Voices in Flight
RAF Fighter Pilots in WW2
Using original combat reports and first-person accounts, this book tells the stories of the young pilots who flew Spitfires and Hurricanes against the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain, and against the Italian air force flying out of Malta. Illustrated with vintage photographs, it includes the exploits of Douglas Bader, Peter Townsend, ‘Johnnie’ Johnson and ‘Sandy’ Lane, alongside those of their adversaries such as Oberleutnant Ulrich Steinhilper.
Cold War Jet Combat
Air-to-Air Jet Fighter Operations 1950–1972
The primary role of American B-52 bombers in the earlier years covered by this study was to carry the US nuclear threat. Other jet operations of the 1950s and 1960s saw MiGs, Mirages and F-4 Phantoms in action in conflicts including the Six Day War and Vietnam.