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Catalog Number 2002.61.390
Object Name book
Accession number 2002.61
Summary Australian flying corps in the western and eastern theaters of war.

Introduction: The Flying Arm in War; Mesopotamia -- The First Australian Airmen on Service; Mesopotamia -- The End of the First Campaign; The Middle East -- Advent of No. 1 Squadron; Air Fighting in the Desert; Increasing Importance of Air Warfare; The Victory of Gaza; The Turkish Retreat to Nablus; Beginning of the Air Offensive; The Raids Across the Jordan; Growing British Supremacy in the Air; The Enemy Driven From The Sky; The Battle of Armageddon; Australian Airmen in France; Cambrai and Gouzeaucourt; Winter Work over Messines Ridge; Spring Fights North of the Scarpe; Meeting the German Offensive; Early Circus Fights with No. 2 Squadron; No.3 Squadron's Operations Over the Somme; Exploits of No.4 Squadron over the Lys; Harassing the Enemy on the Lys; The British Offensive on the Somme; The Battles in the Hindenburg Line; The Lille Air Raids; Fights of the Sweep Formations; The Last Great Air Battles; Flights Home to Australia

Appendices: Types of Fighting Aeroplanes; Correspondence Relating to Formation of A.F.C.; War Flying Instruction in Australia; Aircraft Wireless; A.F.C. Training in England; Organisation of R.A.F. in France; Aeroplane Counter-attacks on the German Army, March, 1918; Aerodrome Work in the Squadron; Use of Incendiary Bullets

Illustrations: The Half-Flight in camp at Point Cook, Victoria, March, 1915; The Half-Flight at Bombay, May, 1915; Kantara, on the Suez Canal, with aircraft park in the foreground; Aeroplane view of Nekhl; Letter, written 14th July, 1917, from the German aviator, Felmy to No.1 Squadron; The "hairpin-bend" road in the hilly country south of El Lubban; Jerusalem, from the air, showing the mountainous country around the city; Captain Ross Smith and Lieutenant Mustard in their Bristol Fighter, 1918; Aerodrome of No. 1 Squadron at El Mejdel, March, 1918; Es Salt; Jisr ed Damieh Ford across the Jordan, showing the steep valley-sides; The Auja Ford, River Jordan; Officers of No. 1 Squadron at Ramleh, November, 1918; Kerak; Amman, showing the aerodrome, village, and railway station, 2nd June, 1918; An Australian air-raid on Amman railway station and aerodrome, 4th June, 1918; A German aeroplane brought down in the British lines in Palestine by No.1 Squadron, August, 1918; An Australian air-raid on El Kutrani railway station, 15th August, 1918; Jenin aerodrome and town, looking east, showing the tracks around the landing ground and the railway to Nazareth; A British air-raid on the railway at Deraa, 16th September, 1918; A D.H.9 forced to land in the enemy's country; Australian aeroplanes with part of Lawrence's Arab force near Azrak, 11 September, 1918; Tul Keram railway station, showing material captured on 19th September, 1918; An air-photograph of the Tul Keram-Anebta road, showing Turkish transport abandoned under the airmen's bombing attacks on 19th September, 1918; An Airman's view of the Khubert Ferweh-Wady Fara road, after the heavy bombing attacks of 21st September, 1918, showing abandoned Turkish transport; The Balata-Khubert Ferweh road, showing enemy transport abandoned after the air-raids of 21st September, 1918; Nablus, from the air; Officers of No.3 Squadron at Bertangles, May, 1918; R.E.8 (used by No.3 Squadron); An R.E.8 of No.3 Squadron detailed for night-bombing; Air airman's view of the ruins of Ypres, 31st October, 1917; A close view of "Augustus Wood," near Passchendaele Ridge, showing the shell-torn ground, 17th October, 1917; The German Albatros shot down by Lieutenant Sandy and Sergeant Hughes near Armentieres, 17th December, 1917; Sopwith Camel (used by No. 4 Squadron); Sopwith Snipe (used by No. 4 Squadron); D.H.5 (used by No. 2 Squadron); S.E.5 (used by No.2 Squadron); Officers of No.2 Squadron at Savy, March, 1918; Vaulx-Vraucourt, from the air; A flight of No.2 Squadron (S.E.5's) waiting to start from Savy aerodrome, 26th March, 1918; A flight of No.4 Squadron (Camels) preparing to start from Bruay aerodrome, 26th March, 1918; Officers of No. 4 Squadron at Clairmarais, June, 1918; The Halberstadt two-seater driven down and capture on Flesselles aerodrome by an R.E.8 of No.3 Squadron on 9th June, 1918; An air squadron's contact-patrol accompanying an infantry advance; Aeroplane view of the country south of the Somme over which the Australians and Canadians attacked on 8th August, 1918; An observation balloon over British heavy-artillery, Morcourt, 25th August, 1918; An aeroplane photograph of Mont St. Quintin, early in September, 1918 (with key-map); The opening of the bomb-raid by Nos. 2 and 4 Squadrons on Haubourdin aerodrome, Lille, 16th August, 1918 (with key-map); The bomb-raid on Lomme aerodrome, Lille, 17th August, 1918; An attack by a British scout-formation through a cloud upon a German formation; Aeroplane photograph of a point in the Hindenburg Line, showing systems of trenches and wire; A big Handley-Page bomber, of the type used by the Royal Air Force on bombing raids into Germany; Skeleton of a large Gotha bomber, at Cologne, December, 1918

