Автор: John Bennett Название: Highest Traditions: The History of No.2 Squadron RAAF Издательство: Australian Government Publishing Service Год: 1995 Формат: PDF Страниц: 469 Язык: English Размер: 11.4 MB
Another recent unit history of a more comprehensive nature is Highest Traditions: The History of No. 2 Squadron, RAAF,by John Bennett (Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1995, approximately $34 U.S.). Organized in Egypt in 1916 as part of the newly formed Australian Flying Corps, No. 2 Squadron made its combat debut over the Western Front atthe end of September 1917. Initially equipped with de Havilland DH-5s and later, from January 1918, with SE-5a’s, No. 2Squadron AFC was not as famous as No. 56 Squadron but produced its share of aces, including Francis R. Smith, who had 16 victories, and Frank Alberry, who scored seven despite his having lost a leg as an infantryman two years earlier.