Spitfire Ace of Aces

19Squadron at War, 1939–41 The Invisible Thread: A Spitfire's Tale Through
Peril to the Stars: RAF Fighter Pilots Who ... of the Veterans How theSpitfire
Wonthe Battleof Britain SPITFIRE ACE OF ACES The Wartime Story of Johnnie
Johnson.

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Author: Dilip Sarkar

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445609393

Category: History

Page: 320

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The biography of the RAF's top fighter pilot, Johnnie Johnson, who shot down more enemy aircraft than any other pilot during the Second World War.

Spitfire Ace of Aces The Album

Johnnie's remarkable career is revealed through this unparalleled collection of archive photographs, the majority of which are drawn from his own personal album or from other members of the Johnson family.

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Author: Dilip Sarkar MBE

Publisher: Air World

ISBN: 1526791668

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Air Vice-Marshal James Edgar 'Johnnie' Johnson CB, CBE, DSO & Two Bars, DFC & Bar, DL was a character literally from the pages of Boys' Own: an individual who became the RAF's top-scoring fighter pilot of the Second World War. A one-time household name synonymous with the superlative Spitfire, Johnnie's aerial combat successes inspired schoolboys for generations. As a 'lowly Pilot Officer', Johnnie Johnson learned his fighter pilot's craft as a protégé of the legless Tangmere Wing Leader, Douglas Bader. After Bader was brought down over France and captured on 9 August 1941, Johnnie remained a member of 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron, in which he became a flight commander and was awarded the DFC a month after Bader's devastating loss. In time, Johnnie came to command a Canadian wing in 1943, when the Spitfire Mk.IX at last outclassed the Fw 190, and participated in some of the most important battles of the defeat of Nazi Germany, including Operation Overlord and the D-Day landings in 1944, Operation Market Garden and the airborne assault at Arnhem, and the Rhine Crossings, throughout all of which Johnnie also commanded Canadian wings. Johnnie's remarkable career is revealed through this unparalleled collection of archive photographs, the majority of which are drawn from his own personal album or from other members of the Johnson family. Many have not been published before. Between them, they present a fascinating insight into the man himself, the machines he flew, and the men he served alongside.

Johnnie Johnson s 1942 Diary

Presented on a day-by-day basis, each of Johnnie's entries is supported by an informative narrative written by the renowned aviation historian Dilip Sarkar, drawing upon official documents and his interviews and correspondence with the ...

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Author: Dilip Sarkar MBE

Publisher: Air World

ISBN: 1526791706

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Page: 248

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Air Vice-Marshal 'Johnnie' Johnson was a character literally from the pages of Boys' Own: an individual who became the RAF's top-scoring fighter pilot and wing leader par excellence of the Second World War. A one-time household name synonymous with the superlative Spitfire, Johnnie's aerial combat successes inspired schoolboys for generations.As a 'lowly Pilot Officer', Johnnie Johnson learned his fighter pilot's craft as a protégé of the legless Tangmere Wing Leader, Douglas Bader. After Bader was brought down over France and captured on 9 August 1941, Johnnie remained a member of 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron.By the beginning of 1942, when Johnnie's diary begins, Fighter Command was pursuing an offensive policy during daylight hours, 'reaching out' and taking the war to the Germans in France. It was also a period in which the Focke-Wulf Fw outclassed the Spitfire Mk.V. In Johnnie's words, the Fw 190 'drove us back to the coast and, for the first time, pilots lost confidence in the Spitfire'. As well as his participation in Rhubarb and Circus sorties, Johnnie was also involved in Operation Jubilee on 19 August 1942.In this diary, published here for the first time, we get a glimpse of the real Johnnie, and what it was really like to live and breathe air-fighting during one of the European air war's most interesting years: 1942. Presented on a day-by-day basis, each of Johnnie's entries is supported by an informative narrative written by the renowned aviation historian Dilip Sarkar, drawing upon official documents and his interviews and correspondence with the great man.As would be expected, Johnnie's diary also includes numerous personal references. This diary, therefore, is a unique insight into how fighter pilots lived, loved - and died.

Ace of Aces M St J Pattle

Later Chris Shores , in his book Fighter Aces , revealed that Pat had destroyed
fifty - one enemy aircraft , at least ... say that if he had been fortunate enough to
have got his hands on the controls of a Spitfire he would probably have doubled
or ...

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Author: Eddie C. R. Baker

Publisher: Conran Octopus

ISBN: STANFORD:36105082510939

Category: Fighter pilots

Page: 228

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Spitfire the Story of a Famous Fighter

A full list of aces with their scores is given for each of the eight countries . VON
RICHTHOFEN AND THIS * FLYING CIRCUS PIOS IS A " RARBOROUGH
PUBLICATION This is a book about the German Ace of Aces and all the famous
units he ...

