The author examines the main phases in the air war over East Yorkshire- that is, the east riding as it was in World War Two, Hull, York, and adjacent coastal waters. He analyses some of the most memorable air dramas to unfold over the region, looks at the leading personalities caught up in the air war, and relates what happens on the ground during happened on the ground during major air raids to what was going on in the air during the course of these attacks.
- 1939: From ‘Phoney War’ to shooting war
- Early combats: The first bombs and a heroine at Aldeborough
- Into the Battle of Britain: Coastal attacks and the Poles at Leconfield
- The ‘Eagles’ attack: Target- RAF Driffield
- After the battle: The cost
- Hit and Run raids: Bridlington bombed and Spitfire raids
- Night battles 1941: The Blitz on Hull
- Baedeker 1942: the raids on Hull and York
- Coming on a wing and a prayer: Drama in Filey Bay
- 1943: Dorniers and Beaufighters down
- 1944: A forced landing at Grindale – Flamborough Head’s link to D-Day
- 1945: Gisela- the Luftwaffe’s final fling and the last air raid on Hull
- Epilogue: Emptying the bomb dumps – postscript
- Ships lost to enemy action in the Humber and off the coast of East Yorkshire
- East Yorkshire Airfields in 1945
The book is richly illustrated with high quality period photographs, colour aircraft profiles and examples of wartime ephemera.
The dust wrapper is is in vg condition, clean and bright, with slight bumping and rubbing to the extremities, and a small closed tear and a scratch running down the back of the jacket.
The binding is tight.
Internally, there is a scuff to the fore-edge of the front free end-paper, otherwise, the content is clean, glossy and fresh and in near fine condition.
Air War over East Yorkshire in World War Two
- Flight Recorder Publications, 2005
- First edition
- 176 pages