Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors

A Guide for Family Historians

Phil Tomaselli

 
Date Published :
April 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Tracing your Ancestors
Illustration :
50 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781783030576
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$29.95

Overview
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In this fully revised second edition of his best-selling Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors Phil Tomaselli explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help you in your research. 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 handbook will point you in the right direction.

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 post-war development. Phil Tomaselli outlines 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, the kind of work they did, the airplanes they worked with and the men and women they worked alongside.

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.

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