Update…

With me starting my PhD in January I thought I had better update the blog with the right information. This has meant an update of the thesis outline. What you find here is a copy of my proposal as accepted. It outlines the rationale, sources and possible methodology that might be used in the course … Continue reading Update…

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New Addition…

The latest book to fall through onto the doormat is... Michael Neifield and Michael Berenbaum (Eds.) The Bombing of Auschwitz: Should the Allies Have Attempted It? (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2003) - This book combines two interests of mine; Air Power History and the Holocaust. It is a good collection of essays and … Continue reading New Addition…

New Book and a New(ish) Blog

Another book to fall on my doormat is: Edward Westermann Flak: German Anti-Aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945 (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2001) - This book looks at the other side of the bombing campaign against Germany, namely the use of Anti-Aircraft artillery in the defence of Germany. It examines the numerous problems that befell this … Continue reading New Book and a New(ish) Blog

The end and a few changes…

Well I am sitting on the train to Birmingham to go and submit my MPhil thesis. Part of me is happy that it is done but the other part feels worried that I have left bits out. I know there are limitations but that is the nature of the beast. Being only 40,000 words there … Continue reading The end and a few changes…

New(ish) Blogs…Well they are to me!

Its been a while since I posted about new blogs but over the past few months I have become aware of a couple of interesting new blogs. First up is a blog by Military Historian Paul Reed. Paul is well known in British circles especially for his role in working with the BBC. Paul is … Continue reading New(ish) Blogs…Well they are to me!

No. 2 Squadron SAAF – 22nd March 1943

Here is the third entry of No. 2 Squadron SAAF. The weather was dull and overcast this morning and the was lots of rain about when Major ARMSTRONG, CAPT. HAPUTFLEISCH and LT. HOJEM set out at 1100 hours to do an armed reconnaissance with No. 239 Wing. They did zone circuits at FOUM TATAHOUINE but … Continue reading No. 2 Squadron SAAF – 22nd March 1943

No. 2 Squadron SAAF – 21st March 1943

Here is the second post for operations on 21 March. Eleven of our pilots were early on the job this morning when they took the air shortly before eleven o'clock. They were flying as close cover to 18 Bostons who were to bomb a road in the enemy lines, and they were led by Lt.Col. … Continue reading No. 2 Squadron SAAF – 21st March 1943

No. 2 Squadron SAAF – 20th March 1943

Here is the first entry from the Squadrons ORB. At this time the Squadron was equipped with Cutiss Kittyhawks. Operations started with a rush to-day, the squadron acting as close, medium and top cover to the light bombers in consecutive operations. There were 32 sorties and a total of some 48 hours operational flying. Good … Continue reading No. 2 Squadron SAAF – 20th March 1943

Post-Blogging the Battle of the Mareth Line – Introduction

Inspired by Brett Holman's experiment of post-blogging the Sudeten Crisis I have decided to have a go at some thing similar, albeit over a much smaller time frame. I am going to post about the experience of No. 2 Squadron SAAF during the Battle for the Mareth Line in late March 1942. I am doing … Continue reading Post-Blogging the Battle of the Mareth Line – Introduction