By Phil H. Listemann
During WW2, the RAF, Commonwealth (RCAF, RAAF, RNZAF and SAAF) and 'Free eu' forces hired nearly 250 fighter squadrons through the international, from the Aleutians to the South Pacific, all through Europe, the center East and North Africa, India, Burma and the East Indies and East Africa. The RAF's uncomplicated tactical formation was once the squadron, and this was once step one of self sufficient commanders frequently held by way of a Squadron chief. The interval in command may well fluctuate from a question of days to over a 12 months and such a lot of 1000s of guys have been appointed as officials Commanding (OC) of a squadron. As strategies constructed and bigger formations have been utilized in motion, numerous squadrons may function in live performance and have been grouped jointly as a Wing, led by means of a Wing chief. frequently of Wing Commander rank. by way of the mid warfare years as those Wings grew to become self sufficient cellular formations, the command used to be given to a bunch Captain with management within the air held through the Wing chief, extra officially titled as Wing Commander Flying (WingCo). so much have been hugely embellished, and a few have been very profitable aces yet all have been hugely skilled with a confirmed list of management and skill.
The goal of this sequence is to introduce those males as far as on hand details permits through giving brief biography and describing the operational devices that they led in the course of the war.
This moment quantity comprises fifty two names: W.S. Arthur (Aus), A. Austeen (Nor), E.R. Baker (UK), L.H. Bartlett (UK), R.P. Beamont (UK), R.W. Bungey (Aus), W.M. Churchill (UK), W.G. Clouston (NZ), A.M. Colenbrander (SA), L.F. de Soomer (Bel), H.J. Dowding (Can), B. Drake (UK), M. Duryasz (Pol), J.F. Edwards (Can), J.M. Faure (SA), E.F.M.L. Fayolle (Fr), R.H.M. Gibbes (Aus), D.E. Gillam (UK), H.C. Godefroy (Can), R.K. Hayward (NFL), Z. Henneberg (Pol), E. Holden (UK), E. Horbaczewski (Pol), C.B. Hull (Rho), K.E. James (Aus), S.I. Kellas (Gr), J.R.C. Kilian (NZ), F. Kornicki (Pol), O.L. Kucera (Cz), J.J. Le Roux (SA), R.F.F.G. Malengreau (Bel), J. Manak (Cz), R.L. Mannix (USA), R.D. may possibly (Aus), H.W. McLeod (Can), H.O. Mehre (Nor), H de M. Molson (Can), D.G. Morris (UK), R.L. Morrison (SA), T.F. Neil (UK), J.B.E. Nicolson (UK), H.H. Norsworthy (Can), C.G. Peterson (USA), J. pattern (UK), J.H. Schloesing (Fr), D.H. Seaton (UK), R. van Lierde (Bel), A. Vasatko (Cz), R.G. Watts (NZ), E.P. Wells (NZ), V.J. Wheeler (UK), W.T.F. Wightman (UK).
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Fighter Leaders of the RAF, RAAF, RCAF, RNZAF & SAAF in WW2: Volume 4 by Phil H. Listemann