Arthur Robert Hoyle was an Australian historian and biographer. Born in Sydney, Australia he served in the Royal Air Force as a navigator during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He served in the Australian Public Service and later taught Administration at the University of Canberra. He holds the degrees of BA (Hons) and Dip Ed (University of Sydney) and M.SocSci (University of Birmingham).
He is best known for his biographies:
King O'Malley: The American Bounder, Macmillan, Melbourne, 1981
Roderick Flanagan: A bright flame too soon extinguished, Canberra, 1988
Eddie Ward: The Truest Labor Man, Canberra, 1994
The Life of John Hunter: Navigator, Governor, Admiral, Mulini Press, Canberra, 2001
Hughie Edwards VC: The Fortunate Airman, A.R Hoyle, Mulini Press, Canberra, 2001
He died in May 2012.
Where to buy in print
Into the Darkness
"Into the Darkness" is the true story of a young Australian thown into the crucible of the air war over Europe. Navigator, Arthur Hoyle, discovers the excitement, the comraderie and the fear of being part of Bomber Command. This book dramatically recreates the the trials of air crews over the dark skies of Europe — where the chance of surviving the full ‘tour’ was very low.
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