249 at War : The Authorised History of the RAF's Top Claiming Squadron of WWII

By: Cull, Brian; Galea, Frederick

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New, unread, unmarked, unclipped dj. Pristine. 292 pages plus 32 pages of b&w photos. The 249 Squadron was the RAF's foremost squadron. With many illustrious names on its honor list, the 249 was also the highest-scoring fighting squadron. Formed in May, 1940, the 249 Squadron saw action in the Battle of Britain, then Malta, then Italy and the Balkans until the end of the war. Among its distinguished pilots were Ginger Neil, J B Nicolson, Buzz Buerling, Buck McNair, Laddie Lucas, and many other fighter pilots. After the war, the Squadron was based in the Middle East and flew with distinction in the Suez conflict in 1956. Disbanded in 1969, its memory lives on brightly in the annals of the Royal Air Force. The book is illustrated with over 150 black & white photographs, many published here for the first time. The book is unread, and both book and dust jacket are in Fine condition. I believe the book is OOP (out of print). ; 292 pages

Title: 249 at War : The Authorised History of the RAF's Top Claiming Squadron of WWII

Author Name: Cull, Brian; Galea, Frederick

Categories: Aviation WWII,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 1997

ISBN: 1898697493

ISBN 13: 9781898697497

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Size: 7" x 10"

Seller ID: 9531

Keywords: Great Britain Royal Air Force RAF Squadron WWII Battle of Britain Malta Italy Balkans Midle East Suez,