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Old 14th September 2019, 22:31
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The American Eagle Squadrons of the Royal Air Force: Operational Records and Combat Reports 1940-1942

Scheduled for 8 December.

https://www.amazon.com/American-Eagl...=books&sr=1-52

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Old 15th September 2019, 00:03
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Re: The American Eagle Squadrons of the Royal Air Force: Operational Records and Combat Reports 1940-1942

Thanks Ed, this looks like one I'll have to get!
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Re: The American Eagle Squadrons of the Royal Air Force: Operational Records and Combat Reports 1940-1942

Available now from the publisher according to the Stone & Stone books site.
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Re: The American Eagle Squadrons of the Royal Air Force: Operational Records and Combat Reports 1940-1942

The American Eagle Squadrons of the Royal Air Force:
Operational Records and Combat Reports, 1940–1942

(McFarland Books - May 2020)
edited by Timothy S. Good
229 pages - paperback (7" x 10")
$75

"While the United States sought to remain neutral in the early years of World War II, some Americans did not. This book is the first to provide the operational records and combat reports of the three American “Eagle” Royal Air Force squadrons—units comprised of volunteer American pilots who served with the British prior to the U.S. entering the war.

The records tell the story of the more than 200 pilots who, against federal law, flew with the British in their fight against Nazi Germany. While some Americans served individually in other RAF units, these three squadrons—the 71st, 121st and 133rd—were the only ones organized exclusively for Americans. They were the first of dozens of American fighter squadrons that would soar over Europe."

Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction

Part I: Operational Record Books
Royal Air Force Squadron 71
Royal Air Force Squadron 121
Royal Air Force Squadron 133

Part II: Fighter Command Combat Reports
Royal Air Force Squadron 71
Royal Air Force Squadron 121
Royal Air Force Squadron 133

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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Re: The American Eagle Squadrons of the Royal Air Force: Operational Records and Combat Reports 1940-1942

Published just as they are available for free to download from the National Archives.
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Published just as they are available for free to download from the National Archives.


available for free to download ??
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Re: The American Eagle Squadrons of the Royal Air Force: Operational Records and Combat Reports 1940-1942

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available for free to download ??
Yes, see my post the previous month:

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The National Archives are currently giving a free (limited to 10 documents at once and a total of 50 by month) access to their digitalized archives. If you download 49, you can order 10 more so in fact you can download 59... per mailing adress.
This is still possible, ORB are here: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/...oks-1939-1945/
And Combat Reports are here: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/...rts-1939-1945/
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Re: The American Eagle Squadrons of the Royal Air Force: Operational Records and Combat Reports 1940-1942

I was actually a little disappointed in the book. The editor has copied the text of the ORB Form 540 (ie, he has not reproduced the image, but has typed the text), and the text of all the combat reports. But he has not copied the ORB Form 541 pages. So if one buys the book, you might concentrate on downloading the Form 541 pages from the NA/PRO.

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Re: The American Eagle Squadrons of the Royal Air Force: Operational Records and Combat Reports 1940-1942

Thanks for the heads-up Frank. Saves me some money...
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