Bibliography

This bibliography is limited to books I currently have on my shelves – there are many I have borrowed, read and returned, or bought and then given away or loaned out to people and then forgotten who it was I lent them to, so it is far from being a complete list.

The sources of material presented in aircrashsites.co.uk are very varied. Not detailed here are air crash investigation documents and squadron operations books, unpublished accounts of events, details from birth, marriage and death certificates, newspaper and magazine articles, pamphlets, information from TV, radio and video, museum displays, internet sources, maps, personal interviews with people etc. For the most part those sources are cited in the individual stories on these pages.

Organised by subject;

AIR CRASH SITES

Chorley, W R., RAF Bomber Command Losses Volume 7 – Operational Training Unites 1940 – 1947, 2003
Chorley, W R., RAF Bomber Command Losses Volume 8 – Heavy Conversion Units and Miscellaneous Units 1939 – 1947, 2003
Clark, P., A Border Too High – a guide to wartime crashes in the Border hills 1999
Collier, R., & Wilkinson R., Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks 2, 1995
Collier, R., Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks 1, 1990
Corrigan, M., The Manchester Heinkel – the forgotten true story of the Heinkel that crashed in Hazel Grove 2013
Cunningham, P., Derbyhsire’s High Peak Air Crash Sites – southern region, 2014
Cunningham, P., High Peak Air Crash Sites – Central Region, 2010
Cunningham, P., Peakland Air Crashes 2006
Peakland Air Crashes – The South
Peakland Air Crashes – The Central Area
Peakland Air Crashes – The North
Cunningham, P., White Peak Air Crash Sites, 2012
Doylerush, E., Fallen Eagles, A Guide to Aircraft Crashes in North-East & Mid Wales, 1990
Doylerush, E., No Landing Place – A Guide to Aircraft Crashes in Snowdonia, 1985
Doylerush, E., No Landing Place Volume 2 – More Tales of Aircraft Crashes in Snowdonia, 1999
Earl, D. W., Hell on High Ground – A Guide to Aircraft Hill Crash Sites in the UK and Ireland, 1995
Earl, D. W., Hell on High Ground Volume 2 – World War II Air Crash Sites, 1999
Ellis, K., Wrecks & Relics, 24th edition, 2014
Hill, T R., Final Descent – Air Crashes in Wales and the Borders, 1999
Hurst, M J., Air Crashes in the Lake District 1936-1976, 1997
Needham, D., Nottinghamshire Air Crashes, 2008
Norman, B., Broken Eagles – Luftwaffe Losses Over Yorkshire, 1939-1945, 2001
Parker, N., Luftwaffe Crash Archive 2013;
Volume 1. September 1939 – 14 August 1940,
Volume 2. 15 August 1940 – 29 August 1940
Volume 3. 30 August 1940 – 9 September 1940
Volume 4. 10 September 1940 – 27 September 1940
Volume 5. 28 September 1940 – 27 October 1940
Volume 6. 28 October 1940 – 31st December 1940
Volume 7. 1st January 1941 – 16th April 1941
Volume 8. 17th April 1941 – 24th July 1941
Veronico, N A., Hidden Warbirds II, 2014

AIR RAIDS AND BRITAIN AT WAR
see also under Aviation History and Europe at War for other titles.

