The War in the air

Page 6 – Further information

This web feature was written by Simon Moody, Air Force Museum of New Zealand, and produced by the NZHistory team. We are grateful to Errol Martyn for his assistance with the compilation of this feature.

Specific questions about the First World War in the air or New Zealanders who participated in it can be sent to [email protected].



  • Christopher Cole and E. F. Cheesman, The air defence of Great Britain 1914-1918, Putnam, London, 1984
  • Peter G. Cooksley, The RFC/RNAS handbook 1914-1918, Sutton Publishing, Stroud, 2000
  • Terrence J. Finnegan, Shooting the Front: Allied aerial reconnaissance in the First World War, Spellmount, Stroud, England, 2011
  • Trevor Henshaw, The sky their battlefield: Air fighting and the complete list of Allied air casualties from enemy action in the first war, British, Commonwealth, and United States air services 1914 to 1918, Grub Street, London, 1995
  • Wing Commander C. G. Jefford, MBE, BA, RAF (Retd), RAF Squadrons: A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912, Airlife, Shrewsbury, England, (2nd, revised ed) 2001
  • Wing Commander C. G. Jefford, MBE, BA, RAF (Retd), Observers and navigators: And other non-pilot aircrew in the RFC, RNAS and RAF, Grub Street, London, (2nd, revised ed) 2014
  • Brad King, Royal Naval Air Service 1912-1918, Hikoki Publications, Aldershot, England, 1997
  • Errol W. Martyn, For your tomorrow (3 vols), Volplane Press, Christchurch, 1998-2008
  • Errol W. Martyn, Swift to the sky: New Zealand’s military aviation history, Penguin Viking, Auckland, 2010
  • Sir Walter Raleigh and H.A. Jones, The war in the air (6 vols), Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1922-1926
  • Christopher Shores, British and Empire aces of World War 1, Osprey, Oxford, 2001
  • Christopher Shores, Norman Franks and Russell Guest, Above the trenches: A complete record of the fighter aces and units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-1920, Grub Street, London, 1990
  • Nigel Steel and Peter Hart, Tumult in the clouds: The British experience of the war in the air, 1914-1918, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1997
  • Ray Sturtivant, ISO, with John Hamlin, RAF Flying Training and Support Units since 1912, Air-Britain Historians, Staplefield, England, 1995


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'Further information', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 29-Jan-2015