List of Maps: Mesopotamia (South-eastern portion), showing area in which operations of Australian Half-Flight opened; Mesopotamia (north-western portion), showing area of later operations of Australian Half-Flight; Egypt; Sinai Desert, the scene of the campaign of 1916; Southern Palestine, showing the position before the Third Battle of Gaza; The country east of the Dead Sea, showing the Hejaz railway; Central Palestine, the scene of the Battle of Nablus; The Wady Fara, in which heavy bombing operations occurred on 21st September, 1918; Syria, showing the area of the last stages of the campaign against the Turks; North-eastern France, showing the areas illustrated by maps in this volume; Cambrai region, showing area of operations of No. 2 Squadron in November and December, 1917, and of No. 2 and No. 4 Squadrons in March, 1918; Section of a typical artillery map, showing method of randing by reference to "clock-face"; Douai region, the "hunting" area of all British scout squadrons; The Lys region, showing area of operations of No.3 Squadron, December, 1917- April 1918, and of No.2 and No.4 Squadrons, May-September 1918; Villers-Bretonneux region, showing area of operations of No.3 Squadron, APril-August, 1918; St.Quentin region, showing area of operations of No.3 Squadron, September and October, 1918; Lille region, showing area of operations of No.2 and No.4 Squadrons, May-October, 1918; Tournai region, showing areas of operations of No.2 and No.4 Squadrons October and November, 1918; Ath region, showing area of operations of No.2 and No.4 Squadrons, October and November, 1918; Jaffa-Jordan line, 1/1/18, after enemy retreat from Gaza; Messudie Hill Corner; Tul Keram Corner; The country beyond the Jordan; Damascus and approaches; Front in Flanders, showing German offenses in 1918; Morlancourt Ridge, between the Somme and Ancre Rivers, The Lys Valley near Armentieres, showing communications by road, rail, and river; Sketch illustyraing "clock face" method of checking artillery fire upon enemy batteries; Formation flying -- V formation, turning manuever and circus formation
Title Official History of Australia in the War 1914-1918, vol VIII: Australian Flying Corps
Author Cutlack, F. M.
Published Date 1923
Publisher Angus & Robertson
Published Place Sydney, Australia
Subjects aviation
OCLC Number 220901454
Library of Congress Control Number 23017321