American Spitfire Aces of World War 2

American Spitfire Aces of World War 2

Aircraft of the Aces 80
  • Author: Andrew Thomas
  • Illustrator: Chris Davey
  • Short code: ACE 80
  • Publication Date: 3 Oct 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846032028
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

The first few American volunteers in World War 2 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 its fighter sections were issued with Spitfires and eventually the Eagle Squadrons were transferred to the Eighth Air Force. 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 and Fortress Europe itself.

Biographical Note

Andrew Thomas is one of Britain's leading RAF researchers, having published numerous articles and books on the subject, as well as readily assisting other authors. Having joined the RAF to fly straight from school, he has maintained his enthusiastic interest in the history and development of his Service throughout his career. He has previously published six volumes on British and Commonwealth Aces in the renowned Osprey series.Chris Davey has illustrated more than 20 titles for Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces, Combat Aircraft and Elite Units series since 1994. Based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and one of the last traditional airbrush artists in the business, he has become the artist of choice for both USAAF fighters and RAF subject matter.

Contents

Introduction
The volunteer tradition: the Escadrille Lafayette, the Eagle Squadrons and the first victories of future USAAF Spitfire aces
Eagle Squadron Spitfire aces
North Africa
Malta
Sicily
Italy
Appendices

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