During the Second World War, an average of five aircraft crashed every day in the British Isles. Their remains provide an opportunity for archaeological and historical study. This book is an introduction to the aircraft, the airfields, the documentary record and the memorials to the men and women who gave their lives in the air war.Wreckage of Spitfire I. P9373, piloted by Sergeant Paul Klipsch of No. 92 Squadron ... The structure was immensely strong and flexible in flight but it was costly to repair and in a crash was liable to crumple out of recognition (figures 4, 28).
|Title||:||Aviation Archaeology in Britain|
|Author||:||Guy De la Bédoyère|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing - 2001|