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AIR BATTLE FOR BURMA - Special Signed Edition


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A fitting tribute to the "Forgotten Air Force" of World War Two.


After a long series of crushing defeats by the apparently unstoppable Japanese air and ground forces, the eventual fightback and victory in Burma was achieved as a result of the exercise of unprecedented combined services cooperation and operations.

Crucial to this was the Allies' supremacy in the air coupled with their ground/air support strategy. Using veterans' first-hand accounts, Air Battle For Burma reveals the decisive nature of Allied air power in inflicting the first major defeat on the Japanese Army in the Second World War. Newly equipped Spitfire fighter squadrons made the crucial difference at the turning point battles of the Admin Box, Imphal and Kohima in 1944. Air superiority allowed Allied air forces to deploy and supply Allied ground troops on the front line and raids deep into enemy territory with relative impunity; revolutionary tactics never before attempted on such a scale.

By covering both the strategic and tactical angles, through these previously unpublished personal accounts, this fine book is a fitting and overdue tribute to Allied air forces' contribution to victory in Burma.


Special Edition hardback edition


Each edition has mounted inside, a special "Forgotten Air Force South East Asian Command 1942-1945" edition bookplate personally signed by RAF veterans who served in the Far East Campaign.


Squadron Leader Owen Parry DFC, AE (flew Hurricanes with 11 Squadron)

Flight Lieutenant Fred Davis (flew Spitfires with 136 "The Woodpeckers" Squadron)

Flight Lieutenant Les Dennahy (flew Hurricanes with 134 Squadron)

Flight Lieutenant Tom Adams (flew Hurricanes with 28 Squadron)

Wing Commander Jack Rose DFC (CO of 113 Squadron (Battle of Britain veteran)

Flight Lieutenant Graham Skellam (flew Hurricanes and Thunderbolts with 113 Squadron)

Flight Lieutenant Ken Gilbert (flew Hurricanes & Thunderbolts with 113 & 631 Squadrons)

Squadron Leader Vivian Jacobs (flew Spitfires with 136 "The Woodpeckers" Squadron)

Flight Lieutenant Ray Vernon (flew in DC3 Dakotas with 31 Squadron)


Each book comes with a certificate of authenticity.



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