The Fallen Few of the Battle of Britain
Imprint: Pen and Sword Aviation
200 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2 in, 500 mono illustrations
- March 2023
- In Stock
This emotional yet factual book describes the three and a half months (10 July 31 October 1940) battle day-by-day and covers the essential details of every one of the 540 young pilots who died in this critical campaign that saved Britain from invasion by the Nazis.
Thanks to the authors' painstaking research we are given a short biography of each pilots and learn of their actions and the manner of their deaths, their squadrons and planes.
The result is a unique record and fitting memorial of the courage and sacrifice of this select band of heroes. The text is enhanced by photographs of the individuals themselves.
"This reference identifies the 544 Royal Air Force fighter pilots who died during the Battle of Britain over southern Britain in 1940, providing a small black and white photograph of each airman. The entries are arranged chronically according to date of death, and list who brought down the plane, burial place, birthplace, parents, education, squadron, plane identifier, and victories. Most days summarizes enemy action on that date before listing pilots lost" ~ProtoView