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Saunders, Andy (Aviation historian)

Overview
Works: 29 works in 97 publications in 1 language and 1,635 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Pictorial works  Case studies  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Andy Saunders
Little friends : the fighter pilot experience in World War II England by Philip Kaplan( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of U.S., British, and other Allied fighter pilots escorting heavy bombers over Europe during World War II
Jane : a pin-up at war by Andy Saunders( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane was a wartime phenomenon. A sensation. She was also an important feature in the morale of Britain's fighting forces around the world and to those left behind on the Home Front. So important, in fact, that her fame extended to the House of Commons where one wartime MP referred to our troops as Jane's fighting men! Until now there has been no published study of Jane or the woman who inspired her. This book fills the gap with a publication which will have a wide appeal. In a production combining words, photographs and selective cartoons, an in-depth look is taken at the Jane story and, in particular, the beautiful real life model behind that story, Christabel Leighton-Porter. A wealth of pictorial and photographic material exists to illustrate this highly visual story. Much of it has never before seen the light of day. All of it is of high quality and a considerable quantity falls into the 'glamour' category which will appeal to both male and female readers in what is an interesting study of wartime Britain and of Jane's historical and sociological importance to those times
Spitfire Mark I P9374 : the remarkable story of how a unique aircraft returned to flight by Andy Saunders( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Saunders relates the fascinating story of the recovery of this Battle of France Spitfire Mk1 from the sands of Calais during the early 1980s and its subsequent return to the UK for rebuild and restoration to flying condition. The full history of the airframe from the factory to loss, the airplane's operational history with 92 Squadron and the story of the pilots who flew it during its career are also told, as is the unfolding saga of its restoration and return to air - detailing its progress through the workshops right up to the first flight in 2011. Upon completion P9374 will be the earliest mark of Spitfire flying anywhere in the world. It is also intended that this landmark airplane will grace many major air shows into the foreseeable future
Bader's last fight : an in-depth investigation of a great WWII mystery by Andy Saunders( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 9 August 1941, one of the greatest icons of the Second World War, Douglas Bader, was shot down, captured and later incarcerated. But by whom, and how? Was it by one of his deadly German opponents, as Douglas Bader himself maintained, or was it by one of his own side? There has been much debate and controversy among historians and in 2003 the author of this book revealed for the first time that Bader may have been victim to friendly fire. That revelation was followed by interest in the national press and later by a TV documentary screened on Channel 4 in August 2006. In the book aviation historian Andy Saunders develops his hypothesis, backed up by strong evidence and a wealth of statistics, and separates fact from fiction. He expertly dissects all the material relating to the day itself, and subsequent events. In this new, updated edition, Andy Saunders tells of his quest to find the legendary fighter pilot's aircraft, which led to the remarkable discovery of a lost Spitfire which is being restored to flying condition." --Publisher description
Finding the few : some outstanding mysteries of the Battle of Britain investigated and solved by Andy Saunders( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1940 in the skies over Britain was a time of courage, heroism and extreme danger. Many men gave their lives to keep our island free and some disappeared into the summer sky with no trace of them ever being found. This remarkable book records the life of a dozen of these pilots shot down and killed but who remained missing for decades until diligent research and searches primarily by the author brought identification to them and closure to their families. Each case represents a fascinating human story of humour, drama, love and tragedy; and each one represents a startling tale of detective work and remarkable coincidences, oft-times revealing controversy
Finding the fallen : outstanding aircraft mysteries from the First World War to Desert Storm investigated and solved by Andy Saunders( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The logical successor to the highly acclaimed Finding the Few and Finding the Foe, this new work covers a selection of similar mysteries involving missing aircrew and spanning almost the entire twentieth century. Starting with a re-appraisal of the Mannock affair, the author highlights the fates variously of RAF, USAF, Luftwaffe personnel from bomber, reconnaissance and fighter crews. Each case is examined with a microscopic and forensic approach worthy of 'Silent Witness', and evaluates the detective work involved in unravelling these long-unsolved disappearances of lost airmen. In many cases there is a satisfactory conclusion with 'closure' achieved - although some question marks are left hanging unanswered over other equally fascinating cases. Every bit as intriguing as Andy's earlier works, this is destined to be equally well received and avidly awaited
Arrival of eagles : Luftwaffe landings in Britain 1939-1945 by Andy Saunders( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War Two around 1,200 Luftwaffe aircraft arrived on the ground in the UK or in its surrounding coastal waters, although not all through 'conventional' combat circumstances. Some had got lost, others were brought by defectors, and some fell foul of electronic countermeasures implemented by the RAF. All manner of types appeared - He 111, Go 145, Me 110, Ju 88, Me 109 E, F and G, Fw 190, Do 217 - and all were of great interest to the RAF. In some cases aircraft were repaired and test flown, betraying vital and invaluable information. These astonishing stories range from a diminutive Luftwaffe mail courier aircraft lost in English Channel fog, a dramatic dogfitght, the extraordinary arrival in Britain of Rudolf Hess in a Messerschmitt 110, right through to the supposed, and yet completely surreal, plot to kidnap Hitler and bring him to Britain in his personal Focke Wulf 200 Condor
Mannock : the life and death of Major Edward Mannock, VC, DSO, MC, RAF by Norman L. R Franks( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuka attack! : the dive-bombing assault on England during the Battle of Britain by Andy Saunders( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Junkers 87 Stuka was an iconic weapon of World War Two and an aircraft name that was, and still is, instantly recognised worldwide. Its roles in Poland and the Battles of France and the Low Countries are almost legendary, but in the UK its import during the Battle of Britain is one that has never been covered in any specific detail - until now
