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Spitfires Over Berlin

Desperation and Devastation During WW2's Final Months

Dan Sharp



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Mortons Media Group
04 November 2019
History; Military aircraft; Aircraft: general interest
As British and American forces closed in from the west, the Russians pushed in hard from the east, and the RAF and USAAF bombed Germany every night and day, the beleaguered Luftwaffe went all-out in a last effort to defend the Fatherland during the last months of the Second World War. Spitfires Over Berlin tells the story of the desperate battles that took place over the Western Front from January 1 to May 8, 1945. True stories of aerial combat, courage and daring from all sides of the conflict illustrate the dramatic tale of the war's closing chapter - from the battle between the Spitfire XIV pilots of 350 Squadron and Fw 190s over the western fringes of Berlin to the murder of a downed P-51 Mustang pilot by civilians and carefully planned ramming attacks on American bombers. Also featured are the 'dogfight' between a Piper L-4H Grasshopper and a Fieseler Storch, what led a disgraced Luftwaffe pilot to fly the lethal BP 20 Natter rocket-powered interceptor, the French aces who flew for the Soviets, the fate of the US pilots who shot down a flight of Mistel combinations and much more.
By:   Dan Sharp
Imprint:   Mortons Media Group
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 288mm,  Width: 222mm, 
ISBN:   9781911658047
ISBN 10:   1911658042
Publication Date:   04 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Dan Sharp studied history at the University of Liverpool before beginning a career in journalism. Having spent several years as the news editor of a regional daily newspaper, he switched to motorcycle magazines. His previously published works on aviation have covered subjects ranging from German Second World War projects to Concorde. He lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children.

Reviews for Spitfires Over Berlin: Desperation and Devastation During WW2's Final Months

This book is a very readable and thought provoking discussion of some of the specific events in the air war that marked the beginning of the end... it was very difficult to put down. Even though it told a story I have heard many times before, it told it very persuasively, and you'll want to keep it around for future reference. Don't pass this one up. This one's a keeper. Highly recommended. --IPMS/USA Overall, enjoyed it. --Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

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