal some of its most dramatic missions in northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East. Those shot down at sea faced terrifying dangers, from weather extremes to enemy fighters, and rescue by airborne or seaborne craft was fraught with difficulty. These incredible stories celebrate the courage, persistence and ingenuity of the men who found themselves ‘in the drink’ and those who saved them.

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