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Coastal Command at War Chaz Bowyer

Coastal Command at War

Chaz Bowyer

Published July 1st 2001
ISBN : 9780711009806
Hardcover
159 pages
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The Royal Air Forces Coastal Command carried out a vital but largely unknown struggle throughout World War II. Often equipped with obsolete aircraft, their mission was initially the protection of Britains convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic.MoreThe Royal Air Forces Coastal Command carried out a vital but largely unknown struggle throughout World War II. Often equipped with obsolete aircraft, their mission was initially the protection of Britains convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic. Much of this effort was directed against the German U-boats and, in fact, 192 out of 727 U-boats sunk were credited to Coastal Command. Actions were also taken against German surface raiders and aircraft, often involving long flights in bad weather. As the war progressed, Coastal Command adopted a more aggressive role, attacking German shipping in its home waters. Veteran Royal Air Force historian Chaz Bowyers classic account relates the full story of all the many roles undertaken by Coastal Command, often told by those who actually took part. The detailed text is illustrated with a wealth of photographs.