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Title:
Polish aces of World War 2
Author:
Gretzyngier, Robert.
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Publication Information:
London : Osprey Aerospace, 1998.
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781855327269
Format :
Book

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Central Library D792.P6 G86 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

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


Author Notes

Although only in their early 30s, Robert Gretzyngier and Wojtek Matusiak are not only co-editors of Poland's most pre-eminent monthly aviation journal, Skrzydlata Polska, but they have also researched the subject of Polish aces more thoroughly than any other aviation historians in Europe. Indeed, their knowledge of non-Polish RAF aces in general rivals that of many British historians.


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