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Supermarine Spitfire IX 1944-1946: Polish Wings No 15

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Supermarine Spitfire IX 1944-1946: Polish Wings No 15

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Original name book: Supermarine Spitfire IX 1944-1946: Polish Wings No 15

Pages: 96

Language: English

Publisher: Casemate Publishers (February 19, 2012)

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Category - History

Bestsellers rank - 6 Rating Star

The book continues the story of Spitfire IXs used by Polish pilots in Britain, covering the years 1944-1946, both in Polish squadrons and in RAF and auxiliary units. It includes listings of losses and officially credited victories. There are over 200 photographs (about half of which have not been published before) and about 30 color profiles (plus top and bottom views for two representative aircraft).

Author Wojtek Matusiak lives in Warsaw, Poland. He is a well known Polish aviation history author. He is a specialist on the Spitfire and has published both in English and Polish.

“…certainly lives up to expectations with wealth of Spitfire material…A very visual presentation which relies on comprehensive captions rather than endless text which means plenty of big pictures…Another great addition to the series and a must have for the Spitfire fancier. (Air Modeler, April/ May 2012)“…the aircraft and equipment details contained within the pictures very useful and informative…an absolute wealth of details that will prove to be inspirational and valuable.” (IPMS) Wojtek Matusiak is a well known aviation history author who lives in Warsaw, Poland. He is a specialist on the Spitfire and has published both in English and Polish.

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Customer Reviews
  • By Hugh Mills on November 23, 2013

    Great book on a scare body of history. First rate! Great photos I have never seen before and great history for Spitfire fans.

  • By John Matlock on December 17, 2014

    In nearly any history of the Air War in England during World War II there is at least a mention of of the Polish Squadrons. Few though realize just how big the Polish contribution to the RAF was. Approximately 20,000 Poles, with almost 150 pilots. Further these people were very experience. They had fought Germans during the invasion of Poland and then in the battle of France. They then managed to escape to England where they again fought the Germans. Although reluctant to accept them, the RAF was seriously short of experienced pilots during the Battle of Britain and once allowed to fly the Poles seemed to be fearless and almost reckless. But all in all, they had a very good success rate against the Germans, and also it seemed with the British girls.First the Poles flew Hurricanes, then moved to Spitfires. This book is on the Spitfires that they flew in 1944/5/6. These were mostly Spitfire Mark IX aircraft. It is a history of the Polish fighter plane effort during WW II, that talks about the men, the equipment, the missions, and unfortunately the names of those who didn't return from those missions. After the war, with the Russians in Poland, most of the Poles did not return to Poland, a sad part of the history.A small book, but delightful and covering little known aspects of the war.

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