RAAF World War 2
Australian Military Books relating to RAAF Royal Australian Air Force Operations during World War Two. 15000 RAAF servicemen took part in the air war in Europe during WW2. RAAF's greatest casualties were with the Bomber Command raids. Only 3% of Australians who served to WW2 went as part of a bomber aircrew yet 39% of all Australia's WW2 casualties were from this bomber command group, 1000 of which were from a single RAAF Squadron, 460 Sqn flying out of Binbrook UK. The commander of 460 Sqn, Kieth Parsons general rule of thumb was that out of 3 new crews one would be lost within 3 weeks. As the war continued the RAAF became heavily engaged against the advance of the Japanese towards Australia.