Special Ops Liberators

223 (Bomber Support) Squadron, 100 Group, and the Electronic War

Steve Bond, Richard Forder

The work of the RAF's 100 Group remains one of the least known aspects of the 1939-45 war. Even less has been written about the specifics of day-to-day electronic warfare operations and the countermeasures employed. This book redresses the balance by focusing on one the heavy units, 223, and its sister units at RAF Oulton, Norfolk.
Date Published :
December 2011
Publisher :
Grub Street Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 pages b/w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781908117144
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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The work of the RAF’s 100 Group remains one of the least known aspects of the 1939-45 war. Even less has been written about the specifics of day-to-day electronic warfare operations and the countermeasures employed. This book, the result of many years meticulous research by Squadron Leader Richard Forder RAF (Ret’d) redresses the balance by focussing on one the heavy units, 223, and its sister units at RAF Oulton, Norfolk.

Equipped with former USAAF Liberators, they operated from August 1944 to the end of the European war, with a primary role of protecting Bomber Command Main Force ops by radio and radar countermeasures against German defenses. By analyzing original documents and recording first hand accounts from both sides of the conflict, including those of Main Force personnel, Forder and Bond present a complete, detailed and valuable picture of the secret and vital activities of the special operatives, and their effect on German defenses.

About The Author
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Dr Steve Bond is a life-long aviation professional and historian. He served in the Royal Air Force for twenty-two years as an aircraft propulsion technician, with tours on many different aircraft, and was part of the Eurofighter Typhoon project team in the MoD. A fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, he is also the author of many magazine articles and books including: Heroes All, Special Ops Liberators (with Richard Forder), Wimpy, Meteor Boys and Javelin Boys for Grub Street.

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