Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn

Fighter Operations in Europe and North Africa 1939-1945 (Hardback)

Aviation North Africa in WWII Italian Front in WWII

By David Wragg
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781848844810
Published: 9th January 2012

in_stock

£19.99


You'll be £19.99 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Fighter Operations in Europe and North Africa 1939-1945. What's this?

+£4 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £30
(click here for international delivery rates)

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

Order within the next 3 hours, 53 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!

Other formats available - Buy the Hardback and get the eBook for free! Price
Fighter Operations in Europe and… Kindle (6.6 MB) Add to Basket £4.99
Fighter Operations in Europe and… ePub (4.9 MB) Add to Basket £4.99


Fighter Operations in Europe and North Africa 1939-1945 tells the inspiring story of Allied and German fighter pilots in Europe, over the Mediterranean and in North Africa during the Second World War. The book starts with the early skirmishes as each side tested the other's defences, moves through the Battle of Britain and onto the Blitz, when the emphasis switched from single-engined day fighters to twin-engined night fighters. At this time, fighters were increasingly used to conduct destructive sweeps over occupied France. This overlapped with the need to provide air cover for the strategically vital island fortress of Malta, as well as defensive operations against Axis forces in Crete and North Africa. The contribution of the too often neglected Desert Air Force, formed from elements of many Allied air forces, is well covered as is the shift to offensive operations as the balance of power changed. The invasions of Sicily, mainland Italy and the South of France also relied heavily on fighter cover, initially by carrier-based aircraft.

From June 1944 the lessons learnt in North Africa were put to good use by the 2nd Allied Tactical Air Force, working closely with the advancing Allied armies and achieving overwhelming air supremacy. The book also covers the actions of Luftwaffe fighter pilots as they took on the RAF by night and the USAAF by day.

For a well-informed description of the development of tactics and aircraft types as well as exploits of the combatants, Fighter Operations in Europe and North Africa 1939-1945, written by a much published authority, is unlikely to be bettered.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

About David Wragg

Born into a naval family in 1946 David Wragg was educated in England and Malta.He has worked in journalism and PR, writing for The Sunday Telegraph and Spectator and Scotsman. Has published with Harper Collins, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, Suttons, Hale, and others. Lives in Guildford.

More titles by David Wragg

Customers who bought this title also bought...

Other titles in Pen & Sword Aviation...