Focus on Europe - A Photo-Reconnaissance Mosquito Pilot at War, 1943-45
|INSIDE:||16 pages b&w section, 60 b&w photographs|
Photographic reconnaissance was of vital importance to the Allied war effort during WW2. The RAFâ€™s Photographic Unit â€“ the PRU â€“ operated from Benson airfield, near Oxford, with two squadrons each of Spitfires and Mosquitoes. The â€˜Mossieâ€™ was described by John Cunningham as â€˜the most outstanding aircraft developed during the Second World Warâ€™.
Focus on Europe is the story of one young man who flew unarmed PRU mosquitoes on dangerous, but vital, reconnaissance sorties over Europe in 1943-5. Ron Foster came to the UK from New Zealand, and during that period he and his navigator flew sixty-nine sorties over every country in Europe except Greece and Portugal.