ID numberRCDIG1070212
TitleVolume IV – Air Power Over Europe, 1944–1945 (1st edition, 1963)
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeVolume
Item count1
Object typeBook
MakerHerington, John
Description

This volume continues and concludes the story of Australian airmen who served in the war against Germany and Italy. In this period generally about 15,000 Australians were serving in or beside the RAF, a proportion of them being in 18 Australian squadrons and the remainder in a large number of RAF units. The volume opens with an account of the plans and preparations for the invasion of Europe and then describes the operations in support of the advancing Allied armies, the accompanying strategic bombing offensive, the ceaseless work of Coastal Command and the varied operations in the Mediterranean zone.

The book concludes with an account of the problems of organisation and rehabilitation overcome during the unscrambling and repatriation of the Australian contingent, and with a chapter on the experiences of evaders and prisoners of war.

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PDF 426.8 KB Contents, Illustrations, Maps, Chart, and Preface (pages i-xiii)
PDF 1007.86 KB Chapter 1 – Planning for the Invasion (pages 1-12)
PDF 2.52 MB Chapter 2 – Air Preparations for the Assault on North–West Europe (pages 13-48)
PDF 2.65 MB Chapter 3 – The Invasion of Italy (pages 49-80)
PDF 2.88 MB Chapter 4 – The Mediterranean: January–June 1944 (pages 81-114)
PDF 1.03 MB Chapter 5 – The Assault (pages 115-129)
PDF 1.94 MB Chapter 6 – Supporting the Lodgement (pages 130-147)
PDF 1.39 MB Chapter 7 – The Build–up Period (pages 148-166)
PDF 2.56 MB Chapter 8 – The Threat From Long–range Missiles (pages 167-194)
PDF 2.38 MB Chapter 9 – The Campaign Against Oil, June – December 1944 (pages 195-224)
PDF 2.34 MB Chapter 10 – The Battle for Normandy (pages 225-249)
PDF 2.45 MB Chapter 11 – Invasion from the South – Approach to the Rhine (pages 250-276)
PDF 1.49 MB Chapter 12 – Administrative Problems 1944–45 (pages 277-292)
PDF 2.5 MB Chapter 13 – Resumption of the Strategic Bomber Offensive (pages 293-322)
PDF 2.69 MB Chapter 14 – The Mediterranean and Italian Fronts 1944–45 (pages 323-356)
Chapter 15 – Coastal Command, 1944–45 (pages 357-384)
PDF 1.56 MB Chapter 16 – The Ardennes Offensive: The Battle of the Bulge (pages 385-406)
PDF 1.85 MB Chapter 17 – Bomber Command and the Transportation Plan: Spring 1945 (pages 407-432)
PDF 2.59 MB Chapter 18 – The Last Battles: the Way Home (pages 433-465)
PDF 2.6 MB Chapter 19 – Evaders and Prisoners (pages 466-498)
PDF 324.75 KB Appendix 1 – Extracts From Diary of Flying Officer CT O’Riordan (pages 499-504)
PDF 107.12 KB Appendix 2 – Directive to Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force (pages 505-507)
PDF 197.1 KB Appendix 3 – RAAF Casualties in all Theatres (pages 508-513)
PDF 174.08 KB Appendix 4 – Abbreviations, Definitions and Code Names (pages 514-516)
PDF 2.4 MB Index (pages 517-539)