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New book by Steve Smith titled "A SHORT WAR" A History of 623 Squadron.

This is a history of a often overlooked and neglected bomber squadron, No.623 Squadron. Formed from No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron in August 1943 the squadron flying from RAF Downham Market participated in a number of the important raids on Germany, losing a number of crews in the process. Made up almost entirely of Dominion skippers the squadron flying the Short Stirling had its fair share of ups and downs, losses ten crews before it was disbanded in December 1943. This 260 page history will include numerous never before published photographs, crew by crew biographies, individual aircraft histories and much more.

Books can obtained via Amazon, or via the publishers Mention The War Publications Facebook page

All proceeds are going to the RAF Downham Market Memorial Appeal.

 

 

 

Canadian military historian Nathan Greenfield's newest book, The Forgotten, tells the story of the more than 10,000 Canadian servicemen, merchant mariners and civilians whose war ended in surrender, capture and imprisonment, through the eyes of a group of men in Hitler’s grasp: Private Stan Darch, who had already survived the cauldron of Dieppe; seventeen civilian priests and brothers captured at sea, one of whom risked his life to hide an escape tunnel after the Great Escape; Edward Carter-Edwards, who endured the hell of Buchenwald concentration camp; and RCAF Sergeant Ian MacDonald, who, having been on the run for six weeks after being shot down, was betrayed to the Gestapo and survived six weeks in the notorious Fresnes Prison in Paris. To survive the often horrid conditions of Stalags across Europe and the hunger marches through the freezing snows of the winter of 1944–45, these otherwise ordinary Canadians demonstrated extraordinary valour and commitment to each other and to the Allied cause. Included in this book is the story of the crash of the Halifax bomber described by this website. Nathan Greenfield has interviewed the surviving family members of the crew to obtain details about this incident more than 70 years after it occurred. More details about the book are available at the publisher's website

See also: Halifax V DK261 crashed near the island of Mandø on 24/8 1943

 

 

 

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