Special Ops Liberators

223 (Bomber Support) Squadron, 100 Group, and the Electronic War

Steve Bond and Richard Forder


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Format: Hardback
Extent: 256 pages
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
ISBN: 9781908117144.
Categories: , .
Publication Date: 19 October 2011

The work of the RAF’s 100 Group remains one of the least known aspects of the 1939-45 war. Even less has been written about the specifics of day-to-day electronic warface operations and the countermeasures employed. This book, the result of many years meticulous research by Squadron Leader Richard Forder RAF (Ret’d) redresses the balance by focussing on one the heavy units, 223, and its sister units at RAF Oulton, Norfolk. Equipped with former USAAF Liberators, they operated from August 1944 to the end of the European war, with a primary role of protecting Bomber Command Main Force ops by radio and radar countermeasures against German defences. By analysing original documents and recording first hand accounts from both sides of the conflict, including those of Main Force personnel, Forder and Bond present a complete, detailed and valuable picture of the secret and vital activities of the special operatives, and their effect on German defences.

Steve Bond

Steve Bond is a life-long aviation enthusiast and historian, who has also been fortunate enough to spend most of his working life in the industry.  He served in the Royal Air Force for 22 years as an aircraft Propulsion Technician, with tours on the Ha …

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