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NameAtlantic Bridge, The Official Account of R.A.F Transport Commands Ocean Ferry
CategoryMerchant Seamen
DepartmentMinistry Of Information
Issued ForAir Ministry
SO.Code70-460
Published Feb/1945
Pages76
FormP4
Size14.5 x 22.5
ARJ042.0/B
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Price£3.49
DescriptionThis book described the story of the people and organisation that was created early in world war II to bring newly created aircraft from the United States and Canada across the Atlantic into the European and African theatres to support the Allies. It begins with the new Atlantic Ferry organisation putting out a call to all commercial pilots and navigators to volunteer for service while the RAF is already busy in the Battle of Britain. This later becomes the RAF Ferry Command. Enormous effort was expended by many brave pilots to fly long and dangerous journeys with equal efforts by the engineers required to build airways, support services across America, South America and Africa to get the services the equipment needed for the North African and European campaigns.
Organisations referenced
People referenced
Glossary referenced
Air Ministry Alcock, John William 'Jack' Aerial warfare
Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) Augustine Courtauld Aerodrome
Air Transport Command Beatty, Edward Wentworth After
Atlantic Ferry organisation Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall Aileron
Bomber Command Bowhill, Sir Frederick William Air attaché
British Air Commission Brown, Arthur Whitten Aircraft Blister
British Army Churchill, Winston Aircraft carrier
British Broadcasting Corporation Coningham, Arthur 'Mary' Aircraft Propeller
British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Cripps, S. T. B. Altimeter
British Purchasing Commission Dickins, Clennell Haggerston 'Punch' Anti-tank warfare
Canadian Government Transport Department Fry, Eric Stanley Astrodome
Canadian Pacific Air Lines Gobeil, Fowler Morgan Avro Lancaster
Canadian Pacific Railway Goebbels, Joseph Barrage balloon
Fleet Air Arm May, William S. Billet
Germany Calling McTaggart-Cowan, Patrick Duncan Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Hudson's Bay Company Mikolajczak, Ignacy Bomber
Imperial Airways Pangborn, Clyde Edward Bristol Blenheim
Lockheed Corporation Pirie, George Clark British Commonwealth Air Training Plan
Luftwaffe Read, Albert Cushing Cockpit
McGill University Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen Commanding Officer
Ministry of Agriculture Schiller, Clarence Alvin 'Duke' Commodore
Ministry of Aircraft Production Scott, S. W. A. Compass
Nazi Party Self, Albert Henry Consolidated B-24 Liberator
RAF Coastal Command Seys, Richard G. Consolidated PBY Catalina
RAF Ferry Command Sinclair, Archibald Henry Macdonald, 1st Viscount Thurso Coxswain
RAF Transport Command Tobin, Gilbert Shepard de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Royal Air Force Vanderkloot, William J. Dinghy
Royal Australian Air Force Watkins, Henry George 'Gino' Distinguished Flying Cross
Royal Canadian Air Force White, Ernest Robert Bristow Douglas A-20 Havoc (Boston)
Royal Engineers Wilcockson, Arthur Sidney Douglas A-20 Havoc
Royal Flying Corps Wilson, Morris Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Royal New Zealand Air Force Woods-Humphrey, George Elevator
South African Air Force Youell, Alan Bruce Hamilton 'Jimmy' Fairey Swordfish
The Royal Navy Fighter
United Nations Flare Guns
United States Army Air Force Flare
Unites States Army Flight Lieutenant
Vega Aircraft Corporation Flight Sergeant
Waco Aircraft Company Flight suit
Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) Flying officer
Flying-boats
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Fuselage
Garrison
Greenwich Mean Time
Gunboat
Handley Page HP.52 Hampden
Hangar
Hawker Hurricane
Heliograph
Infantry
Knot
Life Jacket
Lockheed Hudson
Lockheed Ventura
Major
Martin B-26 Marauder
Martin Baltimore
Martin Maryland
Military airbase
Military Glider
Nacelle
Naval Convoy System
Noorduyn Norseman
North American B-25 Mitchell
Order of the British Empire
Parachute
Radio Beacon
Reconnaissance
Rifle
Rudder
S O S
Sergeant
Sextant
Shipboard Lifeboat
Sloop
Starboard
Submarine
Turret
U-boat
Waco CG-4 Glider
Whaler
Wing Commander
Wright R-1820 Cyclone Radial Engine