Title: Blood Sweat and Valour – 41 Squadron RAF 1942 – 1945
Author: Brew, Steve
Condition: Near Mint
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2012
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 990 pages
Comments: The detailed history of the No.41 RAF Squadron during World War 2.
The squadron was formed in 1916 during First World War as part of the Royal Flying Corps and served on the Western Front as a ground attack and fighter squadron. Disbanded in 1919 as part of the post-war draw down, No. 41 Squadron was re-formed as an RAF squadron in 1923 and remained on home service until 1935 when it was deployed to Aden during the Abyssinian crisis.
During the Second World War, the squadron flew Supermarine Spitfire fighters and saw action over Dunkirk and the during the Battle of Britain in the early years of the war. Combat operations were flown from Britain over German-occupied Europe during 1941–44, before the squadron moved to the continent after the Normandy landings. During 1944–45, the squadron supported the Allied advance into Germany and it remained there until mid-1946 as part of the occupation force following the end of hostilities.
Includes the names and service history of the pilots from RAF RAAF, PAF, RAVR, RNZAF, RCAF, RNoAF & USAAF that served in the squadron.