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Air/Sea Rescue: Air Publication 3232

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Air/Sea Rescue: Air Publication 3232: The Second World War, 1939-1945, Royal Air Force

Contents:

  1. Early History and Formation of the Air/Sea Rescue Service, 1919 to 1941
  2. The Work of the Directorate of Air/Sea Rescue. February to September 1941
  3. Development of Air/Sea Rescue Service. October 1941 to December 1942
  4. Air/Sea Rescue at Home. January 1943 to May 1944
  5. The American Air Forces in the European Theatre of Operations March 1942 to May 1944
  6. Re-entry into Europe. May 1944 to March 1945
  7. The Mediterranean and West Africa
  8. India and the Far East
  9. Developments during the Final Stages of the War

APPENDICES

  1. Original Regulations for the Operation of the Sea Rescue Service (Home)
  2. Operation “ Overlord Air Staff Policy and Operation Instructions No. 5
  3. Home Commands 1939-1945. Chart Showing Progress of Air/Sea Rescue Squadrons
  4. Air/Sea Rescue Organisation and Chain of Communication
  5. Graph of Rescue Results in Home Waters. February 1941 to April 1945
  6. Charts showing Aircraft Forced Landings in Home Waters. February 1941 to March 1945
  7. Typical Example of an Air Diagram giving Dinghy Drill

ILLUSTRATIONS

  1. ‘ H ’ Type Dinghy
  2. ‘J ’ Type Dinghy
  3. A ditched Whitley. Aircrew await rescue in dinghy
  4. ‘ K ’ Type Dinghy
  5. ‘ Q ’ Type Dinghy
  6. A Warwick carrying an airborne lifeboat
  7. Dinghy Radio SCR 578
  8. An airborne lifeboat being dropped to a Fortress Crew
  9. Transferring survivors from a Walrus to a High Speed Launch

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