No. 43 'Fighting Cocks' Squadron by Andy Saunders

By Andy Saunders

Referred to as the 'Fighting Cocks', No forty three Sqn has been part of the RAF for the reason that 1916, and continues to be in carrier this day. This quantity bargains solely with the unit's exploits in the course of WW2, masking its provider through the evacuation of Dunkirk and the conflict of england, in addition to the years spent aiding the Allied reason in North Africa and the Mediterranean. Flying Hurricanes from November 1939, and re-equipped with Spitfires in early 1943, 'Fighting Cocks' pilots scored 159 kills throughout the struggle and over a dozen of them 'made ace'. This ebook provides a whole photo of the squadron, its males and its plane.

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3 j The documents covering German diplomatic and commercial relations with Roumania are not available. This section of the Report is therefore based principally upon Hungary and intelligence and deductions from intelligence. [30934] E feliuwMirltU i •hWooifiEQ \u25a0* 26 of Europe continuing to consume oil at a rate in excess of her pre-war require­ in a continent where there was a universal famine of oil for non-military purposes. 5. The third objective, to obtain the lion's share of exports, was consider­ ably easier to attain, and especially as Germany was able to apply pressure on Roumania from more than one direction.

Although the Balkan transport system was never called upon to carry the quantities of oil contemplated, the ultimate success of German plans for the conquest of the Caucasus might have resulted in these routes having to cope with greatly increased oil shipments. Pipelines. 26. The manifold advantages obtained by the Allies by the use of pipelines for oil transport draw attention to the comparative neglect by the Germans of this form of transport. given no unanimous 27. The Germans themselves have nor particularly " 10 has stated that source( ) pipelines reason for this.

The quantity of oil captured was not less than 1\ million tons and total the may have amounted to as much as 2 million tons. Over 1J million tons consisted of gasoline and diesel oil. 30. A precise calculation of the disposition of this booty is not possible. Some of it was consumed by the German forces in the course of their operations. Nearly half a million tons were placed at the disposal of transport services and industry in France, and quantities had likewise to be apportioned to the other occupied countries to maintain the civileconomy.

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