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A History of the Mediterranean Air War 1940-1945 Vol III (HB) - Grub Street Publishing - CB9000CSN
A History of the Mediterranean Air War 1940-1945 Vol III (HB) - Grub Street Publishing - CB9000CSN


 
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Christopher Shores, Giovanni Massimello. Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942-1943. The third volume in this series returns to November 1942 to explain the background to the first major Anglo-American venture - Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa. It deals with the fratricidal combats which followed the initial landings in Morocco and Algeria for several days. The six months of hard fighting which followed as the Allies built up the strength of their joint air forces and gradually wrested control of the skies from the Axis, are covered in detail. Also described are the arrivals over the front of American pilots and crew, the P-38 Lightning, the Spitfire IX and the B-17 Flying Fortress - and of the much-feared Focke-Wulf FW 190. The air-sea activities, the reconnaissance flights and the growing day and night bomber offensives, mastery of the whole African coastline of the southern Mediterranean by the Allies prepared the way for the invasions of the European territories on the other side of this critical sea during 1943. Illustrations through out this book with black and white photos; 679 pages.