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Author Schofield, Ernest, 1916-

Title Arctic Airmen [electronic resource] : The RAF in Spitsbergen and North Russia, 1942 / Ernest Schofield, Roy Conyers Nesbit.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2014]


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Summary In 1942 a Catalina crew of 219 Squadron, based in the Shetlands, was selected to carry out a series of top secret operations, including a flight to the North Pole. They were made at the same time as a Norwegian expedition to Spitzbergen to keep the Germans out of the area. The flights were over 24 hours long and reached the limits of human endurance in the extreme cold. Later, the Squadron provided cover for the Russian convoys. Ernest Schofield was the navigator on the crew and retained the logs. These were extraordinary missions, and on 21 September one ended with a Ju88 attack and tragedy.
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Subject Schofield, Ernest, 1916-
Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Squadron, 210.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Russia, Northern.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Norway -- Spitsbergen Island.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British.
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Added Author Nesbit, Roy Conyers.
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Other Form: Print version: Schofield, Ernest, 1916- Arctic airmen. Staplehurst : Spellmount, 2005. 1862272913 (DLC)2006271825
ISBN 9780750955447 (e-pub)
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