BATTLE-AXE BLENHEIMS: NO 105 SQUADRON AT WAR 1940-1.

Scott, Stuart.


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Stroud, 1st ed., 1996. 235 pp., photo-ills., ills., + maps. D.j., 25 x 17cm. FINE. Pilots who flew Bristol Blenheim medium bombers with No 2 Group on daylight raids had one of the toughest jobs in World War II. Drawing on official records and the first-hand recollections of survivors, the daring exploits of the Blenheim Mk IV crews of No 105 Squadron are graphically recounted here. From August 1940 to July 1941 the squadron was stationed at Swanton Morley in Norfolk where many near-suicidal operations were flown at extreme low-level against heavily defended industrial installations in Germany and Occupied Europe. There is a vivid account of the squadron's epic low-level attack on Bremen in June 1941. From July to September the squadron moved to Malta where they ranged far from their base to attack targets in Italy, North Africa and off the Greek coast.


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