Swift to Battle. Volume 2: 1942 - 1947, North Africa, Malta, Sicily, Southern France and Austria

No. 72 Fighter Squadron RAF in Action

Tom Docherty

 
Date Published :
November 2009
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
141 b/w illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848840874
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.99

Overview
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This second of three volumes traces the history of 72 Fighter Squadron, one of the premier squadrons in the Royal Air Force. The aircraft flown, operational personnel and missions flown are fully described with first-hand accounts from pilots and both air and ground crew.

Having been operational in the European theater during the early years of World War Two, the squadron moved to North Africa in support of the Tunisian campaign and were re-equipped with the updated Spitfire IX in 1942. They then assisted the Allied 8th Army as it advanced through Italy and France, being based in Malta and Sicily prior to the invasions. When the Germans surrendered they were sent to Austria. It was here that the Squadron disbanded in December 1946.

About The Author
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Tom Docherty is an author and historian.

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