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Mosquito in the USAAF

De Havilland's Wooden Wonder in American Service by Fairbairn, Tony Code: 61174 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publication date: 08/12/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days Price: AU $75.00

On 20 April 1941, a group of distinguished Americans headed by the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, John Winant, and which included Major General Henry Hap Arnold, Chief of the US Army Air Corps, visited the de Havilland Aircraft Companys airfield at Hatfield, England. In this highly illustrated work, the author explores the full story of why the Americans wanted Mosquitoes, how they went about obtaining them, and their noted success and popularity with USAAF units.On 20 April 1941, a group of distinguished Americans headed by the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, John Winant, and which included Major General Henry Hap Arnold, Chief of the US Army Air Corps, visited the de Havilland Aircraft Companys airfield at Hatfield, England.

Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD
Publication date: 08/12/2021
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 234.00mm X 156.00mm
Code: 61174

 The son of an RAF pilot, TONY FAIRBAIRNs childhood was spent on a variety of airfields around the world, which fired an early enthusiasm for aviation journalism and photography. While still at school in Singapore in the early 1960s he wrote his first article, for Air Pictorial, and then joined the RAF for a 30-year career. An active member of the RAF Historical Society, the American Aviation Historical Society and Air-Britain, he has authored two books, Action Stations Overseas and RAF Gibraltar, and over the years contributed to most of the national aviation magazines. His RAF duties included tours in Cyprus, Gibraltar and as an instructor at the RAF College, but it was a 1970s posting to East Anglia, an area resonant with disused American wartime airfields alongside current active ones, that sparked an interest in US aviation in general and the Second World War Eighth Air Force in particular.