Warriors of the Sky, Springbok Air Heroes in Combat

B2138

The author has covered the variety of South Africa flyers and experiences through WWII and on into the South African Air Force. What stands out is the courage, determination and esprit de corps of South African airmen. This is a great book and highly recommended.

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NAME: Warriors of the Sky, Springbok Air Heroes in Combat
DATE: 070215
FILE: R2138
AUTHOR: Peter Bahshawe
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
PAGES: 272
PRICE: £19.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: South African pilots, Springbok, Battle of Britain, North African Campaign, RAF, SAAF, WWII, European Theatre, Commonwealth air forces, border wars
ISBN: 1-84415-337-1
IMAGE: B2138.jpg
BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/ko8opb6
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DESCRIPTION: The author flew two tours with the RAF, flying MUSTANGS, Typhoons and Kittywakes. After WWII he was a delivery and personal pilot, becoming a South African citizen. In this new book, he tells the under-told story of South African pilots, flying for the RAF and the SAAF there are many photographs through the body of the book to support the text. Many of the photographs are rare or previously unpublished. This is an enjoyable and informatory study of South Africans in air combat that will be appreciated by a wide readership of aviation enthusiasts.

South African pilots were amongst the many Commonwealth citizens who flocked to Britain at the start of WWII and made a crucial contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany. South African aircrew flew with distinction in all of the RAF Commands. The stories of individuals have been told to some extent, but the valuable contribution of South Africans has been greatly under-told.

The author has covered the variety of South Africa flyers and experiences through WWII and on into the South African Air Force. What stands out is the courage, determination and esprit de corps of South African airmen. This is a great book and highly recommended.

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