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Aircraft of the Aces #087: Spitfire Aces of Burma and the Pacific

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The Japanese Army Air Force's invasion of Burma during 1941-42 was at first a huge success against the RAF who struggled to support the Chindit expedition on the ground. Yet the arrival of the Spitfire was to change the fortunes of the RAF and the outcome of the battle. Proving a huge boost to morale, the Spitfire played a large part in defeating the enemy and covering the subsequent Allied advance through Burma, protecting the ground troops and providing vital supplies. The arrival of Spitfire units at this crucial time also had an immediate effect in blunting enemy air raids on Calcutta and along the coast of East Bengal, whilst in Northern Australia, the Spitfire was called upon to defend against surprise raids by the Japanese. Covering the little documented aerial war over Burma, this book tells the stories of the 54 aces who flew against the Japanese, and also those who fought in India and Australia. Full-color artwork reveals the markings and paint schemes of this most-famous of British planes, whilst first-hand accounts and archive photographs bring the aerial battles of Burma, India and Australia to life.

About the Author

Andrew Thomas is one of Britain's most pre-eminent RAF researchers, having published numerous squadron histories. He is presently a serving officer in the RAF.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781846034220
Author:
Thomas, Andrew
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Davey, Chris
Author:
Thomas
Author:
Davey, Chris
Author:
Andrew
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Burma.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Aircraft of the Aces
Series Volume:
87
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 B/W; 40 COL
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.74x7.26x.29 in. .67 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Aviation
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » World History » England » General

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