Allied Fighter Aces: The Air Combat Tactics and Techniques of WWII
by Mike Spick
Gaining air superiority was the task of the fighter and it was the fighters who determined the eventual outcome of the war. Many thousands of fighter pilots of many nations, British, American, Australian, Canadian, Polish and many more, flew, fought and died in Allied aircraft. A few became famous. About five percent of fighter pilots accounted for some forty percent of all air victories and these were the aces. Book examines in detail every major theatre of the air war, compares the aircraft and operational conditions, and highlights individual tactics and methods of the best of the aces. Twenty-five diagrams graphically illustrate some of the most successful combat tactics.
248 pgs, SB, 6x9, photos.