Item description for American Eagles, Volume 1: American Volunteer Fighter Pilots in the RAF, 1937-43 by Tony Holmes...
The first of two books in a new illustrated series examining the history of the pilots, units and aircraft that formed the US Eighth Air Force's VIII Operations. Written by recognized authorities, each book contains a detailed narrative accompanied by hundreds of rare photographs, beautiful color profiles, detailed nose art scrap views, and unit emblems.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.02" Width: 8.96" Height: 0.36" Weight: 1.41 lbs.
Release Date Dec 10, 2001
Publisher Classic Publications
ISBN 1903223164 ISBN13 9781903223161
Availability 0 units.
More About Tony Holmes
Barabara Ware Holmes is the author of several novels for young people, including Charlotte Shakespeare and Annie the Great, illustrated by John Himmelman. She lives in Collingswood, NJ, and Port Clyde, ME.
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Colorful Salute to American Volunteers in the RAF! Mar 17, 2006
Well known author and Osprey editor Tony Holmes kicks off a four-volume set on "USAAF Colours" with this impressive salute to American volunteers who flew with the RAF from 1937 to 1943.
The story of those intrepid Americans who joined up to fight Hitler prior to America's entry into the war has been told many times. None of those previous treatments, however, can compare to Holmes' book in terms of visual presentation.
Simply put, the book is a visual delight with dozens of black and white photos, many half-page, and 30 color profiles of Hurricanes and Spits flown by U.S. volunteers done in fine form by artist Mark Styling.
Likewise, the exploits of Andy Mamedoff, Billy Fiske, 'Red' Tobin, Bill Dunn, Gus Daymond, Don Blakeslee, Reade Tilley, Chesley Peterson and others who flew in the "Eagle" squadrons or other RAF units are nicely chronicled in the text.
All in all, a nicely done tribute to some brave Americans that is also a visual treat.