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The Tempsford Academy By Bernard O'Connor
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After the attack on Pearl Harbour the US joined the war and President Roosevelt allocated a USAAF Squadron to help the RAF in supplying the resistance in occupied Europe. Known as the 'Carpetbagges',... More > this squadron had to spend a month at RAF Tempsford in Bedfordshire UK (Churchill's MOST SECRET Airfield) learning how to fly without lights during the moon period to parachute supplies and secret agents behind enemy lines. This book details the origins of William Donovan's Office of Strategic Services and their work in Britain as well as providing accounts of their missions and the experiences of the Carpetbaggers at what they called 'The Tempsford Academy'.< Less
The Tempsford Academy By Bernard O'Connor
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This book investigates the role played by William Donovan, the OSS mission in London and the Carpetbaggers, the US Squadron which was sent to RAF Tempsford to be trained by the 'Moon Squadrons'... More > before undertaking their own missions from Harrington. Not only does it describe the work of pilots and crew members, it also details some of the missions and gives insight into their social life. It includes the story of Owen Johnson and Elizabeth Devereaux Rochester, the first American agents to be parachuted into France, and Juup Kappius, Hilde Meisel and Ann Bayer, the first OSS agents to be sent into Germany before the invasion.< Less
The Tempsford Academy By Bernard O'Connor
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This book investigates the role played by William Donovan, the OSS mission in London and the Carpetbaggers, the US Squadron which was sent to RAF Tempsford to be trained by the 'Moon Squadrons'... More > before undertaking their own missions from Harrington. Not only does it describe the work of pilots and crew members, it also details some of the missions and gives insight into their social life. It includes the story of Owen Johnson and Elizabeth Devereaux Rochester, the first American agents to be parachuted into France, and Juup Kappius, Hilde Meisel and Ann Bayer, the first OSS agents to be sent into Germany before the invasion.< Less
The Women of RAF Tempsford: Churchill's Most Secret Airfield By Bernard O'Connor
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The Women of RAF Tempsford describes the roles played directly and indirectly by women and girls associated with the UK’s TOP SECRET airfield, including the catering staff, WAAF, FANY, the... More > locals and almost sixty female secret agents flown out on important missions into occupied Europe.< Less
Runways to Freedom By Robert Body
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The Nazi occupation of much of Western Europe in early 1940 posed many challenges for the British Secret Services. A high priority was to find an effective means of infiltrating and exfiltrating... More > agents and, later, reliable methods for supplying the growing resistance movements with arms and ammunition. The work fell outside the normal duties of RAF squadrons so, in March 1940, RAF Tempsford in Bedfordshire became the base for No.138 (SD) Squadron and No. 161 (SD) Squadrons. Flying mainly by the light of the full moon, these two squadrons operated throughout the length and breadth of Western Europe, delivering agents and supplies. Without the agents the secret services would have been hamstrung, and without the supplies the resistance movements would have been unable to participate in the armed struggle. By the end of the war, the Squadrons had, between them, lost in excess of 600 men. THIS IS THEIR STORY.< Less
Sabotage in Holland By Bernard O'Connor
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Between 1940 and 1945, over twenty Dutch men attended a course in industrial sabotage at Brickendonbury Manor, near Hertford, UK, before being parachuted into Holland to undertake attacks on... More > industrial, transport, telecommunication and military targets across the country. This book tells the stories of their successes and failures.< Less
Sabotage in Holland By Bernard O'Connor
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Between 1940 and 1945, over twenty Dutch men attended a course in industrial sabotage at Brickendonbury Manor, near Hertford, UK, before being parachuted into Holland to undertake attacks on targets... More > across the country. This book tells the stories of their successes and failures.< Less
Taking the wings of the morning By Robert Body
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The story of the search by the author to discover the truth about the death of his uncle, a pilot in one of Churchill's Special Duties Squadrons during WW2. The parallel descriptions of the RAF... More > career of F/Lt John Menzies and his nephew's dogged determination to find out what happened to him culminate in the discovery of the wreckage of his aircraft. Information discovered along the way raises many questions, not all of which have been answered. In the 10 years that have passed since the first publication of this book many other families have found out the truth of the careers of their relatives in the Special Duties Squadrons, largely through the continuing work of the author, who has become an authority on the subject.< Less
Taking the Wings of the Morning By Robert Body
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The story of the search by the author to discover the truth about the death of his uncle, a pilot in one of Churchill's Special Duties Squadrons during WW2. The parallel descriptions of the RAF... More > career of F/Lt John Menzies and his nephew's dogged determination to find out what happened to him culminate in the discovery of the wreckage of his aircraft. Information discovered along the way raises many questions, not all of which have been answered. In the 10 years that have passed since the first publication of this book many other families have found out the truth of the careers of their relatives in the Special Duties Squadrons, largely through the continuing work of the author, who has become an authority on the subject.< Less
Taking the wings of the morning By Robert Body
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The story of the search by the author to discover the truth about the death of his uncle, a pilot in one of Churchill's Special Duties Squadrons during WW2. The parallel descriptions of the RAF... More > career of F/Lt John Menzies and his nephew's dogged determination to find out what happened to him culminate in the discovery of the wreckage of his aircraft. Information discovered along the way raises many questions, not all of which have been answered. In the 10 years that have passed since the first publication of this book many other families have found out the truth of the careers of their relatives in the Special Duties Squadrons, largely through the continuing work of the author, who has become an authority on the subject.< Less