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Duxford and the big wings, 1940-45 : RAF and USAAF fighter pilots at war

Author: Martin W Bowman
Publisher: Barnsley, England : Pen & Sword Aviation, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A pulsating account of the young RAF and American fighter boys who flew Spitfires, Hurricanes, Thunderbolts and Mustangs during 1940-45. It is unique in that the story is told using first person accounts from RAF, German and American 'Eagles' who fought in the skies over England in the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940 and the great air offensives over occupied-Europe from 1942 onwards. The first five and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bowman, Martin W.
Duxford and the big wings, 1940-45
(DLC) 2009504038
(OCoLC)373483815
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin W Bowman
ISBN: 9781783469505 1783469501
OCLC Number: 867050594
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 282 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: 'We shall defend our island' --
Dowding's chicks and Bader's boys --
Big wing --
In the teeth of odds --
Eagles with gloves on --
Wings of eagles --
Rite of passage --
The burning blue --
Aces and strafers --
Battle for the sky --
A change of horse power --
The sky is swept.
Responsibility: by Martin W. Bowman.

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A pulsating account of the young RAF and American fighter boys who flew Spitfires, Hurricanes, Thunderbolts and Mustangs during 1940-45. It is unique in that the story is told using first person accounts from RAF, German and American 'Eagles' who fought in the skies over England in the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940 and the great air offensives over occupied-Europe from 1942 onwards. The first five and a half chapters cover the Battle of Britain period when the RAF squadrons fought dog fights with the Luftwaffe and then fought them in gathering strength using the 'Big Wings to meet th.

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