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Last Stand In Singapore

The Story of 488 Squadron RNZAF

Last Stand In Singapore by Graham Clayton
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The story of 488 RNZAF Squadron during the fall of Singapore early in 1942.This gripping history has been written using the diaries, letters, photographs and personal reminiscences of members of 488 Squadron, who were based just outside Singapore City and valiantly kept planes in the air against Japanese attacks until just before the city was overwhelmed. The story of their day-to-day life at a time of crisis, their hard work and their valour is eye-opening. The remaining ground crew were granted passage on one of the last ships to leave the island, when the Japanese were just 1 kilometre from the city centre. The ship had accommodation for 23 passengers, yet there were approximately 3000 people crammed on board. The overcrowding was the least of their worries...
Penguin Random House New Zealand; December 2015
284 pages; ISBN 9781775530770
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Title: Last Stand In Singapore
Author: Graham Clayton