The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force

This is a three-volume series that provides the definitive story of Canadian airmen and their activities in peacetime and wartime during the tumultuous twentieth century. Two volumes are currently available, while a third, The Creation of a National Air Force by W.A.B. Douglas, is out of print.


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The Crucible of War, 1939-1945: The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force
The Crucible of War, 1939-1945: The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force
By Brereton Greenhous, Stephen J. Harris, and William C. Johnston

The RCAF, with a total strength of 4061 officers and men on 1 September 1939, grew by the end of the war to a strength of more than 263,000 men and women. This important and well-illustrated new history shows how they contributed to the resolution of the most significant conflict of our time.

Published Jun 1994
Canadian Airmen and the First World War: The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force
Canadian Airmen and the First World War: The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force
By S.F. Wise

Illustrated with specially prepared colour and sketch maps and over 200 photographs, many of them published here for the first time, this book should prove invaluable to the military historian and of wide appeal to the aviation enthusiast and general reader alike.

Published Nov 1980