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BOOKS

The aim is to publish recollections of those who served in the RAAF mostly from WWII but some from later conflicts such as Korea, Malaya and Vietnam. A number of books are being prepared for publication and these will include the experiences of bomber pilots and crews, fighter pilots and ground staff. As these books become available for sale the cover will be displayed along with details of the number of pages and photographs.

NEW FOR 2016
Available only from the author

Copies are printed when ordered
Cost is $90 per volume plus postage

CONTENTS - VOLUME 1
Forward i
The Ode ii
Memorial Roll iii
Preface iv
Contents v
Acknowledgements vi
Introduction vii
Commanding Officers x


Chapter - 1 The Birth of the Beaufighter 1
Chapter - 2 Japanese Thrust December 1941-March 1942 7
Chapter - 3 Aircraft Fleeing the Japanese Advance 23
Chapter - 4 Japanese Attacks on Northern Australia 31
Chapter - 5 The Japanese Attack and Take Rabaul 43
Chapter - 6 The Japanese on North Coast of New Guinea 47
Chapter - 7 Richmond March-April1942 57
Chapter - 8 Richmond May-June1942 67
Chapter - 9 Richmond July-August 17, 1942 81
Chapter - 10 Bohle River August 17-September 11, 1942 113
Chapter - 11 Milne Bay August-September 1942 137
Chapter - 12 Battle for Kokoda July - November 1942 151
Chapter - 13 June Valley Camp - September 1942 155
Chapter - 14 Flying from Wards Strip - September 14, 1942 183
Chapter - 15 Flying from Wards Strip - October 1942 207
Chapter - 16 Flying from Wards Strip - November 1942 263
Chapter - 17 Flying from Wards Strip - December 1942 317
Chapter - 18 Flying from Wards Strip - January 1943 361
Chapter - 19 Flying from Wards Strip - February 1943 415
Chapter - 20 Bismarck Sea - March 1943 461
Chapter - 21 Flying from Wards Strip - March 1943 517
Chapter - 22 Flying from Wards Strip - April 1943 551
Chapter - 23 Flying from Wards Strip - May 1943 611
Chapter - 24 Flying from Wards Strip - June 1943 667
Chapter - 25 Flying from Turnbull Strip - July 1943 711
Chapter - 26 Flying from Goodenough - August 1943 753
Chapter - 27 Flying from Goodenough - September 1943 797
Chapter - 28 Flying from Goodenough - October 1943 855

APPENDIX 1 Quick Find Index list of PILOTS 911
APPENDIX 2 Quick Find Index list of NAVIGATORS 913
BIBLOGRAPHY 915
INDEX 921

Volume 1 has around 1,100 black and white photos

Each chapter is based arouund the Official Squadron History and includes all combat operations flown and where possible photos taken on that operation. Appendix 1 is an A-Z quick find index of Pilots in this volume.
Appendix 2 is an A-Z quick find index of Navigators in this volume. Appendix 3 lists publications referred to or used in Volume 1 & Volume 2

CONTENTS- VOLUME 2
Forward i
The Ode ii
Memorial Roll iii
Preface iv
Contents v
Acknowledgements vi
Introduction vii
Commanding Officers x


Chapter - 29 Kirwina Strip, November, 1943 1
Chapter - 30 Kirwina Strip, December, 1943 23
Chapter - 31 Kirwina Strip, January, 1944 53
Chapter - 32 Kirwina Strip, February, 1944 69
Chapter - 33 Kirwina Strip, March, 1944 89
Chapter - 34 Kirwina Strip, April, 1944 103
Chapter - 35 Kirwina Strip, May, 194 109
Chapter - 36 Tadji Strip, New Guinea, June, 1944 115
Chapter - 37 Tadji Strip, New Guinea, July, 1944 139
Chapter - 38 Kamiri Strip Noemfoor Island, August, 1944 167
Chapter - 39 Kamiri Strip, September, 1944 193
Chapter - 40 Kamiri Strip, October, 1944 211
Chapter - 41 Kamiri Strip, November, 1944 227
Chapter - 42 Morotai, Wama Strip, November 16, 1944 241
Chapter - 43 Morotai, Wama Strip, December, 1944 251
Chapter - 44 Morotai, Wama Strip, January, 1945 273
Chapter - 45 Morotai, Wama Strip, February, 1945 291
Chapter - 46 Morotai, Wama Strip, March, 1945 305
Chapter - 47 Morotai, Wama Strip, April, 1945 321
Chapter - 48 Morotai & Tarakan, May, 1945 341
Chapter - 49 Sanga Sanga Strip, May 15-31, 1945 353
Chapter - 50 Sanga Sanga Strip, June 1-18, 1945 363
Chapter - 51 Morotai & Tarakan, June, 1945 371
Chapter - 52 Morotai & Tarakan, July, 1945 379
Chapter - 53 Morotai & Tarakan, August, 1945 383
Chapter - 54 Morotai & Tarakan, September, 1945 391
Chapter - 55 Morotai & Tarakan, October - December, 1945 415

APPENDIX 1 MEMORIAL PAGE of Pilots & Navigators 429
APPENDIX 2 GEORGE DICK INTERVIEWS 465
APPENDIX 3 QUICK FIND INDEX of Pilots & Navigators 927

Volume 2 has around 400 black and white photos

Each chapter is based around the Official Squadron History and includes all combat operations flown and where possible photos taken on that operation. Appendix 1 is a Memoral Page with a photograph where possible, along with a brief biogprahy of each crew or individual lost while serving with the squadron. Appendix 2 is a copy of the draft text of inteviews with 75 members of 30 Squadron recorded in the 1990's by George Dick who served as a navigator in 30 Squadron with Doug Raffen being his pilot. Appendix 3 is an A-Z quick find index of both Pilots and Navigators in this volume.