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This superb new book completes the in-depth analysis of the 2nd TAF's operations from its initial formation in 1943 through to the ultimate defeat of Germany in May 1945. The informative text is interspersed with rare personal accounts from pilots as well as mini-biographies and specialist text boxes on key missions. This fourth volume includes detailed coverage of areas such as camouflage and markings and ordnance systems as carried by the wide range of aircraft deployed by 2nd TAF, and which supplements much of the material in the first three volumes.The authors have uncovered a significant amount of rare and previously unpublished material which will delight modellers around the world. Meticulous listings of all wings, commanding officers, bases and squadrons are provided, along with brief histories of each. There is also a dedicated section on Group Support Units and Repair Units, as well as a valuable section on tactics used by 2nd TAF arranged by type and role. Supplemented by fabulous colour artwork throughout, and rare pilots' albums, this is essential volume for all military aviation enthusiasts.
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Christopher Shores served in the ATC and RAF during the 1950s and produced his first book, Aces High, in 1966. By profession a chartered surveyor, Christopher Shores worked in the commercial property market for more than 40 years. Retired in mid-2000, he continues to be a consultant, but is now able to devote much more of his time and energy to aviation research and writing.
Chris Thomas worked for more than 30 years as a civilian air traffic controller. He is the son of a 2nd TAF pilot and co-authored The Typhoon and Tempest Story with Christopher Shores following a long-running series in Le Fanatique de l'Aviation. He has a wide interest in military aviation and has provided illustrations for a number of books and periodicals, including The JG 26 Album and Under the Guns of the Red Baron, as well as cover paintings for more than 20 publications.
This is a fitting conclusion to an excellent series of books on a part of the war that many have overlooked. It is superbly done and belongs on your bookshelf. I can recommend this one without hesitation. ---Modeling Madness, reviewed by Scott Van Aken, June 2009
This book will be very useful to modelers and historians alike, and is worth getting even if you don't have the other three volumes. Don't miss you on this one. Highly recommended. ---IPMS, reviewed by Brian Baker, June 2009
This is a great finish to an excellent history of the 2nd Tactical Air Force. ---Internet Modeler, reviewed by Chris Banyai-Riepl, July 2009
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Book Description Classic Publications, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1906537011
Book Description Classic Publications, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111906537011