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The Royal Air Force in Texas - Training British Pilots in Terrell during World War II (Hardcover) Loot Price: R398
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The Royal Air Force in Texas - Training British Pilots in Terrell during World War II (Hardcover): Tom Killebrew

The Royal Air Force in Texas - Training British Pilots in Terrell during World War II (Hardcover)

Tom Killebrew; Foreword by H. Gill

Series: War and the Southwest, 8

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With the outbreak of World War II, British Royal Air Force (RAF) officials sought to train aircrews outside of England, safe from enemy attack and poor weather. In the United States six civilian flight schools dedicated themselves to instructing RAF pilots; the first British Flying Training School (BFTS) was located in Terrell, Texas, east of Dallas. Tom Killebrew explores the history of the Terrell Aviation School and its programme with RAF pilots. Most of the early British students had never been in an aeroplane or even driven a car before arriving in Texas to learn to fly. The cadets trained in the air on aerobatics, instrument flight and night flying, while on the ground they studied navigation, meteorology, engines and armaments - even spending time in early flight simulators. By the end of the war, more than 2000 RAF cadets had trained at Terrell, cementing relations between Great Britain and the United States and forming lasting bonds with the citizens of Terrell.

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Imprint: University of North Texas Press,U.S.
Country of origin: United States
Series: War and the Southwest, 8
Release date: October 2003
First published: October 2003
Authors: Tom Killebrew
Foreword by: H. Gill
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-1-57441-169-0
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Naval forces & warfare
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Air forces & warfare
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Military life & institutions > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
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Books > Humanities > History > American history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > American history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > British & Irish history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 1-57441-169-1
Barcode: 9781574411690

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