Arctic Airmen

Arctic Airmen

The RAF in Spitsbergen and North Russia, 1942

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In 1942 a Catalina crew of 219 Squadron, based in the Shetlands, was selected to carry out a series of top secret operations, including a flight to the North Pole. They were made at the same time as a Norwegian expedition to Spitzbergen to keep the Germans out of the area. The flights were over 24 hours long and reached the limits of human endurance in the extreme cold. Later, the Squadron provided cover for the Russian convoys. Ernest Schofield was the navigator on the crew and retained the logs. These were extraordinary missions, and on 21 September one ended with a Ju88 attack and tragedy.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780750955447
Branch Call Number: 940.5449 Sc
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Additional Contributors: Nesbit, Roy Conyers
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