No 60 Sqn RFC/RAF

No 60 Sqn RFC/RAF

Description

When No 60 Sqn arrived in France in May 1916, partially equipped with the delightfully named Morane Bullet, there were only two dedicated single-seat fighter squadrons on the Western Front. Operating initially as a utility unit, No 60 Sqn's duties were mixed. It was involved in reconnaissance, fighter patrols and escort missions, as well as the landing of spies behind enemy lines. In the opening weeks of the battles of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the squadron suffered heavy casualties and it was withdrawn from the front. Rested and reequipped with Nieuport scouts, the unit went on the offensive. Witnessing the exploits of pilots like Albert Ball, who scored 20 victories with the unit before his death, it rapidly became one of the most successful fighter units of the war. This book tells the complete story of the unit, from its humble beginnings to the end of the war.


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Details

Author(s)
Alex Revell, Harry Dempsey
Format
Paperback | 128 pages
Dimensions
184 x 248 x 8mm | 403g
Publication date
20 Sep 2011
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Publication City/Country
New York, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
New
Illustrations note
123 b/w
ISBN10
1849083339
ISBN13
9781849083331
Bestsellers rank
396,288