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Author: Bruce Robertson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000461742

Category: Spitfire (Fighter plane)

Page: 211

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Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1

... THE MEDITERRANEAN 1855324865 ACE 003 WILDCAT ACES OF WORLD
WAR 2 1855325012 ACE 004 KOREAN WAR ACES 1855325756 ACE 005
LATE MARK SPITFIRE ACES 1942-45 1855325187 ACE 006 FOCKE WULF FW
190 ...

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Author: Norman Franks

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 1841765333

Category: History

Page: 96

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Designed in a great rush at the end of 1917 just in time to take part in the German standard fighter competition held in January/February 1918, the D VII easily walked away with first prize. As Germanys premier fighter unit, von Richthofens JG I (led by Hermann Göring in the wake of the 'Red Baron's' recent death) received the first examples of the D VII to reach the frontline in late April. Built to oppose the new generation of French SPAD XIIIs and British SE 5as and Camel fighters, the D VII was arguably the best all-round fighting scout of the Great War.

Spitfire Leader

The brilliant career and moving personal story of Battle of Britain Spitfire ace and squadron leader Bob Bungey.

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Author: Dennis Newton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445684369

Category: History

Page: 336

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The brilliant career and moving personal story of Battle of Britain Spitfire ace and squadron leader Bob Bungey.

Griffon Spitfire Aces

No 132 Sqn's CO at Kai Tak was sixvictory Spitfire ace Sqn Ldr Keith Charney,
who had gained all his victories over Malta and France. He had been given
command of No 132 Sqn in July 1944 (ww2images) Among the Spitfire XIV units
 ...

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Author: Andrew Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472802415

Category: History

Page: 96

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Modified for low-level operations to counter Luftwaffe attacks on the south coast, the Griffon-powered Spitfire XIV became the best low-level fighter of World War II. Squadrons moved to south-eastern England to counter the V1 flying bomb offensive, where daring pilots pioneered the technique of tipping the V1 over with the aircraft's wingtip to disorientate the bomb. Andrew Thomas also investigates the role played by the modified Spitfire squadrons after the V1 offensive, both in the attack on Germany and after the war in Malaya and Palestine. First-hand stories, photographs and colour profiles complete this account of the aces who flew the most powerful Spitfire variant ever built.

Spitfire Aces of North Africa and Italy

Numerous pilots, both Royal Air Force and South African Spitfire squadrons, made ace during these engagements. This book tells their story.

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Author: Andrew Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472801913

Category: History

Page: 96

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Although most famous for their role in the Battle of Britain, many Spitfire squadrons also served in the Mediterranean theatre, aiding the Allied victories in North Africa and later in the invasion of Italy. Numerous pilots, both Royal Air Force and South African Spitfire squadrons, made ace during these engagements. This book tells their story.

Spitfire Aces of Burma and the Pacific

Spitfire VIII JG534/AF-Z of Flg Off JR Andrew, No 607 'County of Durham' Sqn,
Mingaladon, Burma, 10 June 1945 Twenty-three-year-old Yorkshireman James
Andrew had become an ace over Italy in 1944, and towards the end of the year
had ...

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Author: Andrew Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781846038969

Category: History

Page: 96

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The arrival of the Spitfire in Burma came at a crucial time as the RAF struggled against the Japanese to support the Chindit operation on the ground. Proving a huge boost to morale, the Spitfire played a large part in defeating the enemy, and covering the subsequent Allied advance through Burma, protecting the ground troops and providing vital supplies. Covering this little documented aerial war, this book tells the stories of the 54 aces who flew against the Japanese, and also those who fought in India and Australia. Full-colour artwork reveals the markings and paint schemes of this most-famous of British planes, whilst first-hand accounts and archive photographs bring the aerial battles of Burma, India and Australia to life.

Spitfire Aces of Northwest Europe 1944 45

This shared victory made the 26-year-old the first Spitfire pilot to achieve acedom
in 1944. On the debit side, however, during a sweep on 28 January the 20-
yearold American ace Claude Weaver was shot down by fellow ace Oberleutnant
 ...

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Author: Andrew Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782003397

Category: History

Page: 96

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This book traces the achievements of the pilots flying the iconic Spitfire in Northwest Europe, and examines how the steady technological improvements that were made throughout the Spitfire's service life improved its capabilities in the air. Based at airfields throughout southern England, Merlin engine Spitfires provided the bulk of the air cover for the D-Day landings and it was an RCAF Spitfire which claimed the first ever ME 262 jet kill. 36 colour profiles covering a broad spectrum of nationalities, units, pilots, theatres and markings complement thorough research throughout this comprehensive account of these crucial fighter aircraft.

Spitfire Aces of the Channel Front 1941 43

Then, during a 'Circus' on the morning of 14 July over Boulogne, South African
ace Flt Lt Peter Dexter of No 611 Sqn collided with another Spitfire from No 54
Sqn. Although both pilots bailed out, Dexter was killed, possibly by having struck
his ...

