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CzechTexan
03-17-2008, 07:52 AM
In my search for the air war in Burma I came across some interesting websites:

http://www.burmabeaufighters.com/ - website by the author of SILENTLY INTO THE MIDST OF THINGS--about an RAF Beaufighter squadron in Burma.

http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-3RAF.html - online book about New Zealanders with the RAF.

CzechTexan
03-17-2008, 07:52 AM
In my search for the air war in Burma I came across some interesting websites:

http://www.burmabeaufighters.com/ - website by the author of SILENTLY INTO THE MIDST OF THINGS--about an RAF Beaufighter squadron in Burma.

http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-3RAF.html - online book about New Zealanders with the RAF.

M_Gunz
03-17-2008, 08:11 AM
There was gliders towed deep into Burma in strength, the Flying Chindits.
And the AVG worked that neck of the woods too, IIRC.

Tater-SW-
03-17-2008, 09:33 AM
Thanks for the heads up! Didn't know what the next Burma books were gonna be, last I read were all 3 Bloody Shambles books.

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tater

CzechTexan
03-17-2008, 11:11 AM
Actually these books aren't new. The New Zealand-RAF book was published in 1959. The Beaufighter book was late '90s (I think). Both new to me though so date doesn't matter. I don't have any of the excellent Bloody Shambles series either but plan on getting it once I have some extra cash. This British air war in Burma just recently got my attention so I have limited resources right now. I listed the links above for others (like me) who don't know much but would like to learn more about this theater.

jensenpark
03-17-2008, 06:12 PM
Silenty into... is a interesting and good read. Put together differently than most books - but good insight into another "forgotten" theatre.

The author lives here in Victoria, BC

was lucky to have lunch with him recently and get an autographed book.

MB_Avro_UK
03-17-2008, 06:20 PM
Thanks for posting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I have to admit my total ignorance. I didn't realise that the Japanese had radar in WW2. Anybody else admit the same?

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

M_Gunz
03-17-2008, 06:38 PM
In Burma yet.

It's been often written that their ships lacked radar giving the US an edge.

crucislancer
03-17-2008, 10:56 PM
From the Burmabeaufighters site:

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Whatever the origin of the sobriquet ˜Whispering Death', it certainly was true that with such an approach one heard nothing on the ground until one nearly soiled one's trousers with surprise.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That gave me a chuckle. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Heliopause
03-20-2008, 07:02 AM
I knew the japanese had radar in Japan itself but I didn't know that they had it in Burma....
Nice reading material!

jolly_magpie
03-20-2008, 10:14 PM
I read this a number of years ago and recall it as a pretty good read:

Mohawks Over Burma

http://www.amazon.com/Mohawks-over-Burma-Gerry-Beauchamp/dp/0920002188

http://www.militarybookman.com/images/20380.jpg

CzechTexan
03-21-2008, 07:17 AM
cool book Jolly. Now my heart aches more for a flyable P-36 "mohawk" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif