Aces High, Volume 1. A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter by Christopher Shores, Clive Williams

By Christopher Shores, Clive Williams

A revised selection of the biographies of the top scoring Allied fighter pilots of worldwide conflict II. All information in their wrestle are prepared in tabular shape. incorporated are a variety of images from hitherto deepest collections.

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There are three distinct kinds of ace, though many aces in fact combine something of each. These are: (i) The defensive ace: that is, the pilot flying over his own country or lines, in an effort to prevent the enemy attaining air superiority. (ii) The offensive ace: the pilot flying into the enemy’s territory to seek out and destroy him, in an effort to attain air superiority. (iii) The night fighter: unlike the other two categories, he must fly alone, rather than in a pack, accompanied only by his ‘alter ego’, the radar operator; they must proceed with infinite patience and caution in order to stalk and catch their prey.

As losses mounted, flights from other units were sent over, often on a daily basis, returning at dusk, and a number of composite squadrons were formed, usually only briefly. Within ten days withdrawl of Air Component units became necessary due to the pace of the German advance, although those with the AASF, accompanying the French forces retreating southwards towards Brittany, were to remain for much longer. At the start of the invasion of Holland, Spitfires from 19 and 66 Squadrons, Hurricanes of 17, 32 and 56 Squadrons, the new two-seat Defiant turret fighters of 264 Squadron, and Blenheim Ifs of 600 and 604 Squadrons operated for a few days in the Dutch coastal area until that nation’s surrender.

In the Middle East it was the same story. Here the first German fighters to arrive, already veterans of the campaigns of 1940, met British pilots who had previously flown only against the Italians, and who generally were flying aircraft of somewhat lesser performance than the Messerschmitt. It was to be in Russia however, that the German pilots really began to build up their scores. Experienced, confident, and flying excellent aircraft, they now met large numbers of inexperienced pilots in old and outclassed aircraft which they shot down by the hundred.

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