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Author: Andrew Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472812599

Category: History

Page: 96

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80 years after the Spitfire was first developed it remains an icon of military aviation. Though many associate its victory during the Battle of Britain as the high point in the history of the Spitfire, the years following were of equal importance. Having weathered the initial storm, at the start of 1941 Fighter Command took the fight to the Germans with offensive missions over the Channel. This book reveals how first using the Spitfire I and II, and then following the introduction of the Bf 109 the cannon-armed Spitfire V, RAF squadrons embarked on a range of missions which included one of the most important air battles of the war, over Dieppe on 19 August 1942. Alongside British pilots were squadrons manned by exiled Europeans and pilots from the RAAF, RCAF and RNZAF. In just three years over 100 of these pilots were to rack up ace status in the Spitfire.

Spitfire Ace

The amazing story of one of ‘the Few’, Spitfire fighter pilot Gordon Olive, who shot down ten enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain.

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Author: Gordon Olive

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445644370

Category: History

Page: 320

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The amazing story of one of ‘the Few’, Spitfire fighter pilot Gordon Olive, who shot down ten enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain.

American Modeler

Now the photo to mies . tonnes DE STAR OF Pilot Horsch mitts STANLEY M .
ULANOFF ACES HIGH The Fighter Aces of the British and Comunimwealth Air
Forces in ... Fantastic and previously suppressed account of Wilhelm Frankl , WW
Jewish Ace . ... Now available : BOOMERANG , BEAUFIGHTER , P - 40 , TIGER
MOTH , CATALINA , SPITFIRE , P - 38 , BEAUFORT , B - 29 SUPERFORT , SBD -
4 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105015308203

Category: Aeronautics

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Library Journal

Teen - age . $ 4.50 PRIVATE PILOTS VON RICHTHOFEN & THE FLYING
CIRCUS , by Nowarra , Brown & Robertson . World War I " Ace of Aces . ” $ 8.50
SPITFIRE - THE STORY OF A FAMOUS FIGHTER SPITFIRE , by Bruce
Robertson .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030452499

Category: Libraries

Page:

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Kiwi Spitfire Ace

174 Successes Following summary is a copy from Chris Shores ' book Aces High
, Grub Street 1994 . Spitfire IIa 1941 12 Aug 19 Aug 2 Oct 6 Nov Bf109F
Damaged Bf109E Damaged Bf109F Probable Bf109E Probable P7438 P7621
AD114 ...

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Author: Jack Rae

Publisher: Grub Street the Basement

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025339016

Category: History

Page: 183

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The author describes his experiences during World War II as a fighter pilot and prisoner of war.

Flight Simulator and Flight Simulator II

Miscellaneous Ace of Aces by Accolade Software . B - 1 Nuclear Bomber by ... 50
Mission Crush by Strategic Simulations , Inc . Hellcat Ace by Microprose Software
. Jet Combat Simulator ... Spitfire Ace by Microprose Software . Spitfire ' 40 by ...

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Author: Dave Prochnow

Publisher:

ISBN: 0830628622

Category: Computers

Page: 203

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Aces High

The Fighter Aces of the British and Commonwealth Air Forces in World War II
Christopher F. Shores, Clive Williams. CHAPTER THREE ... Ldr . Pattle , the RAF
' s top ace , gained a Spitfire . The exception to the rule , Pattle , large number of
his ...

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Author: Christopher F. Shores

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89017663972

Category: Air pilots

Page: 335

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Beretter om jagerpiloter, der under 2. verdenskrig i RAF opnåede nedskydninger af fjendtlige fly, herunder danskeren Kaj Birksted, som blev Wing Commander (Oberstløjtnant) i de norske flyvestyrker under RAF

All the U S Air Force s Airplanes 1907 1980

Had those victories been confirmed , Carey could have been the Ace of Aces
among American and British Fighter Pilots of ... SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE The
British Supermarine F . 37 / 34 prototype first flew on March 5 , 1936 , and the MK
- 1 ...

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Author: Andrew W. Waters

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 0870520318

Category:

Page: 413

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Gennemgang af alle fly der har tilhørt USAAF indtil 1948 og USAF fra 1948-1983. Flyene er indordnet efter type og tidsperiode. Endvidere oversigter med typebetegnelser, flyfabrikker, data fra USAF historie og USAF baser.

The Fighter Aces of the R A F 1939 1945

Ace Intruder Pilot - Wing Commander Braham . . . ' Screwball ' Beurling painting
Iron Crosses on his Spitfire . 33 By courtesy of the Department of National
Defence , Canada . ' Killer ' from Down - Under - Group Captain Caldwell . .
Fighting ...

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Author: Edgar Charles Richard Baker

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105080735462

Category: Air pilots

Page: 208

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