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Royal Navy Aces of World War 2 (Aircraft of the Aces)by Andrew Thomas
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The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) served with distinction in every theater of war throughout World War II. From its poorly equipped beginnings - it started the war with few suitable, modern, carrier-born fighters - to the final campaigns over the Japanese home islands, the FAA proved an effective fighting force wherever it went.
Desperate action over Malta and the Mediterranean during 1940-42, in the Indian and Pacific Oceans over Sumatra, the Atlantic battles and Artic Convoys, and the invasion of Okinawa, were just some of the famous and terrible actions they took part in.
FAA Pilots, despite the initial poor equipment, had the distinction of being responsible for both the first, and last, enemy aircraft to be shot down during the war.
Featuring first-hand accounts, combat reports, photographs from private collections, and an array of color plates depicting the range of profiles and symbolic markings that were used, this book will detail the history and combat experiences of these forgotten pilots who served with such distinction for the Allied cause.
The first book to cover Royal Navy flight operations during World War II with details of the British and Commonwealth pilots who uniquely secured the first and last 'kills' of the war. Part of the "Aircraft Of The Aces 75" series.
About the Author
Andrew Thomas is one of Britain's most pre-eminent RAF researchers, having published numerous squadron histories and is presently a serving officer in the RAF. He is a respected author on British military aviation history having published numerous articles and books on the subject as well as readily assisting other authors. Since his schooldays he has maintained his enthusiastic interest in the history and development of British and Commonwealth aviation history. He has previously published volumes on the Gladiator, Tomahawk/Kittyhawk Hurricane, Beaufighter and Mosquito Aces in the renowned Osprey series. The author lives in Sleaford, UK.
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