The Fight for the Skies: Allied Fighter Aircraft in Europe and North Africa, 1939-1945

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The fighter pilot's glamorous image disguised the fact many WWII airmen never saw an enemy plane -- and those who did had a high casualty rate. Success often depended on position, surprise, and technical advantage. Using a large selection of rare photographs, the distinguished author of The Mighty Eighth dispels the inaccuracies fostered by wartime propaganda. Follow the air events of the blitzkrieg; cross-channel operations of the British; clashes in the Middle East; the English/American invasion of northwest Africa -- and ...

The Fight for the Skies: Allied Fighter Aircraft in Europe and North Africa, 1939-1945 1999, Arms & Armour Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781854094131

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