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Bartman.
12-09-2007, 11:55 PM
Something new i just picked up >

The 417th Night Fighter Squadron USAAF was only the forth such unit to be formed. In the early days of WWII, the US sent observers to England to study how the latest form of air warfare would take shape and it very soon became apparent to them that a night fighting capability was of increasing importance. When they joined the battle against the Reich they found themselves without a suitable American aircraft and were forced to utilize RAF Beaufighters. Having 're-learned to fly' this British design the 417th were sent to North Africa. Most of the ex-RAF aircraft they had inherited were battle weary and no supplies of spares were available through the US supply chain. The squadron found an elderly B-25 bomber, nicknamed the "Strawberry Roan," and they ranged throughout the Mediterranean in search of Beaufighter parts. 417 soon built a healthy score of downed German and Italian aircraft and as the war progressed they were moved to Corsica to support the Italian invasion, After D-Day they were moved to Le Vallon from where they attacked the night-time movements of the German Army. Perhaps their most famous operation was to attack the low flying German Condor that ran the route from the Reich to Spain carrying Nazi gold and treasures.

Here >

http://www.amazon.com/Beaufighters-Night-Fighter-Squadr...id=1197269374&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Beaufighters-Night-Fighter-Squadron-USAAF/dp/1844154831/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197269374&sr=1-1)

Bartman .

Bartman.
12-09-2007, 11:55 PM
Something new i just picked up >

The 417th Night Fighter Squadron USAAF was only the forth such unit to be formed. In the early days of WWII, the US sent observers to England to study how the latest form of air warfare would take shape and it very soon became apparent to them that a night fighting capability was of increasing importance. When they joined the battle against the Reich they found themselves without a suitable American aircraft and were forced to utilize RAF Beaufighters. Having 're-learned to fly' this British design the 417th were sent to North Africa. Most of the ex-RAF aircraft they had inherited were battle weary and no supplies of spares were available through the US supply chain. The squadron found an elderly B-25 bomber, nicknamed the "Strawberry Roan," and they ranged throughout the Mediterranean in search of Beaufighter parts. 417 soon built a healthy score of downed German and Italian aircraft and as the war progressed they were moved to Corsica to support the Italian invasion, After D-Day they were moved to Le Vallon from where they attacked the night-time movements of the German Army. Perhaps their most famous operation was to attack the low flying German Condor that ran the route from the Reich to Spain carrying Nazi gold and treasures.

Here >

http://www.amazon.com/Beaufighters-Night-Fighter-Squadr...id=1197269374&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Beaufighters-Night-Fighter-Squadron-USAAF/dp/1844154831/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197269374&sr=1-1)

Bartman .

WTE_Ibis
12-10-2007, 12:27 AM
Interesting stuff as is the one recommended with it.

http://www.amazon.com/Silently-Midst-Things-Squadron-19.../ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b (http://www.amazon.com/Silently-Midst-Things-Squadron-1943-1945/dp/1552126633/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b)

Bartman.
12-10-2007, 01:25 AM
Thanks ibis ,

Looks like a good read as well thanks for the link i mite pick that up too ...

I'm just done reading > The most dangerous enemy , first light and fighter boys all great reads if anyone's interested in taking them off me for a few dollars or euro or swap what you got p.m. me .

Bartman .

WTE_Ibis
12-10-2007, 01:36 AM
S`Bart, I have First Light, Fighter Boys and "The Big Show", which I highly recommend.


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Bartman.
12-10-2007, 01:48 AM
Have you read The most dangerous enemy ? it's a statistical step by step read i can highly recommended .

I haven't read the big show i'll look for it next order i do

Cheers .

Bartman .

crucislancer
12-10-2007, 09:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bartman.:
Something new i just picked up &gt;

The 417th Night Fighter Squadron USAAF was only the forth such unit to be formed. In the early days of WWII, the US sent observers to England to study how the latest form of air warfare would take shape and it very soon became apparent to them that a night fighting capability was of increasing importance. When they joined the battle against the Reich they found themselves without a suitable American aircraft and were forced to utilize RAF Beaufighters. Having 're-learned to fly' this British design the 417th were sent to North Africa. Most of the ex-RAF aircraft they had inherited were battle weary and no supplies of spares were available through the US supply chain. The squadron found an elderly B-25 bomber, nicknamed the "Strawberry Roan," and they ranged throughout the Mediterranean in search of Beaufighter parts. 417 soon built a healthy score of downed German and Italian aircraft and as the war progressed they were moved to Corsica to support the Italian invasion, After D-Day they were moved to Le Vallon from where they attacked the night-time movements of the German Army. Perhaps their most famous operation was to attack the low flying German Condor that ran the route from the Reich to Spain carrying Nazi gold and treasures.

Here &gt;

http://www.amazon.com/Beaufighters-Night-Fighter-Squadr...id=1197269374&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Beaufighters-Night-Fighter-Squadron-USAAF/dp/1844154831/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197269374&sr=1-1)

Bartman . </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Awesome! I've gotta check this out. Added to my list of books to get.

Heliopause
12-10-2007, 12:55 PM
Interesting, got me thinking of this pic from a book. It has a British roundel though...and a funny nose.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/Beaufighterdesert.jpg