Halifax Squadrons of World War II Paperback
by Jon Lake
Part of the Osprey Combat Aircraft series
The second of Britain's four-engined bombers to enter frontline service during World War II (1939-1945), Handley Page's Halifax has forever lived in the shadow of Avro's superb Lancaster.
However, it was a Halifax which became the first RAF 'heavy' to drop bombs on Germany when No 35 Sqn raided Hamburg on the night of 12/13 March 1941.
Between 1941-45, the Halifax completed some 75,532 sorties [compared with the Lancaster's 156,000] with Bomber Command alone, not to mention its sterling work as both a glider tug and paratroop carrier with the Airborne Forces, maritime patrol mount with Coastal Command and covert intruder with the SOE.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages, 110 b&w and 40 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 15/07/1999
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781855328921