Lockheed Hudson In World War II
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||July 1999|
|INSIDE:||129 b/w photographs, 4 line drawings|
This book covers the anti-submarine and anti-shipping successes achieved by Hudsons largely within Coastal Command but also other recorded successes by the RCAF, USAAF, BAF, RAAF and RNZAF in areas off the eastern seaboard of the Americas, the Mediterranean, South China Sea and South Pacific.
Other operations covered include the Atlantic Ferry in which the Hudson was a pioneer; special operations (taking agents to and from occupied France); meteorological flights; Air-Sea Rescue (a pioneer with the airborne lifeboat ); 'Battle Flights' over the North Sea to Norway and Dunkirk; and general reconnaissance.
Appendices include lists of Hudsons allocated to the RA, RAAF, RNZAF and technical details.
. . .incorporates a wealth of evidence from crew members which provides a real insight into the challenges they faced - and the foibles of the Hudson! The book is well illustrated with monochrome aircraft photos and reproductions of log books. - AIR-BRITAIN DIGEST