A Fighter Command Station at War
A Photographic Record of RAF Westhampnett from the Battle of Britain to D-Day and Beyond
Imprint: Frontline Books
224 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2 in
- August 2023
- In Stock
- November 2015
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
It became the base of Wing Commander Douglas Bader until he was shot down over France, as Fighter Command took the war to the enemy with operational sweeps over Occupied Europe. Those operations included the infamous Channel Dash which saw the escape of the German warships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, and the Dieppe raid of 1942 which involved the largest aerial battle of the war up to that date. Westhampnetts squadrons also supported the D-Day landings and the subsequent Battle of Normandy.
Packed with the largest collection of photographs of this airfield ever compiled, this illustrated publication provides a detailed history of the fighting as seen through the eyes of many of the pilots and ground crew. RAF Westhampnett brings to life those exciting but dangerous days of the Second World War through the words and photographs of those who were there.