Viceroy Books   Independent Online Booksellers AssociationMy Account  Cart Contents  Checkout  
  Home » Catalog » Military » World War Two (1939-45) » All WW2 Books » 9781760633066 My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Categories
Military->
  Ancient (BC-AD500)->
  Medieval (500-1500)->
  Enlightenment (1500-1789)->
  Napoleonic (1789-1815)->
  Victorian (1837-1901)->
  US Civil War (1861-65)->
  Boer War (1880-81,99-1902)
  World War One (1914-18)->
  Interwar Period (1918-39)->
  World War Two (1939-45)->
    European Theatre->
    Mediterranean Theatre->
    Pacific Theatre->
    All WW2 Books
  Korean War (1950-53)->
  Vietnam War (1959-75)->
  Cold War (1945-91)->
  Modern (1991-Today)->
  Military Theory
  Uniformology
History
Espionage
Scale Modelling->
Wargaming->
Shooting Supplies->
Veterinarian
Gift Vouchers
Publisher
Quick Find
 
Search In Item Description

Advanced Search
Affiliates
If you cant find the book you are looking for, please try the links below

RAAF Black Cats - The secret history of the covert Catalina mine-laying operations to cripple Japan's war machine
[9781760633066]
$32.99 $24.95

Author: Cleworth, Robert; Linton, John
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Year: 2019
ISBN: 9781760633066
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Description:
New book, 262 pages. In March 1945 Reg Cleworth, a navigator on PBY Catalina seaplanes flying out of Darwin, went missing in action. No details were ever given about the incident that took his life, nor the reason his plane went down. For Reg's younger brother, Robert, the news came as a fulfilling prophecy. The last time they saw each other, Reg confided in Robert, 'I don't think I'm coming back'. Forty years later Robert decided to investigate what happened to his brother. What he uncovered was an extraordinary story of a covert Australian airborne mine-laying operation in cooperation with the US Seventh Fleet to disrupt the Japanese supply routes. One of the riskier and more dangerous RAAF undertakings of the Pacific War, secrecy restrictions were imposed on everyone involved. They were never formally lifted. Had it not been for a chance meeting that allowed Robert access to previously unopened files in the US national archives, this remarkable story may never have been untold. What he unearthed revealed the sacrifice and achievements of the RAAF Catalina crews and the vital role they played in MacArthur's strategic plan for the south-west Pacific. Absorbing, compelling and powerfully told, RAAF Black Cats is an important addition to our understanding of Australia's role in the Pacific War.


There is currently 1 of this item in stock.

This item was added to our catalog on Monday 05 July, 2021.
Reviews
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Log In
E-Mail Address:
Password:

Secure Login

New User

Forgot Password?
Currencies
Information
About Us
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Contact Us

Copyright © 2021 Viceroy Books
Powered by osCommerce