August 20, 2015
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The Polish Air Force at War: The Official History Vol.1 1939-1943 (Schiffer Military History)

After being overrun during the early Blitzkrieg in September 1939, and later in France in 1940, the Polish Air Force flying British and American made fighters and bombers out of England in their own units made a tremendous contribution to the Allied a

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August 3, 2015
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The Polish Air Force at War: The Official History Vol.2 1943-1945 (Schiffer Military History)

After being overrun during the early Blitzkrieg in September 1939, and later in France in 1940, the Polish Air Force flying British and American made fighters and bombers out of England in their own units made a tremendous contribution to the Allied a

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Osprey Aircraft books - Polish Spitfire Aces (Aircraft of the Aces)

November 18, 2014
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Polish Spitfire Aces (Aircraft of the Aces)

Of all Allied airmen, Polish pilots had had the most experience of fighting the Luftwaffe by the time the war came to Britain. As the Battle of Britain raged, they quickly proved themselves as highly aggressive and skilful interceptors, especially when flying the famous Spitfire. The Polish Air Force eventually became the largest non-Commonwealth Spitfire operator, using some 1,500 Mks I, II, V, IX and XVI to devastating effect. Top scoring USAAF ace of the ETO, Francis “Gabby” Gabreski and a whole host of other Allied and Commonwealth aces flew with Polish squadrons, adding even more to their fighting quality. Conversely, several Polish pilots were attached to other Allied squadrons throughout the war, demonstrating their prowess alongside airmen from a whole host of nations. From an expert on Polish fighter aviation, this is a peerless account of the fiery, talented Polish “Spit” pilots, whose country had been overrun and whose aggression and determination to shoot down Axis aircraft was unmatched.

June 16, 2014
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Polish Aces of World War 2 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 21)

Pilots of the Polish Air Force saw action from the first day of World War 2 until the final victory in Europe. Flying hopelessly outmoded P.11 fighters in defence of their country in September 1939, a handful of aviators inflicted serious losses on the Luftwaffe before being overwhelmed. The survivors escaped to then neutral Hungary and Romania, before being ordered to France by the new C-in-C of exiled Polish Armed Forces, General Sikorski. With the invasion of Western Europe in May 1940, the surviving pilots were once more thrust into desperate action in newly-formed Polish units