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#4415424 - 04/09/18 01:09 PM Semi OT - Appeal for 40 Squadron info  
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As I'm sure you all know, my current DiD pilot has joined 40 squadron RFC.

With Cadogan West I used the history of 73 squadron by D Mintern (among other sources) to bring the stories to life.

Before Stanley even applied for his transfer to 40, I ordered 'Sweeping the Skies', David Gunby's history of the squadron, from my library. It has been weeks and they haven't had any success yet. I've been told that they will keep trying for a few weeks.
Stanley might be dead by then. West was my first and only pilot to pass 100 hours.

The book is available to buy, but with prices starting at £40 I can't justify the purchase. I have a child on the way (which is an unbelievable blessing, but financially limiting ).


Does anyone have this book, or others with good information on 40 squadron? Especially events on the ground (apart from HA victories and deaths, WOFF will generate plenty for me to talk about in the air).
Even websites, but I've been looking for those myself already.

Ideally I'd like scans of the relevant pages, but I will be grateful of anything offerered.

#4415450 - 04/09/18 03:57 PM Re: Semi OT - Appeal for 40 Squadron info [Re: Maeran]  
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there is an online download, Don't know if it's legit or not.
http://zanta.fi/bookdownload/%20swe...uadron%20rfc%20and%20raf%201916%2056.pdf


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#4415459 - 04/09/18 04:28 PM Re: Semi OT - Appeal for 40 Squadron info [Re: Maeran]  
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Maeran,

I would suggest Richthofen Jagdstaffel Ahead. This covers the period from when 40 squadron had FE8's into when they received N17's.

Richthofen Jagdstaffel Ahead


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#4416072 - 04/13/18 12:01 AM Re: Semi OT - Appeal for 40 Squadron info [Re: Maeran]  
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Maeran,

I have Ira Jones's biography of Mannock, King of the Air Fighters. I can't recall much of the "on ground" detail. I'm travelling on business for another week, but if you're interested I'll see what I can do.

#4416940 - 04/19/18 09:35 AM Re: Semi OT - Appeal for 40 Squadron info [Re: Maeran]  
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Thanks chaps.

Shredward, that link looks like it is a scam company. From my searches on it, at the very least you have to pay to end your free subscription, and possibly worse.
Rugbyfan1972 That looks an interesting book, but doesn't cover the time period I need (December 1917 onward)
Raine. Certainly worth a look, thanks.

I bit the bullet and bought a copy. Time is getting on and Mannock leaves the squadron in January, so I don't want to leave my writing any longer.

I've decided that it was an early birthday present to myself. wink

I'm really impressed with my copy though. Its from 1995 and nearly pristine. A little dent in the dust cover and one other thing;

[Linked Image]

I wasn't expecting that.

There are several Pats listed among the 'helpers' at the back of the book, so I doubt that I will ever know exactly which one owned this book.
Still; on with the show!

#4417063 - 04/19/18 11:48 PM Re: Semi OT - Appeal for 40 Squadron info [Re: Maeran]  
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very cool
cheers,
shredward


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