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Yanks In The Raf: The Story of Maverick Pilots and American Volunteers Who Joined Britain's Fight in WWII

David Alan Johnson.
Item #: D12960
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 281 / 2015
Publisher: Prometheus
ISBN: 9781633880221
$25.00 $6.98
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More than a year before Pearl Harbor, American volunteer pilots risked their lives in defense of Britain. Based on interviews, diaries, and archival research, David Alan Johnson has created a colorful portrait of this small group of idealists and adventurers who were our nation's first combatants in World War II. Conflicts between these raw recruits and their reserved British commanders had to be overcome, but eventually, the American pilots of the Eagle squadrons proved themselves, notably in the attack on Dieppe. By September 1942, after America had entered the war, these now experienced pilots were transferred to the U.S. air force, bringing their expertise and their British Spitfires with them.

 

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