Halifax Squadrons of World War 2

Halifax Squadrons of World War 2

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Military History
Paperback Published on: 15/07/1999
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Synopsis

The second of Britain's four-engined bombers to enter frontline service, Handley Page's Halifax has forever lived in the shadow of Avro's superb Lancaster. However, it was a Halifax which became the first RAF 'heavy' to drop bombs on Germany when No 35 Sqn raided Hamburg on the night of 12/13 March 1941. Between 1941-45, the Halifax completed some 75,532 sorties with Bomber Command alone [compared with the Lancaster's 156,000], not to mention its sterling work as both a glider tug and paratroop carrier with the Airborne Forces, maritime patrol mount with Coastal Command and covert intruder with the SOE.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781855328921
  • Number of pages: 116
  • Weight: 430g
  • Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 7 mm

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