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Aircraft of the Aces #21: Polish Aces of World War 2

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Pilots of the Polish Air Force saw action from the first day of World War 2 until the final victory in Europe. Flying hopelessly outmoded P.11 fighters in defence of their country in September 1939, a handful of aviators inflicted serious losses on the Luftwaffe before being overwhelmed. The survivors escaped to then neutral Hungary and Romania, before being ordered to France by the new C-in-C of exiled Polish Armed Forces, General Sikorski. With the invasion of Western Europe in May 1940, the surviving pilots were once more thrust into desperate action in newly-formed Polish units

Synopsis:

While flying hopelessly outmoded fighters during the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939, a handful of Polish pilots managed to inflict serious damage before being overwhelmed. After escaping to exile, several of these pilots were ordered to Great Britain, where they formed Polish squadrons that played a significant role in the skies over Western Europe and North Africa. By 1945, 60 Polish pilots had achieved ace status with the RAF.

In this, the twenty-first installment of the Aircraft of the Aces series, 51 pieces of specially commissioned artwork detail all of the major fighters used by these Polish aces — the Hurricane, Spitfire, P-51, and P-47 among them. Also included are black-and-white photographs sourced from archives in Poland. An expertly written text includes interviews with several of the aces and explains the conflicts in which they were involved and the tactics they used.

About the Author

Although only in their early 30s, Robert Gretzyngier and Wojtek Matusiak are not only co-editors of Poland's most pre-eminent monthly aviation journal, Skrzydlata Polska, but they have also researched the subject of Polish aces more thoroughly than any other aviation historians in Europe. Indeed, their knowledge of non-Polish RAF aces in general rivals that of many British historians.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781855327269
Author:
Fretzyngier, Robert
Author:
Wojtek, Matusiak
Author:
Gretzyngier, Robert
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Aircraft of the Aces
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
19980724
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.78x7.39x.44 in. .71 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , While flying hopelessly outmoded fighters during the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939, a handful of Polish pilots managed to inflict serious damage before being overwhelmed. After escaping to exile, several of these pilots were ordered to Great Britain, where they formed Polish squadrons that played a significant role in the skies over Western Europe and North Africa. By 1945, 60 Polish pilots had achieved ace status with the RAF.

In this, the twenty-first installment of the Aircraft of the Aces series, 51 pieces of specially commissioned artwork detail all of the major fighters used by these Polish aces — the Hurricane, Spitfire, P-51, and P-47 among them. Also included are black-and-white photographs sourced from archives in Poland. An expertly written text includes interviews with several of the aces and explains the conflicts in which they were involved and the tactics they used.

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