Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Cross in the Sky: Contents



Foreword - Dick Smith
Dedication
Introduction
Family Background
Acknowledgements
Co-Author’s Note
References


EPISODES

I LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTER
Call to Arms
The Trench Bombers of Givenchy
The Kick-off at Loos

II GREEN FIELDS BEYOND
In and Out of Line
“That Minenwerfer Hour” – Vimy Ridge
Green Fields Beyond
Farewell the Uhlans
Epilogue

III ZEPPELINE EIN FOKKER UNDT EIN ALBATROS
Defending London
Jump or Burn
Back to the Trenches

IV AN UNDESIRABLE IN FESTUNG NEUN
Flakgruppe 49
Court Martial at Stalag Karlsruhe
The Dungeons of Festung Neun
Blue Skies

V FLYING HIGH
Diplomatic Baggage
High in the Himalayas
The Forests of Orissa

VI FEAR
The Jungles of the Khonds
The Bear Fight
A Tiger in the Night

VII AUSTRALIAN PRELUDE
The Kauris of the Tablelands
No 1 Flying Training School
One Royal Salute and a Close Call
A Summons to the Rescue

VIII LOST IN THE TANAMI: The Search for the Kookaburra
The Desert Searches
“A Good Crash”
The Bird is Found

IX THE CROSS IN THE SKY: The Burials of Anderson and Hitchcock
Sand, Spinifex and Flies
Jurntakal Country
Two Heroes

X THE KOOKABURRA SAGA: The Aftermath
The Thornycroft Expedition
The Inquiry: Facts from Fiction
Requiescat
The Searchers
The Recovery

XI THE GREAT AIR RACE
The Aviators
Crossing the Continent
“The Dangerous Last Stage”

XII A MIRACLE: Finding the Golden Quest
Lasseter’s El Dorado
The Quest for the Quest
Possum’s Last Days

XIII FIRST COMMANDS
The Mystery of the Southern Cloud
Squadron Leader (Air)
The Citizen Air Force

XIV “MOTH” EATON’S FLYING CIRCUS
“Aggies” to Darwin
The Court Martial of Dr Clyde Fenton
The Darwin Dock Strike
Commanding Officer: RAAF Darwin

XV WAR GAMES
A Most Secret Mission
Welcoming the United States Army Air Corps
War Games
A Change of Command

XVI TRAINING AND DEFENDING EMPIRE
The Ship from Hell
Training for Empire
High Divide in Dutch New Guinea
On Stand By

XVII A KNIGHT WITH SWORDS
79 Wing vs the Rising Sun
The Netherlands East Indies Air Force
The Mina River Bridge Strike
Operation Potshot
On a Wing, a Prayer and a Broken Pipe
Rockets over Timor
Finale: High Command

XVIII OUR MAN IN TIMOR
The Hitch-Hiking Consul
Deputador Governador
Oil on Troubled Waters
Air Waves
Fronteira Konfrontasi

IXX THE PEACE-KEEPER
The Ultimate Reconnaissance
In the Firing Line

XX A DIPLOMATIC MISSIONARY
The Batavia Consulate
Bea’s Journey
Freedom for the Republic
ChargĂ© d’Affairs

XXI TWILIGHT
Retirement
Controversy 1976
Remembrance Day 1979

“Moth’s” Last Flight - Air Commodore Mark Lax

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