Air Battle For Burma: Allied Pilots' Fight For Supremacy
After a long series of crushing defeats by the apparently unstoppable Japanese air and ground forces, the eventual fight back 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’ firsthand accounts, Air Battle Fo...
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword (March 3, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2228118
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“Bryn Evans' Air Battle for Burma is first and foremost a work of oral history. From that standpoint, it's actually quite worthwhile, with long passages of interviews with participants describing their role in the war. It is much more limited in scope...”
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never before attempted on such a scale.By covering both the strategic and tactical angles, through these previously unpublished personal accounts, this fine book is a fitting and overdue tribute to Allied air forces’ contribution to victory in Burma.