011718 - 311 SQUADRON by Pavel Vancata (Blue Series No 7110)
By Chris Ward with Andy Lee & Andreas Wachtel
The only Czech bomber sqdn serving in the RAF. Flew Wellington twin-engine bombers on raids to occupied Europe with high losses. In 1942 transferred to Coastal Command to fight in the Battle of the Atlantic, later re-equipped with B-24 Liberators
This is the history of the successful Czechoslovak bomber squadron in the RAF during WW2. No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Bomber Squadron was established as the second Czechoslovak combat squadron within the Royal Air Force during the summer of 1940, and became the only wholly Czechoslovak bomber squadron in the RAF. The Czechoslovak pilots flew Wellingtons and B-24 Liberators on operations, and returned to their homeland with the Liberators at the end of the war. The book contains superb colour illustrations of camouflage and markings and rare black and white archive photographs.