Coastal Command - A "forgotten" force

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by spidge, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. spidge


    The following RAF Coastal Command causality list is taken from....

    'The Cinderella Service. RAF Coastal Command 1939 - 1945' - Andrew Hendrie.

    Hi Peter,

    Seems the 5,866 number was Flying battle only and did not include ground crew. (Only a difference of three)


  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member


    Have sent a pm regarding the squadron list

  3. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Like yourself a small fortune spent on books - "The Secret War" by B.Johnson and "Aircraft vs Submarine" by Alfred Price are both very good , the BBC publication I bought when I was 18 - back in the late 1970's - it has travelled very well since then.
    Much of the BBC series can be found on U-Tube - I came across it completely by accident.

    Also extremely valuable and other good some books written by Norman Franks.
    " Search , Find and Kill" - republished by Grub Street and revised - a complete record of all Coastal attacks on U-Boats , Mr Franks tells it as it was - using many accounts from those who took part in the actions. Search, Find and Kill!: Coastal Command's U-boat Successes in World War Two: Norman L.R. Franks: Books

    Also see Dark Sky, Deep Water: First Hand Reflections on the Anti-U-Boat War in Europe in WWII: Norman L.R. Franks: Books U-boat Versus Aircraft: The Dramatic Story Behind U-boat Claims in Gun Action with Aircraft in World War II: Norman L.R. Franks, Eric Zimmerman, Eric Zimmermann: Books Conflict Over the Bay: Norman L.R. Franks: Books

    These three books are also excellent , I have no regrets in buying them - all have been reprinted and revised since they wer first published - when you look at other works which tell of the german effort in the Atlantic from historians like Jurgen Rohwer , Lawence Patterson , Axel Niestle - these interface and work very well with them.
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