MOSQUITO by Martin Bowman
MENACING THE REICH: Combat Action in the Twin-engine Wooden Wonder of World War II

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'On 15 November it came suddenly out of nowhere inches above the hangars with a crackling thunderclap of twin Merlins. As we watched, bewitched, it was flung about the sky in a beyond belief display for a bomber that could out perform any fighter. Well-bred whisper of a touch down, a door opened and down the ladder came suede shoes, yellow socks and the rest of Geoffrey de Havilland.’

The memories of Sergeant (later Flight Lieutenant DFC) Mike Carreck who was an observer with 105 Squadron when he first laid eyes on the new de Havilland Mosquito. This was an aircraft that would prove itself to be one of the most versatile and revered aircraft to fly with the RAF in World War II.

This book is full of firsthand accounts from the crews that flew the ‘Mossie’ in its roles as a bomber, long-range reconnaissance and low-level strike aircraft. The author has gathered together many of the most exciting operational reports that cover the period from the type’s introduction until the end of World War II. The text is interwoven with the background history of the personnel and squadrons, the purpose of the operations undertaken and their often devastating results.


About Martin Bowman

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Martin Bowman was the author of the three highly-successful Mosquito volumes in the Combat Aircraft series. He has also written over a dozen titles on the 'Mighty Eighth' over the past 15 years, having interviewed many veterans both in the UK and the USA. His first volume on the B-17 in the Combat Aircraft series has been very well received.
Published September 20, 2012 by Pen & Sword. 320 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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