Spitfire Aces of Burma and the Pacific

Spitfire Aces of Burma and the Pacific

Aircraft of the Aces 87
  • Author: Andrew Thomas
  • Illustrator: Chris Davey
  • Short code: ACE 87
  • Publication Date: 10 Jun 2009
  • Number of Pages: 96
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The arrival of the Spitfire in Burma came at a crucial time as the RAF struggled against the Japanese to support the Chindit operation on the ground. Proving a huge boost to morale, the Spitfire played a large part in defeating the enemy, and covering the subsequent Allied advance through Burma, protecting the ground troops and providing vital supplies. Covering this little documented aerial war, this book tells the stories of the 54 aces who flew against the Japanese, and also those who fought in India and Australia. Full-colour artwork reveals the markings and paint schemes of this most-famous of British planes, whilst first-hand accounts and archive photographs bring the aerial battles of Burma, India and Australia to life.

Biographical Note

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.Based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Chris Davey has illustrated more than 20 titles for Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces, Combat Aircraft and Aviation Elite Units series since 1994. He is one of the last traditional airbrush artists in the business and has become Osprey's artist of choice for both USAAF fighters and RAF subject matter, proving his undoubted skill when dealing with large aircraft subjects such as the Halifax and Sunderland.

Contents

Chapter 1 Churchill Wing
Chapter 2 Darwin Operations
Chapter 3 Fighting Further North
Chapter 4 India and the Arakan
Chapter 5 Burma Finale
Chapter 6 Last Victory
Appendices


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