Bamford, J. & Collier, R., Eyes of the Night – The Air Defence of North-Western England 1940-1943, 2005
Bunting, M., The Model Occupation – The Channel Islands under German rule, 1940 – 1945, 1995
Dalton, M, The Royal Observer Corps Underground Monitoring Posts, 2011
Dobinson, C., Fields of Deception – Britain’s bombing decoys of the Second World War, 2000
Gardiner, J., The Blitz – The British under attack, 2011
Gardiner, J., The Thirties, 2010
Gardiner, J., Wartime Britain 1939-1945, 2004
Griehl, M., German Bombers Over England 1940 – 1944, 1999
Hardy, C., Manchester At War, 1986
Hennessy, P., Cold War, 1998
Hylton, S., Reporting the Blitz – News from the home front communities, 2012
Inman, K. & Helm, M. H., Bury and the Second World War, 1995
Jones, H., British Civilians in the Front Line – air raids, productivity and wartime culture, 1939-1945, 2006
Matthews, A. (translator), Militärgeographische Angaben über England, 1940 (German Invasion Plans for the British Isles, 1940), 2007
Moorhouse, G., Hell’s Foundations – A Town, Its Myths and Gallipoli, 1992
Parry, S. W., Intruders over Britain – The Luftwaffe Night Fighter Offensive 1940 to 1945, 2003
Philpott, p., German Bombers Over England, 1988
Phythian, G., Manchester At War 1939-45 – The People’s Story, 2014
Phythian, G, Blitz Britain – Manchester and Salford, 2015
Quinn, R., Hitler’s Last Army – German POWs in Britain, 2015
Smith, P J C., Zeppelins over Lancashire, 1991
Smith, P.J.C., Flying Bombs over the Pennines, 1988
Smith, P.J.C., Luftwaffe over Manchester, 2003
Smith, P.J.C., Air-launched Doodlebugs – The Forgotten Campaign, 2006
Süss, D, Death from the Skies; How the British and Germans Survived Bombing in World War II, 2014
Thomas, P., Seeing It Through – Halifax & Calderdale During World War II, 2005
Wakefield, K., Pfadfinder – Luftwaffe Patherfinder Operations Over Britain, 1940-44, 1999
Weal, J., He111 Kampfgeschwader in the West, 2012
Wright, S., Memories of the Salford Blitz, 1987

AVIATION HISTORY
see also under Air Raids and Britain at War and Europe at War for other titles.

Arct, B. Squadron Leader, Prisoner of War – My secret journal, 1988
Bishop, P., Battle of Britain, 2010
Bishop, P., Bomber Boys – Fighting Back 1940-1945, 2008
Boiten, T.E.W. and MacKenzie, R., Nachtjagd War Diaries – An Operational History of the German Night Fighter Force in the West Volume 2 April 1944 – May 1945, 2011
Boiten, T.E.W., Nachtjagd War Diaries – An Operational History of the German Night Fighter Force in the West Volume 1 September 1939 – March 1944, 2011
Charlwood, D., No Moon Tonight, 1956
Deighton, L., Fighter – The True Story of the Battle of Britain, 1977
Delve, K., The Military Airfields of Britain – Northern England, 2006
Ellis, K., Wrecks & Relics -24th Edition, 2014
Franks, N., Ton-Up Lancs – A photographic history of the 35 RAF Lancasters that each completed 100 sorties, 2006
Gibson, G., Enemy Coast Ahead, 1946
Goss, C, The Luftwaffe Bombers’ Battle of Britain – The inside story: July – October 1940, 2000
Harris, A., Bomber Offensive, 1947
Johnson, T., Escape to Freedon – An airman’s tale of capture, escape and evasion, 2002
Kershaw, A., The Few, 2006
Lane, B., Spitfire! The Experiences of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot, 2009
Middlebrook, M., The Berlin Raids – The Berlin raids, Winter 1943 – 1944, 2010
Nichol, J. & Rennell, T., Tail-End Charlies – The Last Battles of the Bomber War 1944-45, 2004
Price, A., The Luftwaffe in Camera 1939 – 1945, 2009
Richards, D. & Saunders, H St. G., Royal Air Force Volume II – 1939-1945 – The Fight Avails, 1954
Richards, D., Royal Air Force 1939-1945 Volume 1 – The Fight at Odds, 1953
Richey, P., Fighter Pilot, 1941
Rolfe, M., Flying Into Hell, 2008
Sarker, D., Missing in Action – Resting In Peace?, 2006
Saunders, H St. G., Royal Air Force, Volume III – The Fight is Won, 1954
Sloan, R., Early Aviation in North Wales, 1989
Sloan, R., Wings of War Over Gwynedd – Aviation in Gwynedd during World War II 1991
Smith, G., Cambridgeshire Airfields in the Second World War, 1997
Veronico, N.A., Hidden Warbirds II 2014
Wellum, G., First Light, 2002

BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC

Ballantyne, I., Killing the Bismarck – Destroying the pride of Hitler’s fleet, 2014
Buchheim, L-G, Das Boot, 1973
Forester, C.S., Hunting the Bismarck, 1959
Hadley, N L., Count Not the Dead – The popular image if the German submarine, 1995
Lavery, B., Churchill’s Navy – The ships, men and organisation 1939 – 1945, 2006
Mearns, D., and White, R., Hood and Bismarck – The Deep Sea Discovery of an Epic Battle, 2001
Milner, M., Battle of the Atlantic, 2005
Prysor, G., Citizen Sailors – The Royal Navy in the Second World War, 2011
Thompson, J., The War At Sea – The Royal Navy in the Second World War, 1996
Williams, A., The Battle of the Atlantic, 2002
Woodman, R., Arctic Convoys 1941 – 1945, 1994
Werner, H A., Iron Coffins – A U-boat commander’s war 1939-1945 , 1969

EUROPE AT WAR

Anonymous, A Woman in Berlin, 2003
Ambrose, S. E., Band of Brothers, 1992
Ambrose, S.E., D-Day – June 6 1944 The Battle for the Normandy Beaches, 1994
Arthur, M., Forgotten Voices of the Great War – a new history of WWI in the words of the men and women who were there, 2002
Arthur, M.Last Post – The final word from our First World War soldiers, 2005
Bacon, J., Romanowska, E. & Chumbley, S. (Eds) Hitler’s Death – Russia’s Last Great Secret from the Files of the KGB, 2005
Barnett, C., The Great War, 1979
Beevor, A., Berlin – The Downfall 1945, 2002
Beevor, A., Stalingrad, 1998
Borowski, This Way For The Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1959
Bullock, A., Hitler and Stalin – Parallel Lives, 1991
Carr, W., A History of Germany 1815-1990, 1991
Donath, M., Architecture in Berlin 1933 – 1945 – A Guide Through Nazi Berlin, 2006
Graves, R., Goodbye to All That, 1929
Hastings, M., All Hell Let Loose – The world at war 1939 – 1945, 2011
Hastings, M., Catastrophe – Europe Goes To War 1914, 2013
Holmes, R., Shots From The Front – The British soldier 1914-1918, 2008
Holt, T. & Holt, V., Major & Mrs Holt’s Battlefield Guide – Ypres Salient, 1996
Holt, T. & Holt, V., Major & Mrs Holt’s Battlefield Guide to the Somme, 1999
Holt, T. and Holt, V., Major and Mrs Holt’s Battlefield Guide – The Normandy Beaches, 1999
Kempe, F., Berlin 1961 – Kennedy, Khrushchev and the most dangerous place on Earth, 2011
Isaacs, J., and Downing, T., Cold War, 1998
Kershaw, I., The End – Germany 1944-1945, 2012
Koplek, M., (translated by Adelheid Korpp), Past Finder Berlin 1939-1945 – Traces of German history, 2006
Levi, P., If This Is A Man, 1969
Moorhouse, R., Berlin at War – Life and Death in Hitler’s Capital 1939-1945, 2010
Neitzel, S., and Welzer, H., Soldaten – The secret Second World War tapes of German POWs, 2012
Nyiszli, m., I Was Doctor Mengele’s Assistant, 2000
Sajer, G., The Forgotten Soldier – War on the Russian Front – a true story, 1971
Shirer, W., The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, 1991
Smelser, R., & Zitelman, R., The Nazi Elite, 1993
Speer, A., Inside the Third Reich, 1971
Strachan, H., The First World War, 2003
Taylor, F., The Berlin Wall – 13 August 1961 – 9 November 1989, 2006

updated 30 Oct 2015

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