Item description for VICTORY FIGHTERS: Winning the Battle for Supremacy in the Skies over Western Europe, 1941-1945 by Steve Darlow...
Victory Fighters is largely a collection of eyewitness accounts of the struggle that raged in the skies over occupied Europe after the Battle of Britain. Expertly selected and interwoven by Stephen Darlow, the book centers on the stories of six pilots and one navigator, the telling of which covers every aspect of this battle over land and sea.The author describes and analyses th relevant command decisions from the highest level down and against this background the men give their accounts from the start oftheir flying careers through to the preparations for operation Overlord, the invasion itself, the liberation of France, the crossing of the Rhine, to the end of the warin Europe on VE-Day.
Through their eyes, the reader is introduced to a series of different tasks and situations, a multitude of aircraft types Sunderlands, Mustangs, Tempests, Typhoons, Spitfires, Whirlwinds, Mosquitoes and a great many squadrons.
Having conducted numerous interviews and undertaken diligent research of documents, diaries and correspondence, that author has produced a fitting testament to these men and the countless others they represent.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.18" Weight: 1.28 lbs.
Publisher Grub Street
ISBN 190494311X ISBN13 9781904943112
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More About Steve Darlow
Steve Darlow is an established and well respected military aSteve Darlow is an established and well respected military aviation author and researcher. He has written six previous bviation author and researcher. He has written six previous books, including D-Day Bombers: The Veteransa Story and Five ooks, including D-Day Bombers: The Veteransa Story and Five of the Few, which recount the experiences of Allied aircrewsof the Few, which recount the experiences of Allied aircrews during WWII. during WWII.