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By David Wilson ISBN 1875593-23-3
was formed in March 1942 at Townsville, and went to New Guinea within two weeks,
so desperate was the war situation at the time. Very little time for training
was possible, and some pilots had only ten hours on Kittyhawks when they
went into action. With no proper warning system or control, the Kittyhawks were
always at a height disadvantage. The issued gunsight constantly failed and was
replaced by one made locally, of water pipe. 75 Squadron flew alone against
the experienced Zero pilots of the Imperial Japanese Navy Tainan Kokkutai
in the defence of Port Moresby for 44 days, before returning to Australia,
with only one Kittyhawk available. 75 Squadron returned to take part
in the decisive action at Milne Bay, the first Japanese defeat of the
war, and then flew Kittyhawks in the SWPA to the end of the war.
was deployed to Malta, with RAF Vampires, flew with NATO forces,
and took part in the Coronation Flypast over London as part of the celebrations
when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned. 75 Squadron flew Meteors, Sabres and
Mirages in in Australia and Malaysia, and took part in many exercises against
Allied air forces. Today 75 Squadron is at Tindal, NT, with F/A-18 Hornets.
the book, the part played by the dedicated groundcrew is included, and there
are many anecdotes from the 60 years of 75 Squadron's life and times.
book is hardcover, with dustjacket, 190x270mm, 222 pages, 4 appendices,
65 photos, 4 maps, and includes 8 full colour side views of aircraft by artist
are available separately, in A3 size, for framing.
Hardcover, dustjacket, 190x270mm,
222 pages, 52 personal photos.