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This magnificent new book from the author (signed) of "Tugs and Gliders to Arnhem" examines the role of the Royal Air Force and the Royal Army Service Corps Air Despatchers and their parachute re-supply sorties, during Operation Market. The RAF flew the air despatchers to their re-supply drop points. They were tasked to drop their panniers over the DZ in the shortest possible time, and both did their utmost to supply the airborne troops behind enemy lines. Between 18th and 25th September 1944, Stirlings and Dakotas of Numbers 38 and 46 Groups flew 628 sorties to the Arnhem/Oosterbeek area. Eighty-nine aircraft did not return to base but, with the help of Dutch people and the resistance, many air crew evaded capture. Others endured captivity in German prisoner-of-war camps, but many paid the ultimate price. Apart from hundreds of photographs and maps, there is a separate comprehensive index of those who took part, plus numerous appendices and tables.
  • AUTHOR: van Hees, A-J
  • FORMAT: 379pp 600 Bw/maps Hb
  • Code: 21717

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