Air Battle for Burma

Allied Pilots' Fight for Supremacy

Bryn Evans

* A new angle on the increasingly popular Burma Theatre

* The air campaign in the this theatre has been neglected

* Will appeal to military and particularly air enthusiasts

* Extensive use of personal flying accounts

* Written by expert air historian
Date Published :
March 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 page of b&w images
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781473858923
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
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$44.95

Overview
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After a long series of crushing defeats by the apparently unstoppable Japanese air and ground forces, the eventual fight back and victory in Burma was achieved as a result of the exercise of unprecedented combined services cooperation and operations. Crucial to this was the Allies’ supremacy in the air coupled with their ground/air support strategy.

Using veterans’ firsthand accounts, Air Battle For Burma reveals the decisive nature of Allied air power in inflicting the first major defeat on the Japanese Army in the Second World War. Newly equipped Spitfire fighter squadrons made the crucial difference at the turning point battles of the Admin Box, Imphal and Kohima in 1944. Air superiority allowed Allied air forces to deploy and supply Allied ground troops on the front line and raids deep into enemy territory with relative impunity; revolutionary tactics never before attempted on such a scale.

By covering both the strategic and tactical angles, through these previously unpublished personal accounts, this fine book is a fitting and overdue tribute to Allied air forces’ contribution to victory in Burma.

About The Author
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Bryn Evans is a management consultant with many years’ experience of finance and IT at boardroom level. He writes extensively across a wide range of categories, be it business management, travel, military history or fiction and his work has been widely published. His fiction work has earned him Second Prize in the Catherine Cookson Short Story Competition and other awards. He is the author of With the East Surreys in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy 1942-45 and The Decisive Campaigns of the Desert Air Force, both in print with Pen and Sword. He lives with his wife, Jean, in Sydney, Australia.

REVIEWS
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"...a well-written and researched history of the air war over Burma. An engaging and informative read - it is also an unexpectedly exciting account of the air battle and of the men who fought it."

- Bob Treloar, Air Vice-Marshal RAAF Ret’d

"...this work is a revelation, even for those who are familiar with Military History. There are facts and insights that will surprise many readers"

- James Oglethorpe, of RAAF No 3 Squadron Association

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