Luftwaffe bombers in the Battle of Britain : rare photographs from wartime archives by Andy Saunders( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luftwaffe Bombers in the Battle of Britain will contains some 140-150 images of German bomber aircraft during the summer of 1940. The images will cover the entirety of the battle and will depict losses across Britain during this period. Each picture will tell its own story, and will be fully captioned with historical detail.Each section will have a short introduction and the images will include those of shot down aircraft, including relatively intact machines, badly damaged/destroyed wreckages, photographs of pilots and other related illustrations. All images are from the author's unique colle
Finding the foe : outstanding Luftwaffe mysteries of the Battle of Britain and beyond investigated and solved by Andy Saunders( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following on from the acclaimed Finding the Few, as the title suggests this companion volume deals with the postwar discovery and recovery of wartime Luftwaffe aircrew who were downed and lost over the UK, most of them during 1940. There is a lot of detective work involved here. Sometimes airmen have been identified with the tiniest clue, although each case has a common thread; they were all concluded by the diligent research of private individuals and researchers, many involving the author. Indeed, as a result of his work, Saunders was given a special award by the German ambassador in London. Not all involve recovery and identification of the 'missing' - some are cases where buried German airmen were 'unknown' and are now able to be named and given formal confirmation by the German War Graves Service. Each case is remarkable and intriguing. Just one example will suffice. One Luftwaffe pilot was downed on 5 September 1940. He had been born on 5 September, his flying license awarded on 5 September, he was recovered and identified on 5 September (many years later!) and laid to rest in Austria on 5 September. This amazing book, eloquently written, covers casualties right through 1940 to 1944 and is, as with the author's earlier work, a real page turner
Luftwaffe bombers in the Blitz 1940-1941 by Andy Saunders( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WORLD HISTORY: SECOND WORLD WAR. Luftwaffe Bombers in the Blitz will comprise of some 140-150 images of German bomber aircraft during the Blitz of 1940-1941. The images will cover the entirety of the Blitz and will also depict losses across Britain during this period. Each picture will tell its own story, and will be fully captioned with historical detail. Each section will have a short introduction and the images will include those of shot down aircraft, including relatively intact machines, badly damaged/destroyed wreckages, photographs of pilots and other related illustrations. All images are from the author's unique collection of wartime photographs of Luftwaffe losses, collected from a variety of sources across some thirty-five years of research
Aircraft salvage during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz : rare photographs from wartime archives by Andy Saunders( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aircraft Salvage in the Battle of Britain and Blitz will comprise of some 140-150 images of the work of RAF and civilian salvage squads during the Battle of Britain, the Blitz and beyond. The images will depict losses across Britain, both RAF and German, during this period. Each picture will tell its own story, and will be fully captioned with historical detail. The author will be covering a topic that has rarely been examined in this detail. Each section will have a short introduction and the images will include those of shot down aircraft, including relatively intact machines, badly damaged/d
Spitfire Mark I P9374 : the extraordinary story of recovery, restoration and flight by Andy Saunders( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Saunders relates the fascinating story of the recovery of this Battle of France Spitfire Mk1 from the sands of Calais during the early 1980s and its subsequent return to the UK for rebuild and restoration to flying condition. The full history of the airframe from the factory to loss, the airplane's operational history with 92 Squadron and the story of the pilots who flew it during its career are also told, as is the unfolding saga of its restoration and return to air - detailing its progress through the workshops right up to the first flight in 2011. Upon completion P9374 will be the earl
Battle of Britain July to October 1940 : RAF operations manual by Andy Saunders( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No 43 'Fighting Cocks' Squadron by Andy Saunders( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretter om den engelske jagereskadrille no. 43 'Fighting Cocks' og dens operationer under 2. verdenskrig
Aircraft salvage during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz : rare photographs from wartime archives by Andy Saunders( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aircraft Salvage in the Battle of Britain and Blitz will comprise of some 140-150 images of the work of RAF and civilian salvage squads during the Battle of Britain, the Blitz and beyond. The images will depict losses across Britain, both RAF and German, during this period. Each picture will tell its own story, and will be fully captioned with historical detail. The author will be covering a topic that has rarely been examined in this detail. Each section will have a short introduction and the images will include those of shot down aircraft, including relatively intact machines, badly damaged/destroyed wreckages, photographs of pilots and other related illustrations. All images are from the author's unique collection of wartime photographs of Luftwaffe losses, collected from a variety of sources across some thirty-five years of research"--Publisher's description
RAF Tangmere revisited by Andy Saunders( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battle over Sussex by Pat Burgess( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in Undetermined and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bombers over Sussex by Pat Burgess( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bader's last fight : an in-depth investigation of a great WWII mystery
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Spitfire Mark I P9374 : the remarkable story of how a unique aircraft returned to flightBader's last fight : an in-depth investigation of a great WWII mysteryFinding the few : some outstanding mysteries of the Battle of Britain investigated and solvedFinding the fallen : outstanding aircraft mysteries from the First World War to Desert Storm investigated and solvedMannock : the life and death of Major Edward Mannock, VC, DSO, MC, RAFFinding the foe : outstanding Luftwaffe mysteries of the Battle of Britain and beyond investigated and solvedSpitfire Mark I P9374 : the extraordinary story of recovery, restoration and flightNo 43 'Fighting Cocks' Squadron
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