Author David Earl deserves much praise for this outstanding reference book covering over 100 air crash sites during the War. The superb text is accompanied by excellent pictures of the men who flew, and in some cases, a view of the actual crash site. This is a treasure trove of information not to be found elsewhere, and in such detail.
The book covers air crashes in the Peak District, Yorkshire Moors, Lake District, Western Pennines, Isle of Man, South-West Moorlands, Scotland and the Highlands, Border Hills, Welsh Mountains, Northern Ireland, Irish republic, and The Islands and Outer Hebrides.
With an excellent table of contents, index, O/S grid references, and list of airmen lost; we are also given amendments and additions to the author's volume 1.
You couldn't ask for a more detailed and accurate picture of these WWII air crashes. With each crash assigned an appropriate title which, includes aircraft name and number, the reader is taken on a journey that becomes a page-turner in its own right. The research is extensive, making use of accounts of those involved, MoD, CWGC, Public Records Office, next of kin, etc. There is a personal element developed in each air crash story, which is a constant reminder of those who flew these aircraft and gave their lives for freedom. Anyone involved in aircraft archeology will want this volume in their library. Excellent...and highly recommended!