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The Phantom Airman by Allan Frewin Jones retold by Margaret Tarner

The Phantom Airman
by Allan Frewin Jones
retold by Margaret Tarner

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The Phantom Airman by Allan Frewin Jones retold by Margaret Tarner TABLE OF CONTENTS

A Note About This Story............................................................................................................. 3 TheStorm.................................................................................................................................... 4 The Pilot...................................................................................................................................... 6 Darryl's Idea................................................................................................................................ 8 Facts and Memories................................................................................................................... 10 'What Do You Want Me To Do?'............................................................................................... 12 The Museum............................................................................................................................. 14 The Phantom Airman................................................................................................................. 16 The Message ............................................................................................................................. 18 'Glen Did This'.......................................................................................................................... 20 The Battle in the Sky ................................................................................................................. 22 The Diary .................................................................................................................................. 24 The Ops Room.......................................................................................................................... 26 Gone for Ever!........................................................................................................................... 28 The Kids.................................................................................................................................... 29

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The Phantom Airman by Allan Frewin Jones retold byMargaret Tarner

A Note About This Story
The four friends in this story go to the same school. They are all members of their school's archeology club. Archeology is the study of how people lived many years ago. Archeologists dig in the ground. They try to find the things which people used and the places where they lived. The friends are going to write a project for their club. The project is goingto be about their town in the Second World War (1939 to 1945). During this time, Britain and Germany were enemies. The armies, navies and air forces of Britain and Germany fought each other. The British air force was called the Royal Air Force (RAF). The German air force was called the Luftwaffe. Some RAF pilots flew 'Spitfire' fighter planes and some Luftwaffe pilots had 'Messerschmitt 109'fighter planes. There were many battles between fighter planes in the air above northern Europe. The worst was the Battle of Britain in 1940. It lasted from June to October. Many hundreds of people died. Fighter planes were quite small. But there were larger planes - bombers - which carried big bombs. These bombs were dropped on towns and cities. Some of the German bombers were called 'Dorniers'. Someof the British bombers were called 'Lancasters'. Pilots in the RAF worked together in groups -squadrons. The pilots flew their planes from small airfields. Each airfield had a few concrete runways and some large buildings for the planes. Many other people worked in buildings on or under the ground of airfields. People in a tall building called a control tower gave instructions to the pilots and...
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