Flying Navy: New Zealanders who Flew in the Fleet Air Arm

Author(s): David Allison

NZ Military

The first book published by the Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. During WWII over 1200 young New Zealand men, ages 18-25, volunteered to fly for the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. Few of them had flown before or ad seen an aircraft-carrier. They know nothing of the aircraft they would fly in the war, and had not the vaguest idea of how they would land them on the deck of a pitching and rolling carrier. All they want was to fly. This book details the flying careers of the 760 men who graduated as trained pilots, observers and airgunners.

DoP 2009, NZ


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The author David Allison, is the curator of the Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. ?

Foreword: Chief of Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction One -- New Zealanders in Naval Aviation: Royal Naval Air Service and Fleet Air Arm -- Introduction Two: The New Zealand Fleet Air Arm Association and The Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand -- Prisoners of War: Sixteen New Zealand airmen -- Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Jack Ruffin's story -- Concise Roll of Honour in chronological order -- Roll of Honour, Service Biographies and photographs -- Appendices I: Sources of the Roll of Honour -- II: Summary of World War II Casualties -- III: Details of Principal Naval Aircraft Mentioned -- IV: Details of Principal Aircraft Carriers Mentioned -- V: Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index to the Roll of Honour -- General Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780473144609
  • : gpm
  • : gpm
  • : 0.75
  • : 270mm X 205mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Allison
  • : Hardback
  • : 359.943092293
  • : 320
  • : 300 photographs