Spitfires Over Berlin

Desperation and devastation during WW2's final months

Dan Sharp

Date Published :
January 2020
Publisher :
Mortons Books
Illustration :
320 photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781911658047
Pages : 210
Dimensions : 7.7 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : In stock


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.

About The Author

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.


"Overall, enjoyed it."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"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."


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