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(Raymond) Chaz Bowyer
Born: 1926 in Weymouth, England
Other Names: Bowyer, Chaz
Nationality: English
Occupation: Writer
Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2001. From Gale Biography In Context.
Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2018 Gale, a Cengage Company
Updated:May 4, 2001
 
PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Family: Born September 29, 1926, in Weymouth, England; son of Reginald (a builder) and Dorothy (Northam) Bowyer; widowed; children: Katharin, Jeff, Lisa Janine. Education: Attended high school in Solihull and Nelson, England. Memberships: Royal Air Force Association (life member). Addresses: Home and Office: 77 Southern Reach, Mulbarton, Norwich NR14 8BU, England.

 
CAREER:

Royal Air Force, 1943-69, retired as sergeant; served as armament technician, airman, and instructor in explosives and armaments; stationed in Egypt, Libya, Palestine, Singapore, and Aden; writer, 1958--.

 
WORKS:

WRITINGS BY THE AUTHOR:

  • The Flying Elephants, Macdonald & Co., 1972.
  • Mosquito at War, Ian Allan, 1973.
  • (Editor) Bomber Pilot, 1916-18, Ian Allan, 1974.
  • (Editor) Fighter Pilot on the Western Front, William Kimber, 1975.
  • Hurricane at War, Ian Allan, 1975.
  • Airmen of World War I, Arms & Armour Press, 1975.
  • Sunderland at War, Ian Allan, 1976.
  • (Editor) Wings over the Somme, William Kimber, 1976.
  • Beaufighter at War, Ian Allan, 1976.
  • Hampden Special, Ian Allan, 1977.
  • Path Finders at War, Ian Allan, 1977.
  • Albert Ball, V.C., William Kimber, 1977.
  • History of the R.A.F., Hamlyn, 1977.
  • Sopwith Camel: King of Combat, Glasney Press, 1978.
  • For Valour: The Air V.C.s, William Kimber, 1978.
  • Guns in the Sky: The Air Gunners, Dent, 1979.
  • Coastal Command at War, Ian Allan, 1979.
  • Fighter Command, 1936-38, Dent, 1980.
  • Spitfire: A Tribute, Arms & Armour Press, 1980.
  • Bomber Group at War, Ian Allan, 1980.
  • (Editor) Fall of an Eagle: Ernst Udet, William Kimber, 1980.
  • Eugene Esmonde, V.C., D.S.O., William Kimber, 1981.
  • Desert Air Force at War, Ian Allan, 1981.
  • Age of the Biplane, Bison Books, 1981.
  • Air War over Europe, 1939-45, William Kimber, 1981.
  • Encyclopedia of British Military Aircraft, Arms & Armour, 1982.
  • Wellington at War, Ian Allan, 1982.
  • Bomber Barons, William Kimber, 1983.
  • Images of Air War, 1939-45, Batsford, 1983.
  • R.A.F. Handbook, 1939-45, Ian Allan, 1984.
  • Bristol Blenheim, Ian Allan, 1984.
  • Fighter Pilots of the R.A.F., 1939-45, William Kimber, 1984.
  • Mosquito Squadrons of the R.A.F., Ian Allan, 1984.
  • Men of the Desert Air Force, William Kimber, 1984.
  • Gloster Meteor, Ian Allan, 1985.
  • Men of Coastal Command, William Kimber, 1985.
  • Bristol F2B: King of the Two-Seaters, Ian Allan, 1985.
  • Tales from the Bombers, William Kimber, 1985.
  • The Wellington Bomber, William Kimber, 1986.
  • Beaufighter, William Kimber, 1987.
  • RAF Operations, 1918-38, William Kimber, 1988.
  • The Short Sunderland, Aston Publications, 1989.
  • Handley Page Bombers of World War I, Aston Publications, 1990.
  • (Editor) Enemy Coast Ahead, Bridge Books, 1995.
  • (Editor) RFC Communiques, 1917-18, Grub Street, 1998.
  • RAF Calshot, 1913-61, F. Smith, 1998.
  • Fighter Pilot, Pen & Sword, 2001.

Author of booklets. Former editor, Journal of the Cross and Cockade Society.

 

Sidelights

Chaz Bowyer once told CA: "My motivation? Primarily to place on permanent record accurate accounts of men, deeds, and events connected with Royal Air Force history. This is exemplified (perhaps) by For Valour: The Air V.C.s which is now accepted as the standard reference work on the subject. I am tired of reading historical drivel as perpetrated by 'well-known' authors, most of whom are simply novelists or journalists with no background knowledge of genuine aviation history. Too many `military historians' are simply writers jumping on the history bandwagon only for profit."

Source Citation   (MLA 8th Edition)
"(Raymond) Chaz Bowyer." Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2001. Biography in Context, http%3A%2F%2Flink.galegroup.com%2Fapps%2Fdoc%2FH1000010991%2FGPS%3Fu%3Dwikipedia%26sid%3DGPS%26xid%3D4c46779b. Accessed 16 Dec. 2018.

Gale Document Number: GALE|H1000010991