Halifax Squadrons of World War 2

Halifax Squadrons of World War 2

Combat Aircraft 14
  • Author: Jon Lake
  • Illustrator: Chris Davey
  • Short code: COM 14
  • Publication Date: 15 Jul 1999
  • ISBN: 9781855328921
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 116
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About this Product

The second of Britain's four-engined bombers to enter frontline service, Handley Page's Halifax has forever lived in the shadow of Avro's superb Lancaster. However, it was a Halifax which became the first RAF 'heavy' to drop bombs on Germany when No 35 Sqn raided Hamburg on the night of 12/13 March 1941. Between 1941-45, the Halifax completed some 75,532 sorties with Bomber Command alone [compared with the Lancaster's 156,000], not to mention its sterling work as both a glider tug and paratroop carrier with the Airborne Forces, maritime patrol mount with Coastal Command and covert intruder with the SOE.

Biographical Note

Jon Lake's most recent work for Osprey was the well-received Combat Aircraft volume on the Blenheim. Jon Lake is one of Britains leading journalists and historians, and secretary of the Freelance Aviation Journalists Association. An airbrush artist with years of experience, Chris has become Osprey's principal illustrator of RAF aircraft, having produced the profiles for over a dozen books since 1994. His most recent work includeds Aces 27 and 30, and Combat AIrcraft 14 and 19. He is particularly adept at 'big' aircraft like the Halifax and Sunderland.


Origins of the Halifax
Halifax Goes to War
Breaking the Back of the Reich
Pathfinder Force
SOE Halifaxes
No 100 Group
Airborne Forces and Transport
Coastal Command
The End

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