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Through to the End – 487 (NZ) Squadron RAF
This large hard back book (369 pages) by David Palmer and Aad Neeven, contains numerous black and white photos, along with coloured maps and diagrams, and wide variety of statistical information.
This well written and very readable history of RNZAF 487 squadron is unique and therefore invaluable to the serious researcher with an interest in either the Royal Air Force or the New Zealand squadron in particular. Dr. Erwin van Loo, military historian, Netherlands Institute for Military History (NIMH), The Hague, The Netherlands.
While the accounts of the high-profile raids are compelling, much of this book’s value lies in the stories of the ‘routine’ operations, which were dramatic enough in themselves, with a third of those who undertook them losing their lives., The book also probes below the surface of 487 to reveal details of station life that provide a real sense of what it was like to serve on an operational squadron in wartime. Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford, KCB, CBE, ADC Chief of Air Staff, RAF.