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The Resource Dambuster-in-chief : the life of Air Chief Marshal Sir Ralph Cochrane GBE, KCB, AFC, Richard Mead

Dambuster-in-chief : the life of Air Chief Marshal Sir Ralph Cochrane GBE, KCB, AFC, Richard Mead

Label
Dambuster-in-chief : the life of Air Chief Marshal Sir Ralph Cochrane GBE, KCB, AFC
Title
Dambuster-in-chief
Title remainder
the life of Air Chief Marshal Sir Ralph Cochrane GBE, KCB, AFC
Statement of responsibility
Richard Mead
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ralph Cochrane was born in 1895 into a distinguished naval family. After joining the Royal Navy, he volunteered in 1915 to serve with the RNAS in airships and was an early winner of the Air Force Cross. In 1918 he transferred to the fledgling RAF and learnt to fly, serving in Iraq as a flight commander under 'Bomber' Harris. His inter-war career saw him as a squadron commander in Aden before he became the first Chief of Air Staff of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. During the Second World War he served mainly in Bomber Command and commanded 5 Group from early 1943. He formed 617 Squadron and was instrumental in planning the legendary Dambuster Raid, the most spectacular of the War, as well as the sinking of the battleship Tirpitz. An inspirational leader, he trained 5 Group in low level target marking skills. Post war Cochrane held a string of senior appointments commanding Transport Command, Flying Training Command and finally as Vice Chief of Air Staff, retiring in 1952. He died in 1977." - Publisher' blurb
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mead, Richard
Dewey number
358.40092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA89.6.C63
LC item number
M43 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cochrane, Ralph
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Great Britain
Label
Dambuster-in-chief : the life of Air Chief Marshal Sir Ralph Cochrane GBE, KCB, AFC, Richard Mead
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1202862280
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781526765079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dambuster-in-chief : the life of Air Chief Marshal Sir Ralph Cochrane GBE, KCB, AFC, Richard Mead
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1202862280
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781526765079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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