By Mark Hiller
It grew to become the bottom of Wing Commander Douglas Bader until eventually he used to be shot down over France, as Fighter Command took the warfare to the enemy with operational sweeps over Occupied Europe. these operations incorporated the notorious Channel sprint which observed the break out of the German warships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, and the Dieppe raid of 1942 which concerned the biggest aerial conflict of the conflict as much as that date. Westhampnett's squadrons additionally supported the D-Day landings and the next conflict of Normandy.
Packed with the most important number of images of this airfield ever compiled, this illustrated booklet offers a close historical past of the battling as noticeable throughout the eyes of the various pilots and floor group. RAF Westhampnett brings to lifestyles these intriguing yet harmful days of the second one international struggle during the phrases and pictures of these who have been there.
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A Fighter Command Station at War: A Photographic Record of RAF Westhampnett from the Battle of Britain to D-Day and Beyond by Mark Hiller