Unit history book about the 456 Squadron RAAF a rare night fighter squadron, operational over Europe during World War II. Formed in mid-1941, the squadron was in fact the RAAF's only night fighter squadron. Flying Bristol Beaufighter, Bristol Blenheim and de Havilland Mosquito out of British Airfields. During the Invasion of Normandy, the squadron provided air cover for Allied shipping, shooting down 14 German aircraft in the process. Later, it helped defend Britain against V-1 flying bombs, shooting down 24 between June and August 1944.
A scarce RAAF Squadron History.
- Book Condition:
- some light age toning spots confined to front entry page otherwise slight edge wear to boards and dust jacket otherwise near new condition inside see pics
- Outer Cover on Book:
- Hard Boards with Dust Jacket
- Total Pages:
- Publication Date:
- 1995 1st edition
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