No 126 Wing RCAF / Donald Nijboer ; [illustrated by Chris Davey].
By: Nijboer, Donald.
Contributor(s): Davey, Chris.Material type: BookSeries: Osprey aviation elite: 35.Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Pub., 2010Description: 128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781846034831 (pbk.); 1846034833 (pbk.).Subject(s): Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force. Spitfire Wing, 126 -- History | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, CanadianDDC classification: 940.544971
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
The success of No 126 Wing began before the D-Day landings and through operations at Falaise Gap, Operation Market Garden, the winter offensive in the Ardennes, and crossing the Rhine into Germany. Donald Nijboer examines the wing's operations chapter by chapter, demonstrating how the five squadrons of Spitfires of No 126 Wing were self-sufficient in everything they did and how, after the Normandy landings, the ground forces could not move without this valuable support. Squadron and ace biographies and stunning artwork bring this fascinating book to life.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127) and index.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Introducation (p. 63)
- Chapter 1 Formation, D-Day, Breakout (p. 14)
- Chapter 2 Market Garden and Rail Interdiction (p. 46)
- Chapter 3 Bodenplatte and March on the Rhine (p. 88)
- Chapter 4 Crossing the Rhine (p. 104)
- Appendices (p. 121)
- Colour Plates Commentary (p. 123)
- Bibliography (p. 127)
- Index (p. 128)