The author writes in the Prologue: '... this is the story of 549 Squadron RAF, which was formed on Queensland on 15 December 1943 and disbanded in September 1945. My cousin W/Off Ronald (Ron) Walter Posse, was a member of the Squadron from its formation until his untimely and tragic death in a flying accident in the far north of Western Australia on 16 November 1944.
However the story does no end there, thanks to one of Ron's fellow pilots in 549 Squadron (and survivor of the flying accident) W/Off Leslie (Les) Charles Bushell, he has provided the much finer detail that has gone into this book.
'Together Up There' represents the end result of information. Consisting of an anthology of photographs, memoirs, newspaper clippings, maps, documents and not least - eyewitness accounts, this really is the history for everyone with connections to the 549 Squadron RAF, or all military entusiasts.
List of Photographs, Documents and Maps
Dedication to W/O R.W. Posse
Index of major Events
Ron Posse: The Man
In the Beginning
549 (Fighter) Squadron RAF: The Story
1 Fighter Wing
Appendix 1: Group Captain B.R. 'Blackjack' Walker DSO
Appendix 2. Group Captain C.R. 'Killer" Caldwell DSO, DFR and Bar
Appendix 3. A1 Petrie, and A2 Strathpine Airstrips
Appendix 4. Airstrips Along 'The Track'
Appendix 5. Truscott Airstrip
Appendix 6. The Spitfire
Appendix 7. Australia's Spitfires
Appendix 8. Pilots' Notes for Spitfire Mk VIII
Nominal Roll: 549 Squadron
RAF Officers and RAAF Group Staff at Strathpine and Darwin
RAAF Ground Staff at Strauss and Darwin