Accession Number : ADA264356


Title :   Eagles of the RAF. The World War II Eagle Squadrons


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Caine, Philip D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264356.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 423


Abstract : One of the remarkable chapters in the history of aviation concerns the 244 American airmen who fought against the Luftwaffe during the early days of World War II in Number 71, 121, and 133 Squadrons of the Royal Air Force Fighter Command, the Eagle Squadrons. Although several books have already been written about these famous units, those volumes have focused primarily on the combat adventures of the group. I have taken a different direction, my primary purpose being to write a history of the three units that will analyze their deeds, motivations, and contributions to the history of air power. More than 80 members of these units are still alive and active in the Eagle Squadron Association. It is their experiences, as related to me during countless hours of interviews and in the documents that they have so graciously given me, that formed the foundation for my writing.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE , *HISTORY , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , PILOTS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE