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battle of the airfields

Norman L. R. Franks

battle of the airfields

1st January 1945

by Norman L. R. Franks

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Published by Grub Street in London .
Written in English


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StatementNorman L. Franks.
The Physical Object
Pagination224p. ;
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22315811M
ISBN 101898697159

  The book will give an overview of the Battle and then go on to describe the part played by the squadrons and pilots from each base between the dangerous period between 10 July and 31 October It will include a map of each airfield as it was then and a guide to what remains and places of significance nearby that can be visited : Pen & Sword Books. Battle of the Airfields Author Franks, Norman Format/binding Paperback Book condition New New Quantity available 1 Binding Paperback ISBN 10 X ISBN 13 Publisher Grub Street Publishing Place of Publication London, Kent, United Kingdom Date published 4/1/

The airfield at Pitomnik was one of seven airfields within the Stalingrad Pocket after the 6th Army was encircled and the only one properly equipped to handle large amounts of air traffic. The field was equipped with lights for night operation. Ordered to the "cauldron" by Paulus, Wilhelm Adam flew from Morozovsk airstrip to Pitomnik on 12 Dec. After his He landed, Adam noted, "The. About this Item: After the Battle Publication, Inhalt: How this book was produced, Map of Airfields, Alconbury, Andrews Field, Atcham Station u.v.m. Zustand: Schutzumschlag mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Seiten leicht fleckig, insgesamt SEHR GUTER Zustand!

Print book: English: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, Airports -- Great Britain -- History. World War, -- Aerial operations, British. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. At 6 a.m. the morning of 27 February, following an intensive artillery barrage, about vehicles of the 1st Brigade, under the command of General Paul J. Kern, charged into the airfield and secured it after four hours of fighting. According to 2nd Lieutenant [1] Only one U.S. soldier was wounded by enemy fire during the battle.


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