86 SQUADRON 1943-45
Men, Kittyhawks and Mustangs
By Peter F. Howard

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Peter Howard served as a pilot in 86 Squadron during 1945. After the war he studied geology and was awarded a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of Adelaide and Masters and PhD degrees from Havard University. In his career he spent 25 years in academic life, including 18 as Professor of Geology at Macquarie University, and 25 years in the mining industry as a mining/exploration geologist and as an international resource consultant

This book presents the story of an RAAF fighter squadron in which narrative material of group life is woven into historical record. The books lists the names of some 900 men who served with the squadron in 1943-45 and records their service with 75 photographs, including camera-gun shots of combat successes against Japanese aircraft over Merauke in the former Dutch New Guinea.

86 SQUADRON 1943-45
Men, Kittyhawks and Mustangs
By Peter F. Howard

Published by Peter F. Howard,
10 Leura Crescent,
NSW 2074

ISBN 0-646-37029-4


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