75 (NZ) Squadron – RAF Bomber Command Profiles
This large paperback is part of the ‘RAF Bomber Command Profiles’ series. Written by Chris Ward and Chris Newey, it contains numerous black and white photos.
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75 (NZ) SQUADRON -RAF Bomber Command Profiles
Just before the outbreak of war, RNZAF crews arrived at RAF Marham to train on and deliver to their homeland thirty Vickers Wellington Mk.I bombers. The crews and aircraft still being in situ when hostilities commenced, the New Zealand government place the aircraft and their crews at the disposal of the RAF to help fight the new enemy. Already known as ‘The New Zealand Squadron’, the unit was given the number 75 on the 4 April 1940, the previous unit so numbered having been disbanded. This meant that the original nucleus of personnel remained together as an operational unit of the RAF.
75 (NZ) Squadron was a key component of No. 3 Group, Bomber Command, and was based initially at RAF Feltwell, then RAF Mildenhall, RAF Newmarket, and RAF Mepal. The unit saw action over France, Norway, Belgium, Italy, Sweden and Germany, distinguishing itself in the process.
Chris Ward’s Profile of 75 (NZ) Squadron is a long-awaited and comprehensive account of a famous and highly-regraded Bomber Command outfit. Produce with the support of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Association and the New Zealand Bomber Command Association, it is a testament to the duty and sacrifice of all those who served with the squadron throughout the Second World War.