From D-day to Victory! Fighters in Europe 1944-45 (Classic Warbirds 5)
By Malcolm Laird
Publisher: Ventura Hobby Products 2007 64 Pages
PDF 32 MB
This fifth hook in the Classic Warbirds Series covers some of the Allies day and night fighters over N.W. Europe, from mid 1944 until the immediate postwar Allied occupation of Germany. We have endeavoured to include as much new material as possible and avoid repeating 'potted histories' already well recorded.
For the fighter squadrons of the RAF's 2nd Tactical Air Force and the USAAF 8th and 9th Air Forces, this period was particularly intense. First, supporting the Normandy Invasion itself, then later encountering strong Luftwaffe opposition as the air war was fought increasingly over German soil. From this campaign comes the content of this book and a w?ealth of material for modellers and aviation enthusiasts alike.
Where possible each chapter is from the perspective of individuals who were there. Each story is illustrated with photographs, including coverage of other squadrons involved in the campaign. Most are published for the first time and are from private collections.