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by Andy in West Oz
Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Kokoda Air Strikes - Anthony Cooper
Replies: 4
Views: 4803

Re: Kokoda Air Strikes - Anthony Cooper

Hi Michael Sorry to take so long to get back to you. Moved back to Victoria etc etc. I have Storm Over Kokoda on the shelf but I haven't read it. Cooper's Kokoda Air Strikes is a re-analysis of the air battles of 1942 only. I say "re-analysis" as the author doesn't take anything for granted and pull...
by Andy in West Oz
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Kokoda Air Strikes - Anthony Cooper
Replies: 4
Views: 4803

Re: Kokoda Air Strikes - Anthony Cooper

A bit of what I wrote in the "what are you reading" thread. Good book. Get it if you can. A good read and great overview of 1942 air ops. Quite sobering to see the poor results from high altitude bombing (despite the claims) and the generally poor organisation and supply the Allies had to contend wi...
by Andy in West Oz
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 58
Views: 22832

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

Reading Anthony Cooper's Kokoda Air Strikes at the moment. It is an overview of the Pacific air campaigns in 1942 and how they impacted the Japanese attempt to take Moresby. While concentrating on the RAAF and USAAF's operations, the USN is featured as well as its impact on Japanese shipping and car...
by Andy in West Oz
Tue May 27, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Kokoda Air Strikes - Anthony Cooper
Replies: 4
Views: 4803

Kokoda Air Strikes - Anthony Cooper

This is the latest book by the author of Darwin Spitfires and looks at operations over the Coral Sea, Guadalcanal and New Guinea as a single air campaign. A thick paperback of more than 500 pages but will be easy to read as the author has a nice writing style. Due out in Australia in July. https://w...
by Andy in West Oz
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Darwin Spitfires - new book
Replies: 2
Views: 2104

Re: Darwin Spitfires - new book

Pen & Sword in the UK are about to release a new edition of this book in hardback. Same cover etc but good to see a quality RAAF work getting 'out there'.
by Andy in West Oz
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on 13th Troop Carrier Squadron
Replies: 2
Views: 7059

Re: New Book on 13th Troop Carrier Squadron

With the information included and alluded to in Ford's My New Guinea Diary (I think I've got the unit right) this book is really good to see. Pioneers.
by Andy in West Oz
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on Air Campaign Against Rabaul
Replies: 3
Views: 2985

Re: New Book on Air Campaign Against Rabaul

Just had it turn up in the mail. Looking forward to getting stuck in. What a trilogy!
by Andy in West Oz
Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: F/O Edward Thompson Mobsby finally awarded Silver Star
Replies: 1
Views: 1832

F/O Edward Thompson Mobsby finally awarded Silver Star

This is good to see. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-14/administrative-oversight-settled-as-raaf-pilot-honoured/5322304 A 72-year long "administrative oversight" has been settled in Canberra, with the United States posthumously awarding an Australian airman with a Silver Star for courage. Edward ...
by Andy in West Oz
Thu May 16, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Eagles Of The Southern Sky
Replies: 0
Views: 2496

Eagles Of The Southern Sky

Epic, epic work. Put this at the top of your 'want' list if you haven't already got it. It will blow you away. This is the quick 'promo' review from my Aircrew Book Review site: http://aircrewbookreview.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/eagles-of-southern-sky-luca-ruffato-and.html Whenever I review books tha...
by Andy in West Oz
Thu May 16, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Book on Mystery of Loss of RAAF Pilot Wilbur Wackett
Replies: 3
Views: 3207

Re: Book on Mystery of Loss of RAAF Pilot Wilbur Wackett

Hi Daniel They found the remains of the aircraft he was lost in? Noted some interesting passages in the new Eagles Of The Southern Sky by Claringbould and Ruffato that mentioned Wackett heavily. He was shot down in his Kittyhawk and walked back. Quite the epic journey made all the more poignant when...
by Andy in West Oz
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: The Smuttee Squadron by Gordon Clarke
Replies: 0
Views: 1747

The Smuttee Squadron by Gordon Clarke

Has anyone read this yet? I only heard of it's release a couple of weeks ago but looks like she's been out for close to a year.

http://www.78squadron.com.au/This_Smuttee_Squadron.html
by Andy in West Oz
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Magazine "The Aviation Historian"
Replies: 1
Views: 2009

Re: New Magazine "The Aviation Historian"

A very, very well put-together 'magazine' (journal is perhaps a better word for it).
by Andy in West Oz
Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Memoir by RAN Patrol Boat Officer
Replies: 2
Views: 2255

Re: Memoir by RAN Patrol Boat Officer

His experiences travelling up the rivers of New Guinea in the late stages of the war and post-war to collect Japanese prisoners make for particularly good reading.
by Andy in West Oz
Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Memoir by RAN Patrol Boat Officer
Replies: 2
Views: 2255

Re: Memoir by RAN Patrol Boat Officer

Very, very, very good book. Delightfully written. I got my copy about four years ago for $12.95 (!!!) so it can be found cheaply and not for some of the silly prices I have seen online.
by Andy in West Oz
Fri May 04, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 58
Views: 22832

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

Finally started David Vincent's The RAAF Hudson Story - Book Two which will be an epic read. Only a few pages in so far and it's going to take a while to get through but very much looking forward to it! The photos are brilliant too.

http://www.vincentaviationpublications. ... books.html