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Author Bennett-Bremner, E

Title Front-line airline : the war story of Qantas Empire Airways Limited / by E. Bennett-Bremner
Published Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1944


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  940.544 Ben  AVAILABLE
Description 193 pages, 33 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents Background -- Concering Catalinas -- Threat to Malaya -- Singapore story -- End and escape -- Loss of 'Corio' -- Javan jigsaw -- Darwin despatch -- Shuttle services -- Blitz on Broome -- Rescue -- Mount Hagen mission -- Troop transports -- Bully beef bombers -- New Guinea note -- Routine and rescue -- Koch and 'Camilla' -- The toilers. Appendix A. Summary of loadings and general operations of the company since the outbreak of war with Japan ; Appendix B. Flying-boat and landplane operations from the outbreak of war with Japan to 30 September, 1942 ; Appendix C. Personnel engaged on various campaigns Catalina deliveries ; Appendix D. Crews engaged in search and rescue operations ; Appendix E. Ground personnel engaged in operations in forward areas ; Appendix F. Commendations for Qantas personnel ; Appendix G. Qantas personnel with Royal Australian Air Force honours and awards
Notes Maps on endpapers
Reviews: Aircraft, Oct. 1944 p. 32; Sydney Morning Herald, 11th Nov. 1944 p. 7
Subject Qantas Airways -- History.
Qantas Airways.
Qantas Empire Airways -- History.
Airlines -- Australia -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Australian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations.
Darwin (N.T.) -- History -- Bombardment, 1942.