Mosquito: Menacing the Reich

Combat Action in the Twin-engine Wooden Wonder of World War II

Martin W. Bowman

 
Date Published :
April 2009
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
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Hardback
ISBN : 9781844158232
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781848846609
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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‘On 15 November it came suddenly out of nowhere inches above the hangars with a crackling thunderclap of twin Merlins. As we watched, bewitched, it was flung about the sky in a beyond belief display for a bomber that could out perform any fighter. Well-bred whisper of a touch down, a door opened and down the ladder came suede shoes, yellow socks and the rest of Geoffrey de Havilland.’

The memories of Sergeant (later Flight Lieutenant DFC) Mike Carreck who was an observer with 105 Squadron when he first laid eyes on the new de Havilland Mosquito. This was an aircraft that would prove itself to be one of the most versatile and revered aircraft to fly with the RAF in World War II.

This book is full of firsthand accounts from the crews that flew the ‘Mossie’ in its roles as a bomber, long-range reconnaissance and low-level strike aircraft. The author has gathered together many of the most exciting operational reports that cover the period from the type’s introduction until the end of World War II. The text is interwoven with the background history of the personnel and squadrons, the purpose of the operations undertaken and their often devastating results.

About The Author
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Martin Bowman is one of Britain’s foremost aviation historians and has written many books and articles. He lives in Norwich.

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