American Spitfire Aces of World War 2

American Spitfire Aces of World War 2


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American Spitfire Aces of World War 2 by Andrew Thomas, Chris Davey

The first few American volunteers flew Spitfires with the RAF during the Battle of Britain. Many more joined their ranks, often posing as "Canadians", eventually forming three Eagle squadrons who earned a fierce fighting reputation. When the United States entered the war the Eagle fighter sections were issued with Spitfires and eventually transferred to the Eighth Air Force. In just two years of service with the USAAF, 22 pilots claimed five or more victories flying the Spitfire, whilst a further two dozen aces claimed part of their total flying them, a testament to their skill and success at the controls of this legendary warbird.

Discover the experiences of a variety of American aces in their own words through first-hand accounts, interviews and combat reports, in a thrilling read that transports the reader from the Battle of Britain to the deserts of North Africa to Fortress Europe itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846032028
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/23/2007
Series: Aircraft of the Aces Series
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 336,565
Product dimensions: 7.24(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

Andrew Thomas is one of Britain's most pre-eminent RAF researchers, having published numerous squadron histories. He is presently a serving officer in the RAF. The author lives in Sleaford, UK.

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