Download American Spitfire Aces of World War 2 by Andrew Thomas PDF

By Andrew Thomas

ISBN-10: 1846032024

ISBN-13: 9781846032028

The 1st few American volunteers in global battle 2 flew Spitfires with the RAF in the course of the conflict of england. Many extra joined their ranks, usually posing as 'Canadians', finally forming 3 Eagle squadrons who earned a fierce scuffling with attractiveness. while the us entered the struggle its fighter sections have been issued with Spitfires and at last the Eagle Squadrons have been transferred to the 8th Air strength. observe the reports of quite a few American aces of their personal phrases via first-hand money owed, interviews and strive against experiences, in an exhilarating learn that transports the reader from the conflict of england to the deserts of North Africa and fort Europe itself.

Show description

Read or Download American Spitfire Aces of World War 2 PDF

Similar world war 2 books

The Last Escape: The Untold Story of Allied Prisoners of War in Germany 1944-5

As WW2 drew to a detailed, millions of British and American prisoners of warfare, held in camps in Nazi-occupied Europe, confronted the possibility that they'd by no means get domestic alive. within the depths of wintry weather, their guards harried them on marches out in their camps and clear of the armies advancing into the center of Hitler's defeated Germany.

Strong Men Armed: The United States Marines Against Japan

Written by means of Robert Leckie, whose wartime exploits should be featured this spring within the upcoming Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries The Pacific, robust males Armed has been a perennial bestselling vintage account of the Pacific theater in global warfare II. As scout and machine-gunner for the 1st Marine department, Leckie fought in all its engagements until eventually his wounding at Peleliu.

Valkyrie: An Insider's Account of the Plot to Kill Hitler

Whilst on July 20, 1944, a bomb—boldly put inside of Hitler’s headquarters via Colonel count number Claus von Stauffenberg— exploded with out killing the Führer, the following coup d’état opposed to the 3rd Reich collapsed. The conspirators have been summarily shot or condemned in express trials and sadistically hanged.

Codename Eagle: The Enemy Have landed

After his failed get away to England around the Pyrenees, Paul Hansen resides, once more, in France. whereas the Germans blitz London and different significant towns, Paul is getting progressively more stressed. notwithstanding he's a part of the resistance stream, the earlier six months were quiet. Then one evening, like phantoms, they come by means of parachute: six males from the German Brandenburg Regiment, a unique strength of elite infantrymen.

Extra resources for American Spitfire Aces of World War 2

Example text

However, 24 hours later a number of the 4th FS's future aces made claims in a fight with yet more Messerschmitt fighters over Mezzouna. 1Lt Robert E Armstong shot one down (the first of his four victories), while the man ultimately destined to be the leading USAAF Spitfire pilot made his first claim when another Bf 109G fell to the guns of 1Lt Sylvan Feld. Also successful was 1Lt Victor Cabas, who shot a German fighter down for his third successful combat, while 1Lt Moss Fletcher also claimed the third of his victories.

313 over Axis shipping near Cap Milazzo. Initially attacking head-on, and then from astern, his fire hit the bomber hard, causing pieces to fly off before a fire broke out and it dived into the sea. Then, just after 0530 hrs on 28 April, Lynch found more success on another sweep off the Sicilian coast in what was becoming a personal vendetta against the enemy's air transport fleet. Spotting a Ju 52/3m over the sea, Lynch fired a four-second burst, hitting it in the fuselage and causing the transport to trail a stream of vapour, before it dived into the water.

Back at base, Norman McDonald said, 'To those who flew with him as their leader, he was the best'. Vinson was replaced by Maj George Williams. /JG 77, and the American pilots emerged with three kills to their credit. In return, one of the Luftwaffe's great experte (with more than 150 kills to his credit), Maj Johannes 'Makki' Steinhoff, who was also the Geschwaderkommodore of JG 77, shot down the Spitfire of newly-arrived Lt Richard East. z o :x:J --l :r: » "'T1 :x:J n » z » o < m Z --l C :x:J m 35 UJ UJ 0:: :c I0:: UJ l- e..

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.30 of 5 – based on 40 votes