The Royal Air Force Over Florida

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Before they defended Britain against Hitler's Blitzkrieg, many Royal Air Force pilots were sent across the ocean to sunny Florida to receive pilot training. Far from the wartime destruction of theirhomeland, these brave pilots, some of whom would never return due to accidents that would take their lives, received valuable training from the military as well as a warm welcome from the citizens of Florida.
ISBN: 9780738568904
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Royal Air Force over Florida is the story of these pilots and the effect they had on the war effort. Noted author and military historian A.M. de Quesada has compiled a fascinating look at the lives of the RAF flyers, from the countless hours of classroom instruction to the hands-on training in Stearman P-17s, to the recreation time spent exposing Floridians to new activities such as cricket. In this unique pictorial tribute, de Quesada also recognizes the valuable contributions of the men who lost their lives while training in Florida. The Royal Air Force over Florida is an in-depth look at a seldom seen facet of World War II history.
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