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Through To The End – 487 (NZ) Squadron RAF  

AUTHOR – David Palmer & Aad Neeven

PUBLISHER – NL Books

FORMAT – Hardback

PAGES – 369

PUBLISHED – 2019

ISBN – 978 90 826475 3 2

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Categories: , Product ID: 12630

Description

No 487 (NZ) Squadron of the RAF was instrumental in carrying out some of the most famous and dramatic air attacks of all time. During the Second World war its crews were renowned for low-level, precision bombing. Formed in England in 1942, the squadron initially flew the Lockheed Ventura, but then reequipped with the legendary de Havilland Mosquito. Half its pilots were New Zealanders. No. 487’s operations were so low-level that aircraft windscreens were splashed with salt spray while crossing the sea and many hit trees and buildings. In the last year of the war it specialised in nocturnal ‘Intruder’ operations in which aircraft set out as lone-wolf predators, prowling across France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany to ravage enemy transport. A third of the men who flew operations with 487 died with it. But no other combat unit as small made a greater impact on the war. This large book contains numerous black and white photos, along with coloured maps and diagrams, and wide variety of statistical information.

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Weight2.1 kg

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