Trans-South Atlantic air link in World War II

  title={Trans-South Atlantic air link in World War II},
  author={William R. Stanley},
  • W. Stanley
  • Published 1 August 1994
  • History
  • GeoJournal
German-Italian military successes and the fame of General Rommel's Afrika Korps in 1941 spelled disaster for the British war effort in Libya-Egypt. American military assistance was requested and freely given; this was several months before the United States entered the war! Pan American World Airways was the chosen instrument for building a series of airfields in Africa capable of receiving the planes ferried across the ocean from Recife, Brazil.Besides its reputation as the world's leading… 

Technical considerations on the Takoradi–Cairo air route of the Second World War

  • R. Martínez-Val
  • History
    Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering
  • 2019
This paper describes an initiative of the British War Cabinet to procure thousands of aircraft to Egypt during the crucial, central years of the Second World War. The aircraft were sent crated by