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''This is the story of the RNZAF, from
its fledgling days following WWI,
the Permanent Air Force of 1923,
to its establishment as the RNZAF
in 1934. It follows the fortunes of
the service through WWII, into the
jet age and the many peace time
tasks undertaken by the service.''

Chapters include: -
Father of New Zealand Aviation
Kohimarama and Sockburn
The Bettington Report
Cochrane the Architect
Building Air Supremacy
The Famous Seventy-Five
Ordeal in South-East Asia
The "New Zealand" Squadrons
Action in the Pacific
Fighters in Combat
The Later Bombers
"Dumbo" to the Rescue
Tragedy at Green
Surrender in the Solomons
Occupation Forces in Japan
Problems of Reshaping
Sojourn in Cyprus
The Hastings Story
"Speak and it is Done"
The Coalmen of Berlin
Angels of Mercy
Ceremonial and Music
Coummunity Service
On-or off-the Ice
Morrison the Builder
Among the Builders.

Appendices include: -
Operational Squadrons of the RNZAF
NZ Squadrons in the RAF
Air Board Members
Schedule of RNZAF Aircraft.

Signed by the author on the title page.

By Geoffrey Bentley.
Published by A.H. & A.W. Reed 1969.
Wellington. First Edition. Map.
Hardback in dustjacket. 268 pages.
Illustrated in black and white.
D/J has severe wear and tear, and the spine is sunned.
The book content is in overall
good condition.

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