Above and Beyond The Canadians' War in the Air, 1939-45

By: Dunmore, Spencer

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Boards and DJ show light edge wear. Front flap creased; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; 9.30 X 6.40 X 1.60 inches; 384 pages; "From the first skirmishes over Europe in September 1939, Canadian airmen served in almost every theatre of the Second World War, from bases in Britain and Europe, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. And in the months and years that followed, with the slaughter mounting in hostile skies around the globe, the contribution of Canadian pilots, navigators, gunners, air bombers, and flight engineers grew out of all proportion to their country’s population.In the early days of the conflict, great numbers of Canadians served in units of Britain’s RAF and Fleet Air Arm. As the war progressed, however, the Royal Canadian Air Force came into its own, and by Germany's surrender, forty-eight RCAF squadrons were overseas, almost completely manned by Canadian officers and men. Among the Canadians were Johnny Fauquier and Reg Lane, Canada’s leading bomber pilots; Stan Turner, perhaps the country’s greatest fighter leader; Len Birchall, the gallant “Saviour of Ceylon”; the redoubtable ace Buzz Beurling; the great naval hero Hammy Gray; Roly Dibnah, Bert Houle, and many others.These brash young men from the Empire’s senior dominion had little time for ceremony and tradition. Countless British officers considered them dangerously independent and lacking in respect for rank. But in the air, where it counted, the Canadians more than proved their worth. Combining first person accounts of the action and his own vivid prose, Dunmore captures the high drama and gut-churning tension of dogfights and bomber raids, charts the victories and defeats of the armies and navies below, and recreates the mood abroad in wartime as the world watched the drama unfold."

Title: Above and Beyond The Canadians' War in the Air, 1939-45

Author Name: Dunmore, Spencer

Categories: Militaria, Canada,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1996

ISBN Number: 0771029284

ISBN Number 13: 9780771029288

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 17628

Keywords: RCAF WWII Aviation buzz beurling