Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors

Phil Tomaselli

 
Date Published :
November 2007
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Tracing your Ancestors
Illustration :
over 50 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781844155736
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 8 X 5 inches
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$19.95

Overview
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Whether you are interested in the career of an individual air-man or woman, researching medals awarded to a pilot or crew member or just want to know more about a particular squadron or operation, this book will point you in the right direction. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of the air force, its history or organization, Phil Tomaselli explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help you in your research. He also recommends resources available online as well as books and memoirs.

Each era in air force history is described, from the pioneering days of early aviation and the formation of the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War to the creation of the Royal Air Force, its operations during the Second World War and its postwar development. The author explains the evolving organization of the air force in each period. He also provides pointers and examples which should help researchers find the records of units and bases that individuals served in.

About The Author
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Phil Tomaselli has written extensively on military and family history and he has made a special study of the Western Front, in particular the decisive campaign of 1918. He has published many articles on aspects of army and air force history.

REVIEWS
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“…a densely packed, well illustrated guide to tracing your ancestors who served in the British Air Force… excellent practical advice on how to search… and excellent guidebook.”

- FGS FORUM

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