dave dawson
"the war adventure series"
by r. sidney bowen

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The 15 volume Dave Dawson War Adventure Series is a series of World War II aerial adventures written by Robert Sidney Bowen and initially published by Crown Publishers (volumes 1 thru 15). Subsequently, volumes 1 thru 14 were reprinted by Saalfield Publishers of Akron, Ohio in cheaply made, inexpensive editions.

Robert Sidney Bowen, Jr. (1900 - April 11, 1977) was a World War I aviator, newspaper journalist, magazine editor and author who was born in Boston, Massachusetts and died of cancer in Honolulu, Hawaii at age 76.

He is best known for his boys' series books written during World War II, the Red Randall and Dave Dawson series under the name R. Sidney Bowen, and other sports and western fiction under the pseudonym James Robert Richard.

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1: Dave Dawson at Dunkirk - 1941

2: Dave Dawson with the R.A.F. - 1941
Dave Dawson and Freddy Farmer are the youngest licensed pilots of the R.A.F. Thrills a plenty are in store for them as they bag German plane after German plane in a series of daredevil maneuvers. Dropped by parachute into Belgium, deep in Nazi-occupied territory, on a dangerous spy mission, they escape at the risk of their lives with the secret information which enables England to foil the planned German invasion.

3: Dave Dawson in Libya - 1941

4: Dave Dawson on Convoy Patrol - 1941

5: Dave Dawson Flight Lieutenant - 1941

6: Dave Dawson At Singapore - 1942
Lurking in the China Sea and hidden in the Burma jungles are Japanese forces of destruction when Dave Dawson and Freddy Farmer of the R. A. F. are assigned to Singapore.
The Japs are ready to strike at the unsuspecting British as Dave and Freddy discover their central base of planes and supplies. It seems impossible to warn the British in time! It seems certain that the Jap general will execute the flyers! But they do not know that nearby is a band of American Volunteer pilots with powerful P-40's.
Here is the thrilling story of how it happens that at that very moment of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dave Dawson, Freddy Farmer and the American Volunteers win the first U. S. victory over the Japs.

7: Dave Dawson With The Pacific Fleet - 1942

8: Dave Dawson With The Air Corps - 1942

9: Dave Dawson With The Commandos - 1942

10: Dave Dawson On The Russian Front - 1943

11: Dave Dawson With The Flying Tigers - 1943

12: Dave Dawson On Guadalcanal - 1943

13: Dave Dawson At Casablanca - 1944

14: Dave Dawson With The Eighth Air Force - 1944

15: Dave Dawson At Truk - 1946

A 16th title, "Dave Dawson Over Berlin", was planned but never published.

The entire Dave Dawson War Adventure Series is available free from Project Gutenberg

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