439 Squadron History: Fangs of Death Hardcover ++SALE++ (bilingual)
439 Squadron History: Fangs of Death / Crocs de la Mort Hardcover (bilingual)
A unique 264-page bilingual book including never-before published photos and documents recounting the history of 439 Sabre-Toothed Tiger Squadron.
This book describes the squadron's beginning in Canada during World War II as the School of Army Co-operation and later No. 123 Army Co-operation Training Squadron to its operational fighter-bomber missions flying the Hawker Typhoon out of England and mainland Europe. In the 1950s and early 1960s it flew a day fighter role using Canadair Sabre jets in Canada, England and France.439 converted to a Strike/Reconnaissance, Attack and Tactical Fighter Squadron with the CF-104 Starfighter in France and Germany from 1964 to 1984. This was followed by Canada's New fighter aircraft; The CF-18 Hornet frontline multi-role fighter which was operated at CFB Baden-Sollingen, Germany from 1985 to 1993. 439 Squadron became a Combat Support Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in 1994, flying the CT-133 Silver Star, the CH-118 Iroquois and later the CH-146 Griffon in combat support and Search and Rescue operations. It remains in Bagotville with Griffons today.
Forewords by General Tom Lawson, Canada's Chief of the Defence Staff; Colonel Joël Roy, 17 Wing Commander; and Major Jean-François Gauvin, 439 CS Sqn.Commanding Officer.
Published July 2015, 264 pages, hundreds of colour and black and white photographs, Hardcover. 12 3/8" x 9 1/4" x 7/8", bilingual english / french