Do you know – or are you yourself – an aviation enthusiast? If so he – or she, or you! — you might be interested in the recent book B-24 Liberator In RAF Coastal Command Service With Focus On Aircraft Of No 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF. This highly detailed book of 316 pages examines the role undertaken by the B-24 Liberator equipped units of Coastal Command during the Second World War, with emphasis on the activities of 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron.
This extensive study includes overviews of the versions of the Liberator used by RAF Coastal Command and of the RAF Squadrons using it in maritime service, and a complete list and operational history of all 81 Liberators used by No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron in Coastal Command service during WW2 and afterwards. Hardback, the book contains 550 photos and 70 colour profiles. It is written by Pavel Türk and Miloslav Pajer.
It was launched at the Aviation Bookshop in Tunbridge Wells, in the presence of two RAF Coastal Command veterans, Ivan Schwarz and Arnost Polak, and the author Pavel Türk. It is published in the Czech Republic by JaPo, costs £59.99, and is available from the Aviation Bookshop, 31-33 Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1BS (01892 539284 and www.aviation-bookshop.com). Our thanks to the Aviation Bookshop for use of the photo of the veterans.