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The Resource Ocean bridge : the history of RAF Ferry Command, Carl A. Christie with Fred Hatch

Ocean bridge : the history of RAF Ferry Command, Carl A. Christie with Fred Hatch

Label
Ocean bridge : the history of RAF Ferry Command
Title
Ocean bridge
Title remainder
the history of RAF Ferry Command
Statement of responsibility
Carl A. Christie with Fred Hatch
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Ocean Bridge chronicles an often overlooked contribution to Allied victory and aviation history. By war's end the ferry service, through its various incarnations, had created the basis for the network of international air routes and procedures that commercial travellers now take for granted
  • From the pioneer transatlantic flights of the interwar period and the early attempts to initiate regular commercial service, Christie traces London's decision to have aircraft, supplies, and passengers delivered across the Atlantic Ocean from Canada and the United States. Under the inspired leadership of a handful of Imperial Airways' captain-navigators, a group of civilian airmen from Britain, Canada, and the United States undertook to fly urgently needed bombers, maritime patrol aircraft, and transports to Europe for the RAF. This informal civilian organization was augmented by graduates of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada and taken over by the RAF as Ferry Command in 1941. Some five hundred aircrew, as well as sixty passengers, lost their lives in accidents; Major Sir Frederick Banting, the discoverer of insulin, was killed in the first fatal crash of the ferry service
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christie, Carl A.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Hatch, F. J
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  • Great Britain
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Great Britain
  • Großbritannien
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Guerre, 1939-1945 (Mondiale, 2e)
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Canada
  • Weltkrieg
Label
Ocean bridge : the history of RAF Ferry Command, Carl A. Christie with Fred Hatch
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references [p. [333]-413] and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- ABBREVIATIONS -- 1 Atlantic Pioneers -- 2 Canadian Pacific Railway -- 3 From Triumph to Tragedy -- 4 From ATFERO to Ferry Command -- 5 Flying Boats through Bermuda -- 6 The Northern Routes -- 7 The Southern Routes -- 8 One-Trippers -- 9 No. 45 Group -- 10 Mosquito Deliveries -- 11 No Piece of Cake -- 12 Lasting Legacy -- APPENDICES -- Appendix A: Aircraft Delivered: CPR Air Services Department, ATFERO, Ferry Command, and No. 45 Group
  • Appendix B: Losses: CPR Air Services Department, ATFERO, Ferry Command, and No. 45 GroupAppendix C: RAF Transport Command and No. 45 Group at Peak Strength, Summer 1945 -- NOTES -- NOTE ON SOURCES -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z -- MAPS -- Routes Flown by Ferry Command -- North Atlantic Ferry Routes -- RCAF Flying Control Western Areas -- RCAF Flying Control Eastern Areas -- PHOTOGRAPHS
Control code
ocn646602083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 458 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442677982
Lccn
95169702
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt59pf5
Publisher number
420810
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646602083
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Ocean bridge : the history of RAF Ferry Command, Carl A. Christie with Fred Hatch
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references [p. [333]-413] and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- ABBREVIATIONS -- 1 Atlantic Pioneers -- 2 Canadian Pacific Railway -- 3 From Triumph to Tragedy -- 4 From ATFERO to Ferry Command -- 5 Flying Boats through Bermuda -- 6 The Northern Routes -- 7 The Southern Routes -- 8 One-Trippers -- 9 No. 45 Group -- 10 Mosquito Deliveries -- 11 No Piece of Cake -- 12 Lasting Legacy -- APPENDICES -- Appendix A: Aircraft Delivered: CPR Air Services Department, ATFERO, Ferry Command, and No. 45 Group
  • Appendix B: Losses: CPR Air Services Department, ATFERO, Ferry Command, and No. 45 GroupAppendix C: RAF Transport Command and No. 45 Group at Peak Strength, Summer 1945 -- NOTES -- NOTE ON SOURCES -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z -- MAPS -- Routes Flown by Ferry Command -- North Atlantic Ferry Routes -- RCAF Flying Control Western Areas -- RCAF Flying Control Eastern Areas -- PHOTOGRAPHS
Control code
ocn646602083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 458 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442677982
Lccn
95169702
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt59pf5
Publisher number
420810
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646602083
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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