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BOMBER COMMAND LOSSES William R. Chorley
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We as many other researchers regard Bill Chorley's work for listing the Bomber Command losses as a "Must Have". The complete set consists of 9 volumes covering various periods / units of WW2.
The tremendous benefit of purchasing these volumes is that he is continuing to research and additions to the various volumes are constantly updated. These are available free of charge via a web site as listed beneath each volume reviewed here. Researchers are encouraged to submit revisions to this website together with the source in order to verify.

Bill Chorley's work? Simply the best reference source available for Bomber Command Losses.
Aircrew Remembered quote his work on all of our Bomber Command losses - we place credits to him and his work on every page listed on our website and we encourage researchers to purchase his great reference books rather than use other less reputable sites that use his work with no regard to his great work and research.
Many relatives who have contacted us never knew what happened in the final hours of a crew - these publications, together with our further research does bring them some form of closure. Bill Chorley has not only completed the most referred to research books in the market today - he is the master and we are pleased to announce that he supports the work we are doing and we are happy to supply him with our updated information as and when.

But further to his work that he has published, he is adding to his huge database with a great "free" update service mentioned on every publication below.
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book193940
Bomber command losses 1939 - 1940
A superb publication detailing losses incurred by bomber command for 1939 - 1940. All in date order, aircraft type, serial number and circumstances of the loss.
The publication that we hold has 160 pages. (Later Revisions may hold more)
Detailing losses from the period of 1939 - 1940
Weight: 300 gms.
Price from around £13.00 or less.
ISBN no:
978-0904597851. Ian Allan / Midland Publishing. English. Paperback
Amendments and revisions "
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book1941
Bomber command losses 1941
His second book in the series detailing losses incurred by bomber command for 1941. All in date order, aircraft type, serial number and circumstances of the loss.
The publication that we hold has 225 pages. Covering 1,515 Bomber Command individual losses (Later Revisions may hold more)
Detailing losses from the period of 1941
Weight: 430 gms.
Price from around £15.00 or less.
ISBN no: 978-0904597875
Ian Allan / Midland Publishing. English. Paperback
Amendments and revisions "
HERE"
book1942
Bomber command losses 1942
Bill Chorley's 3rd publication detailing losses incurred by bomber command for 1942. All in date order, aircraft type, serial number and circumstances of the loss.
Listing POW information for 1942 and escapers.
The publication that we hold has 320 pages. (Later Revisions may hold more)
Detailing losses from the period of 1942
Weight: 585 gms.
Price from around £17.00 or less.
ISBN no:
978-0904597899. Ian Allan / Midland Publishing. English. Paperback
Amendments and revisions "
HERE"
book1941
Bomber command losses 1943
4th in the series detailing losses incurred by bomber command for 1943. All in date order, aircraft type, serial number and circumstances of the loss.
The publication that we hold has 496 pages. (Later Revisions may hold more)
Detailing losses from the period of 1943
Weight: 810 gms.
Price from around £17.00 or less.
ISBN no:
978-0904597905. Ian Allan / Midland Publishing. English. Paperback
Amendments and revisions "
HERE"
book1943
Bomber command losses 1944
Bill's 5th publication detailing losses incurred by bomber command for 1944. All in date order, aircraft type, serial number and circumstances of the loss.
The publication that we hold has 576 pages. 3,527 losses (Later Revisions may hold more)
Detailing losses from the period of 1944.
Weight: 950 gms.
Price from around £24.00 or less.
ISBN no:
978-0904597912. Ian Allan / Midland Publishing. English. Paperback
Amendments and revisions "
HERE"
book1943
Bomber command losses 1945
WW2 is nearly over and Bill Chorley's work detailing losses incurred by bomber command for 1945 continues. All in date order, aircraft type, serial number and circumstances of the loss.
The publication that we hold has 224 pages - 1,085 losses. (Later Revisions may hold more)
Detailing losses from the period of 1945
Weight: 400 gms.
Price from around £9.00 or less.
ISBN no:
978-0904597929. Ian Allan / Midland Publishing. English. Paperback
Amendments and revisions "
HERE"
bookOTUs
Bomber command losses O.T.U's (Operational Training Units)
Detailing losses incurred by bomber command for the complete WW2 period and beyond from 1940 - 1947. All in date order, aircraft type, serial number and circumstances of the loss.
The enormous losses incurred by these training units are nearly always overlooked - Training? Yes. In action? Most of the time!
The publication that we hold has 374 pages (Later Revisions may hold more)
Weight: 675 gms.
Price from around £19.00 or less.
ISBN no:
978-1857801323. Ian Allan / Midland Publishing. English. Paperback
Amendments and revisions "
HERE"
bookHCUs
Bomber command losses H.C.U's (Heavy Conversion Units and other miscellaneous units)
The 8th book in Bill's series detailing losses incurred by bomber command H.C.U's for the complete WW2 period and beyond from 1939 - 1947. Covers Lancaster finishing schools, Ferry flights and many others.
All in date order, aircraft type, serial number and circumstances of the loss.
Again, many losses were incurred by these other units -
The publication that we hold has 280 pages (Later Revisions may hold more)
Weight: 448 gms.
Price from around £17.00 or less.
ISBN no:
9978-1857801569. Ian Allan / Midland Publishing. English. Paperback
Amendments and revisions "
HERE"
bookRoH
Bomber command losses "Roll of Honour"
The final 9th book in Bill's series detailing a master index of all losses incurred by bomber command for the complete WW2 period and beyond from 1939 - 1947.
All in alphabetical order, 55,000 entries in all.
The publication that we hold has some 502 pages (Later Revisions may hold more)
Weight: 940 gms.
Price from around £20.00 or less.
ISBN no:
978-1857801958. Ian Allan / Midland Publishing. English. Paperback
Amendments and revisions "
HERE"

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