Colours and Markings of Hellenic Spitfires 1943-1954 (Paperback)
The Hellenic Air Force performed valiantly, against the Axis forces during the Battle of Greece but overwhelming odds forced its remaining personnel to escape to Egypt. With the assistance of the RAF, the Hellenic Squadrons were formed empowering the Greek pilots to continue their fight. From Palestine, Egypt, Libya and Italy until the victorious return to their homeland, Greeks flew several aircraft but one remained a favorite – the graceful Spitfire!Colours and Markings of Hellenic Spitfires examines for the first time all the Spitfire types that served with the Hellenic Fighter Squadrons. From the Mk.V starting in 1943, to Mk.IX and XVI in service until 1954. Brief details of their service use is provided, as well as in depth examination of colors and markings used, based on many photographs, historical archive documents, illustrations and veteran testimonies. An invaluable source of information for aircraft enthusiasts, history researchers and modellers.