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A MOST SECRET SQUADRON. THE FIRST FULL STORY OF 648 SQUADRON & ITS SPECIAL DETACHMENT ANTI-U-BOAT MOSQUITOS
Author: Curtis, D.

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Grub Street 2009 Hardback 308 pages b/w photos.

A MOST SECRET SQUADRON.  THE FIRST FULL STORY OF 648 SQUADRON & ITS SPECIAL DETACHMENT ANTI-U-BOAT MOSQUITOS

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Des Curtis was one of the founder members of 618 Squadron. Formed within days of the illustrious 617 618's primary objective was to mount a daylight low-level attack by Mosquitos on the German battleship Tirpitz within hours of the attack on the Ruhr dams. The operation codenamed Operation Servant was given top security classification to the point where the subject was excluded from the minutes of the meetings of the Chiefs of Staff of the air and naval forces. The author reveals the dilemmas and conflicting priorities existing to the highest levels setting out in detail the technicalities of developing the 'bouncing bomb'. He also writes first hand about the tactical problems of getting to and from the target and the tensions and strains endured by the Mosquito crews themselves as they took the war to the German U-Boats within the sight and safety of their bases.

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Author Curtis, D.
Publisher Grub Street
ISBN 9781906502515
Date of Publication 2009
Edition N/A
Binding Hardback
Book Size N/A
Number of pages 308
Images b/w photos
Language English Text
SKU MBN10418

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