With all the books written about fighter pilots in WWII, here is a book that shows there is always room for a new approach that produces an entertaining and informative perspective on part of the air war over Europe. Strongly Recommended.
NAME: Ace's, Airmen and the Biggin Hill Wing, a Collective Memoir 1941-1942 FILE: R2411 AUTHOR: Jon E C Tan PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: hard back PAGES: 250 PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War 1I, World War Two, Second World War, RAF, Spitfire, Rhubarbs, air stations, pilots, aces, tactics, organization, personal recollections ISBN: 1-47388-169-2 IMAGE: B2411.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/jzdtwbd LINKS: Current Discount Offers http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/sale DESCRIPTION: With all the books written about fighter pilots in WWII, here is a book that shows there is always room for a new approach that produces an entertaining and informative perspective on part of the air war over Europe. Strongly Recommended. Biggin Hill is one of the most famous RAF Battle of Britain airfields defending Southern England. It has featured in countless books about that period when Spitfires and Hurricanes were all that stood between home and invader. What has been far less well covered is what happened to Biggin Hill and its neighbours after the Battle of Britain. This book very successfully fills the gap. It is essentially a collection of memoirs of those who were there in the period 1941-1942, when the RAF Fighter Command went over to the offensive and also continued to counter the smaller scale attacks by German aircraft. This is a rich account of a very varied but important period for Biggin Hill and its pilots. The author provides a broader background that provides the mountings for the individual stories. It is a lively story with a good pace and valuable support by an interesting selection of images in the photo plate section.