RAF Fighter Pilots in WWII

is individual impressions and Pilot Officer G. H. Bennions DFC no exception. 'We really began to earn our pay then,' he once remarked modestly - and posterity will not disagree with him.58 Hearing the call of the Royal Air Force as long ...

RAF Fighter Pilots in WWII

This is a pulsating account of the young RAF fighter boys who flew Spitfires, Hurricanes and Defiants in England against the Luftwaffe and from Malta 1940-45 against the Regia Aeronautica. Their story is told using combat reports and first person accounts from RAF, German and Commonwealth pilots who fought in the skies in France in 1940, in England during the Battle of Britain, and in the great air offensives over Occupied Europe from 1942 onwards. Chapters include the stories of Wing Commander D. R. S. Bader, Wing Commander Adolph Gysbert 'Sailor' Malan, Oberleutnant Ulrich Steinhilper, Flight Lieutenant H. M. Stephen, Squadron Leader Robert Stanford Tuck, 'Johnny' Johnson, Squadron Leader M. N. Crossley, Squadron Leader A. McKellar, 'Cowboy' Blatchford and Squadron Leader D. H. Smith, an Australian veteran of the Battle of Malta and many others whose names have now become legendary.

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RAF Fighter Pilots in WWII
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Martin W. Bowman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-31 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

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RAF Fighter Pilots Over Burma
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Norman Franks
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-22 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

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RAF Fighter Command Pilot
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Mark Barber
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The recent 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, combined with the threat of significant cuts to the current RAF, have highlighted the importance of Fighter Command in the early days of World War II once more. The role of the "few†?, as described by Churchill, during the Battle of
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Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Chaz Bowyer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-09-13 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

The author has selected some twenty RAF fighter pilots of the Second World War, not only to give overdue recognition to their prowess and courage, but also to exemplify the wide diversity of the individual characters of those men whose war was fought from the cockpit of an RAF fighter.
American Eagles: US Fighter Pilots in the RAF 1939–1945
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Tony Holmes
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-31 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

American Eagles provides a photographic snapshot of the lives of the American fighter pilots who volunteered their services during World War II, as well as the Spitfires and Hurricanes they flew. Keen to help Britain stem the spread of Fascism, or perhaps seeking adventure in a foreign land, a number