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Old 14th August 2019, 03:26
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Upcoming Book on the Indian Air Force in WWII

The Forgotten Few: The Indian Air Force in World War II
(Harper Collins India - September? 2019)
by K.S. Nair

KS Nair wrote, "There are many fine books out there about the Indian Army in World War 2. There are books about the air war in the China-Burma-India theatre of World War 2, mostly from a British viewpoint. But there do not seem to be books specifically about India’s own participation in the air war during World War 2, about the young Indian Air Force, and the small band of almost-forgotten Indian aviators of the time, in the larger context of that globe-straddling war. So about a year ago, presumptuous as always, I thought I’d try to write one myself. Now, after a year of dusting off IAF WW2 anecdotes and poring over war diaries and logbooks, I am both proud and slightly nervous to say (drum roll!!) that HarperCollins India have agreed to publish my book."

The book will cover the battles of Imphal, Kohima as well as the Third Arakan campaign.

for a look at the cover art and numerous photos see K S Nair's facebook page.
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Old 14th August 2019, 10:13
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Re: Upcoming Book on the Indian Air Force in WWII

Edward

Not quite true.

In 1961 S.C. Gupta wrote the "History of the Indian Air Force 1933-45"
In 2006 S/Ldr Rana Chhina (yes double h) wrote "The Eagle strikes, the RIAF 1932-1950"
Both books are dominated by WW 2
In 2007 Pushpindar Singh published a three volume set named "Himalayan Eagles" where vol 1 is very much dominated by the history from 1933-45.

I am also pretty certain there are more.

I don't have facebook so it would be nice if you could post a little more about it.

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