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Polish Spitfire Aces
Polish Spitfire Aces
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by: Joel Willstein [ JOEL_W ]

INTRODUCTION
Polish Spitfire Aces is the 127 volume of Osprey's Aces Series. The book was authored by Wojtek Matusiak and illustrated by Robert Grudzien.

CONTENT
This publication has 7 chapters plus an introduction & a index:
    Introduction
    Defending Britain
    Hot Summer of 1941
    Against the Fw190s
    Dieppe Landings
    Spitfire IXs
    Mediteranean Adventures
    Tactical Air Force
    Index

Plus 6 Appendices

    #1: Polish Aces who flew Spitfires
    #2: Known Non-Polish Aces who flew Spitfires in Polish Units
    #3: Polish Spitfire Air Force Units
    #4: Polish Air Force Spitfire Wings
    #5: Polish Aces with RAF Spitfire Squadrons During WW 2
    #6: Surviving Spitfires Kown to have been flown by Polish Aces

GRAPHICS
There are 36 full color Plates. Most are from the ETO, but a few are from the MTO, as well a a multitude of B&W photographs.

CONCLUSION
The book has been organized in a chronological timeline sequence of various aces, with a great deal of the information coming from their personal combat reports of the pilots.

For those looking for more of a reference work for modeling Polish Spitfires, this isn't the book for you. But for those who are interested in the history of the Polish Spitfire Pilots of WW2, this book is an easy and enjoyable read.

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SUMMARY
Highs: The book has been organized in a chronological timeline sequence of various aces, with a great deal of the information coming from their personal combat reports of the pilots.
Lows: For those looking for more of a reference work for modeling Polish Spitfires, this isn't the book for you.
Verdict: Those who are interested in the history of the Polish Spitfire Pilots of WW2, this book is an easy and enjoyable read.
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: 9781472808370
  Suggested Retail:  $22.95
  PUBLISHED: Feb 09, 2016
  NATIONALITY: Poland
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 93.29%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.22%

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About Joel Willstein (Joel_W)
FROM: NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

I've been a plastic scale modeler on and off for most of my life since I 1st found them on a shelf at a local toy store way back in the very early 1960s. Once in High School modeling stopped until the mid 1970s when I got married, and needed a hobby that would keep me at home. After 10 years I to...

Copyright 2019 text by Joel Willstein [ JOEL_W ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



Comments

The role of the Poles with the Allies in WW2 is remarkable. Poignant considering their abandonment to the Soviets after the war; yet Polish soldiers (and civilians) distinguished themselves throughout against the Axis. Polish pilots in Spits, bombers, recon, may not have won the war for the RAF, but they certainly helped to not loose it.
FEB 09, 2016 - 08:24 PM
   

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