Malta Spitfire Malta Spitfire

Malta Spitfire

The Diary of an Ace Fighter Pilot

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Publisher Description

An aviator’s true story of WWII air combat, including two dramatic weeks in the skies above the besieged island of Malta.
 
Twenty-five thousand feet above Malta—that is where the Spitfires intercepted the Messerschmitts, Macchis, and Reggianes as they swept eastward in their droves, screening the big Junkers with their bomb loads as they pummeled the island beneath: the most bombed patch of ground in the world.
 
One of those Spitfire pilots was George Beurling, nicknamed “Screwball,” who in fourteen flying days destroyed twenty-seven German and Italian aircraft and damaged many more. Hailing from Canada, Beurling finally made it to Malta in the summer of 1942 after hard training and combat across the Channel. Malta Spitfire tells his story and that of the gallant Spitfire squadron, 249, which day after day ascended to the “top of the hill” to meet the enemy against overwhelming odds.
 
With this memoir, readers experience the sensation of being in the cockpit with him, climbing to meet the planes driving in from Sicily, diving down through the fighter screen at the bombers, dodging the bullets coming out of the sun, or whipping up under the belly of an Me for a deflection shot at the engine. This is war without sentiment or romance, told in terms of human courage, skill, and heroism—a classic of WWII military aviation.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2011
July 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grub Street Publishing
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
9.4
MB

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