Spitfire Mark V Aces 1941-45 (Aircraft of the Aces) Paperback – 15 Nov 1997
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About the Author
Ex-RAF aircrew, Dr. Alfred Price works as an aviation author and defence analyst. He has written several titles on the Spitfire for the Osprey Aircraft of the Aces series.
The late Keith Fretwell was a very skilled aviation artist. He illustrated numerous books in the Osprey Aircraft of the Aces series.
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As mentioned elsewhere, I come to the subject of aircraft from two separate perspectives; Like so many of my generation, I first learned about WW2 aeroplanes from the many `Airfix' kits I built as a child and, of these, the Spitfire (although not my outright favourite) was always a prominent gift. Of far more relevance as far as this work is concerned, however, I am currently studying the ship and aircraft wrecks of Malta for a project now nearing completion. Of the many aircraft known to have been lost in Maltese waters, there are several instances of downed Spitfires and this work adds much to my growing knowledge of the subject.
Divided into the following 6 chapters; Air Battle for Malta, Tactics of a Malta Ace, North Africa, Late Marque Spitfires in the Mediterranean, Skalski's Circus and Spitfire Aces in the Mediterranean, the work does much to explore the human side of this theatre of operations during WW2. I was particularly impressed by the personal biographies of those who took part - including the leading New Zealand Ace and an American who understood the problems of aerial combat more than most.
Pilot Officer Reade F. Tilley was an American who joined the RCAF prior to Pearl Harbour and, having completed his pilot training was assigned to a Spitfire Squadron later posted to Malta.Read more ›
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