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by Norman Franks
Also, Franks missed out the actions of the Marine Branch at both Dunkirk and Dieppe.
Also, Franks missed out the actions of the Marine Branch at both Dunkirk and Dieppe. At Dunkirk, 5 Sea plane tenders took part and all five were damaged, Cpl Flowers a Coxn was awarded the Military Medal. Again at Dieppe, boats were damaged and lost. The image that Franks presents in his book is that the old 'Shagbag' carried out all rescues. This leads to a great misrepresentation of the Rescue Services. One person found this helpful.
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Bibliographic Details. Title: Another Kind of Courage: Stories of the. From the summer of 1941 to the end of the war in 1945, four UK-based squadrons equiped with the Walrus seaplane rescued or helped to rescue over 1300 airmen. This is their compelling story. Publisher: Patrick Stephens Ltd. 1st printing, Sparkford. Publication Date: 1994. First-hand testimonies about many of the most daring and dangerous missions, including the picking up of downed airmen adrift in enemy minefields and rescues successfully accomplished while air battles between the RAF and the Luftwaffe raged overhead.
In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF).
An AIR crew rescued from the sea by net invention. An AIR crew rescued from the sea by net invention. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Their job was to man and maintain the vast fleets of aircraft needed to attack German cities and industry.
The Air Sea Rescue airmen did a magnificent job from 1941–45, rescuing hundreds of downed RAF and USAAF aircrew. It took a special type of airman to undertake these rescues – and another kind of courage. Walrus squadrons operated just as successfully in this theater as around Britain.
Another kind of courage: stories of the uk-based walrus air-sea .
ANOTHER KIND OF COURAGE: STORIES OF THE UK-BASED WALRUS AIR-SEA RESCUE SQUADRONS Written by Norman . Stock no. 1815801 Published by Patrick Stephens Limited. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. The story of the inception, development and operational activities of the heroic UK-based squadrons equipped with the Walrus seaplane, with many first-hand testimonies about the most daring missions. Blue boards, gilt title to spine.
Signed by Norman Franks (respected historian and author) and various members of the Walrus Squadrons with a Certificate of Authenticity from Vector Fine Ar.
Signed by Norman Franks (respected historian and author) and various members of the Walrus Squadrons with a Certificate of Authenticity from Vector Fine Art. 8vo. 192pp. Hardcover housed in Like New slipcase. Book condition: Like New. Very Scarce. These pilots risked their lives daily by landing on the sea to save other airmen whose planes had been shot down over the water. Rescues from the cold sea needed to be carried out very quickly.
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Norman Leslie Robert Franks (born 1940) is an English militaria writer who specialises in aviation topics. He focuses on the pilots and squadrons of World Wars I and II. He published his first book in 1976. He was an Organisation and Methods Officer with the Nationwide Building Society in London before he retired. He now lives in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, with his wife Heather. They have two sons, Rob and Mike, and five grandchildren.