Help identifying a book - RAF Hudson Squadron

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  1. kration

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    I'm trying to find a book which I browsed in a bookshop but stupidly did not buy at the time - when I went back a couple of weeks later it had gone. Unfortunately I can't remember the title, author etc.

    It's a memoir about a chaps time on an RAF squadron operating Lockheed Hudsons and looked a fairly interesting story about one of the RAF's less glamorous planes. Two things I remember about the book were photo's:
    • A photo from the dorsal turret showing a BF109 atacking other Hudsons in the formation.
    • A photo of one of the Hudsons' engines with a comment something like "the size of the exhaust shows how powerful the engines are"

    I appreciate that this doesn't give much to go on, but I keep thinking about this book and it annoys me that I can't find the title. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
     
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    The closest I can come to it is:

    An R.C.A.F. Pilot's Story 1939-1945, From the Memoirs of Ernest E. Allen

    They started with the Hudson but went over to the Liberators. Sorry I can not be of more help.
     
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    #4 kration, Oct 23, 2009
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    Well, I finally found the book. I popped back into the book shop in Skipton and amazingly the owner had read the book and remembered it (months later) - well, except the title and the author. He did remember it was about a squadron based at RAF Leuchars.

    After a bit of web research in the shop we found a web-site that listed books by RAF squadrons. There were only 2 hudson squadrons based an Leuchars, and using the web-site we found in the shop I discovered that the book was called "Norwegian Patrol" by Gron Edwards. I've spent the last few days reading it, and I can highly recommend it.

    I've enclosed a link to the website, which links books by RAF squadrons - an excellent resource:

    Aviation history books: RAF Squadrons

    The bookshop owner (who was also a plane enthusiast) also persuaded me to buy a book of cooking recipes to support the Avro Vulcan:

    Save XH558 - Avro Vulcan Bomber - How You Can Help

    Not quite WWII, but worthwhile nonetheless!
     
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    Thanks for the update kration, I'm going to have to get it now.
     
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    Glad you found the book, and thanks for the link to the RAF Squadrons books, very useful.
     
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