RNZAF : a short history

Geoffrey Bentley, Author

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Maker and Role
Geoffrey Bentley, Author
Production Date
"This is the story, informally told, of the RNZAF and of the men and women, all ranks, who made the service what it is today... This story, like the service itself, is founded on people, and the author's thumbnail sketches of memorable service "types" will be welcomed by all who knew these men. Appendices covering aircraft flown by the RNZAF, and squadron records, make the book invaluable for accurate reference; and a first glance at the photographs will show their range of interest." - book jacket

Contents: Introduction / father of New Zealand aviation / Kohimarama and Sockburn / the Bettington Report / Cochrane the architect / building air supremacy / the famous seventy-five / ordeal in South-east Asia / the "New Zealand" Squadrons / action in the Pacific / fighters in combat / the later bombers / "dumbo" to the rescue / tragedy at green / profiles / surrender in the Solomons / occupation forces in Japan / problems of reshaping / sojourn in Cyprus / the Hastings story / "speak and it is done" / the coalmen of Berlin / angels of mercy / ceremonial and music / community service / on - or off - the ice / coming-of-age / Morrison the builder / among the builders... / appendices: operational squadrons of the RNZAF / NZ squadrons in the RAF / air board members / schedule of RNZAF aircraft / index
Other Name
Royal New Zealand Air Force : a short history
Physical Description
268 p. : photos ; 25 cm.
John Coom
1969 Hand-written
Geoffrey Bentley Hand-written
"John [Coom?] 1969" Hand-written
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Geoffrey Bentley. 1969. RNZAF : a short history, 05-2742. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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